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Life after 'Downton Abbey': PBS touts Ken Burns' doc on Jackie Robinson and a 'Hamilton' movie

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Don't cry for "Downton Abbey." PBS isn't. As the popular period drama about the lives of British aristocracy and their domestic servants winds down with its sixth and final season, the network is setting its sights on what's next: a new Ken Burns documentary about Jackie Robinson, the new drama...

Ken Burns to Discuss Race in Jefferson Lecture

The filmmaker Ken Burns will return to the topic of race in American when he delivers the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities in May in Washington.

Ken Burns & Henry Louis Gates Will Live Stream Talk On Racial ‘Fault Line’

American Fault Line: Race And The American Ideal—Ken Burns & Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will be streamed live from the Brooklyn Academy of Music on March 16, with newly announced moderator Michel Martin, weekend host of National Public Radio’s news program All Things Considered, BAM announced today. Show More Summary

'Making a Murderer' lawyers answer 2 burning questions viewers have about the Steven Avery case

Steve Avery's defense attorney Dean Strang and former Calumet County prosecutor Ken Kratz appeared on Fox News to address questions about the trial covered by "Making a Murderer." The men, who interviewed with Megyn Kelly separately,...Show More Summary

If Ken Burns did a documentary on the Galactic Civil War

From WashPo. Worth watching just for Dan Drezner quoting a certain senator, starting at 1:07. The post If Ken Burns did a documentary on the Galactic Civil War appeared first on Chris Blattman.

Watch The Original Star Wars Trilogy, As If It Were An Epic Documentary

History can be chock full of details that get glossed over in any sort of theatrical adaptation. With "The Galactic Civil War," we get a glimpse at what a Ken Burns style documentary covering the events of the original Star Wars trilogy...Show More Summary

Thousands Displaced After Ethnic Violence in Kenya

Thousands of people have been displaced in southwest Kenya after fighting broke out between members of the Maasai and Kipsigis tribes. German broadcaster DW reported that more than 250 houses were burned down in Narok county, in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley region, after fighting broke out between rival tribesmen on December 25. Show More Summary

Filmmaker and grand marshal Ken Burns sees Rose Parade from a good angle

Ken Burns already has a trophy case stuffed with Emmys, Grammys and honorary doctorates. But now he's about to add another honor: grand marshal of the Rose Parade. The 62-year-old documentarian behind such PBS productions as "The Civil War," "Jazz," "Baseball" and "The Roosevelts" will oversee...

The Missing Links: A Brief History of Trucker Slang

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

Kick back with a 'Colorado Kool-Aid' and check out a brief history of trucker slang. Here is what Star Wars would have looked like if Ken Burns had directed it.  Holy kickflip! This church was converted into a really vibrant skatepark. This...Show More Summary

Watch: 'The Galactic Civil War' Doc - A Ken Burns 'Star Wars' Recap

Star Wars meets Ken Burns in this new mash-up video from the Washington Post. This video was initially posted on Friday when Star Wars: The Force Awakens first hit theaters, but if you haven't seen it yet, it's a fun recap of the original trilogy. Show More Summary

WATCH: What if... 'Star Wars' Were Directed by Ken Burns?

Ever wonder what the Galactic Civil War would look like through the lens of legendary documentary filmmaker Ken Burns? The time has come...

Transformative work of the day, Star Wars edition

2 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

The Washington Post shows how Ken Burns would recount the Intergalactic Civil War (so bonus right of publicity issue too). Note use of clips from the films--also a DMCA 1201/exemption issue. (You're welcome, Washington Post!) http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

The Galactic Civil War

The Washington Post made a recap of Star Wars in the style of Ken Burns’ documentary The Civil War. But YouTuber OneNerdShow already had the exact same idea and he executed it way better too.

STAR WARS MEETS KEN BURNS: Dan Drezner and a couple of friends have put together a delightful parody…

STAR WARS MEETS KEN BURNS: Dan Drezner and a couple of friends have put together a delightful parody of Ken Burns’s Civil War series, using the Star Wars civil war instead of the real-world one. It’s a happy reminder of a phenomenon I first wrote about in 1998 whose positive aspects have become too easy to forget in today’s […]

This Is How Ken Burns Would Document Star Wars 

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ken Burns is known for his Civil War documentary, and it’s been copied countless times. The latest version comes from the Washington Post, who have mashed up Burns’ famous style with the Galactic Civil War from Star Wars. Read more....

Extra, Extra: L.A. Won An Award For Preserving Pavement

If Ken Burns directed 'Star Wars,' a cheery holiday tune and more of end of day links! [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (To Rob You)

Because everybody hates the name of Donald J. Trump Park, check out today's end-of-day links: the worst tweets of 2015, 'Spaceballs 2'?, insensitive Oberlin food, Ken Burns' 'Star Wars,' Hitler's testicles, and cat confused by butt rubs. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

George Saunders Explaining Why a Bad Story is Like a Bad Date Is the Greatest Thing Ever

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This new video from Ken Burns’ series about story is just so awesome. George Saunders, author of The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, explains why reading a bad story is like going on a bad date. Read more...

Another Zoloft Daubert Win: How Many Strikes Before The Plaintiffs Are Out?

Everybody knows that it is three strikes and you are out in baseball. (Bexis and Ken Burns could discuss the history of baseball’s rules on balls and strikes in the nineteenth century, but we will stick with the public consciousnessShow More Summary

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