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The best animated movies on Netflix

Animated films often offer a bit of escapism, roping us into fantastical candy-colored worlds and investing us in the lives of scrappy heroes and …

Micah Simmons and Andrew Chapa Los Dos Pintores Pt2

19 secret references you never noticed in your favourite movies

Most movie Easter eggs subtly reference another piece of pop culture. For example, 1982's 'Tron' hid the arcade favourite 'Pac-Man' on a map within …

'Pollock was not a good drunk': secrets of the abstract expressionists

In 1952, a young man named Irving Sandler, who had served in the US Marine Corps during the Second World War, arrived in New York City, intent on becoming a “bohemian”. “It just seemed logical,” says Sandler, who is now 91 years old, speaking by phone from his apartment in Greenwich Village. “The …

Review | The words of the prophets

<i>Subway Art</i> by photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant (Thames & Hudson, 1984) changed my life. It was the basis for developing my own style of …

New Testament

You Probably Shouldn't Watch James Franco's NSFW Music Video

Hedonism, masks, and knives. Oh my.<p>Did you know James Franco is in a band?<p>Did you know that band's name is Daddy?<p>We should have seen that disappointingly predictable, fuckably Freudian moniker coming from a mile away.<p>Did you know Daddy's mission is "to push beyond the sonic space of music into the …

Watch Chromatics' Eerie Video For New Song "Dear Tommy"

Darkwave/shoegaze/Italo-disco revivalists Chromatics have released "Dear Tommy," the first song/video since their 2012 masterpiece <i>Kill For Love</i>.<p>The video, directed and edited by the band--including lead producer Johnny Jewel--is an homage to the glory days of 70s horror, with kaleidoscope visions …

Meet DJ Jigüe, Cuba’s Answer to J Dilla

The producer helped bring hip-hop to the island—now he's ready to introduce his electrified Afro-Cuban rhythms to the world.<p><i>All photos by Jude Goergen</i> <i>unless otherwise stated</i><p>As the sun beats down on the streets of Santiago de Cuba's old town, an open doorway of a tired blue façade beckons with a …

Steve Aoki Is Getting Cryogenically Frozen

He was inspired by influential technologist Ray Kurzweil to make the move.<p>EDM celebrity Steve Aoki's Netflix documentary <i>I'll Sleep When I'm Dead</i> only just came out this past Friday, August 19, but he's already throwing the accuracy of its title into question with the recent revelation that he's …

Prince Wanted His Fans to See Paisley Park, and Now They Can

The late musician's estate will become a Graceland-style museum.<p>Six months after Prince's untimely death, his famous home and recording studio will open to the public as a museum. According to a press release from Bremer Trust, which is managing Prince's estate, Paisley Park will open for public …

Back & Forth - VICE Video: Documentaries, Films, News Videos

“If Miles Davis Was Alive, He’d Be Working with Kendrick Lamar” - An Interview with Don Cheadle

Cheadle’s new Miles Davis film plants its feet somewhere between a thriller, a jazz biopic, and 'Grand Theft Auto.'<p>Miles Davis famously said jazz is about the notes you don’t play. <i>Miles Ahead</i>, a new film by Don Cheadle about the jazz legend, honors that philosophy by discarding the cradle-to-grave …

The artist creating neo-noir surrealist sexscapes

If a female clone of Edward Gorey had been raised in the ‘90s on a strict diet of David Lynch, Junji Ito, and J.G. Ballard and grew up to specialize in satirical fetish erotica, the result would still pale in comparison to the art of Apollonia Saintclair, the artist behind these …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Apps

Can I Kick It: J. Cole remixes song by A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest’s landmark debut record <i>People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm</i> turned 25 in April. To commemorate the silver …

NWA's F--- Tha Police: Hear Ice Cube's unreleased demo

There aren’t many hip-hop fans who haven’t heard “F— Tha Police,” N.W.A.’s colossally confrontational protest track — the one that was infamously …

Here’s Why Hedge Funds Are Sweet on Sugar

Some investors are going all in on sugar.<p>Commodities might be in a deep rout, but raw-sugar futures prices have rallied to the market’s largest gain …

Netflix's $50 Million Movie Gamble

The company is investing in the Korean director Bong Joon-ho's new film as part of its expansion worldwide.<p>As a TV studio, Netflix has gained a reputation for being prolific, releasing a new show every few weeks, and dumping whole seasons of content online at a time. But as a film studio, it’s …

Film Industry

Electrical Brain Stimulation May Help Patients Lose Weight

Satisfying the brain could help treat obesity<p>Many factors can cause obesity, including genes, lifestyle and environment. But there’s some evidence to suggest that quirks of the brain might be a factor, too. In fact, doctors may be able to stimulate the brain so that patients lose weight, according …

The Brain

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Make Your Dumb Coffee Pot Brilliant With LittleBits' New Smart Home Kit

There's no better time to try to hack your home.<p><b>LittleBits is getting into the booming smart</b> home business. The company, which makes small electronic modules that DIYers can use to build their own electronic hardware, today announced its new Smart Home Kit. The largest littleBits kit yet, the …

nCube Smart Home Hub And Mobile Application Supports A Huge Range Of Devices (video)

Developer and designer Philip Steele has created a new smart home hub and mobile application that supports both iOS and Android devices.<p>Simply …

Where to meet on a first date: 10 great dining and bar options that guarantee a good start

Is there a social interaction more fraught with peril than the first date? Even in the age of Tinder (or Hinge or Bumble), two people meeting for the …

'Hollywood Home Movies: Disneyland' is an E-ticket to the park's past

Baby boomers with stardust memories of Disneyland often lament how the park has changed. Gone are the E-tickets, the Rocket to the Moon, the Skyway, the Submarine Voyage, the PeopleMover and the mule rides.<p>For a misty-eyed ride into that past, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is …

Apple holds the key to changing Intel's $150 billion business

The report says that Intel now has 1,000 people dedicated to working on this project that would potentially make Intel one of the main modem suppliers for Apple's next iPhone.<p>Intel's also trying to become the fabrication partner that manufactures the iPhone's system-on-a-chip — or SOC — a microchip …

Fabrication

Steven Spielberg Teases INDIANA JONES 5, Says He May Avoid References to His Films in READY PLAYER ONE

Leonardo DiCaprio is making a movie on the Volkswagen scandal

Paramount and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way have acquired the rights to a book proposal by Jack Ewing.<p>Ewing's book will investigate how a "more, better, faster" ethos fueled one of the greatest frauds in corporate history. The German car company had programmed their diesel cars so that U.S. …

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