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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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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.
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.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Charli XCX skewers social media and Vin Diesel maybe trolls the universe to win the internet this week.
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.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Using nothing more than an iPhone and some office supplies, an animator makes the real world teem with cartoons.
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.
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!
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.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Kendrick Lamar drops an album, pimps a butterfly, wins the internet this week.
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.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Artist Sarah Rosado plays with her breakfast food to make portraits of pop's most recognizable faces.
Friday, March 13, 2015
The dinosaurs from the TV show Dinosaurs dancing to Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize" wins the internet this week.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Artist Maia Weinstock creates series of Lego minifigures based on trailblazing women like Justice Ruth Ginsberg and Temple Grandin.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
In 2012, Tobias Jesso Jr. got dumped, was hit by a car, and found out his mom had cancer. He went home, started writing songs, and everyone loved them, from Adele to Jimmy Fallon.
Monday, March 09, 2015
The Tumblr B4XVI's photo mashups show that Kanye West, Rick Ross, and Drake may be drawing inspiration from the Renaissance.
Friday, March 06, 2015
Fifty Shades of Hutt, a "Total Eclipse of the Heart" explainer, and classical music's chest-baring heartthrob win the internet this week.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Hopeful Deadheads from all over send elaborate mail art to snag tickets to The Grateful Dead's farewell concert.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Seinfeld vs Limp Bizkit, FiveThirtyEight's fantasy football, a Power Rangers fan film, and Tig Notaro won the internet this week.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
We don’t usually think of pop music lyrics as being very deep. But a huge number of internet searches are for lyrics. Why are they suddenly so important?
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The owner of New York City's punniest pizza shop illustrates his way out of his pesky smoking habit.