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The Important Places and Where They Lead You

It’s Never Too Late to Go Back   Award-Winning **VIDEO** Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel       Forest Woodward is at that stage where parents begin to slow. It’s the place where all kinds of earthly, unwanted reminders drift above the horizon to change our view of things forever. “The year Dad turned 70,” he [...]

Still Life: Deep into the Depths

    Diving Free   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “Still” dives into the life of Carlos Eyles and his ocean philosophy.  We are very much aware of our environment on land– yet very much is still unknown about the body that encompasses over 70% of earth:  our oceans. Eyles, a [...]

The Art of Balance

    Stacking Rocks: ‘Everything Happen for a Reason’   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Stone sculptures aren’t unusual in beach communities. Almost anyone who has spent time around rocky shores has seen large boulders and bits of driftwood stacked up, some deliberately poised on just a single point.  It’s [...]

Kid Dynamite

    ‘Vote for Pedro’ Talent Show   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     If you’re a fan of Napoleon Dynamite, you will love this little video. It’s been 11 years since Napoleon Dynamite came out, or as brothers Diego and Marco Rueda put it — “it’s super old.”  Yet it’s nice to [...]

Me and Bobby McGee

    Pearl:  Janis Joplin (1943-1970)   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Janis Joplin brought her powerful, bluesy voice from Texas to San Francisco’s psychedelic scene, where she went from drifter to superstar. It was a liberating move for the lonely and out-of-place Janis, who always felt like she was a [...]

The Pigeon Kings of Brooklyn

  Birds of a Feather Do Flock Together   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Take a moment to look up from the busy streets of New York City. You might glimpse a flock of purebred pigeons swooping in circles around abandoned tenement buildings of the Big Apple.  They’re there for a reason.  [...]

Whiskey in the Jar

17 March 2015

    The Metallica Version for St. Paddy’s   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     One of the best known traditional Irish vocal ballads, Whiskey in the Jar has its origins stretching back to the mid-17th century. Found in dozens of forms throughout the globe, it tells the story of a highwayman robber who rips [...]

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Breaking Rules

16 March 2015

    Breaking Away is Part of Growing Up   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Rules are necessary for the development of society.  If they didn’t exist, we’d miss the pleasure of breaking them. When we’re young, people tell us the world looks a certain way.  Parents tell us how [...]

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Adapt and Live

13 March 2015

    The Exuberance of Life, Nature and Change   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Not only did he make the final cut, he won the contest. As a freelance cinematographer and producer traveling the country seeking adventure and shooting wildlife, Filipe DeAndrade originally studied film and wildlife ecology & conservation [...]

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‘What the Hell Did You Do With All That Money?’

12 March 2015

  California Administrative Office of the Courts Bleeding Counties and Courts Dry   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “What the hell did you do with all that money?” a California legislator asked. That’s a good question.  It vanished. California legislators laid into the administrative bureaucracy of California’s courts at a hearing in the capitol [...]

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Internet Café Refugees

11 March 2015

    Japan’s Disposable Workers   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It is better to bend than to break, the old Japanese proverb goes. Internet cafes have existed in Japan for over a decade, but in the mid 2000′s, customers began using these spaces as living quarters to make ends [...]

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Tripping Through Austria

10 March 2015

    A Three-Minute Tour   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s a drop-dead gorgeous place, a country rich in history and culture. From the Austrian Alps to the low lying valleys, from the crystal clear waters to the lush green grass, the sights and sounds of Austria are nothing less [...]

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The Ocean Gypsies

10 March 2015

    Vanishing Sea Nomads of Southeast Asia   **VIDEO**   Jacques Ivanoff National Geographic     On the horizon we see them, their flotilla of small hand-built boats like a mirage beneath the setting sun. They are wary of strangers:  At our approach they split up and scatter. We close in on one boat, and [...]

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The Two Million Dollar Man Living in a Van

09 March 2015

    Major League Baseball’s Daniel Norris   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The future of the Toronto Blue Jays wakes up in a 1978 Volkswagen camper behind the dumpsters at a Lakeland Wal-Mart and wonders if he has anything to eat. He rummages through a half-empty cooler until he finds a [...]

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The Woman on the Front Lines of War Journalism

09 March 2015

    Covering the Unquiet World of War Zones   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Don’t forget news is often something that someone, somewhere, doesn’t want you to know. The real-life tales from foreign reporters under fire or those determined journalistic gumshoes fighting against stone-walling bureaucracy are just as extraordinary as [...]

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The Woman With Three Breasts

07 March 2015

    A Total Recall Circus Sideshow   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     We like stories about unusual people with unusual stories to tell.  This one, though, takes the cake and left us scratching our heads in confusion and bewilderment and thinking the world had gone mad. A wannabe pop-star and aspiring [...]

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Alive in Oakland

06 March 2015

    Skating on the Thin Ice of Urban Life   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Ryan Reichenfeld’s Alive in Oakland is a unique short film about skateboarding. The documentary takes a look at the essence and purity of the sport and the impact it created in one small corner of the [...]

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Why Principals Matter

05 March 2015

    Changing the School, Changing the Culture   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Can school principals really make a difference? Earlier this year, Nadia Lopez was ready to quit her job at Mott Hall Bridges Academy.  Lopez founded the public middle school in 2010, hoping to provide educational stability to students in [...]

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Dogs in Cars: California

01 March 2015

  Doing What They Love Most   VIRAL VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     If three minutes of sunshine and dog smiles doesn’t make you grin, we’re not sure what will. In his short film Dogs In Cars: California, director Keith Hopkin captures eight dogs doing what they love and do best: leaning [...]

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Meandering Through the Desert of Life

28 February 2015

  Any Road Will Get You There   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     About a two-and-a-half-hour drive east of Los Angeles along the Twentynine Palms Highway, a tiny intersection brings you to the town of Joshua Tree, population 7,414. Sharing a name with the unusual Yuccas that punctuate the rocky [...]

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Net Neutrality and Freedom of Choice Prevail

27 February 2015

    FCC Makes Landmark Ruling for Americans   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The Internet came close to being taken over by private for-profit companies who want to control what consumers see and how much they’ll pay for it.  In a battle between everyday citizens and the Big Telecoms, the citizens [...]

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Youth Take Climate Change Fight to the Courts

24 February 2015

    Teens Sue Government for Failing to Protect Environment   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Many young people feel they have too much at stake to wait for our leaders to get their act together and take meaningful action on climate change.   It’s being termed the Children’s Climate Crusade. High-school student [...]

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5-Foot-3 and Full of Rage

21 February 2015

  Las Vegas Teen: “I’m Gonna Come Back  for You and Your Daughter”   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     His mug shot tells it all:  an angry young man arrested on charges of murder and showing no sadness, remorse, regret or shame in his face. The suspect in what has been described as [...]

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Three Chords and the Truth

20 February 2015

  A Rock History Lesson– in 100 Riffs   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Is it the end of an era? In the very cool video above, Chicago-based guitarist Alex Chadwick at Chicago Music Exchange plays 100 well-known guitar riffs from 1952 to the present day in one surprising take, providing [...]

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The Difficulty of Saying ‘I Love You’

19 February 2015

  This American Life of Relationships   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Love is like a rose.  It’s difficult and thorny and awkward to put into words at times. It causes some to simply freeze up, uncomfortable and catatonic, unable to mutter those words of deep affection and devotion.  Have you [...]

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Inside The Grand Budapest Hotel

18 February 2015

  The Work of Director Wes Anderson   **Award-Winning VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel abounds with some madcap energy, high whimsy, and more than its share of dark comedy. It was well-received at the box office, garnering nine Academy Award nominations.  But Roger Ebert.com film [...]

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Organic Farming Flourishing Worldwide

18 February 2015

  Rising Recognition and Profits   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “2 million of the world’s 1.5 billion farmers are now producing organically, with nearly 80 percent based in developing countries.  India boasts the most certified organic producers, followed surprisingly enough by Uganda and Mexico.”   There’s a growing trend happening in [...]

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Bonsai: Walking the Thin Line Between Life and Death

17 February 2015

  An American Shokunin   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “There are no borders in bonsai.  Its peace flies to a rich palace as it does to a humble house, as it does to young or old, or to rich and poor.  This is the true spirit of bonsai.”   ~John [...]

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U2: Every Breaking Wave

16 February 2015

  Are We So Helpless Against the Tide?   **U2 Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s a love story of two star-crossed lovers in Northern Ireland during the sectarian unrest of the 1980s, a punk rock Romeo and Juliet—but with brogues. Irish director Aoife McArdle’s Every Breaking Wave is a short [...]

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‘Florida Man’: Washed up in the Sunshine State

14 February 2015

  Florida’s Flotsam and Jetsam   **Award-Winning Documentary**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Florida is a state with a strange propensity.   It has the unique and peculiar property of attracting people who are at the end of their rope. In Florida Man, a surprisingly poignant documentary by director Sean Dunne about the worn-out and inebriated [...]

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Living the Dream

13 February 2015

    Devin Graham Makes Every Moment Count   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     What did you do in the past year?  If you’re like Devin Graham, you’ve been busy.  Very busy. 32-year-old YouTube uber-darling Graham lives in Provo, Utah, and is well known for his exotic, extreme, fun and upbeat videos [...]

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Getting the Orchestra Together on the Same Page

12 February 2015

  The Great Human Odyssey   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s not easy getting everyone on the same page. Composer Darren Fung created a magnificent musical score for the upcoming CBC series The Great Human Odyssey. In an era when live-recorded orchestral scores are a dying breed, Fung, and filmmaker [...]

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The World Is As Big or As Small As You Make It

11 February 2015

  Exchanging Culture in North Philly   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The World Is As Big or As Small As You Make It is a short documentary chronicling American kids using technology to connect with other kids in different countries. It began as a 140-character essay entry and was [...]

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Dying On Mars

10 February 2015

  Candidates Vying to be Colonists   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Would you do it? More than 200,000 people have applied to be on Mars One, a four-man mission to the Red Planet with no return voyage. Scheduled to depart in 2024, the voyage will be humanity’s first attempts at colonizing [...]

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Drug Pushers and Their Doctors

10 February 2015

    Getting Paid to Play and Prescribe   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars marketing their drugs to physicians. Last Week Tonight host John Oliver took a closer look at these troubling truths and assorted ethical Doc Dollar dilemmas, skewering the cozy relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies. There’s [...]

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Thinking Outside The Box

09 February 2015

  The Illusion of Seeing and Believing   A Truly Awesome **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The first time watching Box is a unique and jaw-dropping experience. Seeing isn’t always believing.  The viewer must juggle the pure enjoyment value of Box with the logistical questions and thoughts about the boundaries of space and matter. The second [...]

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VJ Day: Honolulu, Hawaii, 1945

08 February 2015

    A Brighter Horizon Beckons   **VIDEO**   Richard Sullivan Discovering Hawaii     It was the day the war ended. On August 14, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.  It was known as Victory over Japan Day, or simply VJ Day. Japan’s formal surrender [...]

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Puppy Love

07 February 2015

  The Life and Loves of Carli Davidson   Award-Winning **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Carli Davidson’s photography was inspired by her own dog Norbert, whose drool she regularly cleans off the walls because he frequent shakes. Shake, Davidson’s photo series, captures some of the frenzied shakes and drool and the [...]

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Tripping Thru ‘Nam

05 February 2015

  A Young Man’s 3-Minute Trip   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Young Russian photographer Georgy Tarasov’s film is a trip through a country once ravaged by war.  No longer.  That was 40 years ago. In The Road Story Vietnam, Daniil Tarasov, Georgy’s brother, takes viewers on an adventure through many [...]

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The Sadness of Losing a Best Friend

05 February 2015

    Crying Pup Grieves Over Loss of His Twin   **VIRAL VIDEO**   BrettVett1 YouTube     I noticed Brutus, my Rottweiler, was upset.  So was I.  His twin brother, Hank, had stopped eating.  He became lethargic, and then, seemingly, began grieving.  Hank had always been by my side with his Therapy Dog service.  [...]

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Double Deutsch Vision

04 February 2015

  Sight and Insight are Different Things   **Award-Winning VIDEOS**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     One step aside and you might discover something unexpected.  It´s amazing what you can find right in front of your door, if you just open your eyes and look a little closer. In the above video, Travel Where You [...]

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Elgin Park

03 February 2015

  Creating a Miniature Utopia of How the World Should Be   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Welcome to Michael Paul Smith’s Elgin Park:  A 1/24th-scale recreation of everyday scenes from mid-20th century America, ranging from the 1920s to the mid-1960s. Elgin Park is a lot of things: a 1950’s utopia, a [...]

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Lying in the National Interest

03 February 2015

    Well-Known German Journalist Admits Planting Stories for the CIA   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Becoming the first credentialed, well-known media insider to step forward and state publicly that he was secretly a “propagandist,” an editor of a major German daily has said that he personally planted stories for the [...]

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The Longest Walk

02 February 2015

  A Changing Selfie and Beard Across China   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Christoph Rehage The Longest Way.com     My name is Christoph Rehage, and I like to take walks sometimes. I was born a fat kid to a Hungarian mom and a German dad in Hanover, Germany, on November 9th in 1981.  During my childhood, I [...]

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Sunday Funnies

01 February 2015

  Time Out for Nonsense   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Let’s take a time out and amuse ourselves on a Sunday, shan’t we? Dji Death Sails is a superb award-winning 3D animation film by director Dmitri Voloshin and the Simpals crew. It tells the story of a distracted Grim Reaper [...]

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The Great Freshwater Sunday Breakfast

31 January 2015

Cakes ’n Eggs ’n Maple Syrup For Sunday: February 1, 8-11 am   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel Wake up and smell the coffee. The Freshwater Grange volunteers are hosting their fresh hot pancakes and real scrambled egg breakfast with all the fixin’s again this Superbowl Sunday. There’s breakfast, conversation and all the local flavor served up fresh.  [...]

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A Signpost for Humboldt County

30 January 2015

  Crime, Humboldt, and New York City: 1981   Award-Winning Short Film   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     NYC, 1981 is Austin Peters’ captivating six minute documentary about a particularly dark and intense period in New York City. A companion piece for the drama A Most Violent Year currently in theaters, Peters relates the [...]

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Breathe

29 January 2015

  Breathe in the Air   Award-Winning **Short Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     When we breathe in, we are breathing in the laughter, tears, victories, passions, thoughts, memories, existence, and the joys of life.  And we barely notice it. Breath takes us on a journey that explores everything that life is– from [...]

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