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How To Butcher A Lamb

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

When I received this lamb, it was without its innards and head, a very disappointing discovery for me.

Activists in the Doc Lab

Lee Schneider | Posted 06.04.2011 | Impact
Lee Schneider

If you are an activist, now is the time to make a film to let more people know about your cause, and if you're a filmmaker, especially a documentary filmmaker, now is the time to become an activist.

Medical Documentarians: Putting A Human Face on the Search for a Cure

George Heymont | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Back in the early 1980s, when AIDS was making its first cruel advances through the population, many of us felt an overwhelming sense of hopelessness a...

"Screw the Tripod!" Remebering Ricky Leacock (1921 - 2011)

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.26.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

It's rare to work in an established art form where you can work with and be influenced by those who invented the genre. Not so for documentary filmm...

Artisan Donuts: A Far Cry From The Usual

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.29.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"If you're happy, the donuts are happy..." Meet Fany Gerson, the 2011 James Beard nominated cookbook author and donut mastermind behind DOUGH, an i...

Tim Wu Talks Net Neutrality, Information Empires and Freedom

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

2011-03-21-nknknk.jpgWe all know that as technology empowers us to do more, it carries with it all manner of problems. But one of our biggest pickles tends to slip right by us: We're not free.

Two Beer-Loving Girls Take On Crappy Bar Snacks

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"So our passions totally melded because we, both forever since we were in college, wanted to run a food company, and we just needed to find the right ...

Whole Foods Launches A Film Festival

Slashfood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Starting April 1, you can catch Juno's Ellen Page trading in her Hard Candy routine to narrate Vanishing of the Bees. No, it's not a sequel to horror ...

Miral, Israel and AJC

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Along came Miral and all the rules were broken. Because it involved Israel, and not nations with far more clout in the UN system, the protest fell on deaf ears.

Bunny: The Life & Death Of Your $35 Entrée

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Their meat is tasty, and among the most climate-friendly protein options out there, since they're herbivores, grow to maturity quickly, and reproduce ... well, like rabbits. (Warning: this video is not for the squeamish.)

What's The Best Local Food Story In America?

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

The Perennial Plate has been creating weekly videos about Real Food in Minnesota for the past year. Today we released our 52nd video: a trailer for o...

DVDs: Zombies Attack in The Walking Dead

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

You just know AMC is kicking itself for only ordering six episodes. So while they and we wait for a longer season two to start in the fall, new fans can catch up with the first zombie series.

Cute Kids, Thomas Keller's Ice Cream Recipe, Milking Cows ... Come On!

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Not much to explain here... this video has a lot going for it: cute kids, a grass-fed dairy farm, backyard chickens, and a recipe for ice cream. But t...

Safaris, Education and Second Bodies for the Disabled

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Karin Kloosterman

Her avatar is a blond bombshell. Not that my cousin isn't cute. But her avatar in Second Life is her fantasy self -- the one who is busty, blond, who ...

Making Maple Syrup: Where Your Favorite Pancake Accompaniment Comes From

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

While you and I are praying for warmer weather, there are a select few that are hoping for the opposite. Those Vermonters, Canadians and Minnesotans ...

So You Want to Make a Movie? First, Find Your Fans

Gideon Lichfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gideon Lichfield

It's a cliché that technology is transforming everything, but for film-makers it has truly turned the world upside down. The drawback? You've got competition like you never had it before.

Darkhouse Spear Fishing! And Midwest Ceviche

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, fishing is culture, food, religion, job, escape, and love. Truthfully, I probably could have done 46 episodes on fis...

VOTE: Banksy LOSES Best Documentary Oscar To Inside Job

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

As much as we were all hoping that Banksy would win and create entertaining shenanigans (especially with Oprah presenting the award), alas the anonymo...

Oscar Snub Or Documentary Flub?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Oscar night is fast approaching and the Hollywood glitterati are all being fitted in black tie and Valentino for the big night. Even the documentary-f...

VOTE: Will Banksy Show Up To The Oscars? What Will He Be Wearing?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Banksy has been making appearances all over Los Angeles in recent weeks in the form of stenciled street art, but it remains unknown whether the myster...

Winter Mushroom Foraging

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Hunting season is over, there is nothing green for miles, and squash doesn't look nearly as good as it did three months ago. But there's always an obscure mushroom laying dormant out in the woods.

Farming Bison To Bring Back A True American Breed

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Right now, it's good to be a bison farmer. There's a growing demand for the meat, prices have doubled, and there's a lot more interest in the food community, something attributable to the changing American diet.

WATCH: 'How To Sell A Banksy' On How Art Goes From Street To Sold

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

How do you sell street art? A "Banksy" is worth millions, but he installs his pieces for free. The process from street to sale is a convoluted, chaoti...

Food Fight: Documentary Screening Spurs School Nutrition Debate

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Last night, my little public elementary school, Nettelhorst, hosted a public screening of the powerful new documentary Lunch Line. But the real drama began after the credits rolled.

WATCH: A Retiree Vs. Berlin's Neo-Nazi Graffiti, 'The Hate Destroyer'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

We usually look down on people who destroy others' work, but we'll let Irmela Mensah-Schramm slide. Armed with spray-paint and a scraper, she's spendi...