Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 30, 2014

R.L. Stine extends his shelf-life again. Plus, great tunes from T-Pain, Taylor, and Aphex Twin. 
Read More

Comment

The Story Behind The Greatest Halloween Video Ever In The History Of The Internet

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Matt Geiler didn't know what he was doing when he donned a pumpkin mask and a unitard on Halloween night 2006, but he created one of the internet's best viral videos. 
Read More

Comments [1]

Why Richard Nixon Declared October Country Music Month

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In 1969, President Richard Milhous Nixon heard Merle Haggard's hit "Okie From Muskogee," and the first line—"We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee"—gives a hint to why Nixon liked it.
Read More

Comments [1]

Tommy Wiseau, World's Worst Director, Has a New TV Show

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Neighbors is terrible — and not in a good way.
Read More

Comment

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NASA launches a SoundCloud, Sleater-Kinney sets the stage for a comeback, and "Bradley Pitts" sits "Between Two Ferns."
Read More

Comment

The Comedians' General Store

Thursday, October 23, 2014

H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman want to treat you to a "post-structural shopping experience," starting with a Mystery Sack you can order for $40.
Read More

Comment

Carving Old Books Into Works of Art

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This is your dictionary – but beautiful. Brian Dettmer carves intricate sculptures out of old reference books.
Read More

Comment

Sideshow Podcast: Kutiman Keeps Making Music Thru You(Tube)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

If YouTube had an A&R genius, his name would be Kutiman. He makes records by layering and sampling random musicians on YouTube. Just don't call it a gimmick.
Read More

Comments [2]

Rooftop Giants: New York Water Towers

Monday, October 20, 2014

Photographer Ronnie Farley says every New York water tower has a personality: "Some have faces, some are clustered together like families."
Read More

Comments [11]

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bowie's free jazz and Reznor's new game are great. Too much fun isn't a good look for Fallon.
Read More

Comment

Great Album Covers Become GIFs

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The artist JB turns your favorite album covers into animated GIFs. The result might be even better than the originals.
Read More

Comment

Have We Finally Conquered the Uncanny Valley?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Animating a realistic human being has been the holy grail of CGI. Australian animator Chris Jones may have cracked the code with "Ed."
Read More

Comments [2]

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Hong Kong protests illustrated, honest Transformers, BBC and friends cover The Beach Boys, Putin gets a weird birthday gift, and "Singin' in the Rain" sans singin.
Read More

Comment

Writing Advice From David Sedaris

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The prolific essayist overcomes writer's block by answering the prompts in English textbooks, and he shared this and other life lessons in a Reddit AMA.
Read More

Comment

Seeing Math: A New Language for Geometry

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Long before Mondrian, an unknown Englishman created graphic rhythms out of lines and blocks of blue, red, and yellow. Not on a canvas, but in a textbook for geometry.
Read More

Comments [2]

Sideshow Podcast: How to Make A Perfect Movie Before Turning 30 (with 'Whiplash' Director Damien Chazelle)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

No one trusted 29-year-old Damien Chazelle to make a movie about jazz, so he showed producers that Whiplash was about passion, ambition, and blood.
Read More

Comment

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Aretha Franklin, Noah Ritter, and George Takei win the Internet this week.
Read More

Comment

Layer Tennis Is a Graphic Design War – Watch the Latest Battle This Friday

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Layer Tennis combines the confusion and misinformation of the game Telephone with jaw-dropping feats of Photoshop skill. 
Read More

Comments [1]

SNL’s Newest Cast Member Isn’t Old Enough to Attend the Show's After Party

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Twenty-year-old comedian Pete Davidson can't buy a beer (or rent a car) to celebrate his ascension to sketch comedy’s highest ranks.
Read More

Comment

When Will Lego Art Grow Up?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lego-based art is suddenly ubiquitous — Ai Weiwei's new installation uses 1.2 million of them. But why is it so visually unimaginative?
Read More

Comment