07.07.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: A Year of Ping Pong

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New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor and Table Tennis enthusiast, Will Shortz, committed himself to playing table-tennis every day for an entire year. He was motivated when he was told that ping pong stimulated all the parts of the brain that crossword puzzles didn’t. This guy has been a huge inspiration to me over the years, I love his Sunday Puzzle show on NPR.

Find out if he reached his goal by watching Supermarché’s short on Shortz’s experience below!

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07.07.15 by Jeff

Photographer Ann Lee

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Some gentle street photography by Ann Lee, a photographer I really enjoy following on Instagram, based in South Korea. More images below.

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07.07.15 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: “Side Two” by Antosh Cimoszko

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Another chill skate video from Vancouver’s Antosh Cimoszko. If you missed Side One, peep it here. Watch Side Two below!

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07.07.15 by Staff

El Anatsui

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Ghanaian artist El Anatsui transforms typically discarded materials to create pieces that reflect his interest in reuse and reclamation. The collection currently on display at Jack Shainman’s The School in Kinderhook, NY until September 26, highlights Anatsui’s lesser known work in various forms. See more images below.

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07.07.15 by Staff

Animation of the Day: California Inspires Reggie Watts

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Listen to improvisational entertainer Reggie Watts muse about “thindows” and how he got his start in music/comedy, all while watching the wonderful animation stylings of Drew Tyndell. See the full video of California Inspires Me (and find out what thindows are) below.
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06.07.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jakub Geltner

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Prague-based artist Jakub Geltner has been installing clusters of surveillance equipment in random places since 2011. See more images from the most recent seaside installation as well as a selection from Geltner’s Nests series below.

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06.07.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Kendrick Lamar “Alright”

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Kendrick Lamar gets an absolute masterpiece from director Colin Tilley for his latest release, “Alright”. The striking visuals poetically address gun violence, police brutality, and the possibility of peace in these times, a recurring theme on his album, To Pimp a Butterfly.

This video and his show-stopping performance at the BET Awards (see here, watch till the end) are exactly what has been missing in mainstream hip hop for so long. It’s exciting to see a conscious artist making powerful music on the largest stage.

Watch the provocative video for “Alright” below.

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06.07.15 by Staff

Skateboarder Chris Pastras Interviews Artist Geoff McFetridge

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Hosted by Chris Pastras and presented by Richer Poorer, the second instalment of Monster Children’s Table Talk series features Los Angeles-based artist Geoff McFetridge, who gives them an all-access pass to his studio and insight into his creative process. Watch the full video below!

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