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The year in photos

The Big Picture’s best news photos of 2010, in three parts.

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My favorite podcasts

I’ve recently gotten much more into podcasts, which I previously didn’t really have much time for, nor interest in. Now that we’ve moved to the East Bay, and I’m still working downtown SF, my commute has increased from 20 minutes one-way on my bike to a half-hour-plus on a bus or BART or both, plus […]

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Thursday Top 5+1

“Pixels” The end is nigh! Awesome short film by Patrick Jean Catch Me if You Can opening title sequence Great graphics here. I need to Netflix this movie. Apartment advice from Conan O’Brien NBC is so stupid. Conan rules. “And Then There Was Salsa” Tostitos ad You want to see some innovative online advertising? This […]

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Thursday Top 5

The Boston Globe’s 2009 in Photos on The Big PictureI’ve posted this amazing news photoblog before, but their year-end round-up is always especially astounding. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z2vU8M6CYI] Beatles 3000What were the Beatles really like? [via Jenny] http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8080943&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 TeuxDeuxA nifty web app for daily to-do lists. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc] Carl Sagan, “A Glorious Dawn” featuring Stephen Hawking (Cosmos Remixed)The PBS […]

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Thursday Top 5+1

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js7wxoqeVK0] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP-umkLRC9A] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5MS3sgOz5k] Coraline trailer and two behind-the-scenes clipsVelms, this opens this weekend. Let’s go see it! “The Obama Moment”Next Agenda’s Peter Leyden gives a TED-style talk about the dramatic historical, technological, and demographic changes that are occurring in our lifetime, and how he believes they are affecting the current (and future) political landscape. It’s […]

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Thursday Top 5

The Times MachineSee the New York Times from any day between 1851 and 1922. Includes scans of all pages of the newspaper, and links to full-page PDFs. The redhead on “marriage”This is still one of my favorite posts on the subject of marriage. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS4Trf2Gstk] Holiday Inn makes you smart? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lgzz-L7GFg] 1958 episode of the Bell […]

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Thursday Top 5

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcQ7RkyBoBc] The Website is DownROTFLMAO MacBook WheelThe new shiny from MacWorld 2009. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gqX-HUnur8] Shepard Fairey profile by Time magazineFairey created an iconic Obama poster and sticker early in the campaign, and another Fairey portrait was chosen to appear on Time’s Person of the Year cover. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTM8y1CdHbo] The Blue SchoolThe three original members of the Blue […]

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Thursday Top 5+1

Yes We DidMoveOn’s pimping a commemorative “Yes We Did” poster and sticker by Shepard Fairey (of Obey Giant fame). You can get one sticker for free, although I’m pretty sure it’ll put you on MoveOn’s email list. I contributed $35 to get two posters. BTW, MoveOn’s new home page design is a leap forward, I […]

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How icons are born

Felix Sockwell walks through the creation of the custom icons he designed for the just-out New York Times iPhone App.

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MediaStorm.org features moving documentaries

MediaStorm is an interactive agency that specializes in storytelling. They’ve developed documentary-style content for clients such as Apple, National Geographic, and the Los Angeles Times. Their own site features a plethora of rich and moving documentaries, and I found this one touching: “One year ago Matt Eich, 20, and Melissa Turk, 19, were typical college […]

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