Category: culture

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Mid-Century Modern: 1951 Armstrong Flooring Catalog

I’ve always had a fondness for the mid-century modern era’s ability to create an alternate “perfect reality” in their ads. Check out these delightful pictures from the 1951 Armstrong Flooring Catalog from flickr user mcudeque. A better idea for family...

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Cool Story Babe… wait, what?

Saw someone wearing this on my way into work this morning. cool story babe. now go make me a sandwich. I was like, “Wait, wut?” Even though I was having kind of a “fuck it” morning, I still managed to...

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Renwick Gallery – “Wonder”

The Renwick Gallery had been under renovation and repair and only just re-opened last month. Never one to pass up a new (or new to me) museum, I visited in the rainy and foggy days after Thanksgiving. The current exhibit...

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SUPERSQUAD for espnW IMPACT25

For their annual IMPACT25, espnW teamed up with Marvel Comics artists to transform the honorees into a SUPERSQUAD! What do you get when espnW IMPACT25 honorees Carli Lloyd, Lydia Ko, Serena Williams, Ronda Rousey and Misty Copeland join forces with...

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There was The Wiz before NBC’s The Wiz?!

So… this is an actual thing that happened. This tweet–now deleted–about NBC’s upcoming live version of The Wiz was trying to be clever and completely missed. Just shy of an hour later, it looks like someone set him on the...

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André Sousa: “Gin and Tonics”

André Sousa gives us a “then and now” look at ordering and making the very simple gin and tonic… More than a little reminiscent of Portlandia’s “Mixology” episode where Carrie is given a “ginger-based bourbon drink infused with honey, lemon,...

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Nobody Owns Your Content But You

Continuing on the subject of paying people for their work, let me also state the obvious point that copying–or to put it a better way, stealing–someone’s work is flat out wrong. This is a lesson that brands, both established and...

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People Can Die From Exposure

[The first in a pair–perhaps later a series?–of articles about work, ownership and compensation online. What I have to say is nothing new, but hopefully can add to the growing chorus of voices about it.] Recently Wil Wheaton went off...

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Autumn Spectrum by David Leclerc

Since DC isn’t known for its leaves changing color in a spectacular fashion, I’ll have to make do with this piece by David Leclerc. My picture for 10/10/10. I love our autumn, full of colors. Thanks to vanou and johanne...

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Jem Trek: To Boldly Go… Truly Outrageous!

I think The Mary Sue said it best on their Tumblr blog. OH MY GOD WE NEED THIS SHOW IMMEDIATELY Jem Trek. Seriously, someone please make this happen. As the movie was a terrible flop at the box office, this...

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Julio Salgado: POC TV Show Takeover

Artist Julio Salgado has engaged in a POC TV Show Takeover! Recently there was some outrage–which I got caught up in a little bit–about a supposed “group” of Star Wars fans who were upset over Episode VII: The Force Awakens...

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Back to the Future is History

Today’s the day, but I noticed this gem earlier this week. http://just-shower-thoughts.tumblr.com/post/131382899149/after-this-week-back-to-the-future-will-take After this week, Back to the Future will take place entirely in the past. Yep, the events that took place in The Back to the Future Trilogy are...

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie… Finally!

Not that poser-ass Absolutely Fabulous series from a while back, but the real deal! Fox Searchlight Pictures and BBC Films have released the first image from comedy “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” what has started to shoot on location in the...

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Machines are Writing Clickbait

This is slightly terrifying. In a post earlier this week, I joked that clickbait headlines and not CAPTCHA will be the one thing that helps separate man from machine. Well, developer Lars Eidnes has created a recurrent neural network (RNN)...