Extracting giant marble blocks from a quarry is amazing and beautiful

This beautiful video is an excerpt from Yuri Ancarani's documentary Il Capo. It shows the boss of the most famous marble quarry in the world—in Carrara, Italy—at work. Watching him guide his men extract giant chunks of marble with simple hand movements, is simply amazing. » 10/24/14 12:15am 10/24/14 12:15am

Manakamana Captures the Entire Country of Nepal in Just One Cable Car

Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez' Manakamana isn't a film for everyone. Labeled as experimental, it comes with the territory that this isn't your average doc with an identifiable beginning, middle, and end. Instead Manakamana is something you've never seen before, and that's why it's worth watching. » 9/21/14 9:00pm 9/21/14 9:00pm

Watching food talking about food is hilarious

This short animated documentary shows different types of food talking about the food they love. Cheeseburger loves meat, mini-pretzels became vegetarian, a chicken is in love with eggplants, and so on. The voices are taken from interviews with real people and the stop motion animation is made to synchronize with them. » 5/20/14 9:59pm 5/20/14 9:59pm

How a Team of Nerds and Artists Uncovered Warhol's Lost Digital Art

Retro-geeks and artists alike were abuzz last month with the news that the Andy Warhol Museum had recovered digital works of art created by Warhol himself some thirty years ago on a Commodore Amiga computer. A new documentary produced by the Carnegie Museum of Art traces the process of digital archeology that revealed… » 5/12/14 2:20pm 5/12/14 2:20pm

Step Inside The Historic Photo Archive Stored In an Underground Mine

Boyers, Pennsylvania, is home to the Iron Mountain storage facility, a former limestone mine that is now the storage site of more than 15 million photographic negatives and prints, all preserved hundreds of feet underground. This documentary, produced by the Hillman Photography Initiative, takes you inside for a… » 4/29/14 5:39pm 4/29/14 5:39pm

Exploring the Decaying Ruins of Brother Island, NYC's Last Unknown Place

Surrounding the bustling island of Manhattan are countless lesser-known landforms. One of the most unique is North Brother Island. Sitting in the East River between the Bronx and Rikers Island, this unassuming chunk of land once housed a hospital where the city quarantined sick patients. » 4/28/14 4:40pm 4/28/14 4:40pm

Meet the man who has set nearly 400 Guinness World Records

If you ever found yourself in an herbal induced state of clarity and wondered if you could set a Guinness World Record in something ridiculous, the answer is you probably can. But then Ashrita Furman would probably break your record. Who? Ashrita Furman. He's perhaps the greatest winner, maybe one of the greatest… » 11/13/13 10:12pm 11/13/13 10:12pm

Coffee Mastery Lives in Counter Culture's Geared Out Training Center

Behind the veneer of bearded hipsters that floods the world of high-end coffee lies an intricate field of science, gadgetry, and taste requiring years of experience to master. Counter Culture is at the forefront of coffee education, and their new NYC training center is the apex of techniques and technology. » 10/28/13 2:40pm 10/28/13 2:40pm