Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Michael Apted's 56-year documentary, NASA's close-up of the sun, Harmony Korine's experimental film and more from around the web

Michael Apted’s 56-Year Documentary Project Concludes With the release of Seven Up! in 1964, filmmaker Michael Apted introduced a documentary series that would become one of cinema’s most ambitious, groundbreaking and beautiful projects. Every seven years, Apted has produced an installment that follows the same 14 British people—from age seven to this year’s final installment, in which they’ve reached 63 years old. Apted (himself now …

Massive Attack and Manchester University Track Music Industry’s Carbon Footprint

Legendary Bristol-based outfit Massive Attack is turning over data from various tours and recording stints to Manchester University in the name of research. The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research will use the volunteered information to assess the primary sources of carbon emissions within the industry, from “band travel and production, audience transport and venue.” Massive Attack has already been attempting to offset their carbon …

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Ethereal offerings from Massive Attack, The White Stripes and De La Soul, and more music this week

Mac Miller feat. Anderson .Paak: Dang! Thanks in no small part to a sublime hook from Anderson .Paak (whose gorgeous LP Malibu was released in January), Mac Miller’s new track “Dang!” is probably his best yet. The super-groovy tune (which is the lead single from his upcoming record The Feminine Divine) taps into some timeless funk to deliver a summery, breezy vibe. The colorful, retro-tinged …