Breaking Ballet's Color Barrier

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In a live conversation, American Ballet Theater's newest principal dancer talks with Raven Wilkinson and Carmen de Lavallade, two trailblazing African-American ballerinas. 
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Sideshow Podcast: How 'Kung Fury' Went from Karate Joke to Kickstarter to Cannes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

When David Sandberg posted a trailer featuring karate, time travel, dinosaurs, Hasselhoff, and a unicorn to YouTube, he had no idea he would end up taking his film to Cannes. No one did.
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A Surrealist Subverts Vintage Ads, with Creepy Results

Monday, July 27, 2015

The German artist Pierre Schmidt takes vintage ads and turns them into decidedly surreal, eerie photo montages.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, July 24, 2015

Literary road trips are mapped, the "Jurassic" movies in high heels, scaffolding enthusiasts find a home, one voice changes in different spaces, and Alex Trebek finally sings Rihanna.
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Real-Life Battle Mechs to Duke It Out

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

If all goes according to plan, we'll soon be able to watch two giant robots beat the stuffing out of each other in international competition.
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Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, July 17, 2015

Mario sinks the Confederate flag, Teen Spirit smashes a shovel, Rihanna meets KoRn, man in giraffe mask lip syncs Marvin Gaye, and girl Ghostbusters arrive. 
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These Fractal Sculptures Seem to Climb Gallery Walls

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Two visual artists, Janaina Mello and Daniel Francesco Landini, spin sculptures out of rope that look like nature's fractals: tree roots, river deltas, snowflakes, lightning, lungs.
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Sideshow Podcast: Teach Me How to Summah (feat. Howard Kremer)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Howard Kremer has built a comedy empire on one memorable theme: "summah." He teaches us how to properly celebrate the season with songs, stories, and a little bit of yelling.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, July 10, 2015

"Newsies" get funked, a daughter schools her dad in beatboxing, and a meditation routine that flips stress the bird.
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This Pioneering Cosmonaut Will Be Your New Heroine, Thanks to "Orange is the New Black"

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

I knew nothing about the first woman in space — I didn't even know her name. That is, until "Orange is the New Black" sent me into a research wormhole. 
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An Artful Ransom Note Generator

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Need a ransom note, but don't have any magazines lying around? The National Library of Poland has you covered with this random typeface generator built from its digitized collection.
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Fan Art Pays Tribute to Caitlyn Jenner

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner's appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair has inspired a wave of great fan art. 
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Sideshow Podcast: How a Batman Movie Helped The Wolfpack Escape

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The seven siblings featured in the new documentary "The Wolfpack" grew up in New York City, but they were shut off from the world. Then they saw "The Dark Knight" and everything changed.
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An Artist Makes Dreamy Sounds from Guitars and Fans

Monday, June 29, 2015

As we near the height of summer, we'd love to take a walk through Rubén D´Hers’s “chords tunnel #1.” It doesn’t look like a cool, vast, grassy field – but it sure sounds like one.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, June 26, 2015

Taylor Swift eats Apple for lunch, a high school dance-off saves America, and Pixar gives everyone (and everything) the feels.
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Rock and Roll and Rifles: David Byrne's Contemporary Color

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The latest project from indie rock icon David Byrne brings together rock music and color guard, the sport of flags and dummy rifles usually seen on football fields.
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The Many Covers of Paul Bacon

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Paul Bacon, who passed away this month, designed iconic covers for books like “Jaws,” “Portnoy's Complaint,” and “Slaughterhouse-Five.”
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Charla Lauriston Finds the Funny in Tough Situations

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Charla Lauriston quit politics to pursue standup and got a job writing for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Lauriston's web series, "Clench & Release," wryly celebrates not fitting in.
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What Would David Lynch Look Like as a House?

Monday, June 22, 2015

An Italian architect dreams up homes based on the films of famous directors.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, June 19, 2015

Zookeepers win the internet by imitating Chris Pratt in "Jurassic World," Jeb's logo loses the internet with an exclamation point, and Vin Diesel finally reaches peak Diesel. 
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