Ison: “The Comet of the Century”


Brighter than a full moon and one of two comets coming our way in 2013.


O.J. Simpson Was Quite The Illusionist


Linked Out


Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things you’re bound to find interesting

Thirstiest Men of Instagram

Hollywood Feuds: Actors vs. Directors

Charting 2012’s Top Cultural Obsessions

What Did America Get Stuck In Its Bodies This Year?

Community Memory: a social media terminal from 1973

Has our pep-talk-prone culture led readers to shun tragic literary classics?

The Surprisingly Short History of Backpacks

Shot of booze to the heart saves man’s life

Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You

The Year in Failure


— Chris Black / @donetodeath


What an evolution.

By Steve Cutts

via, thd

Kate Moss ∞

A look through some of our favorite Thursday moments from 2012.

Sworn Virgins of Albania


A photo series by Jill Peters documenting biological females in the Balkans who are chosen to take on the social identity of a man for life.

via, laughingsquid

Portrait of an Artist: Jackson Pollock

A 1987 documentary narrated by Melvyn Bragg examining “the life of painter Jackson Pollock–from his childhood in Wyoming to his death in a car crash on Long Island in 1956.”

via, openculture

Perverted Florida


Here is the definitive 2012 round-up of sexual mishaps in the Sunshine State.

“The Music They Made”

NY Times puts together a sound collage memoriam for some of the musicians who died in 2012.


We’re pleased to announce that in collaboration with PictureBox we’ll be publishing Matthew Thurber’s Infomaniacs comic weekly on the site. Enjoy!



A cast marble statue of Ai Weiwei on oak base by Elliott Arkin.

Available in an edition of 100 from Exhibition A

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind


A hypothesis that jogging long distances after prey helped drive human brain evolution

Dec. 26

Santa and Mrs. Claus throw a great party.


Juicy J Should Probably Get The “Best Use of The Internet by a Rapper in 2012″ Award


Peep game

Nam June Paik Predicted the Internet

The Father of Video Art (1932 – 2006) has a large show, Global Visionary, currently running at the Smithsonian in DC.

The Year in Muses


A celebration of some of the most beautiful girls on the planet.

{note: boobs}

Picture of the Day & The Weekly Round-Up


NEKST, Rest in Peace

We’ll be back on Wednesday

This past week…

We made travel decisions based on Miss Universe contestants

Merry Xmas From The Haçienda And Factory Records 30 years ago

We looked through Jamaica Beach Bums

A Pocket Companion to Books From The Simpsons


Anastasia Sushchenko was our Muse


Sound Advice 162: Ed Templeton


We are pleased to present our 162nd installment of Sound Advice featuring Ed Templeton. Ed is a professional skateboarder and artist living and working in Huntington Beach, California.

Sound Advice 162

01. Caress by Drive Like Jehu
02. Anti-Pope by The Damned
03. Astral Glamour by The Homosexuals
04. You Got It by Mudhoney
05. Boom by Wild Flag
06. The Words by Lungfish
07. Psychic Hearts by Thurston Moore
08. Furniture by Fugazi
09. Something I Learned Today by Hüsker Dü
10. Systematic Death by Crass
11. Here Should Be My Home by No Age
12. One Chord Wonders by The Adverts
13. Lexicon Devil by Germs
14. Over The Edge by Wipers
15. Fractured (Like Chandeliers) by Polvo
16. Big Sky by Yo La Tengo
17. Nudes by Rites of Spring
18. Macbeth by Ciccone Youth
19. On Parade by Electrelane
20. Rhythm Is The Key by The Skull Defekts
21. The Tongue by Ty Segall Band
22. Andy Warhol by Tree People
23. The Flight of the Sperm by Fluf

Download Sound Advice 162 Now!

The Year in Openings & Parties


If this doesn’t break the website, it’ll be pretty cool to look through.

Thanks to photographers Christos Katsiaouni, Julia Chesky, Kristy Leibowitz, and Colin M. Day for all of their hard work this year.

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