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Listen to Yungblud and Halsey as They Cover a Cult Classic

Australian radio behemoth Triple J's segment Like A Version gives artists the chance to cover their favourite songs. For the latest edition, Halsey and Yungblud have stripped back ‘I Will Follow You Into The Dark’ to its bare essentials. With the help of nothing more than a small string section and a keyboard, the two artists have found the song’s emotional core and nailed themselves there.

The cover is also a fantastic reminder of the respective vocal chops of both artists. It’s easy to forget, given the layers of production her music is covered in, that Halsey possesses an extraordinary, classically trained voice, one with the nuance and sheer emotional heft to carry Death Cab’s melodies.

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Wu-Tang Clan: of Mics And Men

In this four-part docu-series, director Sacha Jenkins pays homage to Wu-Tang Clan. The documentary will go back to group's beginning in Staten Island and follow their over 25-year run with archival footage and interviews from members like Method Man, RZA, Raekwon, and Ghostface Killah. After a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the series will be released on Showtime this year.

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10 Principles of Good Design

Dieter Rams established the foundation of good design. His "less is better" approach led to iconic products like the Braun ET 66 Calculator and the 606 Universal Shelving System for Vitsoe. Taken from the documentary Rams, Trollback & Co. illustrates the legendary designer's 10 principles using classic items conceived by the master himself.

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The Art of Miyadaiku

In Japan, there was a time that making and developing metal was so expensive that carpenters had to develop an alternative to nails. The solution was miyadaiku. The method uses interlocking pieces of wood that fit together almost like a puzzle. With most of the original buildings now in need of repair, Takahiro Matsumoto has mastered the ancient skill to restore temples and shrines throughout the city of Kamakura. Watch the video from Great Big Story above.

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La Cabane

Surfers Dion Agius, Chippa Wilson and Jay Davies holed up in a small cabin in the south-west of France for the making of short film, La Cabane. While heats and scorecards drew crowds in nearby Hossegor, the guys—with the help of European filmmakers and photographers Yentl TouboulGuillem Cruells and Pierre David—scored waves away from competition, drove to Spain in search of even greener pastures, and annoyed distant neighbours with post-surf beers that stretched deep into the night. Autumn in France is a fine time, indeed, if you know where to look. Hit play on the dreamy five-minute edit, La Cabane, above.

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The Last Dance

 The world of sports had never seen anything like Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls of the 1990s. Arguably the greatest sporting dynasty of all time, Jordan brought the NBA to a new level of popularity, wowing fans and non-fans alike and becoming the most well-known sports figure ever. ESPN and Netflix join together for a 10-part documentary series that chronicles the rise of Jordan, the Bulls, and the NBA. The Last Dance will premiere on ESPN in 2020 and will be followed by a release on the steaming platform later that year.

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Rooftop Skiing in France

Your morning routine has just been put to shame. You might as well put down your coffee, turn off your alarm, and go straight back to bed.

Meet Richard Permin, the 33-year-old French freestyle skier from Lyon with a very unusual hobby. In this epic video from Red Bull, Permin wakes every morning in the small ski town of Avoriaz, in the heart of the Portes du Soleil in France. Avoriaz is a pedestrian-friendly all-year ski resort with no cars, a “ski in, ski out” policy. This professional athlete decided to take an interesting interpretation of that rule by skiing not on the pre-set race tracks, but on top of the timbered rooftops of the small town.

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Wu-Tang Clan at the Tiny Desk

The Wu-Tang Clan gathered at the Tiny Desk to commemorate the 25 years since the release of the group's landmark album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). With more than 60 albums between the various members, The Clan's combined discography left them spoiled for choice when it came to narrowing down the set list for their performance. The result was an extended, 20-minute medley of songs from across the group's iconic catalog.

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Soft

Winter is here (for those of you in the north) — and that means snow. And snow means skiing and snowboarding, the latter of which is one of Christian Haller's favorite pastimes. The Swiss Olympian and snowboarder got together with a few of his friends to do some free-riding in fresh powder, the title of the video comes from the anagram of "sense of feeling things".

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Stormscapes

Please enjoy this supercut of special effects from Hollywood blockbusters, featuring all your favourite shots of roiling skies, alight with magical fire. No, wait: this is actually just time-lapse footage of real storms shot in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado by photographer Nicolaus Wegner. We just got confused. 

Even if the spectacle needs to be sped up a little to be truly appreciated, it's damn appreciable. And it looks like these skies have some star power of a different kind – is that Devils Tower (which shot to fame in Close Encounters of the Third Kind) making a cameo? Sure is.

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The Sky Piercer

Skier Sam Smoothy describes his style as “fast and loose with a good deal of risk,” which seems applicable to his objective to climb and ski the East Face of New Zealand’s Aoraki Mt. Cook. Directed by Jace Hancox and presented by Audi and The North Face, The Sky Piercer follows Sam and his team as they battle extreme weather and difficult conditions to achieve their unlikely goal.

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The Thinnest Sheet of Paper in the World

In Japan, one company is taking paper thinner than it's ever been before. Hidaka Washi creates paper as thin as human skin, using methods that date back a thousand years. The paper is then sent to museums and libraries around the world-including the British Museum and the Library of Congress-and is used to restore and protect books and works of art. Check out the incredible process in the video above.

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25 Years of Enter the Wu-Tang

It's one of the greatest, most original, most influential hip-hop albums ever: The Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) has been smashing fans and inspiring artists well outside of the hip-hop genre for 25 years. For The Children: 25 Years of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is a short film that looks back at the group and the record with interviews of the members, family, and friends that were there during the creation of one of the best albums of all time.

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Deconstructing a Harley-Davidson

 Matt Daw is a Canadian transplant doing custom fabrication and mechanic work on motorcycles in Brooklyn. WIRED spent a day in the shop with Matt as to stripped a vintage 1974 Harley-Davidson Sportster he just bought down to the frame in preparation for a rebuild. Matt goes step-by-step over the process, explaining each part and some advice on getting your hands dirty with an old bike.

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The History of the Hoodie

As part of TED‘s “Small Thing Big Idea” series, Paola Antonelli — senior curator of architecture and design and director of research and development at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art — delivered a three-and-a-half minute talk about the history of the hoodie.

While the hoodie is not something you’d usually associate with Ancient Greece, in her clip, Antonelli weaves the garment’s fascinating story and all the “different universes” it has inhabited over the centuries.

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Free Soloing El Capitan

No ropes, no net, no partners — Alex Honnold is one of the top free solo climbers in the world. Honnold scaled the 915-metre vertical face of Yosemite's El Capitan totally alone and spent decades preparing for the climb of his life. From worrying about getting lost to carefully measuring each movement, Honnold talks about what it was like performing one of the most dangerous climbs ever.

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How a Sushi Chef Makes a Burger

In the food industry, few things are further apart than burgers and sushi. One is the ubiquitous American staple and the other is as much an art form as it is a meal. But sometimes worlds collide, and sushi legend Masa shows Ben and Brent from Eater how he cooks burgers at his restaurant in the Tribeca neighbourhood of New York City (and subsequently blows their minds with his approach).

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Shut Up and Dribble

There are plenty of documentaries that highlight great teams and scorers, but Shut Up and Dribble is more about what players are doing off the court. The three-part special explores how NBA icons have used their notoriety to bring about social change and voice their own political issues. Produced by LeBron James and narrated by Jemele Hill, the series will premiere on Showtime November 3, 2018.

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