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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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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

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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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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Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Why You Should Be Watching "The Knick"

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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John Oliver Is the Best Thing To Happen To Voter Apathy Since 2008's Barack Obama

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Sideshow Podcast: Howard Kremer Is a One-Joke Comedian, and Proud of It

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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Monday, September 08, 2014

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Cookie Monster, Kate McKinnon, Jens Lekman, and a cameradog won the Internet this week. 
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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Few women have made as big (or as loud) a splash in Hollywood as Joan Rivers. At heart, her combativeness was that of a woman who knew she wouldn't get anywhere by playing nice.
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The Revolution Has Been Digitized

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Modernism as we know it wouldn't have existed without these "little magazines," which used stylish design and typography to bring avant-garde to the people.
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Somebody, a new app from the artist/writer/actor/director/superhero of twee enlists people you don't know to deliver personal messages to people you do know.
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Mary Poppins: Still Practically Perfect After 50 Years

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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