Anthony Brent

Digital Ninja. Constant Gardner.


August 21, 2014

The Most Wanted Man in the World: Catching up with Edward Snowden in Moscow.

The High Priest of Jazz: A 1964 profile of Thelonius Monk

The Trials of Phillip Halliday: The story of the cocaine smuggling fisherman.

July 14, 2014

James Wolcott made me hate my computer this week when he put nostaliga in perspective

June 30, 2014


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September 12, 2013

According to NPR, every kid starting college this fall should forget all their Broadway dreams and go straight petroleum. 

Cause hey, the world always needs more of those...

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August 8, 2013

August 7, 2013

In this clip Ryu Fujimoto the human beatboxer uses LEAP Motion technology to become a musical magician.  

He weaves. He deflects.

He twists his fingers in all directions to activate sounds to complement a beat he creates purely from his vocal chords.

All in all, it reinforces the notion that a brave new world is already alive and well, at least in the musical sense.  


Via Fast Company:

August 5, 2013

"It runs about ten minutes. There's an intro and an outro with people's interviews, just about their anticipation and their reaction afterwards. When it came to footage, we had an incredible amount of choices every time he sang a line. You know, he did it about 40 times, and we had eight cameras running, so what's the math on that? It was a quite a slog to troll through all that footage to make sure you're not missing some gems, but editing for me is the funnest part." - Mark Romanek, Director

July 31, 2013

If you've been in New York City anytime in the last few months, you've probably noticed people trying to get a grip on the handle bars of the Citi Bike, a new wrinkle in the Big Apple's quest for cleaner and more versatile transportation.

June 29, 2013

You Listen to This Man Everyday Rick Rubin got Black Sabbath to return to its roots. He crashed Kanye’s new album in 15 days. From Def Jam to Adele, the hit-maker gets intimate about his last 30 years—and how he’s about to make history. [daily beast]