Richard Arvin Overton is 110 years old, still walks, still drives, and enjoys a cigar — but never inhales. He pays cash for whatever he buys, lives in the house he built in 1945, and hasn't bought a new car since the 70s. Of a morning, Richard has about four cups of coffee and maybe a sip of whiskey. He calls it the Overton diet. Richard is the oldest living veteran in America, having served in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1945. Filmmakers Matt Copper and Rocky Conly sat down with Richard to talk about longevity, what keeps him going, and his military service.
Whitewater kayaking can be a dangerous sport in the best of conditions — now think about trying it in the dark. Pro kayaker Brendan Wells and his brother Todd plunged down the White Salmon River in Washington state, capturing the night run with LED lights attached to their kayaks, paddles, and gear, bringing an explosion of color to the dark water.
John Shocklee has built a life around carving his own path in powder. The 51-year-old ski guide lives his life free of material possessions and money — no rent, no phone, no debt. With a love for the outdoors and 90s hip-hop, John has found his own fountain of youth.
Steve Hackman isn't your average composer. Instead of writing his own original works, he's taking classic symphonies and remixing them with modern songs. For his latest arrangement, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra performs his symphonic mashup of German composer Johannes Brahms' 1st Symphony and Radiohead's third album OK Computer.
Directors often have their production crew watch films that portray a similar experience to one they're looking to capture in their own work. For Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, that film was Michael Mann's 1995 crime thriller Heat. The latest video essay from Glass Distortion puts scenes from Mann's Heat and Nolan's The Dark Knight side-by-side to show the influences on — and references to — Mann's film.
Since the 1980s, the number of NFL players over 300 lbs. has exploded. The guys in the trenches, offensive and defensive linemen, nearly all weigh in at over 300. Vox looks at how rule changes made massive linemen more desirable, and how carrying all that weight can adversely affect players' health when their career is over.