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Roundup March, 23 2010

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01. MGMT Streams new Album for Free

“Hey everybody, the album leaked, and we wanted you to be able to hear it from us. We wanted to offer it as a free download but that didn’t make sense to anyone but us…” (whoismgmt)

02. Vital Oil: Photographer Ed Kashi Captures Nigeria’s Toxic Legacy

“Curse of the Black Gold sounds like the title of an old-fashioned adventure novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs or Henry Rider Haggard. It is, in fact, an epic work of reportage by the photojournalist Ed Kashi that documents in photographs, essays and interviews (and even poems) the cost of 50 years of oil production in west Africa.” (guardian)

03. Impossible Project PX 100 Film for Polaroid SX-70 Film (above)

“Impossible’s new PX Instant films are dedicated to all the people who feel a similar passion for the magic of analog Instant Photography as we do. Carefully manufactured to slowly develop in the palms of their hands. The development of PX SilverShade monochrome Instant Films is based on sensitive chemical reactions” (impossibleproject)

04. Melrose Commons Earns First LEED Neighborhood Honors in NYC

“In 1994 an Urban Renewal Plan threatened to price out the residents of Melrose Commons in the South Bronx. In an effort to keep their neighborhood, the residents formed a community group aptly named Nos Quedamos — which in Spanish means, “We Stay.” The group, through persistence, successfully coerced the city into including housing that was within their price range and then made sure that the city built their new neighborhood as efficiently as possible. Melrose Commons is now the first neighborhood in New York State to receive LEED Stage II Silver Certification for Neighborhood Development by the U.S. Green Building Council.” (inhabitant)

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