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“Pequeña ventana” a panteón prehispánico, tumba de tiro hallada en la ciudad de Colima

“Pequeña ventana” a panteón prehispánico, tumba de tiro hallada en la ciudad de Colima. Foto Rafael Platas INAH <i></i> <b>*** En el espacio funerario se</b> …

In the age of streaming TV, who needs title sequences?

Until Tony Soprano took viewers on a strange journey over the New Jersey Turnpike for the very first time in 1999, television title sequences were mostly straightforward affairs.<p>There was an establishing shot: a barrel wave off the coast of Hawaii, or choppers carrying wounded vets over a mountain …

TV

History’s Most Misleading Maps

Last spring, a 23-year-old woman was driving her car through the Ontario town of Tobermory. It was unfamiliar territory for her, so she was dutifully …

200,000 Photos from the George Eastman Museum, the World’s Oldest Photography Collection, Now Available Online

There was a time when anyone with even the remotest interest in photography knew the name Eastman, if not the life and work of George Eastman …

Weird

In the 80s, Outlaw Artists Were Hacking Billboards Before Photoshop

Whether you call them pranksters, activists, or vigilantes, Truth in Advertising took a creative stand against corporate influence—and won.<p><i>Images and captions courtesy Bob Stayton</i><p>The year was 1980 and no billboard was safe. A loose group of artists, designers, and troublemakers called Truth in …

Ronald Reagan

The Cleanup of Detroit Has Erased Graffiti History

I was shocked when I drove through Detroit earlier this year. Throughout much of the city, the buff had advanced like an unstoppable disease—the best graffiti had been covered in blotchy gray and white paint. What happened to the one-time graf mecca?<p><i>All photos by the author</i><p>I was shocked when I …

Streetwear

How Pastels Became A Cultural Obsession

We live in an era of Trump and ISIS. Meanwhile, one of today’s most popular colors is called “Serenity.”<p>When the designer and photographer Sallie Harrison moved from South Carolina to Los Angeles, the colors in her work started to shift.<p>“I used to hate pastels,” says Harrison, who as a tomboy …

Home Decorating

Our Almost Entirely Serious Guide to TV This Fall

• Author: Jason Kehe. Jason Kehe Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 08.19.16. 08.19.16<br>• Time of Publication: 10:00 am. 10:00 am<p>“People complain that everybody …

David’s Ankles: How Imperfections Could Bring Down the World’s Most Perfect Statue

Last summer, early in the morning, I stood out in the main square of Florence to watch the tourists come in. It was quiet. A Zamboni-like street cleaner drove its rounds, leaving wet circles on the paving stones. A vendor unpacked tarp-wrapped souvenirs from the back of his white van. When the …

Italy

Adam McEwen

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY<br>Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL<br>The Rosenblum Collection, Paris, France<br>Collection Lambert Avignon, …

10 Artists to Watch This August

From rising stars like <b>Elizabeth Jaeger</b> to the crossover celebrity <b>Tilda Swinton</b>, here are the artists everyone will be buzzing about this …

New Report Highlights the Many Benefits of Urban Walkability

The new free report, Cities Alive, by Arup, one of the world's largest engineering and planning firms, describes why and how to create more walkable …

Developing Countries

Duany: The Promise of Suburbia Has Been Betrayed

<i>The transect / PlaceMakers</i><p>"The promise of suburbia -- to live in nature amid the easy flow of cars -- has been betrayed. Sprawl is not sustainable; its growth chokes on itself," argued architect and urban planner Andrés Duany at the Congress for New Urbanism in Detroit.<p>Duany calls for using New …

Ecology

How Dada's 'rock stars' changed art forever

"Switzerland was a birdcage surrounded by lions,” wrote the German poet Hugo Ball, looking back on his time in Zurich in 1916. As the First World War entered its deadliest phase with up to tens of thousands killed daily on the battlefields of Verdun and the Somme, the largest city in neutral …

The new science of cute

Kumamon, a cartoon bear created to promote tourism in an overlooked part of Japan, has become a billion-dollar phenomenon. Now, a new academic field is trying to pinpoint what makes things cute – and why we can’t resist them<p>On 14 April 2016, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s southernmost …

Japan

The 10 Most Expensive Women Artists

In an experiment to slow visitors down, British museums are hanging fake art alongside their masterpieces

The average museum goer spends less than 30 seconds in front of a work of art. Researchers even found that most of that time is spent skimming the wall text instead of looking at the actual piece.<p>A new British TV show called <i>Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge</i> seeks to allay that attention deficit …

Museums

Watch a new 7-minute short by Wes Anderson 

Fans have to wait until March to check out the latest immaculately assembled Wes Anderson film, <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, but the director released a …

Wes Anderson

This animated short turns a bar brawl into a beautiful celebration of art history

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival, going on right now, is an annual event that showcases some of the best animated movies of the year. Now, as a lover of animation, this is the sort of thing I eat up. Dozens of animated shorts and features are shown off, each using any number of …

Art

The History of Buddhist Art

June 5, 2016<p>Gordana Sretenović. Teaching English and writing for a living. Obsessed with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Desires to travel the world …

Venice Re-Creation Centre Competition - Winners announced

Venice is a city that gives us a view of the past but at the same time it can show us a glimpse of the future. Its particular conditions generated a …

Watch Six Artists And Designers Draw In Virtual Reality

Here’s what creativity looks like in VR.<p>Tilt Brush–a VR painting app which Co.Design previously described as Microsoft Paint for the Year 2020–is a literally godlike tool that allows artists and designers to create awesome three-dimensional sculptures in mid-air. But how do actual artists and …

Virtual Reality

Pompeii’s Graffiti and the Ancient Origins of Social Media

From Roman walls to Twitter, humans have a long-standing obsession with leaving their mark.<p>The oldest known graffiti at Pompeii also happens to be among the simplest: Gaius was here. Or, more precisely, “Gaius Pumidius Diphilus was here,” along with a time stamp, which historians have dated to …

Social Media

The House That Art, Fantasy and Mystery Built

Last week, the Santa Fe-based art collective Meow Wolf introduced “The House of Eternal Return” — an interactive, multimedia art experience that one of Meow Wolf’s co-founders, Vince Kadlubek, refers to as “immersive storytelling.” And appropriately for the otherworldly space, created by a team of …

Game of Thrones

The 10 Best Street Art Pieces to See While in Los Angeles

Although Los Angeles may be best known for such attributes as perpetual sunshine, gridlocked traffic, and the tip-tap of finger strokes of people …

Streetwear

Adorable floating bonsai trees bring anime magic to your home

These Hayao Miyazaki-esque floating bonsai seem too adorable to be true. But they're actually part of an $80,000 (£56,000) Kickstarter project to …

Anime

This Palestinian Artist Embroiders Images of Syrian Gore and Violence

Majd Abdel Hamid's hand-stitched images of Syrians killed in the conflict are somehow more horrifying and real because they are abstract.<p>Lately, Majd Abdel Hamid has been collecting images of death and turning them into embroidery. The 27-year-old Palestinian artist has dabbled in sculpture and …

Middle East

Funny While Female: Four Artists on Gender, Humor, and Performance

Artists Rachel Libeskind, Ana Fabrega, Starr Busby and Allison Brainard take the stage.<p>In its sixteenth season at New York’s influential Dixon Place theater, the OBIE award-winning monthly performance series titled Little Theater is known for bringing new and unexpected voices to the stage. This …

Comedy

The Captivating Imagery Of America's Oldest Secret Societies

"The Templars and the Freemasons believed that the treasure was too great for any one man to have, not even a king," FBI special agent Sadusky proclaims in the film "National Treasure." "That's why they went to such lengths to keep it hidden."<p>Those of us not so familiar with the lived experience of …

Art

North Korean Interiors That Look Like Film Sets From Wes Anderson Movies

National Drama Theater, Pyongyang<p><b>For those</b> familiar with films by director Wes Anderson—known for his quirky, colorful movie sets and perfectly …