For the next couple of months, in collaboration with the upcoming film A Most Violent Year, we are publishing a culture site about New York City in 1981. From the East Village to Esplanade, we’ll tell some of the stories that shaped the year, and add in some pop culture to the mix for the fun of it. So check it out here and enjoy, there’ll be new stuff up daily.
If you’ve got the patience for archaic technology, and a hankering to play over 900 different classic video games, this is your new bookmark.
Music video director Isaac Rentz looks back at the top videos of his youth with a trained eye and matching wit.
If I was 10, I’d probably be stoked on this. However, as a jaded adult I find the whole experience very underwhelming, difficult to navigate, and lacking a discerning eye. As with a lot of destinations on the internet, the people being paid to feed the information rarely have the knowledge and understanding to truly bring a spectacular product to the public. But hey, it’s an “ongoing” project, so it’ll either get better, or very, very worse. With that in mind, enjoy yourself
The real happiness in the internet is the endless archives. More here
Spend the rest of your day watching this tribute to one of the first skateboarding films, The Devil’s Toy. Reimagined through the vision of fourteen directors from across the globe (including one of our faves, Corey Adams), The Devil’s Toy Redux lets you navigate from one film to the next—21st century style—witnessing “the evolution of skateboarding culture as told through these filmmakers.”
Visit here, now.
Google Street View: Angkor
Remember when you had to look through encyclopedias to see what places looked like?
Urban Jungle Street View is a google street view hack that turns any place into a tropical environment.
The NYC Crying Guide explores the best and worst places to shed tears in the Big Apple.