The Diamond Sword from Minecraft made real.

I have recently discovered the YouTube series Man at Arms, which features a professional blacksmith who creates real versions of fictional weapons. Attention-span friendly and extremely impressive, this guy takes weapons that would never be made in real life, and does just that. Examples include Minecraft’s pixelated diamond sword, and Cloud’s giant Buster Sword from…

High Maintenance: “Stevie”

As promised, something actually funny: An episode from the web series, High Maintenance. “Stevie”: The series revolves around a weed delivery guy’s encounters with crazy customers.  

Bee and PuppyCat: Part 1

I identify with these characters, and I am looking forward to the next episode in August. The animation immediately reminded me of Studio Ghibli. by Natasha Allegri.

Björk & David Attenborough on Music (Channel 4)

There’s a documentary featuring Björk & David Attenborough about music coming on Channel 4 this weekend. But unfortunately I am not British. I guess I’ll be breaking out ExpatShield if it doesn’t get posted to YouTube first. I look forward to seeing two of my favorite voices sharing the same platform. Trailer follows.

CocoRosie – “Fairy Paradise” (Live on KEXP)

I’m growing an ear for CocoRosie lately; their new stuff is really highlighting their talent and creativity, and it feels very mature, clever, and classy-polished. Like Capital-A Art, and less fringe-indie. More Bjork-staying-power and less hipster fad. Very very talented and unique. This clip is from a live performance on KEXP.

Marina & The Diamonds – “Lies”

A new video for Marina & the Diamonds’ “Lies,” from her Electra Heart album, which seems to be following the unheard-of trend of having a music video for every song on it.

Trailer: Elysium

While I typically frown on show-the-whole-movie trailers, this one got me really excited to see Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. Knowing that it’s directed by Neill Blomkamp who did District 9, I am really looking forward to it…

Orange is the New Black

I want to keep this one short and sweet. If you liked Jenji Kohan‘s smart comedy-drama writing and approach (Weeds) and you have Netflix, you should be watching Orange is the New Black. The Netflix-exclusive revolves around a woman, Piper Chapman, who becomes the newbie in a woman’s prison. The character development is exceptional, and…