January 31, 2018

The Wizards of Aus - Ep. 1: Honk

Fed up with the Magical Realm’s obsession with large-scale fantasy warfare, Jack the Wizard decides to migrate to the sanest place he can think of: Melbourne’s Western suburbs.

Starring Michael Shanks, Menik Gooneratne and Mark Bonanno || Guest starring Guy Pearce

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Imagine Dragons - Believer

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January 30, 2018

Bill Binney - How the NSA Tracks You (August 2017)

"William "Bill" Binney, former NSA technical director on how NSA track you. From the SHA2017 conference in Netherlands."

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Rye Pines - Icebox

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January 29, 2018

NYC Apartment Tour!! 300 sq. foot Minimalist Studio

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EDEN | float

EDEN | float from Zhang + Knight on Vimeo.

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January 28, 2018

We tended to avoid the trope of being in a dungeon filled with monsters

"It may sound like a strange juxtaposition: hardened, tattooed offenders donning the cloaks of fantasy characters. Yet both former inmates and correctional officers agree: D&D is more common in prison than you might imagine. Most facilities have at least one game going. Some have a player in every cell block. According to Micah Davis, a former inmate and Dungeon Master imprisoned in Texas, 'We had our own table in the dayroom. That's saying something. Aryan brotherhood table, Mexican mafia table, black guy table, and D&D table.'"

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Angel City Chorale - Africa

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January 27, 2018

Time Trap (2014)

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The Preatures - Rock and Roll Rave

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January 26, 2018

Adwoa Aboah Meets… Dr Lauren | British Vogue

"Contributing editor Adwoa Aboah meets psychologist Dr Lauren in her first assignment for British Vogue, to discuss, Gurls Talk and breaking down the stigmas attached to therapy. 'I was a girl, I’m now a woman, and I’m also a psychologist… and I’ve been there,' says Doctor Lauren."

Posted by the Flea at 08:14 AM

Marianne Faithfull & David Bowie - I Got You Babe

"The duet was recorded for American television on October 19, 1973 at the Marquee Club in London."

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January 25, 2018

The Lathe of Heaven (1980)

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January 24, 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Art of Fiction No. 221 (Fall 2013)

Interviewed by John Wray.

How do you feel about the term science fiction, as connected to your work?

Well, that’s very complicated, Wray.

I’m sorry. Are you at peace with it? Do you find it reductive?

I don’t think science fiction is a very good name for it, but it’s the name that we’ve got. It is different from other kinds of writing, I suppose, so it deserves a name of its own. But where I can get prickly and combative is if I’m just called a sci-fi writer. I’m not. I’m a novelist and poet. Don’t shove me into your damn pigeonhole, where I don’t fit, because I’m all over. My tentacles are coming out of the pigeonhole in all directions.

Ursula Le Guin, master of speculative fiction, dies in Portland at age 88.

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DakhaBrakha - Baby (Live on KEXP)

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January 23, 2018

Allegations surface against YouTuber CBG19. (Plus Spawn Review)

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Sia - Cheap Thrills

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January 20, 2018

The Worst Jobs In History: Middle Ages

"Some of the least pleasant employment opportunities open to people in the Middle Ages. Tony Robinson discovers how fullers spent their working lives stomping on newly woven cloth in vats of stale urine, while leech collectors risked infection by wading into marshes and letting the bloodsuckers cling to their legs."

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ionnalee; DUNES OF SAND live in Fivelstad

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January 18, 2018

Frag-Mental - Zoologist Camel Fragrance Review

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Kan Wakan - Still Feather

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January 17, 2018

Revealed - Franklin's Lost Expedition (2005)

"Documentary looking at the Franklin expedition in 1845 to find a route to Asia through the fabled Northwest Passage in the Arctic. Considers what when wrong and subsequent expeditions which tried to establish what happened to Franklin and his men."

Posted by the Flea at 07:38 AM

Tracey Thorn - Late In The Afternoon (Live at home version)

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January 16, 2018

Morris - A Minor Documentary (2014)

"The Morris Minor is a classic British car which has been given another lease of life by a new generation of young drivers. Join us on a journey from its humble beginnings to it's current adventures on British roads with interviews with Mike Barson (Madness) Zac Ware (Charles Ware & The Proclaimers) Martin Wainwright (Author/Journalist) and a host of Morris Minor owners."

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James Blake - Vincent

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January 15, 2018

To Mega Therion

"Go exploring along certain rock faces in South America, and you might come across strange, smooth-walled tunnels cutting through the earth. There are hundreds of them in certain regions of Brazil and Argentina, some so large you could stand up in them. At first, you might suspect these were simple caves, but caves are formed by water dissolving rock. These tunnels are different: up and down the walls, you can see marks that were clearly made by something with enormous claws."

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Elliphant feat. Doja Cat - Purple Light

Thanks to Mr. Percifield.

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January 14, 2018

Sounds of the Nightmare Machine

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Exposed subsurface ice sheets in the Martian mid-latitudes

"In this week's issue of Science, researchers led by USGS planetary geologist Colin Dundas present detailed observations of eight Martian regions where erosion has uncovered large, steep cross-sections of underlying ice. It’s not just the volume of water they found (it's no mystery that Mars harbors a lot of ice in these particular regions), it’s how mineable it promises to be. The deposits begin at depths as shallow as one meter and extend upwards of 100 meters into the planet. The researchers don't estimate the quantity of ice present, but they do note that the amount of ice near the surface is likely more extensive than the few locations where it's exposed. And what's more, the ice looks pretty damn pure."

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Tender - Oracle

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January 13, 2018

#ICYMI launches with a look at London’s new US Embassy that Donald Trump just hates

"Donald Trump has decided he just doesn’t like the newly built US Embassy in London very much. He’s canceled a planned trip to Britain in February, during which he was expected to officially open the huge cube-shaped building. "

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The Veronicas - On Your Side

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January 12, 2018

Liv Tyler | Full Q&A | Oxford Union

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Au/Ra - Outsiders

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January 10, 2018

Cinamon Hadley


“Death is the only major character whose visuals didn’t spring from me; that credit goes to Mike Dringenberg. In my original Sandman outline, I suggested Death look like rock star Nico in 1968, with the perfect cheekbones and perfect face she has on the cover of her Chelsea Girl album.

"But Mike Dringenberg had his own ideas, so he sent me a drawing based on a woman he knew named Cinamon Hadley - the drawing that was later printed in Sandman 11 - and I looked at it and had the immediate reaction of, 'Wow. That’s really cool.' Later that day, Dave McKean and I went to dinner in Chelsea at the My Old Dutch Pancake House and the waitress who served us was a kind of vision. She was American, had long black hair, was dressed entirely in black - black jeans, T-shirt, etc. - and wore a big silver ankh on a silver necklace. And she looked exactly like Mike Dringenberg’s drawing of Death.”

- Neil Gaiman

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Intentional Fire-Spreading by “Firehawk” Raptors in Northern Australia, Bonta et al. Journal of Ethnobiology, 37(4)

"A new study suggests that certain species of birds in Australia have figured out a way to spread fires in order to terrify - and eventually eat - their prey. This terrifying strategy has been observed by aboriginal people for hundreds of years, but only recently did researchers condense these accounts - and modern interviews - into a single paper. The team’s findings were published in the most recent edition of the Journal of Ethnobiology back in November."

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HAIM - Want You Back

Thanks to Mr. Percifield.

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January 09, 2018

Han Solo: A Smuggler's Trade (2016)

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Tokyo Drift - Teriyaki Boys

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January 08, 2018

Elon Musk updates on mission to Mars

"Elon Musk gives new details about SpaceX Mission to Mars at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia and reveals plans to shorten most long distance travels to less than 30 minutes. September 2017."

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Mount Kimbie - You Look Certain (I’m Not So Sure)

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January 06, 2018

Making of the Lloyd Coat Wallet

"The design and creation process of the Lloyd Coat wallet has been a long one. Based upon the design of a 1950s wallet owned by Charlie's (our Creative Director) Grandfather, the first and most important part of our job was not to spoil the beautiful lines of the original, but to bring the design up to date, the original having been designed in a world before credit cards or other such things. A design on paper isn't the end of the story though, and the complex shapes and construction had to be brought together into a single beautiful object, with each element adding to the form, as well as the function of the finished piece. The result is a traditional wallet, the largest in our Lloyd series, but sharing the same beautiful curves that run throughout. Each one takes more than a days work to create, with every stitch meticulously done by hand, but we hope as a result will be passed down the generation as was the original the design is based on."

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Chlöe Howl - Magnetic

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January 05, 2018


"In her quest to encourage consumers to trust their noses, Ms. Yang decided to put perfumes on tap, labeling them only by number. She installed 32 identical fragrance spouts along the minimalist back wall of the space, removing any hints of branding, packaging or price information. Underneath each tap is a small gray stone tagine containing a white paper swan soaked in the mystery perfume.

"Customers are encouraged to sniff in numerical order, taking notes on a clipboard about the scents that set their synapses ablaze. The scents begin light, with airy and citrusy notes, and get progressively stronger. Ms. Yang likens this to beginning with white wine and graduating to a full-bodied cabernet."

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Arthur Russell - This Is How We Walk On The Moon

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January 04, 2018

Yes, the original

"The premier composer of the classical era, Mozart has inspired artists for centuries. From inspiring films to literature, the public has always been fascinated by the composer's life and times. So, there's nothing more appealing than the thought of hearing Mozart's music played on the original instrument where they were composed.

"And that's where Robert Levin comes in. The acclaimed classical performer and composer is an expert in Mozart. In fact, he's even reconstructed or completed several unfinished works by the 18th-century composer. Currently, Levin is the first Hogwood Fellow at the Academy of Ancient Music and, as part of his fellowship, is embarking on a special project. He'll be recording Mozart's music played on Mozart's pianoforte."

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Willow - Untitled A1 (Workshop 23)

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January 03, 2018

Marina Tsvetaeva "To Boris Pasternak"

Poem read in English by actor Ivan Doan.

To Boris Pasternak

Distance: versts, miles . . .
divide us; they’ve dispersed us,
to make us behave quietly
at our different ends of the earth.

Distance: how many miles of it
lie between us now – disconnected –
crucified – then dissected.
And they don’t know – it unites us.

Our spirits and sinews fuse,
there’s no discord between us,
though our separated pieces lie outside
the moat – for eagles!

This conspiracy of miles
has not yet disconcerted us,
however much they’ve pushed us, like
orphans into backwaters.

– What then? Well. Now it’s March!
And we’re scattered like some pack of cards!

Marina Tsvetayeva (1925)
Translated by Elaine Feinstein (1980)

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Kan Wakan - Molasses

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January 02, 2018

This City in Siberia Could Become the Next Silicon Valley

"Hello World’s host Ashlee Vance traveled to Akademgorodok to see what this science city looks like in 2016. Where the labs of yesteryear have started to decay, new technological enterprises have risen with a young crop of start-up founders creating all manner of businesses."

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Sia - To Be Human

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January 01, 2018

Britain's Best Buildings - Harlech Castle (S02 E01 BBC 5 May, 2004)

"Britain's Best Buildings is a BBC documentary series in which the TV presenter and architectural historian Dan Cruickshank discusses his selection of the finest examples of British architecture.

"The programme was later found to have lifted most of its script from Marc Morris's Channel 4 programme on the castle, and the BBC paid out."

Broadcaster gets apology from BBC as history repeats itself

Historian hears his own words in documentary by rival presenter When the television historian Marc Morris settled down in his Oxford home to watch a BBC documentary about Harlech castle earlier this month, it was with not inconsiderable interest: a year ago, he had made a programme for Channel 4 about the same building.

But Morris's interest turned to surprise and then anger when, a few minutes into the film, he began to recognise some of the words and phrases used by his fellow broadcaster, Dan Cruickshank. As the BBC4 programme progressed, it became apparent that sections of Morris's Channel 4 documentary, and the book that accompanied it, had been lifted and used virtually unaltered.
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Castle - Caernarfon Conwy Harlech and Caerphilly - Ep 3

"Medieval historian Marc Morris explores how King Edward I's relationship with a master builder led to the creation of some of the most famous castles in Britain, including Caernarfon, Caerphilly and Harlech - fortresses used by the king as a formidable weapon to consolidate his conquests of Wales and its native dynasties. ©Discovery Civilisation."

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Joni Mitchell - Blue

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