Because This Winter Sucks

Basic pictures of people in warm places from NatGeoFound

But Where Are the Water Wizards?

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As California dries up, desperate farmers and vineyard owners are turning to water witches to locate underground water sources. Using only divining rods and their intuition, popular witches can make $500 or more per site visit.

Filelfians

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Mastering the Philly-South Jersey patois

illustration by Steve Powers

Way of the (Bamboo) Sword

If two sensei fight in a snowy forest, will they both make it home in time for tea?

Artist Eats: Anders Oinonen

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Anders Oinonen to share his favorite place to eat. Anders is a Toronto-based artist who had a fantastic exhibition at The Hole last year (also, check out our photos from the opening). Continue reading for his answer.

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“cherry”

A sick trailer for William Strobeck’s upcoming Supreme video

Art Tonight (and This Weekend) in New York

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Lots of heavy hitters including Todd James’ Supernatural, which opens tonight uptown at Sandra Gering.

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Redesigning the Union Jack

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If Scotland declares independence from the UK, what changes will the iconic flag have to go through?

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Printables

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Go Away by Alexander Chee

Artist colonies are mysterious places. Available only to a select few, supposedly teeming with alcohol, affairs, and creative hoodoo. But the rumors aren’t true—they just lack detail. From last summer, scenes and lessons from three residencies.

No, I Dadn’t

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Cannot be unseen. The Vests Of Disneyland Social Clubs and this whole accompanying article here

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Picture of the Day

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Martin Parr

Trail Therapy

The 34,000 Mile Journey of Steve Fugate

A Short Film by Cyrus Sutton

“When I stop breathing is when I’ll stop painting.”

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The last living movie billboard painter in Greece

Printables

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American Aqueduct: The Great California Water Saga by Alexis C. Madrigal

A $25 billion plan, a small town, and a half-century of wrangling over the most important resource in the biggest state

“He could have been just a nut job who had delusions of being a serial killer.”

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And the search for the Zodiac Killer continues

Caught in The Act

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To this man and many others like him, a Banksy piece is just money on the street. Luckily for New Orleans, neighborhood vigilantes got in the way of this attempt to remove another piece of public art.

Photo: Charlie Varley/varleypix.com

Big Things Down Under

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Australia’s obsession with weird huge objects

Vegan. Organic. Delicious?

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The Vanilla Bourbon Crème-Brûlée doughnut from the Cinnamon Snail food truck in NYC.

See a list of 101 great places to get a donut here

photo by ajagendorf25

Six Weeks Of Aloha

Nolan Hall’s latest zine published by Deadbeat Club

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