Perhaps the Most Beautiful Skateboarding Video You Will Ever See

Just clicked over to Vimeo to see this in my recommended box. Skateboarder Joe Rattray (aka The Predatory Bird) is shown skateboarding, only we see his shadow doing the tricks. The shadow play plus the eerie music by Nick Cave makes this video a must-watch, maybe even a couple times.

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Worth Your Time: Abandoned Cuban Ballet School, Erotic Books, Turkey’s Golden Age of Spying

  Plan for Cuban Ballet School a Dance of Art, Politics — “…the school’s original structures are intact, a dazzling swirl of red brick shapes and huge domelike Catalonian vaults set against the lush green jungle. The winding corridors, stairways and sightlines come together in a cascade of twists and graceful curves, like music turned …

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Bikini Atoll: Site of One of History’s Most Infamous Science Experiments

“Bikini is paradise again, but with an asterisk.” via Bikini Atoll: Site of One of History’s Most Infamous Science Experiments This fascinating long read from Outside Magazine’s S.C. Gwynne follows the story of Alson Kelen, a native of Bikini Atoll, site of the most famous nuclear bomb test in the world. ___ Please note I’m …

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Branded For Life

Branded For Life is a depressing look at a few people who allowed themselves to become human billboards for dotcom companies in the 90s. If this isn’t bad enough, all of the companies are now defunct.