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That famous cello prelude, deconstructed / Alisa Weilerstein

Bach’s G major prelude has captivated cellists and music lovers for years. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein deconstructs it.

Bach’s six cello suites are considered a rite of passage for cellists. They’re masterpieces of classical music, and the prelude in G major — the first movement of the suites — is perhaps the best example of Bach’s power as a composer. In it, he’s able to achieve rich and complex harmonic movements with just a four-stringed instrument, while using the very basic tenets of music composition. Those basic tenets are what Alisa Weilerstein, a renowned cellist and McArthur fellow, helps us understand — via Youtube

Entertainment, Rights

Being Black in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood / Great Big Story

Remember Officer Clemmons, the policeman from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood? Actor Francois Clemmons was initially reluctant to take the role. Growing up in the late ’60s, Clemmons didn’t have a positive opinion of the cops at the time. But Fred Rogers convinced him, and Clemmons became one of the first black actors to have a recurring role in a children’s TV program — via Youtube

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Hair Love / Matthew Cherry

Hair Love, an animated short film from Matthew A Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time — via Youtube

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21 Levels of Skateboarding / Tony Hawk

Pro skater Tony Hawk explains ground and vert skateboarding in 21 levels of difficulty. From the ollie to the 900 and the heelflip 720, watch how Tony demonstrates and breaks down everything that goes into these tricks — via Youtube

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Time Waits For No One / Freddie Mercury

For the first time ever, after four decades buried deep in the vaults, a previously unreleased version of Time, recorded in 1986 by Freddie Mercury for the concept album of the hit musical of the same name, has finally emerged after two years of work by the globally successful musician, songwriter and producer Dave Clark, a long-time friend of Freddie’s, using the song’s full title, Time Waits For No One. The song shows Freddie Mercury at his most compelling; a completely stripped-down performance, accompanied by just a piano, showcasing one of music’s most beloved and show-stopping voices — via Youtube

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Catastrophe / keplerfilm

When a little bird suddenly drops dead in it’s cage, all eyes are on the cat. Desperately he tries to make everything right again, but actually making everything worse in the progress — via Vimeo

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Tony Hawk’s Path to Progression

Learning new tricks is a landmark of skateboarding. It’s a process that is not always groundbreaking or easy to understand from a non-skating perspective. I documented the journey of doing an NBD (never been done) on vert in order to give a better understanding of what it takes to be innovative in a sport that constantly evolves; hours of attempts and a sprained ankle for a 3-second clip that could easily go unnoticed… but worth all the effort as far as I’m concerned — Tony Hawk — via Youtube

Entertainment, Science

New Horizons / Brian May

Celebrating the whole 12-year Journey of New Horizons probe. This is Brian’s personal tribute to the on-going NASA New Horizons mission, which on New Years Day 2019 will achieve the most distant spacecraft flyby in history — via Youtube

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Kitbull / Pixar SparkShorts

Kitbull, directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson, reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time — via Youtube

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Club Palace / Nowness

For this surreal new film, Club Palace, Montreal-based creative agency Caravane collaborated with creative director Camille Boyer and cinematographer Nik Mirus to conjure a playful and perplexing landscape that challenges our perceptions of space — via Vimeo

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Einstein-Rosen / Olga Osorio

Summer of 1982. Teo claims he has found a wormhole. His brother Óscar does not believe him — at least not for now.

Written and directed by Olga Osorio

With Teo Galiñanes, Óscar Galiñanes, Xúlio Abonjo, Ricardo de Barreiro — via Vimeo

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The Passenger / Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques

A man wakes up to find himself alone in a train carriage. During his train journey, unexpected events will lead him through to finally discover his lost memories.

Directors: Orlane Brouillet, Claire d’Intorni, Antoine Mariez, Lucie Martinetto, Réda Mehleb, Eva Seyeux
Music: Jacob Thomas Czech — via Youtube

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HB / Gaspar Palacio

The one minute tale of a survivalist. When the siren rings in the distance, a family has to get inside the shelter… Nothing will ever be the same again — via Vimeo