Ison: “The Comet of the Century”

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

 

O.J. Simpson Was Quite The Illusionist

 

Linked Out

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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

Man

What an evolution.

By Steve Cutts

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Kate Moss ∞

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

Sworn Virgins of Albania

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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.

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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.”

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Perverted Florida

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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.

Infomaniacs

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

“#1/1,000,000,000”

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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

Hunter-Gatherers

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

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