Filmmaker Brian Gersten writes, “‘The Hollerin’ Contest at Spivey’s Corner’ is a documentary short about the history, characters, and sounds of the National Hollerin’ Contest. Hollerin’ itself is considered by some to be the earliest form of communication between humans, and the competition has been held annually in the small town of Spivey’s Corner, NC since 1969. The film follows the stories of three former champions as they attempt to reclaim their titles, and keep the oft-forgotten tradition of hollerin’ alive.”
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“This past summer it was announced that the hollerin’ contest would be ending after 47 years. Former hollerin’ champions Robby Goodman and Iris Turner have decided to carry on the tradition and launch their own ‘World Wide Hollerin’ Festival.’ To honor the tradition of hollerin’ and to celebrate the inaugural Hollerin’ Festival, we’ve decided to release our documentary on vimeo.”
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Last week, the National Coalition Against Censorship honored Rainbow Rowell for her refusal to be back down on the frequent challenges to her multiple-award-winning, bestselling 2013 novel Eleanor & Park. I was there, and got a copy of the novel, and have read nothing since, and now that I’ve finished it, I find myself profoundly moved.
Banned Books Week has come and gone but we can be sure of one thing: the coming year will be marked by challenges to the same kinds of books that were controversial this year, and in years past.
Rebecca Solnit (previously), one of my favorite writers, has published an open letter to Donald Trump, “New York City Is a Book Conservatives Should Read,” which celebrates the city’s teeming, messy, multicultural vigor — something she delves into deeply with Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, a book about the “innumerable unbound experiences of […]
While I wouldn’t normally find a USB hub very interesting, this 28-port hub caught my eye. The MondoHub Master USB Hub is seriously the biggest USB hub I’ve seen, period. Plug it into your PC or Mac to go from two to 28 USB ports. Four of those ports feature SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for ridiculously fast data transfer […]
There are a lot of solar chargers out there, but the Water-Resistant Dual-USB Solar Charger is one of the best deals I’ve seen. It’s much more compact than your typical solar chargers, which tend to be very brick-like. And yet it still packs an impressive 5000mAh of power.The charger itself can be powered via solar energy or USB depending […]
Artificial intelligence isn’t just a movie, it’s an extremely in-demand career path that is fueling the future of technology. The new Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence Introductory Bundle was created to introduce you to the skills you need to become a deep learning professional.These skills are what build everything from self driving cars to Siri, and companies […]
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