Picture of the Day

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Whitney Hubbs

Pettibon’s Surfers

Details from Are Your Motives Pure? at Venus Over Manhattan

Breaking Down the Quiet Ponds, Wilderness Cabins, and Happy Little Clouds

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FiveThirtyEight does A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross

Flash Us: Pemex

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For our series, “Flash Us,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. This week, Pemex sent us the above. Pemex tattoos out of Castro Tattoo in San Francisco, and you can follow him here.

 

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Gas Station Romance

HELF by Simon Landrein

Heads or Tails

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In such a disposable economy, it’s always a treasure to come across old money. Here, Chris Ware imagines the journey of one penny, minted in 1929.

For the Himalaya Playa

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The Supreme Nepal 5-panel

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The Mini Masters

AWESOME.

Insatiable: Porn — A Love Story

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Asa Akira’s new memoir gets you deep inside the mind of a porn star as she tells her tale of going from school girl at Manhattan’s United Nations International School to AVN Performer of the Year. Complemented with a cover by David Choe, it’s a hard to miss book on the shelf, and a worthy purchase to pass on to your lady for encouragement.

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Space Blossoms

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In 2008, Japanese astronauts took cherry tree seeds with them to the International Space Station. After 8 months and 4,100 times around the globe, the seeds came home and were planted in various locations around Japan. Four years later, some of the “space cherry trees” are now blossoming with just five petals—compared with around 30—a full six years ahead of schedule. Hypothesizing about the radical growth, one researcher said “there is the possibility that exposure to stronger cosmic rays accelerated the process of sprouting and overall growth.”

Who Can Stack Higher and More Delicious

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The 20-layer, Epic Grilled Cheese

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Lunchtime Laughter

Shiksa, directed by Matt Porter

Trinity High Life

Originally published April 2013

Over the course of three years, photographer Colin M. Day has traveled to and from a marijuana farm in the wilderness of Northern California. These are the resulting photographs.

Printables

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My Father, The Drug Lord by Tony Dokoupil

Big Tony Dokoupil–a charismatic, high-living drug trafficker–made his fortune moving dozens of tons of weed, then bottomed out and lost it all. His estranged son finds him two decades later, ruined, and confronts the man who abandoned his family to rule over the golden age of marijuana.

George R.R. Martin, Wedding Planner

The Most Mainstream Vandal On Earth

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Gotta love a new Banksy or two.

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Morning Dose of The Batroll

And on we go

Knock On Wood…

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Your chances of getting audited by the IRS are at the lowest percentages since the 1980s. A look at the numbers, below.

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Picture of the Day & The Weekly Round-Up

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Last Week…

We talked with Charlie Rubin about his photography

We pored over Geoff McFetridge’s drawings

We stopped by Nate Lowman’s Rave the Painforest opening

Nas, Q-Tip, and The Roots came together for some good music

and

Emilie Payet was our Muse

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