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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.
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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?
Friday, August 07, 2015
A bodega owner fights the power, Chris Pratt paints, Fetty Wap meets Doug, Chris Rock weighs in on a rap beef, and songs say "Stop!" to win the internet this week.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Two artists and programmers built an automated moth generator that turns tweets into gorgeous insects. The only question is: why?
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.