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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, April 17, 2015

A Sizzler promo from another galaxy and a Vanessa Carlton/Lil Jon mash-up win the internet this week.
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How to Throw a Perfect Game of Thrones Brunch

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A how-to guide to celebrating the fifth season of "Game of Thrones" with a customized "Hodoor," milk of the poppy, and pancakes. 
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Let Sleeping Giants Lie (on the Sides of Buildings)

Monday, April 13, 2015

New York may be the city that never sleeps, but there are giants slumbering on the buildings thanks to the art collective Dawn of Man. 
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Five Thrones You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, April 10, 2015

Just the scent of new Game of Thrones episodes was enough to throw the internet (plus Seth Meyers, Sesame Street, Key, and Peele) into a tailspin this week. 
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The Golden Age of Rap Captured on Film

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York chronicles hip-hop's heyday with photos of figures like LL Cool J and Queen Latifah before they were famous.
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The Best Ever Batman vs. Darth Vader Death Match

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Aaron Schoenke makes what may be the best fan videos on the internet by pitting favorite characters against each other and watching them battle it out.
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Sideshow Podcast: Roxane Gay Loves “The Fast and the Furious” (And So Can You!)

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Feminist, novelist, and English professor Roxane Gay tells Sean Rameswaram what makes the "Fast and Furious" movies profitable, progressive, and maybe even brilliant.
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High-Art Skateboards for a Good Cause

Monday, April 06, 2015

Subversive artist Paul McCarthy tries his hand at a new medium: the skateboard. Nice boards if you can get them, but it's all to benefit a skate park and school in South Africa.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, April 03, 2015

An iPhone's odyssey, Funny or Die trolling everyone, and puppets that would scare the children win the internet this week.
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A Comedian Plants Hilarious Fake Self-Help Books at a Bookstore

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Not all the books you find in the self-help section are full of good advice. They might be pranks left by Jeff Wysaski.
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A Beautiful Music Video Is Buried at the End of This Obscure Video Game

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Only a video game released exclusively in Japan would reward its players with a spare, sleek, utterly delightful ode to color and sound.
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2015 Will Be Hip-Hop's Best Year

Monday, March 30, 2015

There's so much good hip-hop in 2015 that you could forget about a bunch of it and it would still be one of the best years ever  —  and it's not even April.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, March 27, 2015

Charli XCX skewers social media and Vin Diesel maybe trolls the universe to win the internet this week.
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Tobias Jesso Jr. vs. The World

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A few years ago, Tobias Jesso Jr. got dumped, was hit by a car, and found out his mom had cancer. From that low point, he’s now a pop music darling.

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Reality Gets Demented

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Using nothing more than an iPhone and some office supplies, an animator makes the real world teem with cartoons.
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Sideshow Podcast: Al Madrigal on Being 'Half'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Daily Show's "Senior Latino Correspondent" explores his ambivalence with his ethnic identity, discovering that he can't pronounce his own name — and that he doesn't really care.
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Jerry Roll: Seinfeld’s Theme Music Works Well With Everything

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Internet loves mashing up the "Seinfeld" theme with everybody from Kendrick Lamar to Limp Bizkit, and it's gold, Jerry. Gold!
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Adam Sandler Ruins French Short Film, Wrecks New York

Monday, March 23, 2015

The new Adam Sandler movie "Pixels," about 1980s arcade games attacking Earth, looks kind of corny. But it's based on a bizarre, amazing short film by a young French filmmaker.
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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, March 20, 2015

Kendrick Lamar drops an album, pimps a butterfly, wins the internet this week. 
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Music Videos from the 90s are So Totally Lost on Millenials

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Britney Spears and Missy Elliott may have been the 90s biggest pop stars, but their music videos befuddle today's teens.
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