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The World’s Best Photo?

Resistance In The Time Of Protest Selfies

East Side story: LA’s backyard party scene

Send Nudes (Or Don’t)

Why do we no longer use $1,000 bills?

How Has Streaming Affected our Identities as Music Collectors?

Why America’s Airports Suck

On a Grandma’s House and the Unknowability of the Past

Dear Producers, Please Stop Putting Orgasm Sound Effects in Your Music

 

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Is This Guy the Most Hated Restaurateur in America?

Far-out images of California’s radical hippie culture

The forgotten New Yorker who changed the 80’s music scene

Larry Clark: ‘I wanted to be a writer but I had a camera in my hand’

Does College Radio Even Matter Anymore?

Why is the Passenger Seat Called “Shotgun”?

Your ultimate guide to Wolfgang Tillmans

Make Way for the Future of Groceries

The Internet As It Was In 1996

 

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A Brief History Of The Iconic Bungalows Of L.A.

Too Fast To Think: Why switching off unlocks creativity

How Chic’s ‘Good Times’ Launched Rap

The Chitlin’ Circuit Still Exists

We’re Living in a Copycat Culture

The Great Escape

Objectivity is dead, and I’m okay with it

Why Local News Anchors All Have the Same Look

Magic Eye Illusions

 

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How A Work Of Art Makes It Onto The Wall Of The White House

Genre Isn’t a Bad Word

The Last Prankster

When Networks Aired Their Failed TV Pilots in the Middle of the Summer

What’s behind ​fashion’s bootleg era?

The Largest Historical Dictionary of English Slang

Estate Sale Photography

Pressing Matters in Jamaica

Losing My Religion: The Demise of Rock and Roll

The Hollywood List Everyone Wants to Be On

A Tribute to the Extremely Illegal Rap Mixtape Design Industry

 

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How I Got My Attention Back

Speeches of Note

Why Do Our Recorded Voices Sound Weird to Us?

How Kurtis Blow and the Exploding Popularity of the NBA Turned a Generation On To Hip-Hop

My life as a fantasy wrestler

The Death Of DVD Will Haunt Us

“Side Hustle” as a Sign of the Apocalypse

Winning the Race Against Time

The historical ironies of Western bug-eating trends

Every Great Rap Lyric About Barack Obama

 

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America’s last disco ball maker

The Death Of Expertise

Ikea’s Assembly Instructions Champion Universal Design

Curtains fall on arts critics at newspapers

The Folk Power of Jamaican Dancehall Signs

How Netflix Is Deepening Our Cultural Echo Chambers

Being Original

Experience: I was painted by Andy Warhol

Magic Mountain

The Real Estate Deal of a Lifetime

 

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The Story of Lorem Ipsum

Why Coming-Of-Age Films Are Evolving For a New Age

My Prison Cell: Learning to Hear on a Cardboard Piano

Death of a Red Carpet Reporter

The Epic Fail of Hollywood’s Hottest Algorithm

How to design annoying alarms

A Turntable Reborn Turns Its Back on Its Hip-Hop Legacy

The best 404 error pages

Sneakers Have Always Been Political Shoes

What Makes a Real L.A. Movie?

Inventors killed by their own inventions

George Michael and Morrissey discuss Joy Division on a 1984 episode of ‘Eight Days A Week’

 

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In the land of the rich

Between Solitude and Loneliness

Dispatches From The War On Marching Bands

The Champion Logo, in the Hands of Fashion’s Provocateurs, Is Reborn

The Man Who Cleans Up After Plane Crashes

Mapping the Shadows of New York City

The Year in Reading

A Brief History of the Smiley Face, Rave Culture’s Most Ubiquitous Symbol

William S. Burroughs Reading Passages From ‘Naked Lunch’ Every Time You Refresh

 

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Inside the World of Competitive Laughing

The Man Who Made Adidas Relevant Again

A Finder’s Guide To Facts

In Search of a Coquito Like Abuela Used to Make

Future tension

Schadenfreude with Bite

The Paradox of Life Affirming Death Traps

Forgotten Scandals Of Early Hollywood

The Late Alan Thicke Hosts a Twin Peaks Behind-the-Scenes Special (1990)

 

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The World’s Smallest and Most Political Accessory

How Hip-Hop Mixtapes Changed The Game

The Sponge Divers of Greece

New York City’s Youngest Elected Official

The Auteurs Changing Cinema

When Is It OK to Brag?

The Rhythm of Food

Print is dead. Long live print.

The Unknown Story Behind L.A.’s Most Celebrated Photograph

Jealousy List 2016

 

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Why Is Rap So Obsessed With the Illuminati?

Paninari: The Italian Originators of Fast Food in Fashion

The Untold Story of Ableton Live

Reflections on True Friendship

Is the Mindfulness Craze Turning Us Into Suckers?

How to listen to the hidden sounds of your city in real time

Why music is not lost

Honest Museum Audio Tour

The Need to Read

Life Without Boredom

 

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What Happens When Filmmakers Raid Dead Directors’ Unmade Projects?

Juergen Teller’s Surprising Take on Robert Mapplethorpe

The pop-culture progress myth

When Eve and Eve Bit the Apple

About Margiela, the Man Behind the Brand

How Social Media Normalized Mediocrity: Through the Lens of Music

At the height of his fame, Truman Capote hosted the greatest party ever

The right way to do drugs

Therapy’s Digital Disconnect

A Trip Through DJ Booths: 1976-2016

 

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