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London News Roundup

2 months agoEngland / London : Londonist

Air pollution, Richard the Lionheart and nude yoga.

Extra, Extra: TTC Timelapse, Professional Cuddling Services, and Warming Centres

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Even if you’re not in the mood to be swayed by soothing piano music and smiling children, you might find yourself both entertained and dizzied by this video—made, director Russell Wellner says, “to show that the TTC […]

Whole Foods Workers Caught On Video Beating Man Outside Union Square Store

A video uploaded to uploaded to LiveLeak yesterday captures the vicious beating of an unidentified man outside the Whole Foods in Union Square. In the five minute long video, what appear to be Whole Foods employees repeatedly punch and kick a man who is attempting to barge his way into the store after closing hours. Show More Summary

Whole Foods Suspends Workers After Beating Video Surfaces

The image quality is poor and the details are scarce, but this video depicts employees at the Union Square Whole Foods in Manhattan confronting, punching, and kicking a man inside the store's entrance and then on the sidewalk. The incident...Show More Summary

Video: Flying Through NYC's "Skyline Route"

It's probably pretty sweet sitting in a two-seater plane and floating above the city... but if you're scared of those tiny, little aircrafts, here's a video one pilot shot yesterday that will give you a taste. He posted the footage on...Show More Summary

Stump Connolly Reporting In: A Chewy Launch Party

The kick-off rally for Jesus "Chuy" Garcia took place at the Alhambra Palace in the West Loop on Nov. 23, to the tune of "Everyday People." 'Chewy' from Stump Connolly on Vimeo. Stump Connolly, chief political correspondent of The Week...

Run Cheetah Run

Over at the 1% club: Run Cheetah Run - A New Generation of African Changemakers from 1%Club on Vimeo.

focus: Lucy McKenzie Exhibition @ The Art Institute of Chicago

2 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Upon walking into the Art Institute's Modern Wing, the beloved exhibition of Josef Koudelka is now removed and a new exhibition sits in its place--quite literally. Before entering the space, Lucy McKenzie is projecting towards her audience. One mechanically...

Innovation Is Perverted: A Talk With Seattle Artist Clyde Peterson, Winner of $25,000 Arts Innovator Grant

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of the artist Clyde Peterson. Innovator. I don't want to do too much throat-cleary description of Clyde Peterson, the Seattle artist who won one of two $25,000 Arts Innovator Awards this year from Artist Trust. Right over here...Show More Summary

Furniture from Mwanzi

via Make: MWANZI - The Spotlight Series by Once Films from Once Films USA on Vimeo.St. Louis furniture builder Jermain Todd crafts beautiful industrial pieces in his studio at a converted brewery space.

American Teens Love E-Cigs & China's Hooking Them Up With Little Oversight

Americans' love of e-cigarettes continues to grow, especially among teenagers who haven't even taken their SATs. No longer favored exclusively by Playboy playmates and Stephen Dorff, the vapor-spewing alternative to conventional cigarette smoking is catching on with America's youths, according to the federal government. Show More Summary

Fighting To Make the Woman Unlikeable: An Interview With The Babadook Director Jennifer Kent

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

By now, you’re likely to have heard or read about The Babadook, the smart, sleek, and properly scary Australian horror film about a single mother, her oddball son, and the picture book that rips into their life like a waking nightmare. Show More Summary

Britain’s Least Wanted VIII: Santa’s bust, the absent-minded burglar, and more!

In honour of Benedict Cumberbatch claiming he’ll probably never get tired of playing Sherlock Holmes, let’s cover a few true British Crime stories. The Case of the Honestly-mistaken Heist Gareth James of Merthyr Tydfil was convinced he had found the right house. Show More Summary

A Brief Interview with Daniel Riddle of Hitting Birth, the Best Band on No Seattle Comp

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On Soul Jazz Records’ new compilation No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds of the North-West Grunge Era 1986-1997 (featured in this week’s Stranger), no group sounds odder or more out of step with that time’s prevalent sound than Portland’s Hitting Birth. Show More Summary

Arizona Coffee Blog Turns 4

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/4014438[/vimeo] The Arizona Coffee Blog celebrates it’s fourth year of reviewing the best and not so best coffee shops around Arizona. I met up with Chris Tingom and others in Tempe to celebrate the blogs success and find out what he has planned for it’s future. (This is a HD embed and best viewed at […]

Bringing Video to Phoenix Metblogs

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/3314084[/vimeo] As I stated in my video, I’m Clintus and I’m the new guy. I’m very excited to finally be able to devote some time to my local Metblogs. I’ve been a big fan of what Sean and Jason have been doing and when I found out there was a Phoenix chapter, I really wanted […]

James Franco’s Latest Project: Making Korean Barbecue Lasagna With the Epic Meal Time Guys

No doubt still sick from last week's Thanksgiving Voltron feast, glutton extraordinaire Harley Morenstein nabbed some A-list stand-ins for this week's webisode, an eight-minute-long desecration of lasagna. Franco and Rogen decide toShow More Summary

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