How People Spend Their Days

August 2, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Posted in Journalism, Reference | Leave a comment
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The New York Times, in another fabulous interactive visualization, reveals how people spend their days.

Flickr’s Ghost Maps

July 26, 2009 at 1:33 am | Posted in Cartography, Journalism, Photography | Leave a comment
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Photographic geotagging creates accidental maps of all kinds of places.

The Neuroscience of Poverty

July 25, 2009 at 9:00 pm | Posted in Journalism, Psychology, Science | Leave a comment
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“How poverty passes from generation to generation is now becoming clearer.  The answer lies in the effect of stress on two particular parts of the brain.

Many Viking Swords Are Fakes

July 25, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Posted in History, Journalism, Weapons | Leave a comment
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Museums are chock-full of thousand-year-old knockoffs.

Hands On A Hard Body

August 26, 2008 at 6:10 pm | Posted in Film, Journalism, Vehicles | Leave a comment
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Somewhere, in the heart of Texas, 23 people came together and placed their hands on a hardbody pickup truck.  Dozens of hours later, the last person to take their hands off the truck got to take it home.  This documentary is their story.

“Baghdad, 5 Years On” by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

August 18, 2008 at 11:28 pm | Posted in Film, Journalism, Photography, Weapons | Leave a comment
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Mr. Abdul-Ahad’s war journalism has been celebrated before, but his most recent film (in three parts) is particularly concise and effective.


August 11, 2008 at 12:51 am | Posted in Journalism | Leave a comment
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A different approach to news aggregation? Possibly.  The stream of results certainly seem distinctive and interesting.

The 200 Year Archives Of The Times

June 24, 2008 at 9:30 pm | Posted in History, Journalism, Propaganda, Webware | Leave a comment
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For the news junkie who is curious about everything that has happened since 1785.

The Day There Was No News

May 22, 2008 at 6:03 am | Posted in Journalism, Mashup/Remix | Leave a comment
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Here is the proof.

“Garbage Island” By VBS.TV

April 22, 2008 at 4:41 pm | Posted in Chemistry, Health, Journalism, Propaganda, Science, Television, Webware | Leave a comment
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A part of the TOXIC series on VBS.TV, “Garbage Island” puts its money where its mouth is and sends a team into the North Pacific Gyre, home of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”

The World According To Monsanto

April 15, 2008 at 4:49 am | Posted in Economics, Journalism, Propaganda, Science | Leave a comment
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The war on traditional agriculture by megacorporation Monsanto is described in a French documentary “that Americans won’t ever see.”

“Bush’s War,” A Frontline Special Report

March 25, 2008 at 8:41 am | Posted in History, Journalism, Television, Webware | Leave a comment

PBS raises the bar on the internet-distribution of journalism, with its outstanding and masterfully produced analysis of the Bush administration’s war on terror, primarily with respect to Iraq and the rivalries of political insiders.  Already incredibly comprehensive, the site also includes over 400 extended interviews for anyone who wants more information.

1000 Albums To Listen To Before You Die

March 14, 2008 at 6:44 pm | Posted in History, Journalism, Music | Leave a comment

If you listen to one new album a week, the Guardian recommends you set aside just over 19 years before kicking the bucket.

“POSSESSED” by Martin Hampton

March 7, 2008 at 4:38 pm | Posted in Film, Journalism, Psychology, Webware | Leave a comment

The film questions whether hoarding is a symptom of mental illness or a revolt against the material recklessness of consumerism.”

“Freedom of the Press” by George Orwell

January 2, 2008 at 7:07 am | Posted in History, Journalism, Literature, Propaganda | Leave a comment

The omitted (some say suppressed) preface Orwell wrote for Animal Farm.

“Crazy Rules of the World” by Jon Ronson

November 2, 2007 at 9:55 pm | Posted in Esoterica, Film, History, Journalism, Television, Weapons | Leave a comment

A three-part documentary on the baffling world of US military paranormal research, from the author of The Men Who Stare At Goats.

Stupid In America

October 4, 2007 at 5:33 pm | Posted in Education, Journalism | Leave a comment

Education in America: lots of stupid.


September 26, 2007 at 7:51 am | Posted in Chemistry, Health, Journalism, Reference, Webware | Leave a comment

When this interactive visualization is complete, you’ll be able to see a Sacrifice Zone for every day of the year!


September 20, 2007 at 8:01 pm | Posted in Architecture, Journalism, Mathematics, Photography, Television | Leave a comment

If you’re looking for a quirky, meandering architectural blog, look no further!

Living With Strangers

August 15, 2007 at 11:07 pm | Posted in Architecture, Film, Journalism, Literature, Mathematics | Leave a comment

The “phrogging” lifestyle of secretly living in the homes of others, as told by two of its practitioners.

80 Blocks From Tiffany’s

August 11, 2007 at 2:43 am | Posted in Fantastic, Film, History, Journalism, Literature, Physics, Weapons | Leave a comment

Gangs in the South Bronx, before the era of hip-hop, in their own words (parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

The Six Billion Dollar Experiment

August 5, 2007 at 7:57 pm | Posted in Astronomy, Film, Journalism, Legal, Physics, Psychology, Science, Television | Leave a comment

An excellent BBC review of the audacious science that the Large Hadron Collider, under construction near Geneva, hopes to accomplish.

Good Copy Bad Copy

August 3, 2007 at 9:23 pm | Posted in CG, Film, FutureTech, Gratis, History, Journalism, Literature, Mashup/Remix, Music, Software, Technology, Television | Leave a comment

A free documentary about copyright, downloadable via the InterTubes.

Bangkok’s Ghostly Skyline

August 2, 2007 at 9:48 am | Posted in Architecture, Journalism, Mathematics | Leave a comment

Ghost towns aren’t just for unpopulated regions anymore.

Pick Your Candidate

July 23, 2007 at 4:55 am | Posted in Chemistry, Journalism, Politics, Statistics, Webware | Leave a comment

Find out who aligns with your political views among the 2008 presidential contenders.

The Youtube Archive Of James Burke

June 11, 2007 at 8:14 pm | Posted in Film, History, Journalism, Physics, Science, Technology, Television | 1 Comment

If you’e like me, you think James Burke is awesome.  If you’re not like me, maybe you should become more like me by watching some James Burke.

Tank Man

June 10, 2007 at 7:01 am | Posted in Gratis, History, Journalism, Physics, Propaganda | Leave a comment

Just who was the iconic hero of China’s 1989 massacre?

The Robots of Mr. Woo

June 3, 2007 at 5:48 pm | Posted in Film, Journalism, Robotics, Sculpture, Television, Weapons | Leave a comment

An eccentric rural Chinese man compulsively build scrapyard robots.

Polling Report

May 9, 2007 at 2:54 am | Posted in Chemistry, Gratis, Journalism, Politics, Propaganda, Statistics, Webware | Leave a comment

Get polling information for presidential races.

Best Online Documentaries

May 5, 2007 at 9:04 pm | Posted in Film, Gratis, Journalism, Literature, Painting, Propaganda, Reference, Television | Leave a comment

Here: have over 500 documentaries, for free from the Internet.

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