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Jan 15, 2013
@ 12:09 pm
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CASCADA from NRS Films on Vimeo.


Beautiful but Terrifying: Kayaking Over a Waterfall

Trekking through the Tlapocayan jungle in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, seven men from Forge Motion Pictures brave bugs and inclement weather to capture water in its most natural, most treacherous state: the waterfall.

This made me gasp out loud as I ate a bagel.

(via theatlantic)


Aug 2, 2012
@ 4:45 pm
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video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player


What Will Happen to the King Eddy Saloon?

What’s in a name? For downtown’s The King Eddy Saloon, perhaps everything - and nothing.

Often dubbed the last authentic dive bar in Los Angeles, the Skid Row staple is slowly preparing for a change of ownership, and that’s got some folks nervous. Fans of the corner bar’s grimy appeal are worried that new owners Michael Leko and Will Shamlian won’t be as gentle with the aging space as time has been. Leko and Shamlian are in familiar territory with the purchase, having previously become partners in Library Bar, Pizzeria Urbano and a host of other revamped downtown spaces. For their part, Leko and Shamlian have expressed an interest to the LA Times and elsewhere that they would simply like to revive the sagging saloon with the purchase. If anything, it seems, the men would like to trade on its history against the backdrop of a revitalized downtown Los Angeles. What that means for the barstools and the patrons who frequent them remains to be seen. At least they’re keeping the name.

Read more here.