Category Archives: Pick of the Day

Pick of the Day: Soundworks Collection

The secret behind any great film or documentary is not what you see, but what you hear. Whether it\’s in the art of foleying, the recreation of ambient noise, the soundtrack or the countless hours of remixing and editing, sound … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: A Way With Words

In California, we say ‘hella.\’ In New York, it\’s ‘mad.\’ Why both these bits of slang mean the same thing, in different parts of the world, is precisely the reason public radio\’s “A Way with Words” exists. The weekly call-in … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: HISHEDotcom

What if the eagles in J.R.R. Tolkien\’s Lord of the Rings series just took the group of hobbits to their destination of Mordor? Or if the shark-hunting protagonists in Jaws simply poisoned the Great White shark? Done, movie over. HISHEDotcom, … Continue reading

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Southern Chic

The magazine Garden & Gun is prima facie interesting, and continues to be so, long after your prima impression. Named after an iconic 1970s-era disco in Charleston, South Carolina, the magazine was launched in 2007 to celebrate, in a knowing … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: NASA Television

For an organization that deals with the complexities of sending a car-sized rover 352 million miles across space to land on Mars, maintaining a presence on the Internet isn\’t—wait for it—rocket science. Happily, NASA Television, the space agency\’s YouTube channel, … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Making sense of the Internet is no easy task. It has puzzled journalists, industries and governments for the past few decades and continues to grow. (See video for more.) The fine folks at Harvard University\’s Berkman Center for Internet and … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: The Story Collider

Behind every scientific breakthrough or unorthodox experiment are scores of stories waiting to be told. The Story Collider, a New York City based group of scientists and storytellers, aims to share such tales. The two-year-old collective started meeting in front … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: Skift—How the Smart Folks Travel

Did you know that United Mileage Plus credit card holders automatically get upgraded from seating group 3 to seating group 2 when boarding United flights? You would know—if you read Skift, a cool new site for people who travel a … Continue reading

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Pick of the Day: Travis Jensen Photography

Travis Jensen moved to San Francisco by himself in the summer of 1997, fresh out of high school. He describes himself as “at risk” in those days, living hand to mouth as he roamed the legendary hills with his skateboard. … Continue reading

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Decoding Capitol Hill

While the media world is abuzz with the recent tale of how columnist Andrew Sullivan crowdsourced nearly $350,000 in a day to bootstrap his own site, he\’s hardly the first popular journalist to unleash the power of the Internet to … Continue reading

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