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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.
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Friday, October 02, 2015
An epic troll, the real Christopher Robin, and Chewbacca win the internet this week.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Kristian Nairn has one of the hardest jobs on “Game of Thrones.” He has to make an entire character come to life with only one word: Hodor. So why has it made him so famous?
Monday, September 28, 2015
The photographer Richard Silver trains his camera on church ceilings, so you can stare up without getting a sore neck.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Pizza Rat redux, Fury Road noir, billboard desperation, and Disney love triangles win the internet this week.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Memes fade, yet "Thanks, Obama" has been around for seven years. Sean Rameswaram talks videos, GIFs, and tweets with Nona Willis Aronowitz from Talking Points Memo. Plus, Barack Obama?!
Friday, September 18, 2015
An epic movie phone tree, Eleanor Roosevelt's booty call, the unseen power of grammar, an otherworldly Elton John cover, and a Rottweiler's self-evaluation win the internet this week.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Barbie wins Instagram, Nihilisa Frank wins Tumblr, and Hell's Club wins Vimeo this week, but a map might win the internet.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
The "real" Stephen Colbert made his debut as host of the Late Show on CBS last night, confirming suspicions that the Jimmys of ABC and NBC will have stiff competition.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Sean Rameswaram speaks with Kristian Nairn about playing Hodor, the only lovable character on "Game of Thrones," and why some TV characters have second lives online.
Friday, September 04, 2015
Kanye West, Kermit the Frog, and an army of abrasive ducks win the internet this week.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Plug in the pop song of your choice to this open-source online tool, and it will transform into a round.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Wikipedia does GIFs, aural whistle stop tour of Tarantino, billionaire lifestyle magazine pairs yachts with inspirational quotes, McDonald's and Burger King give birth to the McWhopper.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Jonathan Wolff is the Michael Jordan of TV theme songs — he's written over 40. So what does he think about his wordless wonder, the “Seinfeld” theme, getting mashed up with pop hits?
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
In the mid-90s, rappers from the East Coast to the West convinced a new generation to consume malt liquor in “40s.” The Beastie Boys' Mike D says he doesn’t deserve the blame.
Monday, August 24, 2015
The artist Ron van der Ende makes stunning wooden mosaics that look completely three-dimensional.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Emoticons find a whole new purpose, Deez Nuts runs for prez, a professor becomes Bowie, publishing houses outwit each other, and Eminem loves his mom's spaghetti.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Richmond, Virginia, is trying to become a world-famous street art destination by inviting top graffiti artists to paint 100 murals on the city's walls.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Artist Jane Long takes the black-and-white portraits of a WWI-era Romanian photographer and transforms them into uncanny fantasies.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Joanna Newsom makes beautiful music, shade balls fill the L.A. Reservoir, and Tom Brady looks really bad to win the internet this week.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Jonathan Wolff is the Michael Jordan of TV theme songs—he's written over 40 of them. So what does he think about his wordless wonder, the Seinfeld theme, getting mashed up with pop hits?