After making waves at Sundance, A24 has released the first trailer for The Last Black Man in San Francisco. In the film, Jimmie Fails plays a cinematic version of himself who goes back to the Victorian-style home of childhood in San Francisco. The house was built by his grandfather in 1946 but is now under new ownership, leaving Fails to imagine the community as though it had never changed. Directed by Joe Talbot, the film also stars Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, and Danny Glover and will be in theaters June 14, 2019.
If you think you've ever tried wasabi, think again. Most sushi restaurants serve a concoction of horseradish and Chinese mustard tinted with green food coloring. Even the most authentic sushi restaurants serve the fraudulent condiment. The reason is the real stuff is one of the most expensive crops in the world. In this short document, eighth generation farmer Shigeo Iida shares the tradition of growing Wasabia Japonica.
During the height of the Cold War, the US government built 1,000 nuclear ICBM silos across the country, mostly in the Great Plains. As the threat of nuclear war with the Soviets waned, over half of the sites were decommissioned — making them ideal doomsday bunkers for the ultra-rich and paranoid. The Survival Condo Project repurposes these sites built to withstand sustained nuclear war, converting them into condos that can support a family nearly indefinitely.
Never underestimate humanity's ability to make anything into a specialized profession. At $29 per cup, Sey Coffee in Brooklyn serves one of the most expensive cups of coffee you can find. It's the result of years of testing and communicating with coffee growers on a personal level, all in the name of extracting the best from the beans. The world of high-end coffee is the end-result of the Starbucks revolution, with small businesses and enthusiasts taking one of the world's favorite beverages into the rarified air of wine.