A Bumtown ChristmasSome friends of mine made this great Christmas special with their puppets. I highly recommend that you watch it in order to get into the holiday spirit.

A Bumtown Christmas

Some friends of mine made this great Christmas special with their puppets. I highly recommend that you watch it in order to get into the holiday spirit.

7 Photojournalism Tips by Damir Sagolj

Pacelines for group riding

David Rakoff performing on stage at the most recent This American Life live event.

A fairly accurate explanation of what it’s like being a freelancer, that even wage earners can understand.

http://dontgetscrewedover.com/

Time to Scrap “Eastern Europe” (the Economist newspaper)

The Economist gets one thing right, the term Eastern Europe is an anachronism. However, like the anachronism in question, all other suggested terms are rife with presumptive ideological meaning. Even my preferred term, “the European Market-States,” which I took in part from economist Laura Neapoliani, does this.

vicemag:

Ever wonder how to sell $100,000 worth of drugs in a week? We learned the secrets of the biggest drug dealer in NYC - a man who will deliver any substance you want, 24/7. He told us everything - from where he gets his drugs to how his crew operates. Come with us as we take a rare look into the dangerous life of a NYC drug delivery-man.

Categories: documentary, video, vice, youtube,
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Nigerian sex workers in Larissa, Greece. (by Dionysis Kouris)

Nigerian girls appeared on the streets of Athens during the Olympic Games of 2004. They never left. Nobody knew where they came from, nor did anybody care.

futurejournalismproject:

What WikiLeaks Means for the News

In April 2010, WikiLeaks released a video showing U.S. soldiers killing Iraqi civilians and two Reuters journalists from a helicopter. In a fragmented news world, what significance did this have as a media event? 

Gabriella Coleman, Assistant Professor and Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University, discusses what WikiLeaks means in a contemporary news environment. 

documentary:

Occupy WHAT Street?

A short documentary questioning the location, not motives, of the Occupy movement in New York City.

Categories: video, occupy, ows, political economy,