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Over the next few weeks for a sponsored project on behalf of Byliner, The Billfold's Mike Dang and our publisher John Shankman will be selecting stories from the Byliner platform and chatting about them.
John: Hello, Mike. How goes it?
Mike: John, hey! I'm guessing you want to talk about what I've been reading?
John: I was going to say: Have you consumed any interesting media lately?
Mike: Haha, yes, let me pull up my Byliner list. I chose a story from Mary Roach, have you heard of her?
John: Hm. What if I said no?
Mike: Haha, that would be okay! She usually writes [...]
Over the next few weeks for a sponsored project on behalf of Byliner, The Billfold's Mike Dang and our publisher John Shankman will be selecting stories from the Byliner platform and chatting about them. John: Hello, good sir. How do you do? Mike: Hi John! I'm good, how are you? John: I'm good! A bit self conscious about punctuation after our last chat, but other than that? Superb! Mike: Haha, well, that's how people like to chat using instant messenger. I happen like typing with punctuation! John: hm seems there is a typo in that last sentence tho :) Mike: Ha, yes, that [...]
On October 15th, Jon Batiste — bandleader, pianist, singer, songwriter, composer and descendant of New Orleans musical “royalty” (NY Times) — and his group Stay Human released their debut full-length album Social Music on Razor & Tie. In anticipation of the release, the group took to the streets of New York earlier this month for one of their favorite pastimes — bringing music to the people. The Awl followed along to capture some GIFs and get swept up in the excitement.
The evening began in the library at The Nomad on Broadway, where a group of the band's friends and supporters gathered for cocktails. A young group meant a young crowd, [...]
The Toronto International Film Festival just came to a close, but you can create your own film festival at home with these film festival favorites on SnagFilms.
The Weather Underground: Watch this Chicago Underground Film Festival phenom centered on the late 60s student radicals The Weathermen. Interweaving archival footage with contemporary interviews, the film paints a compelling portrait of revolutionary times with unexpected, striking connections to today’s world.
Primer: A Grand Jury award winner at Sundance, this cult classic blends sci-fi and mystery as two brilliant engineers travel back in time. As noted by Esquire, “anybody who claims he fully understands what’s going [...]
Maxine was a college student who didn't really intend to save anyone's life. She went to a blood drive (in part attracted by the free pizza), but was told she couldn't donate that day. She was steered instead toward a Be The Match marrow drive and decided to join the registry. Maxine soon learned she was a perfect bone marrow match for Jenna, who has a life-threatening condition. Maxine donated the marrow that saved Jenna's life. This video shows the pair during the weekend they met for the first time.
You could be someone's marrow match, too. The cure for blood cancer is in your hands.
Just as the way we consume movies has changed in recent years with the advances in smartphone and tablet technologies, the way filmmakers make films has changed as well. In this day and age, companies are developing software and hardware to make life on-set easier for those wielding cameras. With that in mind, the folks at Microsoft have produced an online documentary series about how filmmakers are utilizing their technology in creating art.
The first episode profiles filmmaker Chayse Irvin. Chayse’s recent films include the documentary Spirit in the Stone and Blacktino, a feature film that premiered at SXSW. The episode follows Chayse to various spots in New [...]