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.

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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Stacks of Cheddar & Dough & Clams & Cake & Bread

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The richest, and in turn most powerful families in food.

Printables

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Shabazz Napier’s One Shining Moment of Truth by Ian Crouch

The NCAA champ who can’t afford to eat

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Hoard d’Oeuvres by Rhonda Lieberman

Art collecting is the most esteemed form of shopping in our culture today

PotCoin

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The Marijuana industry is getting its own crypto-currency.

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Streaming Silence

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Los Angeles band Vulfpeck have figured out a way to get paid off of Spotify, have their fans stream their album Sleepify (full of silent tracks) on repeat while they sleep.
 

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The Devil and the Art Dealer by Alex Shoumatoff

It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich apartment of a haunted white-haired recluse. Amid an international uproar, Alex Shoumatoff follows a century-old trail to reveal the crimes—and obsessions—involved.

The Lion Tamer, by Max Beckmann

Analyze Swish

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Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight’s statistical model for the NCAA Tournament will help balance out your risky bracket behavior.

If There’s One Thing Congress Can Do, It’s Get a Cool Coin Made

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The curved 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin from the United States Mint celebrates the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The coin is the result of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act, a law passed in 2012.

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Art World Places Its Bet by Carol Vogel

Oscar Murillo Keeps His Eyes on the Canvas

Who Gets What? A Hypothetical Situation Involving Rappers at Ben Eine’s Art Show

 
Not sure why I am considered one of the preeminent scholars for hypothetical rapper scenarios, but I seem to get paid a decent amount of money to write about what I think rappers would and wouldn’t do within certain hypothetical situations.

So when I was asked to guess which rapper/singer would buy which of these amazing pieces of hand painted typography I found it was a lot harder than I thought. Since the artist didn’t do one that said “YOU DONT GOT THE ANSWERS SWAY” I had to actually use my own brain power to figure out this turnt up typographical conundrum in a timely manner.
 
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Ben Eine’s “Heartfelt” is on view at Judith Charles Gallery in NYC through March 16th

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The Gavel Drops at Sotheby’s by Andrew Rice

The auction house is under attack by hedge-fund activist Daniel Loeb, who wants it to start making lots more money, in part by refusing to kowtow to rich folks like him.

Your Monday Morning Escapist Fantasy

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Become successful artisan/artist/musician.

Sell out show(s).

Buy abandoned village in the Spanish countryside for under $100k.

Move.

Create, enjoy, relax.

“I think cryptocurrencies could be the new buffalo”

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In an effort to sidestep the fed, the Lakota Tribe has created their own Bitcoin clone called MazaCoin, and adopted it as their official currency.

“Once they have what they want, we snitches become dispensable.”

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Apparently the US Government has not been paying their informants

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One-Percent Jokes and Plutocrats in Drag: What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society by Kevin Roose

The New Standard for Year-end Bonuses

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One boss in China has figured out a new way to determine how much of a year-end bonus each employee will receive. It involves drinking him under the table. An employee of the unnamed company explained that at the beginning of their year-end banquet, the man-in-charge “placed a pile of banknotes on the table before announcing workers would receive bonuses based on how much they could drink.” Now you’d think this would be weird and unfair to lightweights, however the boss explained the reasoning, and it’s more for conditioning than anything else; “much of the company’s business success was rooted in employees being able to hold their liquor with clients.” So, there you go.

 

“Dude will even go after regular ass fans”

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Prince is suing 22 internet users for $1 million each, after accusing them of sharing bootlegs of his concerts via websites and facebook.

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