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."
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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?
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NanoArt: Teeny Tiny Landscapes

Monday, September 29, 2014

With the help of an electron microscope, some scientists have gone past observing the atomic landscape to shaping it, creating tiny sculptures and other works known as NanoArt.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Kendrick Lamar, Key & Peele, Kirsten Dunst, and John Malkovich win the Internet this week.
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Sideshow Podcast: Christoph Niemann, Instagram Savant

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Christoph Niemann was already a successful illustrator, but the internet made him a groundbreaking storyteller. 
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The Best American Poetry, Annotated

Monday, September 22, 2014

He's mean, he's funny, his grapes are more than a little bit sour, and he perfectly skewers the self-seriousness of a certain annual anthology series.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Groundskeeper Willie, Michael Jackson, and octopuses win the internet this week.
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Why Are So Many Actors Playing Themselves This Fall?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Al Pacino, Robin Wright, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Ryan Phillippe, and Juliette Binoche tackle the toughest roles of their careers: themselves.
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A Digital Terarrium For Your Desktop

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This graphic artist's self-contained animations are the digital equivalent of a snow globe. 
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Woven Portraits: Photos that Capture Two Moments in Time

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

David Samuel Stern weaves photographs together to create portraits with an eerie, holographic effect. 
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