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Touchable Memories

  Seeing Eyes, Helping Hands,  and Winning Hearts   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     If you were blind, how would you “see” a photo? This is how. The third dimension can be the critical bridge for the visually impaired — the difference between the flat, indistinct, and illusive surface and the [...]

The Light of Boston

  Clarity and Illumination for Our Favorite City   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     This is a completely different—and stunning– application of time-lapse photography. It’s called layer-lapse photography.  What you’re seeing is the world’s first use of it here. Julian Tryba’s Boston Layer-Lapse is a unique piece of painstaking work.  He explains [...]

Elvis on the Stairway to Heaven

  Led Zeppelin Meets Elvis, 40 Years Ago   **Archival VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     40 years ago today the band began to play.  And it was out with the old– and in with the new. The Los Angeles Forum played host to some of the greatest shows Led Zeppelin ever put on.  [...]

City of Light, City of Night

  Coast to Coast:  From NYC to LA   **Award-Winning VIDEOS**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Cities are like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler.  Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because they are created by everybody. For those who are lost, there will always be cities that [...]

Growing Up Tyler

  Unreturned Love Hurts When You’re Only 12-Years-Old   **Award-Winning Short VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget. However much you wanted someone to want you, there was nothing you could do to make it happen. Whatever you did for them, whatever you gave [...]

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

  Putting a Short Life Into Perspective   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s an incredible reminder of how short life really is. Camille Marotte’s video offers a seamless interplay of beautiful images shot in locations such as Morocco, India, Senegal, and Vietnam, while narrator Tom O’Bedlam reads When Tomorrow Starts Without Me, a poem believed [...]

The Love of Chaos and Danger

22 October 2014

  The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger   **A Very Campy Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     We were had just at the title. Director-Producer Michael Litwak’s The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger tells the tale– or fairy tale–  of a very, very strange romantic [...]

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A Tale of Inertia and Momentum

21 October 2014

  It’s Funny as Long as it Happens to Somebody Else   **A Quick Animated Humor Flick**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Life has its dark and humorous moments at times. Remember, everyone you meet is fighing their own uphill battle that you don’t know about.  So just be kind.**   **Plato said that.  2,400 years ago. [...]

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Turning Public Education Into Private Profit

21 October 2014

  One Businessman is Cashing In   **Viral VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     This post first appeared at ProPublica and versions of this story were co-published with Bill Moyers, The Daily Beast, the Raleigh News & Observer, and a host of others. …The epic rap battle between Sir Issac Newton vs. Bill Nye [...]

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To Dam or Not to Dam?

20 October 2014

  Californians to Vote on Water  and North Coast Relics   **VIDEO**   Will Parrish Anderson Valley Advertiser     In roughly three weeks, the relatively slim percentage of Californians who vote in the Nov. 2014 election will decide on a politically contentious $7.5 billion state general obligation bond, Proposition 1, entitled “The State Water Bond.” A [...]

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Passing Time

19 October 2014

  It Changes with Age   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     We thought we’d bring you a pleasant little diversion and video this fine Sunday. It was only 40 seconds into the short film Snooze Time, yet this marvelous piece smartly captured our attention. With words like this, how can one [...]

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Watch Comet ‘Siding Spring’ Bolt Towards Mars– Now

19 October 2014

  Seeing a Once-in a-Million Year Opportunity   **VIDEO**   Live Online Video Links Below   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s here.  At 11:15 am on the West Coast.   Mountain-sized comet Siding Spring has spent its entire life in the outer reaches of our solar system, but today, Sunday Oct. 19, it will [...]

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Fighting Ebola, Street by Street

18 October 2014

  Shortage of Ambulances and Help  for Liberia’s Ebola Victims   New York Times **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Ambulance work in Liberia is a busy and lonely business. Racing along cracked and bumpy roads here, Gordon Kamara shouted into his cellphone over the shrieking sirens of his ambulance.  The phone had been [...]

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Because ‘I Got High’

18 October 2014

  Driving a Stoned Sofa   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Afroman’s old novelty song has taken on a whole new toke. The simple little tune once sluggishly lamented the lethargy and uselessness of weed consumption.  But it’s been given a rework to promote the legalization of marijuana.  Now, I Got [...]

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Humboldt’s Bad Cinema Weekend

17 October 2014

  The Eureka Theater This Friday and Saturday Night   Doors Open at 6:30 pm Movies at 7   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It looks like rain in Humboldt. Have some fun indoors tonight.  Grab a bite to eat and head on over to see the newly-restored gem of a 1939 Streamline Modern theater:  The [...]

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Glow in the Dark Skiing

17 October 2014

  Let There Be Light   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Show us your silver lining– and make it glow. Shot on location at the Golden Alpine Holidays Sentry Lodge, Alyeska Resort, and the Alaskan Wilderness, Afterglow is a short and surreal night ski film. There’s illuminated deep powder, massive pillows, [...]

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My Life As A Carny

16 October 2014

  The Corn Dog Summer on the Road   **VIDEO**   Harry Payne Humboldt Sentinel     It was one big juggling act. We were coming off our first winter out West.  My buddy Brad finally made it back from Bend a couple weeks later and was seeking gainful employment, too. Mom and Dad ran into [...]

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Major Breakthrough Announced in Nuclear Fusion

15 October 2014

  Back to the Nuclear Future: One Mighty (and small) Reactor in the Mix   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     They’re restarting the Atomic Age with a big bang. The largest military contractor in the United States is developing a nuclear fusion reactor that is small enough to fit on the back [...]

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87 Bounces

15 October 2014

  –Thru 24 Hollywood Movies in 3 Minutes   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Small problems are like dominoes.  One tips into the other, setting off a snowballing chain reaction of Rube Goldberg proportions.  On days like this, it would have been better just to stay in bed and let the chips [...]

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Inside the Carnivore Mind

14 October 2014

  Hunting, Passion, and Reason   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye.    ~Hunter S. Thompson   Hunting is the only thing that makes [...]

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Texas Nurse with Protective Gear Gets Ebola

13 October 2014

  First Person to Contract Deadly Disease Within US   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humbodt Sentinel     The government is telling the nation’s hospitals to ‘‘think Ebola’’ after a Texas nurse became the first person to contract Ebola within the United States yesterday. “Stopping Ebola is hard.  Every hospital must know how to diagnose [...]

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Flipping the Teeterboard Fantastic

13 October 2014

  Landing the Balance   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s like life.  It’s all about the balance and landing on your feet. Teeter totters and trampolines are probably something you haven’t played on since you were a kid. But what if you combined the two into one?  Let’s introduce you [...]

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Life Springs Eternal

12 October 2014

  Fortress:  A Dystopian Sci-Fi Short   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” ~Albert Einstein   Plato once said, “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” This [...]

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Design, Junk, and Another Man’s Treasure

12 October 2014

  The World of Aaron Draplin   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     He loves design.  He loves hoarding.  And he loves his mom. He’s Aaron Draplin. “Hustlin” by Jared Eberhardt follows the renowned graphic designer who, among other things, sees things others don’t in everyday objects. Some may call him obsessive.  [...]

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The Making of Malala

11 October 2014

  2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner   **Award-Winning NYT VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Her courage and life inspires and captivates us all. This is the story of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, told by The New York Times’ senior video journalist Adam B. Ellick, who made the above documentary about her in 2009 [...]

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The Government War on the Garden of Eden

10 October 2014

    An Eco-Community Under Assault   **VIDEO** by We Are Change   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Paradise Lost. Dedicated to living sustainably by raising fresh food, utilizing earthen materials for building projects, and facilitating “a human’s highest potential,” the Garden of Eden is an alternative community– providing food, shelter and sustainability education [...]

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Police Turning Schools Into War Zones

10 October 2014

  Teddy Bears, Machine Guns, and MRAPs for Kids   **Colbert Report VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Schools need military-grade equipment and weapons? School police departments across the US have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine-resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of machine guns, as Stephen [...]

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Traveling the World in Four Minutes

09 October 2014

  Günther Gheeraert’s Rise Up   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Flamingos in Chile. The people of Southern India. The peaks and prayer flags of Tibet. The cityscapes of New York. Günther Gheeraert’s Rise Up is a fast moving film paying tribute to traveling and exploring the world– and the diversity of the [...]

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Huge Protests Expected Following Deaths of Two Teens

09 October 2014

  All Eyes are on St. Louis This Weekend   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It could be a powder keg ready to blow under the right conditions. The St. Louis area on Thursday was bracing for more racial unrest over the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer, [...]

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The Republican War on the Working Poor

09 October 2014

  Gov. Scott Walker Leads the Way Forward   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The Koch Brothers are pleased at his sheer audacity. Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has treated the idea of raising his state’s minimum wage with the same tact and seriousness you’d expect from a man who made his [...]

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Running Depressions

08 October 2014

  Getting Out and Doing Whatever You Do   **Award-Winning Video**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Making two things work well together. In this great little short film by Joel Wolpert, we get inside the head of ultrarunner Rob Krar and his experiences with depression.  In Krar’s words, depression and running go hand-in-hand [...]

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US Army Still ‘The Bestest in History’

08 October 2014

  –After 50-Year 1-1-7 Record   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     U.S. Army leaders insist their force is still “the greatest fighting force in human history” even after a woeful record exacerbated by two debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan, sources confirmed today. “Look at the Roman Legion,” said Chairman of the Joint [...]

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Ideas Are That Grand

07 October 2014

    **Award-Winning Animated Short**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Great minds discuss ideas.  Average minds discuss events.  Small minds discuss people. But what if there is no one to discuss them with? Sometime in the future an old man, equipped with the benefits of evolution, survived the extinction of all other living [...]

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Jefferson County’s Assault on US History

07 October 2014

  Keeping Politics Out of Education   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Historian Howard Zinn, late author of A People’s History of the United States, would be rolling over in his grave if he knew what was happening in Colorado. The school board of Jefferson County, Colorado, approved a controversial measure last week [...]

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T-World

06 October 2014

  The Future of T-Shirt Graphics   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     We had no idea people even think of these things. For over 40 years, street culture– encompassing graffiti, design, skate, music and urban inspired street wear – has changed the way we see the graphics of T-shirts. The film, Next: [...]

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Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’

06 October 2014

  PBS Series Reveals Everything Wrong With Our Current Political Class   **VIDEO**   Joseph A. Palermo Huffington Post     Ken Burns’ seven-part PBS series on the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, is a remarkable achievement. Burns sheds a poignant new light on the personal and public [...]

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Digital Wasteland

05 October 2014

  E-Waste Central   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Agbogbloshie, Ghana, was once a fertile wetland. It is now the largest electronic waste dumpsite in the world.  Children as young as seven salvage what they can from unwanted technology dumped from China, Japan and the West. TVs, PCs and refrigerators are [...]

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Into The Streets

03 October 2014

  The Historic March Against Climate Change   **Meerkat Media VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     There’s strength in numbers.  400,000 to be exact. Over 400,000 people took to the streets of Manhattan to demonstrate a unified front against climate justice inaction. Different walks of life and diverse perspectives converged together as the [...]

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Funding Higher Education for All

03 October 2014

  Profiting from Students …Appropriately   **VIDEO**   Jim Hightower JimHightower.org   Question: Is making higher education available to every American more important to our national interest than letting Wall Street profiteers make a few more billions of dollars each year? Answer: Of course. Yet, our political leaders– pushed by Wall Street lobbyists– have been [...]

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The Sounds of Paragliding

02 October 2014

  Motion and Breath in the Air   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s the beauty and the sound of flying. Put your headphones on or turn up the volume, otherwise the real pleasure of this clip might be lost. Sounds of Paragliding is a new video from director Shams and [...]

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Stoned Patients, Stoned Kids

02 October 2014

  92% of Medical Marijuana Users Say It Works –But Should Children Be in the Mix?   **VICE VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel    Is it a miracle drug?  Patients and parents think so. A 2013 survey in the New England Journal of Medicine found that nearly 8-in-10 doctors approved the use of medical [...]

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Free Running

01 October 2014

  The Art of Fluid Movement   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s an unusual street sport that’s gaining in popularity. It’s free running—also known as parkour.  It’s the art of moving dynamically from point A to point B.  A highly entertaining art form, athletes demonstrate a variety of acrobatic and gymnastic skills [...]

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Appealingly Cheap and Incredibly Deadly

01 October 2014

    Death-Bot Drones and Their Blind Execution   **VIRAL VIDEO**   John Oliver Last Week Tonight   “All of the sudden, drones are everywhere,” John Oliver says above in his satirically sad piece from Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight. “They’re the third most annoying thing in the sky– after mosquitoes and plastic bags caught in [...]

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Does the Hydra Live Forever?

30 September 2014

  As Close to a Miracle As Life Gets   **VIDEO**   Robert Krulwich and Adam Cole NPR/ Krulwich Wonders     A puzzlement. A simple gastrotrich hatches.   Three days later, it’s all grown up, with a fully adult body complete with a mouth, a gut, sensory organs and a brain, says science writer Carl [...]

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Hooked on Humboldt County

30 September 2014

    Changing the Times: Ideas from Around the Web   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s about time Humboldt leaders start leading the way with innovative ideas for the future of our beautiful North Coast.  Instead of beating the tired old path of tax increases and asking for more, more, and still more, while [...]

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The Elusive Freedom of Tomorrow

29 September 2014

   The Great Dictator’s Famous Speech   **Award-Winning Animated Short**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.    ~George Orwell, 1984   “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor.   That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone.  I should like [...]

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Hong Kong Protests Push for Greater Democracy

29 September 2014

    Police Pull Back as Protesters Jam City Streets   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The growing protests in Hong Kong have gripped the world’s attention. Extending their protests into the workweek, Hong Kong democracy activists continued occupying major thoroughfares Monday, forcing the closure of some schools, banks and other businesses [...]

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Aliens That Go Bump in the Night

28 September 2014

  ‘Envoy’   **Award-Winning Sci-Fi Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     A liberating force together, technology and indie filmmakers can deliver the goods.  It’s hard to believe the top-notch quality productions amateurs can make today with limited resources and on a shoestring budget.  David Weinstein’s Envoy is the latest example of this. A story [...]

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