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Green For All

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From The Filmmakers At Black Powder Works

A powerful shoft film around the green collar economy, which our friend, Van Jones, identified and championed. ...read more

William Rugen: Harbinger

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Ominous B&W images of planet Earth

We first came across William Rugen via his Western Dioramas series, a collection of photos of sweeping landscapes in the American West. That led us to Harbinger, an older Rugen Flickr set with a much different tone. Set in stark black-and-white, the photos offer ominous perspectives of Earth from land, water and sky. Oceanic flotsam, surburban landscapes, shadows of planes. What exactly......read more

Extremities

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The many angles of skateboarding

If you've ever wondered what it would be like if all parts of your body had eyes, filmmaker Eli Stonberg has your answer. Stonberg strapped a bunch of cameras to the limbs of skater Aryeh Kraus (plus one under his board) and captured multiple views of a rainy day skate session. "I wanted to create an anatomical study of a skateboarder’s motions," said Stonberg. "When a skater......read more

Blackbird Blackbird "Blind"

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Blissed-out song gets purty visual treatment from Alan Jensen.

Is "chillwave" actually a thing? We hope not. But on the other hand, we're not mad at the hazy, daydreamy vibes that the awfully-named genre is marked by. If there is such a thing, then "Blind" by San Francisco's Blackbird Blackbird (formerly known as Bye Bye Blackbird), is in it. This lovely visual treatment, from Albuquerque filmmaker Alan Jensen, (who has also......read more

Incense Pyres by Blackbird

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These sophisticated scents prove that incense isn't just for hippies $28.00

These sophisticated scents from Seattle's Blackbird prove that incense is no longer the exclusive purview of dreadlocked white dudes wearing sarongs. The conical pyres, created in-house by Blackbird, put a contemporary spin on the ancient art of incense burning, with nine elegant fragrances to transform any space. Choose from 12 intriguingly named scents, either in a 20-pyre tin ($28) or a......read more

Raveonettes "Black/White"

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Puppetry, cut outs and computer animation mixed to stunning effect by director Chris Do.

With the video for the Raveonettes' 2009 song "Black/White," Chris Do, founder of Blind, takes the theme of contrast and runs with it. Opposing forces are threaded through the narrative: love/hate, life/death, young/old, daydream/nightmare, ugliness/beauty. The dark, sparse look of the video matches the Danish duo's aesthetic perfectly. ...read more

Black Mamba "White Woods"

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Snowy, surrealistic music vid directed by Josh Hassin.

"White Woods," the lead single off Black Mamba's first record, is a a dreamy and delicate number. With this surrealistic video, filmed in the Laguna Mountains near the Mexican border, director Josh Hasslin deftly matches the mood of the tune. If this isn't a perfect visual interpretation of a song, then we don't know what is. ...read more

Aaron Huey: Images of the Lakota Sioux

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Photographer and storyteller writes about his work on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

From photojournalist/activist Aaron Huey: "They made us many promises, more than I can remember. But they kept but one - They promised to take our land...and they took it." 
- Chief Red Cloud Over the past seven years I have made many stories, but one project has come to own me. It is the story of the Oglala Lakota, who live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near South Dakota's......read more

Airpushers, "Red Head Speedskater"

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Animated photo-collage fantasy directed by Kompost.

Some amazing art direction in this whirling, video game-influenced piece for “Red Head Speedskater” by Airpushers. Director Oliver Conrad — of NYC studio Kompost — takes us on a adventurous rip with the scantily clad title character, who smoothly goes about her business fighting aliens, riding trains, floating from balloons, and flying rockets. More proof (not that we......read more

(Sparkles)... Recollections of the Wraith

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Watch an amazing short film from visionary rap crew Shabazz Palaces

We always look forward to getting our minds expanded by new work from  Shabazz Palaces (aka Black Constellation). This gorgeous short film from the Seattle-based hip-hop collective does the trick and then some. The piece, which carries the unwieldy title of Ode to Octavia part 12: (Sparkles)... Recollections of the Wraith, was shot on location in Methow Valley, Cascade foothills and in......read more

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