Art and culture (and especially the stuff in between).

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.

In October, Sideshow's bi-weekly podcast went on hiatus — meantime, you can still listen to all the episodes below. And new cultural finds are still served up here daily. 

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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, February 12, 2016

OK Go does it again, Johnny Depp trumps, and a gymnast nae naes to win the internet this week.
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A Valentine's Day Watchlist for Every Relationship Status

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Because Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday, what else are you going to do but watch some TV?
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Vintage Valentines to Confuse and Amuse

Monday, February 08, 2016

In its early days, the greeting card industry turned out some very weird Valentine’s Day cards.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, February 05, 2016

Subverting the Super Bowl, a magic mushroom mic, and funny Bernie Sanders win the internet this week.
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Character (Police) Sketches

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Brian Joseph Davis creates police sketches out of character descriptions from great works of literature. The results are sublimely creepy.
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If You're Reading This It's Too Cake: Drake Lyrics in Frosting

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Drake + "The Great British Baking Show" = Drake on Cake.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 29, 2016

Neil DeGrasse Tyson drops the mic, "The Shining" plus chickens, and Ted Cruz liking Nickelback win the internet this week.
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Don't Cry over Spilled Coffee. Make Art out of It

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Artist Carolina Maggio turns chaotic coffee stains into inventive, fantastical illustrations.
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Voilà! #BlackGirlMagic Explained (with the Help of Some Magical Memes)

Monday, January 25, 2016

The story of a hashtag whose time is now (and always).
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 22, 2016

Jacob Tremblay gets down, Adam Driver looks like a cat, and the first flower in space win the internet this week.
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High-Tech Portraits of Chelsea Manning

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

An artist made 3-D portraits based on the DNA of the imprisoned WikiLeaks source. What can they tell us about surveillance and identity? 
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 15, 2016

All things David Bowie win the internet this week.
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Did You Know Batman Owned a Label-Maker?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

He did, and he used it for everything.
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The Best Things Michael Ian Black Has Done That We Couldn't Squeeze into Our Interview with Him

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The (other) greatest hits of Michael Ian Black's career, including "The State," "Burning Love," and the delightfully oddball "Stella."
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 08, 2016

The A to Z's of Oz, composers doing normal shit, and the snack attack the whole country is talking about win the internet this week.
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The Cheapest Way To See Hamilton

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Full-price "Hamilton" tickets are out of reach for most New Yorkers, but Lin-Manuel Miranda's free pre-show performances have entertained thousands of groundlings. 
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A Glimpse of North Korea's Surprisingly Cute Interior Decorating Style

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

For a famously drab dictatorship, North Korea boasts some incredibly colorful architecture.
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Using Drones to Make Naked Dancers Safe for Television

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

For a Japanese commercial, drones flying between ballet dancers and the camera are choreographed to (just barely) cover the naughty bits. 
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The Master of Music Visualization

Monday, December 28, 2015

Alexander Chen turns famous pieces of music into stunningly beautiful, super-simple animations that actually help you hear what's going on in the music.
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Two Jim Henson Holiday Specials That Will Make You a Better Person

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

In the late 70s, Jim Henson made two holiday specials that, like all his work, if you heed their lessons will make you a better person.
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