The Big Picture portion of always has some compelling content.  They have a 3 part special on the Year in Pictures - it is sort of like a BBC/NPR special in about 100 high resolution photos, a handful quite graphic and unsettling but a picture of the global reality.

If interested


Speaking of unsettling and graphic, remind me never to go to a school board meeting.... 4 minutes of frightening.  A very small portrait of (apparently) economic stress.