Ben Hillman

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Ben Hillman is a film maker, designer, author and illustrator who loves subatomic particles and Betty Boop. After obsessing for years about the evils of mass manipulation, Ben decided to do it himself by forming Ben Hillman & Company – realizing his boyhood dream of messing with the minds of the general public (as well as making films and writing and illustrating books). Ben lives in the beautiful Berkshire hills of Massachusetts with his wife Amy and daughter Maizy. He is a member of the Sheffield Tree Project and the Antarctican Society.

Articles by Ben Hillman

EDGECAST VIDEO: Sheffield Arbor Day, honoring Shays Rebellion

Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 - Arbor Day in Sheffield, Massachusetts, was celebrated by planting trees around the Shays Rebellion Monument (newly restored) commemorating protests in 1787 by former Revolutionary War soldiers against a dysfunctional financial system.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Friday, 13 Jan 2017 - “Russia just said,” he tweeted, “unverified report paid for by political opponents is ‘A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE.’ Very unfair!”

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017 - "I could actually run my business and run government at the same time. I don’t like the way that looks, but I would be able to do that if I wanted to," Trump said.

EDGECAST VIDEO: Four Freedoms rally in Pittsfield

Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017 - More than 2,000 people took part in the Four Freedoms rally and march on Saturday, January 7, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to protest the ascendance of bigotry and hatred in the national political environment. Edgecast producer Ben Hillman shot this film of the event; it is narrated by Jim Frangione.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 5 Jan 2017 - Orange Alert, an occasional (perhaps daily, perhaps more than daily, as necessary to keep up) feature, translating the president elect’s pronouncements. Today: Trump embraces Wikileaks.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Monday, 2 Jan 2017 - Orange Alert, an occasional (perhaps daily, perhaps more than daily, as necessary to keep up) feature, translating the president elect’s pronouncements. Today: Trump's incessant bullying.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Thursday, 29 Dec 2016 - Orange Alert, an occasional (perhaps daily, perhaps more than daily, as necessary to keep up) feature, translating the president elect’s pronouncements. Today: Trump's response to Russian hacking, interference with U.S. election.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Wednesday, 28 Dec 2016 - Orange Alert, an occasional (perhaps daily, perhaps more than daily) feature, translating the president elect’s pronouncements. Today: Climate change.

ORANGE ALERT: The Daily Outrage

Tuesday, 27 Dec 2016 - Orange Alert, an occasional (perhaps daily, perhaps more than daily) feature, translating the president elect’s pronouncements.

Orange Alert: The (almost) daily outrage

Saturday, 24 Dec 2016 - Orange Alert, an occasional (perhaps daily, perhaps more than daily) feature, translating the president elect's prevarications into their evident meaning and intent. Today's outrage: The nuclear option.