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“The Great Hack” brings our data nightmare to life

Source:  Wired If you'd rather not think about how your life is locked in a dystopian web of your own data, don't watch the new Netflix documentary "The Great Hack." But if you want to see, really see the way data tracking, harvesting, and targeting takes the strands...

Would you swim with polar bears for the perfect photo? Amos Nachoum does

Source:  San Francisco Chronicle In an early scene in the new documentary “Picture of His Life,” Amos Nachoum sits alone in a dark San Francisco studio projecting slides on the wall. Nachoum, one of the world’s most accomplished wildlife and underwater photographers,...

The legacy of Jim Crow continues to loom large in Louisiana

Source:  The Atlantic The legacy of Jim Crow continues to loom large in the United States.  But nowhere is it arguably more evident than in Louisiana. In 1898, a constitutional convention in Louisiana successfully codified a slew of Jim Crow laws in a flagrant effort...

Inside the World’s First Fully-Electric Racing Grand Prix

Source:  VICE While traditional Formula 1 is confined to dedicated race tracks, Formula E takes over the streets of cities across the globe.  And nstead of the noise and fumes from diesel-powered machines, Formula E race cars are powered by electricity and speed...

The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

Source:  Collider Abducted in Plain Sight - The words “bonkers," “crazy," and “wild” might come to mind while watching true crime documentary "Abducted in Plain Sight."  The film tells the truly disturbing story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was abducted...

How Kim Jong-Un smuggles his $500,000 Mercedes into North Korea

Source:  The New York Times Kim Jong-Un frequently shows off the luxury Mercedes he has obtained in open defiance of U.N. sanctions intended to ban luxury goods from North Korea. Using shipping data, corporate records, satellite imagery, and interviews, The New York...

Ken Burns’ “Country Music”: What We Know So Far

Source:  The Boot We're only two months away from the premiere of Ken Burns' "Country Music," a massive documentary that explores the history of the music genre. The PBS film is directed and produced by Ken Burns, co-produced by Julie Dunfey, and written by Dayton...