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The mashup video that broke the internet, the GIF that went around the world, the parody twitter account with a million followers — that’s the frontier of culture today.
New cultural finds are served up here daily. And on Sideshow's bi-weekly podcast, Sean Rameswaram talks with the people who make the memes.
Recently in Sideshow
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
When a 250 percent rent hike forced Jesse Itayim to close his family-run deli, a few clever neighbors helped him get the last laugh.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Tig Notaro joins Twitter, Key and Peele call it quits, and Prince Charles faces off against an eagle to win the internet this week.
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.
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.
Monday, July 27, 2015
The German artist Pierre Schmidt takes vintage ads and turns them into decidedly surreal, eerie photo montages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, July 10, 2015
"Newsies" get funked, a daughter schools her dad in beatboxing, and a meditation routine that flips stress the bird.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner's appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair has inspired a wave of great fan art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Paul Bacon, who passed away this month, designed iconic covers for books like “Jaws,” “Portnoy's Complaint,” and “Slaughterhouse-Five.”
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.