[VIDEO] Documentary: Thomas Sowell, National TreasurePosted: July 27, 2020 Filed under: Economics, History, Law & Justice, Think Tank | Tags: documentary, economics, Thomas Sowell Leave a comment
Mike Slater took time on his show this week to celebrate the 90th birthday of a great American by the name of Thomas Sowell. He provided a sneak-peek of the trailer for a new documentary on the life, legacy, and countless contributions of the conservative intellectual giant. Drafted into the Marines as a young man, […]
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[VIDEO] Ken Burns’ Thomas Jefferson Documentary , Parts 1 & 2Posted: July 4, 2017 Filed under: History, Think Tank, White House | Tags: 1700s, America, American Revolution, Britain, Declaration of Independence, documentary, Film, Founding Fathers, July 4th, Ken Burns, Revolutionary war, Thomas Jefferson, United States, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Tokyo GirlsPosted: February 6, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Breaking News, Entertainment, Japan, Mediasphere | Tags: documentary, floating water world, Hostess, Japanese nightclub, mizu shobai, Penelope Buitenhuis, Tokyo Girls, video Leave a comment
This feature documentary is a candid journey into the world of 4 young Canadian women who work as well-paid hostesses in exclusive Japanese nightclubs. Lured by adventure and easy money, these modern-day geisha find themselves caught up in the mizu shobai – the complex “floating water world” of Tokyo clubs and bars.
Drawn by fast money, some women become consumed by the lavish lifestyle and forget why they came. One hostess calls it “losing the plot.” With a pulsating visual style, Tokyo Girls captures the raw energy of urban Japan and its fascination with the new. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] At the foot of the Flatiron, NYC (1903) Directed by A.E. WeedPosted: September 5, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, History, Mediasphere | Tags: 59th Street (Manhattan), A.E. Weed, Architecture, Brooklyn Bridge, documentary, Film, Flatiron, Flatiron Building, Hats, New York City, NYC Leave a comment
It’s a very windy day, and the pedestrians passing by the Flatiron Building are having considerable difficulty in keeping their hats from flying off.
Directed by A.E. Weed
[VIDEO] ‘Can We Take a Joke?’ Official Trailer HD, Featuring Adam Carolla, Lisa Lampanelli, Gilbert Gottfried, Penn JillettePosted: June 7, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Censorship, Humor, Politics, Think Tank | Tags: Accidentally on Purpose (TV series), Adam Carolla, Ann Coulter, Ari Fleischer, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bernie Sanders, documentary, Donald Trump, Film, Free speech, Penn Jillette, Politically Correct, Stand-up comedy Leave a comment
In the age of social media, nearly every day brings a new eruption of outrage. While people have always found something to be offended by, their ability to organize a groundswell of opposition to—and public censure of—their offender has never been more powerful. Today we’re all one clumsy joke away from public ruin. Can We Take A Joke? offers a thought-provoking and wry exploration of outrage culture through the lens of stand-up comedy, with notables like Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli, and Adam Carolla detailing its stifling impact on comedy and the exchange of ideas. What will future will be like if we can’t learn how to take a joke?
[VIDEO] ‘Dishonest Documentary Makers Are One Of The Lowest Life Forms In The Media’Posted: June 5, 2016 Filed under: Censorship, Crime & Corruption, Guns and Gadgets, Mediasphere, Politics, Self Defense | Tags: Baltimore Sun, CNN, documentary, Gun control, Gun rights, Katie Couric, media, Misleading Edit, news, propaganda, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Documentary: How Americans Live Today, Survive By Eating Birds And SnowPosted: May 29, 2015 Filed under: Asia, Censorship, Mediasphere | Tags: documentary, North Korea, propaganda Leave a comment
Revealed: Deng Xiaoping and the KKK PlotPosted: May 17, 2015 Filed under: Asia, China, Global, History, Mediasphere | Tags: Deng Xiaoping, documentary, KKK, Ku Kux Klan 1 Comment
By Lucy Hornby… Read it here at FT.com
[VIDEO] ‘Seen By My Eyes’ Time Lapse Documentary by Hong Kong Independent Photographer Francis So 我所看見的美麗香港Posted: May 13, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, China | Tags: Ap Lei Chau, documentary, Hong Kong, Kowloon, Kowloon Peak, media, Photography, Po Toi, Sai Kung, South China Morning Post, Tai Mo Shan, Tsim Sha Tsui, video, Yuen Long Leave a comment
This time-lapse documentary caapturing scenes around Hong Kong, at Kowloon Peak, Yuen Long, Sai Kung, Tai Mo Shan, Po Toi, has swept four awards at a photography contest in Portugal, including top prize in the mountain view.
[VIDEO] Man Kisses Horse, Horse Kisses BackPosted: April 11, 2015 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor | Tags: comedy, documentary, Horse, Kisses, Selfie, video, YouTube Leave a comment
Photographing Black Lives in America’s SouthPosted: February 25, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, History, Mediasphere | Tags: African American, Chinese American, documentary, media, Photography, Poverty, The South, Time 1 Comment
Greg Gutfeld Reviews Penn & Teller’s Documentary ‘Finishing School’Posted: February 24, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, History | Tags: documentary, Filmmaking, Greg Gutfeld, Johannes Vermeer, NewTek, Paint, Painting, Penn & Teller, Penn Jillette, Vermeer Leave a comment
Greg Gutfeld writes: I never get around to seeing movies because I rarely get around to doing anything. This is an important point–as a man with no hobbies and a knack for leaving things unfinished–it’s a big deal for me to finally catch Penn & Teller‘s documentary, Tim’s Vermeer.
It’s an action film in which the only action is painting. And that action beats most other action films, as it’s actually designed to prove a point: to set out on an absurd experiment (in terms of workload) and see it to its ridiculous but satisfying completion. The movie is about a job.
“Jenison embarks on a decade-long experiment in which he tries to paint a Vermeer, using theories he believed Vermeer might have employed. Over these years, he builds an exact set replica of one of Vermeer’s more complicated paintings…”
But it is also really about Penn Jillette‘s old friend, Tim Jenison, an inventor out of Texas who’s congenially obsessed with solving one beguiling question: how did the guy who painted “Girl with a Pearl Earring” paint “Girl with a Pearl Earring?”
Johannes Vermeer was a 17th century Dutch artist who painted works of art so realistically that they’re about as close as you can get to photographs without demanding a nose-picking brat to “say cheese.”
Some in the art world believe Vermeer achieved his mesmerizing work with technology available at the time–a device called a camera obscura–and a mix of lenses and mirrors. In a sense he was photographing with paint.
Vintage Military Uniform Instruction Manual: ‘Courtesy To Ladies’ Guide for SoldiersPosted: January 18, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics, War Room | Tags: Comics, courtesy, documentary, guide, Illustration, manual, military, training manual 2 Comments