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Hong Kong's Neon Glow

The neon signs that illuminate the streets of Hong Kong are as iconic as any landmark in the city. At the hands of craftsmen like Master Wu, who started making neon signs in the '80s and has been filling Hong Kong's streets with bright neon signs ever since., the vibrant cityscape has been featured in films like Blade Runner and Chungking Express. Sadly, the rise of LEDs has brought the end of an era as Hong Kong's signature glow slowly begins to fade.

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The Sparrow Mart

The Sparrow Mart is stocked with all the best produce. Everything from ramen and sushi to siracha and champagne, they have it all. The only thing is, every item is made from felt. British artist Lucy Sparrow follows up her New York City bodega with an all-felt supermarket in Los Angeles. Furnished with over 31,000 handmade sculptures, the project took Sparrow and five assistants an entire year to complete. The exhibit is located at The Standard hotel and is open until August 31st.

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Jonah Hill's Directorial Debut Looks Good. Like, Really Good

Written and directed by Moneyball and Wolf of Wall Street star Jonah Hill, mid90s is a Los Angeles-set coming of age story that looks like nothing you might have seen before. From the letterboxed cinematography that feels like you're watching an old home movie to the stunning color grading that feels so authentic to memories of the 1990s, Hill makes a lot of interesting stylistic choices that should hopefully pay off in spades once this starts screening later this year.

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The Poetry Between the Lines

Quentin Tarantino is a cinephile of the highest order. With such a massive film library in his head, when his ideas come to the screen, there's a lot of history in each shot. But it isn't just what you see that Tarantino wants you to remember — it's the hidden subtext between each line, movement of the camera, or look from the actors. Now You See It dives deep into Tarantino's philosophy, all in his own words, from archival interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from his career as a director.

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The Fjordman Might be the Best Surf Film of the Year

According to Asher Pacey, the best surf trip of his life was a month being held against his will in a van, forced to eat hot dogs, circumnavigating Iceland, at the hands of a once prone madman – a barefoot, bearded, beer-swilling, shoe-hating south coaster, Ryan ‘Maddog’ Mattick. "The Fjordman" is the 20-plus minute documentation of this month-long Icelandic expedition/hostage situation. Watch the ensuring madness (or beauty, depending on which perspective you're looking at) above. 

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Watch the Latest Film by adidas Skateboarding, 20|50

20|50 celebrates two adidas icons - Mark Gonzales and Tyshawn Jones - separated by thirty years in age yet unified through skateboarding. Set with the backdrop of Manhattan, TJ and the Gonz meet up with friends and strangers alike, showcasing their creative approach to skateboarding their hometown of New York City.

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A Hidden Art Form You'll Flip For

Martin Frost is the last working fore-edge painter in the world. Dating back centuries, the delicate art form places intricate scenes on the side of books, cheekily hidden beneath gold gilded pages.The art form, which dates back to the 1600s, involves painting pictures on the edges of books that remain hidden unless the pages are pulled in a specific way. The beautiful paintings are only visible to the trained eye, but once you unlock the secret, you'll find pure magic.

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Surf New York City

New York City is not known as a surfing Mecca (especially thanks to this guy). Sure, you could hit Rockaway Beach and catch a few waves, but it’s not exactly like carving up the crystal clear waters of Hawaii. Casey Neistat, as he’s wont to do, doesn’t accept that premise. For Independence Day, he took to the East River to give you a little tour of NYC via surfboard. Not only does the viral filmmaker get pulled along via boat; he gets dragged through the water via—wait for it—drone. What better way to see the city?

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Everywhere Unseen

This is the first in an ongoing series where MC sends a group of four photographers out into the world to see what they bring back. The idea is that while they’re all travelling to the same destinations, each photographer will have an individual take on their surroundings, providing four completely different points of view. Check out the first trailer below.

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Khalid's Tiny Desk Concert

At just 20 years old, singer-songwriter Khalid has had a fast rise to the top of the music charts. With five Grammy nominations and a quadruple-platinum single, Khalid's career is off to a successful start. In his first Tiny Desk concert, Khalid and guitarist Jef Villaluna play a few of his best tracks, including the breakout single "Location". Khalid's music narrates life's awkwardly necessary moments: the butterflies of young love, the angst of craving freedom, the apprehension of teetering on that next step in life. He creates honest, comforting pop that speaks to the kid in all of us. Accompanied only by Villaluna, the 20-year-old sensation captured this fleeting fearlessness of youth and brought it to the Tiny Desk for a heartfelt serenade session.

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Nike launched an Epic Ad Just in Time For the World Cup

As we all know, Nike likes to take it’s advertising seriously, and it’s really gone all in for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, unveiling a 90-second ad that centres around the Brazilian team. It stars some of the biggest names in football, as well as hopeful young kids playing in the streets, and even makes us reminisce about that iconic Nike airport ad from 1998 with a short filmed in an airport terminal. The ad ends with a young kid giving a motivational pep talk to the Brazilian national football team (via Brazilians everywhere), which you may want to turn the captions on for.

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TIME Magazine's Latest Cover Was Made With Help From 958 Drones

Drones are a hot-topic right now, so hot in fact that TIME Magazine has put 958 of them on its latest cover. A fleet of Intel Shooting Star drones were employed for the shoot, replicating the magazine’s iconic masthead and red border by flying in perfect formation above California. The quadcopters were specifically designed by Intel for light shows and, back in 2016, 500 of them set the new Guinness World Record for the “Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously”. Since then, they’ve featured in the Super Bowl live performance by Lady Gaga and the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, which became the largest drone show in the history of the world with 1,218 of them in use.

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Meet the Incredibly Talented Blind Skateboarder - Dan Mancina

Prepare to be amazed, as Red Bull meets up with a skater who lost his vision, but never his passion. Imagine that one day, at a young age, you're told that something was wrong with your vision. Like a race against time, each day your vision deteriorates a little bit more until one day you wake up and, like that, your sight is gone. How does someone skate when they're blind? Simply put, at first, Mancina didn't. Grappling with the anxiety, fear and depression that accompanied his loss of vision, Mancina set aside his board, thinking that skating was part of his former life. He moved forward, doing everything he thought he should be doing as a blind person, but still felt a huge void. That all changed one day for Mancina though.

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Drake Returns to Degrassi in the Video For His Latest Single

More than a decade after starring in Canadian drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation, Drake has returned to the school where it all started in the video for his latest single “I’m Upset”. Cameos come from old cast members including Shane Kippel, Nina Dobrev, Stacey Farber, Jake Epstein, and A.J. Saudin, as well as Jay and Silent Bob (Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith), with everyone partying throughout the old sets. Unfortunately, things end up getting a little out of hand and the video ends with everyone fleeing the scene after the school goes up in a fiery blaze. As the credits roll, we get a nostalgic look at some original footage from the series.

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Apple's Newest Ad Series "Behind the Mac" Features Creatives Who Wouldn't Have Made It Otherwise

Apple has just released four new commercials, each featuring different creatives who demonstrate just how important their laptops are to their craft (and the continuance of them). The ads also star entrepreneur and app developer Peter Kariuki and iconic musician Grimes, who also used the ad to debut a new song called “That’s What the Drugs are For”. You can watch each of the commercials below.

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Netflix Previews Upcoming Michael Jordan Documentary

Netflix and ESPN Films have joined forces for The Last Dance, a 10-part Michael Jordan documentary series chronicling the greatest basketball player of all time and the unbelievable Chicago Bulls dynasty he led throughout the 1990s. Surprisingly, Jordan approved the project and will take part in it. 

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Medley is Nike SB Australia's First Full Length Feature

Nike follows the Converse CONS skate crew with a video from its Nike SB Australian team, dubbed Medley. The half-hour clip shows the squad in action across a variety of locales, with plenty of jaw-dropping air and impressive lines from the likes of Sam Sutton, Rowan Davis and Nicholas Andrews. The team is mostly made up of young up-and-comers from Australia’s disparate skate scene, but despite their age, they have no qualms about nailing some particularly advanced stunts.

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Why Sport Sounds Better on TV

We don’t often think about audio when we watch sports on TV, but it’s a huge part of the overall experience. Vox spoke with several audio engineers who mix the sounds of sports to learn more about what it takes to capture the crack of the bat and the swish of the net. From the cadence of the quarterback to the sounds of skates on ice, audio mixers are tasked with getting microphones close enough to the action to gather the sounds but still out of the way of the players and the fans.

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