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Fashion Advertising: Controversy — Where Has It Gone? by Lisa Lockwood (with contributions from Cynthia Martens, Lauren McCarthy)
 
After shifts from the shocking and suggestive to the socially conscious and aspirational, the fashion industry has entered a new state of advertising: tame.

“Now is the time to go for it! Hardcore! Breathe in and suck it up and plow back in full-on!”

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Andrew W.K. is your new Life Coach

Doers and Percievers

Stefan Sagmeister happily chimes on about storytelling. The business kind, not the fun kind.

“Infinitude”

Paul Trillo’s new short film A Truncated Story of Infinity is a look at the endless amount of variations your day and life could have. Also, “Infinitude” is an amazing noun that is defined as “the state or quality of being infinite or having no limit.” Like Master P in space.

Wait Until the Fiends Get a Hold of This One

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The Soto Pocket Torch turns your basic disposable lighter into a torch capable of producing a windproof flame as hot as 2,300 °F

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How Secret Societies Stay Hidden On the Internet by Matt King

Inside the surreal recruitment process of a legendary club—or something like it—at New York University

Illustration by Miroslav Kostic

Notes From the Dinosaur Renaissance

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Fossilized news
 
A new discovery in Siberia suggests that nearly all dinosaurs had feathers

Dinosaurs became extinct because of “colossal bad luck”

Tyrannosaur gangs used to terrorize the earth

A four-winged dinosaur with a 21-foot wingspan was unearthed in China

According to one creationist’s lawsuit, dinosaurs roamed the earth 4,000 years ago

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The Koch brothers are apparently “dinosaur fetishists”
 

Lunchtime Laughter

Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson in Mistaken for Strangers: The Play

Large Men in Tights

Ridiculous promo shots from the golden era of the WWF.

From the archives of Sharpshooter Collectibes

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A Tiny Club’s Uneasy Rise by Raphael Minder

Eibar, a small soccer team with a 5,250 seat stadium is entering Spain’s top division, La Liga. And it’s been a pain in the ass.

Photograph by Markel Redondo for The New York Times

Living a Life of Mongrelism

‘SKIN’ is a short film by Tom Gould that profiles Martyka ‘Skin Dog’ Brandt, one of the founding members of New Zealand’s most notorious gang, the Mighty Mongrel Mob.

$2 million

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The price being asked by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman for the first drawing ever made of a hero in half shell.

“The obvious comment is that it looks like God but it could also be Sean Connery or Karl Marx”

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A face appeared in some parting clouds over Norfolk, England earlier this week

In the Days Before Street Style

“Lunch Time” portraits by Charles H. Traub

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On the Prowl With Instagram’s Ultimate Street Photographer by Mary H.K. Choi

A Paparazzi for Strangers
 

Related: The Art of Tuning Back In – An Interview with Daniel Arnold

 

The Wide World of Weed

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Pot news for those who partake
 

Puff Puff Chat

Snoop Dogg alleges that he got HIGH in the White House… which he probably did.

While Jimmy Fallon looks at the Pros and Cons of Washington D.C. Decriminalizing Marijuana

Here’s a day in the life of a NYC weed delivery man

and in Spain, a look inside Barcelona’s Cannabis Clubs

Ever wonder where the newly legal pot in Washington State is coming from? Hint: the legal plants aren’t on the market yet

In the other weed legal state, Colorado, welfare beneficiaries can make cash withdrawals at weed stores

Maybe they’re using that welfare cash to invest in Pot Stocks, Pot Stocks
 

photo: a ‘no toking’ sign in Amsterdam

 
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Breakfast Club, IRL

Circa 1985, students at Antioch High School talk fashion.

via, claytoncubitt

“Respectfully reserved for women”

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Extra wide parking spaces for women drivers are a thing at one mall in Dalian, China.

Kite Fights in the Favelas of Rio

Establishing air rights in the name of fun

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