BY JESSE CAREY MUSIC March 22, 2017

The music video for Lecrae’s new single “Blessings” has just dropped.

The song features a collaboration with rapper Ty Dolla $ign, and is expected to be included on his upcoming album.

Also, bonus! If you listen to the RELEVANT Podcast, you may see a RELEVANT Easter egg in the background.

BY JESSE CAREY CULTURE March 22, 2017

This Associated Press video, called “Raw: First-Ever Russian Car Curling Tournament” needs little explanation that its title does not provide.

It shows Russians curling with old cars on a sheet of ice, inventing a sport that seems incredibly dangerous, difficult but surprisingly fun to watch.

BY JESSE CAREY CHURCH / TV March 20, 2017

John Crist and Aaron Chewning, the duo behind comedy videos including “Millennial International” and this takedown of the Christian music industry, has released a new video that is both the perfect parody of the show House Hunters as well as church shopping.

Enjoy, Church Hunters, part 1.

BY KATHY PIERRE FILM March 17, 2017

Melanie Segard, a 21-year-old Frenchwoman with Down syndrome, did the weather report on a French public TV station earlier this week after a successful Facebook campaign.

The campaign, set up by Unapei, an organization that helps people with disabilities, was called “Melanie Peut Le Faire,” or Melanie Can Do It and was set up for inclusion and to fulfill Segard’s dream.

More than 200,000 people supported the campaign on Facebook.

The station trained Segard for four days on how to do the report and how to feel comfortable working with the green screen.

“I’m different, but I’d like to show everyone that I can do a lot of things,” Segard told the BBC.

BY JESSE CAREY CULTURE March 17, 2017

Singer Joy Williams covers The Chainsmokers hit “Don’t Let Me Down” in a new ad for State Farm’s volunteer campaign, “Neighborhood of Good.” It’s honestly one of the most moving ads we’ve seen in a while. And it’s got a pretty great message: “You can lift the weight of caring, by doing.”

BY JESSE CAREY TV March 17, 2017

Today, HBO released a trailer for its final season of its rapture drama The Leftovers, and there are a lot of Biblical ideas happening: The end times, a flood, baptisms, a potential “savior.”

The final season airs on April 16. (Warning, the trailer contains some violent imagery.)

BY JESSE CAREY MUSIC March 09, 2017

Indie-folk outfit Fleet Foxes is back. The band has just released their first song in six years and addition to posting a lyric video for “Third of May / Ōdaigahara,” they also announced that the full length album Crack-Up will drop on June 16.

BY KATHY PIERRE CULTURE March 08, 2017

Dave Chappelle, a longtime Ohio resident, attended a town council meeting in his hometown of Yellow Springs to join the discuss they were having on overpolicing.

At a New Year’s Eve event, a Yellow Springs police officer attempted to use a Taser on a drunk, black town resident. Following the incident, many people called the situation unnecessary and an escalation of something that should’ve been de-escalated.

At the meeting, Chappelle spoke, asking the council to use the “opportunity to show everybody that local politics reign supreme. We can make our corner of the world outstanding.”

BY KATHY PIERRE CURRENT March 07, 2017

The start up Apis-Cor out of Northern California has just printed the first residential home constructed by a 3D printer. That’s right. A real house made for actual people to live in was built from the ground up by a giant 3-D printer, which is insane. But what’s even crazier is that the concrete structure only took 24 hours to assemble and includes a bathroom, a living room and a compact functional kitchen. You can watch the full construction of the home below.

Check it out! #apiscor has printed the first residential house! Construction is based on Apis Cor 3D printing technology — a unique equipment, which has no analogues in the world today: mobile construction 3D printer and automatic mix and supply unit. Printing of self-bearing walls, partitions and building envelope were done in less than a day: pure machine time of printing amounted to 24 hours. The area of the printed building is 38 m². Design of the single-story residential house is rather unusual. This project was selected specifically, as one of the main purposes of this construction is to demonstrate the flexibility of equipment and diversity of available forms. The house can be of any shape, including the familiar square shape. On the inside the printed house is no different from an ordinary one — cozy and comfortable. House interior includes a hall, a bathroom, a living room and a compact functional kitchen with the most modern appliances from Samsung company. The construction cost of the printed house amounted to $10134! This cost includes all the works that were done to make a complete house: work and materials for the construction of foundation, roof, exterior and interior finishing works, installation of heat insulation of walls, windows, floors and ceilings. 3D printers are entering the global market and construction sites worldwide. The future is now.#3dprint #3d #3dprinter #3dprinting #tech #techno #technology #news #science #future #robot #robotics #construction #building #buildings #architecture #architects

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BY RELEVANT CULTURE / FILM March 01, 2017

A new trailer for the upcoming sci-fi action flick Kong: Skull Island has dropped and with non-stop explosions, a ton of insane-looking monsters and John C. Reilly, it’s completely bonkers.

The movie drops on March 10.