The World Cup of Dirty Dreams: Inside Brazil’s Most Infamous Brothel by Amos Barshad

Full of beautiful women and XXX behavior, Rio de Janeiro’s Centaurus has enticed celebrities, soccer stars and anyone else willing to pay a fee and go inside. We go behind the doors of a scandalous sin palace

The Man Who Turned Paper Into Pixels

Claude Shannon, the father of information theory

Add This to the List of Summer Plans


Action Park—the world’s most dangerous theme park—is back!

“Longboard Cop”

Maintaining order on the dangerous paths of Green Bay, Wisconsin parks with a specially designed board that “has wider trucks, bigger wheels, and red and blue LED lights.”

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Found Photos (pt. 18)

Dave Schubert found these photos from a 1970’s Oakland photographer inside a photo paper box while looking through stacks of darkroom material.



A Century of American Soccer Anxiety by Ian Crouch

Sportswriters have spent more than a century fretting and fighting about soccer and its place in American culture.

State of the Internet

I Dare You To Watch This Entire Video by College Humor

1 Liu Xiaobo Plaza


An amendment attached to the annual state department budget bill would rename the Washington, D.C. street that the Chinese Embassy is on to Liu Xiaobo Plaza, after noted Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is serving an 11-year sentence for subversion.

art by Shepard Fairey

What Gangs Are Hanging in Your Neighborhood


Here’s a detail of a bigger map featuring the LAPD’s Citywide Gang Injunctions.

Meet the ‘Pink Helmet Posse’

Three 6-year-old girls who skateboard, and three boys who don’t like princesses.

The Simpsons Made in pure CSS


Smart stuff from Chris Pattle

City Bike for City Boys

Prime examples from Japan’s mini bike craze of the 70s & 80s.

Next Up, Shin-Kicking in the Ghetto

THE SLAP by Max Landis

The Wide World of Weed

Pot news for those who like to take part
Weedhire: helping you find jobs in the marijuana industry

Here’s Jenny Slate on being stoned in college

This motel in Colorado features wifi, a hot tub and sauna, and is 420 friendly

CBD dog treats are a real thing

One doctor goes to Venice Beach and considers how to “make medical marijuana a less bogus proposition.”

A new study finds that people who are at risk for schizophrenia are more likely to smoke pot, and larger quantities of it

In fear of lawsuits, Police are destroying less pot plants than ever

The FDA might just downgrade pot from its current status as a Schedule I drug

Can Marijuana help Veterans of War?

Oxford, Mississippi: home to Colonel Reb, William Faulkner, John Grisham, and the federal government’s weed farm


There are still a couple sets of the HIGH Kite & Journey Tube left at the PK Shop

Hipster Molting Season is Here Again

All The Right Ideas

Colin Furze: Inside The Mind Of An Inventor

Text Level Nexting


Hi-Art is a new iPhone app that features original digital stickers (to be used in place of emojis) created by a whole slew of artists, musicians, and celebrities.



Six Different Artists Made These Paintings by Jerry Saltz

Why does so much new abstraction look the same? Because buyers like it that way.

Morning Dose of the Redskin

77 years of Washington Redskins branding

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