I’m on record as a big fan of those on-court and on-ice projection systems proliferating throughout our nation’s arenas, but Tampa might have achieved apotheosis.
The inevitable year-end round ups are in full swing, but we here at Raw File can't help but declare the obvious---2014 was a great year for photography. Digital cameras and smartphones have caused image making to be a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives---photographs are everywhere---and we can't get enough. From visions of Russia to outer space to hidden snipers, Raw File is pleased to present our own highlights.
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There are many great Earth-observing satellites circling the planet these days. Digital Globe's new WorldView 3 has incredible 30-centimeter resolution, and Planet Lab's flock of minisatellites may someday soon be able to image every spot on Earth, every single day. But taken together, NASA has by far the best collection of satellites designed to monitor the planet.
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Before directing Hobo With a Shotgun, and the awesome alien segment in our V/H/S/2, Jason Eisener broke onto the horror scene with his insanely gory holiday classic.
A must-watch each and every year, here’s Eisener’s 2008 “Treevenge,” in which a bunch of trees get revenge on those who kill them each and every holiday season.
“‘Treevenge’ Details the experiences and horrifying reality of the lives of Christmas trees. Clearly, for trees, Christmas isn’t the exciting “peace on earth” that is experienced by most. After being hacked down, and shipped away from their homes, they quickly become strung up, screwed into an upright position for all to see, exposed in a humiliation of garish decorations. But this Christmas will be different, this Christmas the trees have had enough, this Christmas the trees will fight back. ‘Treevenge’ could be a short film about the end of days for Christmas trees, or perhaps, the end of humanity?”
A couple years ago, American single malt whiskey had its Bottle Shock moment. Just like the California wines that beat the French in a blind taste test back in 1976, an American single malt trounced the Scotch in the prestigious Best in Glass competition. And if you're not already a fan of the burgeoning genre, you should be. Let me tell you why.