“Everything a man keeps on himself, in cases of capture, can save his life.”
Uncovering Hidden History on the Road to Clanton
Documentary filmmaker Lance Warren interrogates the silence around lynching in the American South.
Internet Warriors: Inside the Dark World of Online ‘Trolls’
Three years ago, filmmaker Kyrre Lien became curious about what drives people to make hateful comments online. He pored over 200 online profiles and traveled the world to interview internet trolls in person to uncover why they say the things they do. The results are fascinating and terrifying at the same time.
Tig Notaro on Going Topless Onstage, Post-Double Mastectomy
Last week, ‘Tig’, a documentary about stand-up comic Tig Notaro–whose career reached new heights in 2012 after she opened a set by announcing she had breast cancer–debuted on Netflix. In January, at Vulture, Jada Yuan spoke with Notaro about the film, the assorted grave misfortunes from 2012 that are now behind her, her plans for […]
The Pixel Painter
“When I lost my eyesight I thought my painting days were over.” Our video pick of the day is this 8-minute documentary on Hal Lasko, a 97-year-old man whose family introduced him to Microsoft Paint 15 years ago and “he took off with it.” Lasko, who suffers from macular degeneration, works in a style that’s a […]
Free BBC Documentary on the Early Days of Queen and Freddie Mercury
Our video pick of the day, from 2011: “Queen: Days of Our Lives” (2 hours)
Inside The Detroit Bus Company
The city of Detroit has filed for bankruptcy, but there’s some good news from residents like Andy Didorosi, who responded to the death of the city’s light-rail plans by building his own private bus service, The Detroit Bus Company. Dark Rye, which devoted its June issue to Detroit, took a closer look inside Didorosi’s company […]
Playlist: Richard Feynman and 'The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out'
“How foolish they are to try to make something.” Here’s the classic 1981 BBC interview highlighting the work of theoretical physicist Richard Feynman, “The Pleasure of Finding Things Out.” You can also read Feynman’s book of the same name. For further reading and viewing on Feynman: 1. The ‘Dramatic Picture’ of Richard Feynman (Freeman Dyson, […]
Documentary Pick: 'Two American Families,' from Frontline
In case you missed it last night, here’s Frontline’s “Two American Families,” which tracked two families in Milwaukee over two decades.