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December 9

Latest Local Foods Films - recommendations needed

Howdy good people! I've been tasked with adding ideas to a film and speaker series surrounding the local foods movement. So, I'm looking for recommendations for films to show to the locavores Please offer me some suggestions of your picks of this type of movie that has been released since 2014. [more inside]
posted by pappy at 2:25 PM - 2 answers

Help me find the origin/artist of this Kraken and ship print?

I recently purchased a tapestry version of an amazing two-color print of a octopus/kraken attacking a ship. But I'm seeing piece of this print used on other homegoods sites so obviously this is not the retailer's original image, and I'd prefer to purchase goods from the original artist. Also the hunt for the source is irresistible. [more inside]
posted by Sayuri. at 10:44 AM - 4 answers

What was this TV show?

There was a TV show or movie in Britain in the late 90s/early 2000s that was centered around two women (comedians) who played teenage boys. I believe in one of the movies they go to the seaside. What was this show? Who were these comedians? My parents are insisting I made this up.
posted by CMcG at 5:39 AM - 6 answers

December 8

I see a darkness

Give me some dark, driving, haunting tracks to round out a playlist. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote at 5:17 PM - 46 answers

Upbeat energetic Christmas music

I'm looking for happy, peppy, upbeat, and energetic Christmas music! [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain at 5:04 PM - 35 answers

Can you explain to me the ending of Coppola's "The Conversation"?

I don't want to put a spoiler on the front page, but if you've seen this film you probably can guess the question. SPOILER INSIDE. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:41 AM - 7 answers

December 7

What was the title and/or author of this young adult novel?

Ok, it could also be a children's novel. All I know is I keep thinking about it off-and-on but the actual title eludes me. I believe I read in the late 1990s or early 2000s, although the book may have been published before that time. It was dystopian, coming of age theme. The basic plot that I can remember is that a virus killed off all adults leaving the children behind. [more inside]
posted by Thirty7Degrees at 11:08 PM - 8 answers

Older article with theme of "reporting on USA as if a foreign country"?

I seem to recall an article some years ago (Possibly about a previous US election?) from a US based news organization where they wrote in the tone and style that's normally used for foreign countries. Does that ring a bell with anyone? I think it was linked on Metafilter but haven't been able to find it.
posted by ymgve at 2:18 PM - 5 answers

December 6

Give me your biddies, your scolds, your gossips

Please recommend small-town, woman-centric, low-stakes, non-romantic entertainments for me. [more inside]
posted by potrzebie at 3:13 PM - 50 answers

How do I find the old BBC documentary The Mind Traveller?

I'd like to watch the old documentary but his official website says it is currently unavailable and googling has turned up very little. Does anyone more savvy know? Mind Traveller: Oliver Sacks
posted by just.good.enough at 2:55 PM - 2 answers

Can you please recommend some new podcasts for me?

Can you please recommend some new podcasts for me? Podcasts I already listen to : Hardcore History, Radiolab, Planet Money, This American Life, Fresh Air, Freakonomics, The Bowery Boys, Snap Judgment, My History Can Beat Up Your Politics, Flash Forward, Invisibilia, More Perfect
posted by panama joe at 9:53 AM - 36 answers

I wanna watch folks dance up on each other!

Looking for reference -- movies, tv show episodes, YouTube videos, whatever -- of couples dancing informally and enthusiastically. Less "ballroom" and more "at the club." Same-sex couples preferred, but I'll take anything! [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities at 8:17 AM - 14 answers

December 5

Movies about love for young boys

Can you help me find movies about young love or first love that are suitable for early teen boys? My boys are 12 and 14. [more inside]
posted by stellathon at 4:13 PM - 31 answers

Bells in Secular Music (Or Really Good Religious Music)

I was thinking today how I like "Carol of the Bells," then thought how I also like "Tubular Bells." Then how I love the album Pantha du Prince did with Bell Laboratory. So now that I know I like bells, what should I listen to, aside from really churchy or new age stuff? I can get pretty experimental in my tastes, so don't worry about being too out there. It's also okay if it's instrumentation that just sounds a lot like bells. Please avoid all other holiday music.
posted by mermaidcafe at 2:32 PM - 21 answers

For the musically clueless

What's it called when verses are sung faster/at a different rate then another part of the verse and where do I get more of it? [more inside]
posted by INFJ at 10:44 AM - 16 answers

Help me find this smooth jazz song.

I am trying to find a song (smooth jazz) that I listened to on a flight from Tokyo to Helsinki. Some pointers are inside. [more inside]
posted by sour cream at 12:34 AM - 7 answers

December 4

Help me track down some beloved books from childhood! Win Karma!

In the late 90's / early 00's, my mother bought me a collection of craft and activity books published by (or related to) the magazine 'Highlights for Children'. I have vivid memories of some of the contents due to the long hours I spent poring over each page, but seemingly not anything useful enough to successfully track them down. Maybe someone out there also owned these books and can help me reunite. [more inside]
posted by Vrai at 11:10 PM - 3 answers

Teach me the ways of the Beastie Boys.

I'd like to learn more about the rapping techniques of the Beastie Boys, specifically the way MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D would break up lines and rhymes and bounce the lyrics back and forth. Are there any articles or interviews that analyze how they did this? At the very least, are there any sites that break down the lyrics and show who exactly rapped which words on a given song (maybe by color-coding)?
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:40 PM - 5 answers

Any tips on running a book club at a Jewish non-profit?

I'm going to be starting up a book club at my work, a large Jewish non-profit, and I'm looking for some advice and getting some answers to my questions. HR knows about this and is on board. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp at 6:08 PM - 5 answers

Newspaper subscription to help support the free press

I have a limited budget and am looking for suggestions for a national newspaper and a local-ish paper (Oregon) that I can subscribe to electronically. I'd like to balance getting good value for my money with actually doing good with my money. For example, I am attracted to the New York Times for the vast access to information it affords me, but wonder if my money wouldn't have a better impact at another paper that doesn't have so many subscribers. Any suggestions for specific papers (or perhaps other sources of journalism?) and why would be appreciated.
posted by Bibliogeek at 1:32 PM - 13 answers

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