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A (not unfair) critique on the merits of minimalism

The Norwegian Kids Getting Paid Thousands to Cut Tongues Out of Fish

Reciting Walt Whitman at a Drug Court in Alabama

Chuck Berry (RIP) Reviews Punk Songs by The Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Talking Heads & More (1980)

The Fixers Who Buried Old Hollywood’s Biggest Scandals

’70s post-No Wave New York City

The gig economy celebrates working yourself to death

Why can’t we replace small talk with big talk and ask each other profound questions right from the start?

How Discogs Dragged Record Collecting Into the 21st Century

The story behind The New York Times’ most famous tweet

Where Fountain Pens Are Saved and Sold

 

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The font that escaped the Nazis and landed on the moon

Fashion Attics

The Fate of the Critic in the Clickbait Age

When Pleasure Makes Us Hate Ourselves

The Grays of Our Lives

Wes Anderson Masterclass at Arte Cinema

My understanding of how the professional world works, based on my parents’ advice

Our addiction to consumption might just be what saves the planet from destruction

The Roots of Cowboy Music

Adam Curtis on the dangers of self-expression

The Not-So-Secret Life of Terrence Malick

What happens when a priest, a rabbi, and an atheist smoke weed together?

 

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Come for the Coffee, Stay … To Keep The Tiny Town Open

What Happens When Gun-for-Hire Songwriters Try to Go Solo?

The New York Graffiti Experience 1976

Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens

Inside the Loneliest Five-Star Restaurant in the World

Put on my Clothes and Look Like Somebody Else

How to get things right in the era of ‘post-truth’

Postful Protest

The Psychedelic Miracle

 

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A journey into the fast-food wedding industrial complex

Possible Reasons My Credit Card Was Declined at the Apple Store

Two Battles Illustrate How Hip-Hop Is Fueled By Competition

Don’t Cry for the Laugh Track

A love song to vans everywhere

Who’s Really Bigger? The final word on Jesus vs. The Beatles

Art’s obsession with the ‘tortured genius’

Truffle Hunting Is a Sickness

The Myth and Magic of California Style

Why does everyone suddenly want to be a food critic?

 

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How a Mexican Janitor Invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Every New York Times front page since 1852

Move Over, Wikipedia. Dictionaries Are Hot Again

The Joys of Propaganda

My Obsession With a Beatles Song

The Coffee Shaman

Nina Simone on Time

The Dance Floor Doesn’t Lie

Finding books in the least expected places around L.A.

 

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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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