Europe

Vimeo of the Week: The United Kingdom explained

Article: Vimeo of the Week: The United Kingdom explained

The United Kingdom Explained from C. G. P. Grey on Vimeo.

I never quite know what to say to people from the UK. I get confused. Unsure of myself. I stumble.

But after seeing THE KING’S SPEECH I have become more interested in the UK and happened upon this fantastic video explaining what exactly makes up the UK. It’s hilarious and enlightening. Though I am still very much confused.

EuroPopped, for all your crazy European music video needs

Article: EuroPopped, for all your crazy European music video needs

Our L.A. writer friend Charlie Amter recently launched a labor-of-love blog called EUROPOPPED, what he describes as “a little epic sideblog” to “turn on more people to the crazy Euro music vids” he finds every day. And they ARE crazy. Or just foreign. Or maybe something is just getting lost in translation. Whatever the reason,…

Eurovision: There's a Reason it's Called Euro-trash

Article: Eurovision: There's a Reason it's Called Euro-trash

A streaker (center, wearing a red cap and a t-shirt reading “Jimmy Jump”) appears on stage as Spain’s Daniel Diges performs. (Photo credit: DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN/AFP/Getty Images) So last Saturday I put on my sparkliest pair of pink hot pants, paid a cab with a three dollar bill and sat under a tree full of…

Students compete to design European Earthship

Article: Students compete to design European Earthship

The Earthship, the radical, self-contained housing concept created by architect Michael Reynolds (and documented in the film GARBAGE WARRIOR), has become a worldwide phenomenon: over 1000 of these buildings now exist around the world. Many of them, despite their location, still bear a striking resemblance to the original Earthships first built in the New Mexico desert… just take a look at the photo above of one in Brighton, England. There’s nothing wrong with that, but a group of Northern Irish advocates for sustainable housing would like to see the concept reflect a European aesthetic… and are challenging students at the University of Ulster to come up with designs for a European Earthship.

17 Major Economies Pledge to Set Greenhouse Gas Limit by December

Article: 17 Major Economies Pledge to Set Greenhouse Gas Limit by December

Leaders of the world’s major economies today formally recognized for the first time the scientific view that the increase in global average temperature above pre-industrial levels should not exceed two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees F.) to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of global warming.

Jeremy Pelt – Backstage at Iridium Jazz Club

Article: Jeremy Pelt – Backstage at Iridium Jazz Club

Jeremy Pelt plays the music of Herbie Hancock center stage at Iridium

BETWEEN SETS WITH JEREMY PELT:

Iridium Jazz Club, just north of Times Square in New York City, plays host to some of jazz’s most established legends as well as the hottest newcomers. In our continuing interview series, BACKSTAGE AT IRIDIUM, sundancechannel.com is proud to introduce you to the dynamic young trumpet master, Jeremy Pelt. We sat down with Jeremy during Iridium’s recent series of concerts saluting Herbie Hancock.

Read more of the interview with Jeremy Pelt…