The former Surfer editor and fixture of the Coastside surf scene discusses the iconic magazine’s 60 year run (and the void it will now leave behind).

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(Screenshot from The Social Dilemma via Netflix)

Jeff Orlowski’s must-watch doc is an urgent wakeup call for a nation consumed by technology

Director Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Ice; Chasing Coral) spent the better part of his early film career focused on the fossil fuel industry: amazed by the vast power its executives wielded, horrified by the consequences it was wreaking on the planet, stunned by how it had altered the course of human history.

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Documentary filmmaker and Stanford alum Jeff Orlowski. ()

Then came a new fixation for Orlowski — an entity that was somehow more lucrative, just as powerful and every bit as woven into the fabric of modern day society: Silicon Valley.

And so the tech industry came to be the focus of The Social Dilemma, Orlowski’s latest documentary, which aired on Netflix earlier this month. The film features key tech innovators, pioneering programmers and former executives from just about every one of Silicon Valley’s major players you could name: Facebook. Twitter. Youtube. Google. Instagram. Orlowski’s list of sources is long and impressive. …


The staff of Hop Dogma has spent much of quarantine brewing up something poignant and new — and it’s not just beer.

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