I'm proud of my wife and daughter who are both beginning ballet students. They'll enjoy this documentary about the making of ballet shoes! (via Digg) More
Tom Patterson's short film "Thanks" sets a deep hook, then yanks it loose with a sharp tug. Beautiful and moving and only 12:37 (and they made it in less than 24h!). (Thanks, Tom!)
It's part of a huge series of the same girls performing some of the loveliest music you're likely to hear.
I replaced all the bulbs in my house with fluorescent bulbs a few years ago, and now I'm replacing the fluorescents with LED bulbs. More
Lost, to me anyways, but found again. More
On October 28, my friends in the Afghan Whigs are reissuing their classic album Gentlemen packed with 21 bonus tracks, including almost all the record's unreleased demo tracks, lovingly remastered by bassist John Curley, several B-sides, and three live tracks. More
Retired naval mechanic José Manuel Hermo Barreiro makes incredibly intricate models of engines like the V-12. (via Devour) More
Kathy Hochul is one of Tim Wu's opponents in the primary for the Democratic nomination for the NY lieutenant governorship (I endorse the Teachout/Wu ticket), but won't debate him.
was a loony kids' TV movie from 1980 that parodied Olympic broadcasting clichés. More
Real or fake, it's criminally strange. More
Kat Su, founder of the Crappy Taxidermy blog, and taxidermist Daisy Tainton "spent an afternoon filled with stuffed mice, glue-on eyes, and uncanny creatures -- equal parts how-to, DIY runway show, and cabinet of curiosities."
Su has a new book out called Crap Taxidermy. More
Filmmaker Eileen Yaghoobian, who made an excellent documentary about the underground poster culture in North America called Died Young, Stayed Pretty, has been working a project for the last several months called "Send Me Your Sexts."