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The anarchic 80s art group who paired nudity with body paint

Looking back, the early 80s was a culturally kaleidoscopic time. Punk rock had split into a dogmatically rigid scene, and on the other arty post-punk. Disco was mutating into house music in Chicago. Techno was rising from Detroit’s post-industrial ashes. And other elements of the electronic bell …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

The 25 highest-paying companies in the US in 2016

As you might expect, tech companies dominate this year's Glassdoor list.<p>"Salaries are sky-high at consulting companies due to 'barriers of entry' in this field, which refers to employers wanting top consultants to have personal contacts, reputations, and specialized skills and knowledge,"says …

Employment

Fuckers Who Curse a Lot Aren't Stupid, Says Science

A new study shows that douchebags who know more profanities tend to have better vocabularies overall.<p>Good news, assholes: All those cockheads who have been telling you for years that curse words are a sign of poor breeding, low intelligence, and a shitty command of the English language should shut …

Doin' Work, Flash Interviews With Contemporary Photographers: Tammy Mercure

Welcome back to Doin' Work: Flash Interviews With Contemporary Photographers. This is a place for me to celebrate the photographers who inspire me, and to present to you an easily digestible bite of their personality.<p>This week's guest is Tammy Mercure. Mercure was named one of the "100 under 100: …

New Orleans

Music festivals! | Megs

Music festivals! They are a great way to experience the culture and sound of the year. Hong Kong has an annual one, Clockenflap, that I was lucky …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Love Beer And Coffee? You Might Be A Psychopath

A new study associates taste preferences with personality traits<p>Humans have a unique affinity for bitter food, like dark chocolate, coffee, and broccoli. Most other animals interpret a bitter taste as a warning to stay away from a non-edible material, but some humans can’t get enough of it, though …

Bitcoin exchange CEO's arrest has left a trail of unanswered questions

But as details of a lengthy investigation by Japanese police trickle out, at least one crucial question remains unanswered: where is the money?<p>On Friday authorities issued a fresh arrest warrant for Frenchman Karpeles over claims he stole several million dollars from clients, including about …

Bitcoin Exchange

Phoebe Gloeckner and the 'revolutionary' feminism of 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'

click to enlarge<p><i>Diary of a Teenage Girl,</i> the diary-turned-graphic novel-turned-play-turned-film by cartoonist Phoebe Gloeckner that earned rave …

Ann Arbor