Philip Seymour Hoffman On Happiness

August 27, 2014

We will never not miss Philip Seymour Hoffman. Watch this great animated short featuring PSH on life, death and happiness.

Look back on his career highlights with our post on Hoffman’s seven greatest movie roles.

Enter Pyongyang

August 25, 2014

Blending time-lapse photography, HD and digital animation, videographer Rob Whitworth takes us into the seldom-seen city of Pyongyang, North Korea. With such a mixture of the real and the imagined, “Enter Pyongyang” offers a unique perspective on the fantasies and fictions us outsiders have created about the North Korean capital city over the years.

For more insight into life in North Korea, be sure to check out our gallery of rare photographs inside the isolated nation, as well as our article on the Mass Games, or when thousands of North Koreans form what has been described as a human jumbotron.

A 3-Minute Video Explains Why You Need To Drop Everything And Visit Portugal

August 23, 2014

Admittedly, we’re a little obsessed with time-lapse videos. They cram what is likely months of work into a stunning, fast-paced work. But we’re especially obsessed when they capture landscapes as lush and exotic as Portugal’s.

Great News, Caffeine Addicts: Science Says Coffee Is Good For You

August 21, 2014

Drink 2-3 cups of coffee a day and don’t have a ruinous diet? Studies show you’ll live longer than those who don’t and decrease the likelihood of contracting Type-2 Diabetes. Watch on for more pro-coffee facts to throw at people who say you have a “problem”.

Ferguson Protests Through The Eyes Of A Teenager

August 21, 2014

Throughout the Ferguson riots, we’ve heard from journalists, activists and–after some significant delays–the police. But the voices of teenagers, those whose ages render them closest to the now-deceased Mike Brown, have certainly been missing. People at Transient Pictures have followed some of these teens in the wake of the killing and riots, documenting the questions they’ve raised since, how they’ve tried to cope with such a loss and broader issues of race, security and their place in it all.

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For more photos of the riots in Missouri, check out our gallery.

A Dwarf Documents His Life And Interactions With Others In New York City

August 19, 2014

Jonathan Novick gives us a rare insight into dwarfism–and not the kind of “rare insights” that appear nightly on TLC–in this short-length documentary, “Don’t Look Down on Me”. Novick has been living in the city for a little over a year now, and while the experience has been good in general, some of the encounters he’s had have been incredibly frustrating. With the help of a button cam, he shows us how.