Five Films from 2019 Nominated for Best Documentary

With the Academy Awards set for Feb. 9th, take a few minutes to focus on the five films nominated for Best Documentary Feature. Two films are available to watch in full on Netflix, a third is available via PBS online.…

I Was in The Black Eyed Peas. Then I Quit.

In the mid-1990s, the singer and songwriter Kim Hill met a young rapper who suggested they start making music. That rapper’s name was will.i.am, and his group was a rising Los Angeles underground hip-hop crew called The Black Eyed Peas.…

The Magic of Chess

Filmed at the 2019 Elementary Chess Championships at the Nashville Opryland resort, a group of children share their uninhibited, philosophical insights about the benefits of chess. Presented by US Chess Producers: Jenny Schweitzer, Jennifer ShahadeDirector & DP: Jenny SchweitzerExecutive Producer:…

A Hundred Years of Coney Island

A look at Brooklyn’s Coney Island through a split-screen tour of its iconic landmarks: Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, the Cyclone roller coaster, and the beach. (Source: The New Yorker)

A.I. is Making It Easier to Kill (You)

A tank that drives itself. A drone that picks its own targets. A machine gun with facial recognition software. Sounds like science fiction? A.I. fueled weapons are already here. (Source: The New York Time Video)

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