Playing it safe in tug of war. Also: Soviet propaganda, expressive dance and Breaking Bad. — FTN DAILY EDITION #137, Culture

Stijn Swinnen

Let’s cook.

The fan edit of Breaking Bad boils the five season series down into two hours.


An alternative Breaking Bad, to be viewed with fresh eyes.


Make sure to check a few basics before you start pulling on ropes.

Zachary Crockett for Priceonomics:

Our intention isn’t to sensationalize these mishaps, but rather to use them to illustrate a cautionary tale: simple physics (and common sense) could’ve been employed to avert nearly every disaster.

Some light dancing

A performance of light and dance.


The choreographed performance installation combines video projection mapping, CGI, and sensors to dynamically respond to the movements and proximity of its performer.

Embrace it

You don’t need to be the grumpy old man.

Chartier Land for Finer Things in Tech:

Snapchat isn’t terrible and you aren’t old.

Soy Cuba

The history of a propaganda piece.

Darien Cavanaugh for War Is Boring:

Where the film succeeded as a visual work of art, it failed as literary art and even as propaganda.

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