November 30, 2015

People react to being called beautiful

"I conducted an independent project, which turned into a social experiment halfway through, regarding beauty in my performing arts high school in Chicago. Here it is. Filmed and edited by Me. Music; photograph by Arcade Fire. camera; rebel t5i"

Posted by the Flea at 05:39 PM

M. Pokora - Le monde

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November 29, 2015

Rachida Dati - On n'est pas couché - 15 novembre 2014

Rachida Dati, maire du 7ème arrondissement de Paris et députée européenne est l'invitée de "On n'est pas couché"

Posted by the Flea at 08:54 AM

Inside CHANEL - Paris by Chanel

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Indila - Love Story

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November 28, 2015

The Nerdrum School. Interview w/ Luke Hillestad (2013)

"The former American student, Luke Hillestad, gives an interview about painting technique and the school while working on his grand composition 'Imigration.'"

Posted by the Flea at 02:25 PM

Laurie Anderson - Tightrope

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November 27, 2015

Bernard Herrmann - Symphony No. 1 (1941)

Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, James Sedares conducting.

I. Maestoso - Allegro (0:00)
II. Scherzo (13:50)
III. Andante sostenuto (19:49)
IV. Rondo: Finale (28:31)

"Herrmann’s only symphony was written in a common style used in American and British music during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Nevertheless, its beautiful and dramatic language was obscured due to the rise of musical nationalism (or Americana) in his home country."

Posted by the Flea at 05:35 PM

Flint House

"After weeks of anticipation, build-up and weekly announcements that kept us at the edge of our seats, the 2015 RIBA House of the Year – formerly known as the Manser Medal – has been finally unveiled. The Flint House by London firm Skeen Catling de la Pena has been crowned this year's winner, receiving one of the UK's highest honours in residential design."

Posted by the Flea at 05:34 PM

Madonna - Another Suitcase In Another Hall

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November 26, 2015

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

Scots left reeling as Canadian whisky named world's best.

Posted by the Flea at 12:18 PM

CHVRCHES - Empty Threat

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November 20, 2015

CBG19 - Epic History X-Men Volume 2, The Phoenix Saga

Posted by the Flea at 08:14 AM

Kenton Slash Demon - Sun

Posted by the Flea at 08:11 AM

November 19, 2015

What other people call "God"

What made you become a perfumer? Was there one particular event that prompted you to make that decision?

Serge Lutens: I didn’t actually make a decision. Let’s just call it force of circumstance (What other people call “God”). I don’t think of myself as a perfumer: I’m just someone who sets a fragrance within the context of a suitable story, which is just as likely to be drawn from a fairy tale, fable or novel as it is from any of the encounters I’ve had with flowers and woods during my lifetime.

Posted by the Flea at 06:05 AM

Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston - We're all we need

Posted by the Flea at 06:04 AM

November 18, 2015

"La Marseillaise" entonnée par l'ensemble du stade de Wembley avant France-Angleterre

Seventy thousand sing the Marseillaise at Wembley.

Posted by the Flea at 08:45 PM

Stephen Fry - Eat Like A King (2003)

"The meals of King Henry VIII of England were among the most fantastic ever created. Henry consumed meals of dolphin, songbird and enjoyed intricate puddings molded from sugar. Based on astrology as much as taste Tudor food included elaborate jellies made from deer antler even alcoholic spirits flavored with pure gold. From their great palaces the Tudor monarchs were served extravagant meals that combined the outrageous with the every day, helping to shape the way we eat and taste to the present day. As we journey back in time to the 16th century we will discover the secrets of royal cuisine and reveal a meal fit for a king."

Posted by the Flea at 07:54 AM

The Dø - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Posted by the Flea at 07:49 AM

November 17, 2015

I Want My Hat Back

I Want My Hat Back from The Vanderbilt Republic on Vimeo.

Posted by the Flea at 07:24 AM

Justin Bieber - I'll Show You

Posted by the Flea at 07:21 AM

November 16, 2015

BBC Radio 4 - The Lord of the Rings (1981)

Posted by the Flea at 01:47 PM

Mike Oldfield - Broad Sunlit Uplands

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November 15, 2015

Hollie Cook - Milk & Honey

And: Full performance live on KEXP. Recorded October 21, 2014.

Posted by the Flea at 08:30 AM

November 12, 2015

Kurt Vonnegut shows and discusses his artwork

"I was lucky enough to get this interview with literary icon Kurt Vonnegut while researching writer-artists for my book, The Writer's Brush: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture by Writers. Shot the morning of October 6, 2000, at Vonnegut's exhibition at the Michelson Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts. Vonnegut talks about his paintings, about his process, about the difference between writing and making visual art, and about whatever he feels like. The late great documentarian, Roberto Guerra was behind the camera."

Posted by the Flea at 09:04 AM

Naughty Boy feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin - Runnin' (Lose It All)

Posted by the Flea at 09:02 AM

November 11, 2015

Reinhold Glière - Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in E-flat major, Op. 74

Conductor : Isin Metin - Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Beste Toparlak, Harp

Posted by the Flea at 07:53 AM

November 10, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation - Conversations with Sir Ian McKellen

And: Conversations with Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart. Moderated by Richard Ridge, Broadway World.

Posted by the Flea at 08:47 AM

Coil - The Dreamer Is Still Asleep

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

November 09, 2015

Model Behavior - French vs American

"French-American model Camille Rowe walks us through the oh-so-subtle nuances between French and American women, from selfie-taking to romance. Go ahead and study up for the next time you want to blend in."

Posted by the Flea at 01:24 PM

MØ - Pilgrim

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November 08, 2015

Historial arsonists

"From Caesar to Napoleon, history of full of what Hardcore History host and not-historian Dan Carlin calls historical arsonists. These men and women challenged the status quo, tore down old structures and paved the way for progress. But often these people did so unintentionally and without regard for the millions they killed."

Audio at the link.

Posted by the Flea at 04:37 PM

Grimes - California

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November 07, 2015

CHANEL - Collection Rouge Noir Absolument

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Tove Lo - Moments

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November 06, 2015

The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding the Legend (2005)

Posted by the Flea at 04:10 AM

Shield Maidens

"According to research in the University of western Australia, many skeletons that had previously been identified as male just because they had been buried with weapons, were in fact women! After examining the bones in detail the researchers found that approximately half the warriors were female and given a full Viking burial as warriors along with their weapons."

Posted by the Flea at 04:09 AM

MØ - Kamikaze

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November 05, 2015

Grimes feat. Majical Cloudz - Nightmusic

And, yesterday, Grimes performing "Genesis" at The Guggenheim, November 4, 2015.

Posted by the Flea at 04:55 PM

Inventing the future with Syd Mead

"Syd Mead has been inventing our future for over sixty years. Originator of the title Visual Futurist, he has designed everything from yachts to watches to film sets. He is well known for his work on Star Trek, Bladerunner, Aliens and Tron as well as his famous US Steel catalogs from the early 1960s. Since he’s been interviewed several times about his work (links in the footer), we focused this interview on his design process and his work beyond film."

Posted by the Flea at 04:53 PM

November 04, 2015

Game of Thrones at the Oxford Union - Full Address

"The Game of Thrones actors and producers at the Oxford Union. Featuring the creators David Benioff and Daniel Brett Weiss along with actors Kit Harington and John Bradley."

Posted by the Flea at 09:24 AM

Renaissance revival

Fendi restores Rome's Trevi Fountain.

During the restoration, which was carried out by a team of 26 craftsmen, Rome's Sovrintendenza Capitolina installed a transparent, elevated boardwalk that allowed some three million visitors to get a closer look at the fountain than ever before and watch the craftsmen at work.
Posted by the Flea at 09:23 AM

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Canyon Moon

Posted by the Flea at 09:22 AM

November 03, 2015

Emilia Clarke's First Kiss (10 Things You Didn't Know...)

Posted by the Flea at 07:33 AM

Hozier - Take Me to Church

Sergei Polunin, dancing, directed by David LaChapelle.

Posted by the Flea at 07:30 AM

November 01, 2015

The crisis of disconnection

Everything we think we know about addction* is wrong: "It's not your chemicals, it's your cage."

* The spelling is intentional. My server blocks the term, presumably as a measure against spam rather than out of a censorious impulse.

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Kylie Minogue - Into The Blue

Posted by the Flea at 08:22 AM