Dean Snyder

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The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Donald Trump

Inside the Surreal World of Playboy’s Centrefolds

Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page featured in Playboy’s iconic centrefold, but as a new book demonstrates, modern attitudes towards it are more …

Scientists have used CRISPR to store a GIF inside the DNA of a living cell

Using E.Coli, the team at Harvard Medical School spliced data from the file into the bacteria’s genome<p>Eadweard Muybridge was a pioneer of both early …

Genetics

Long before they conquered the Internet, cats took over the world

Thousands of years before Hello Kitty and Grumpy Cat, some wild little felines and early farmers made a tacit deal: One side would act a bit docile and kill grain-raiding vermin, and the other would tolerate the cats’ presence and let them eat scraps.<p>That much has long been assumed about cat …

Pets

Federal blow to the arts: How the NEA’s measly millions keep America’s museums alive

<b>Kazimir Malevichs's "Black Suprematist Square" (Getty/Yuri Kadobnov)</b><p>Trump has indicated he wants to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts in his budget to save money<p>Robert Ekelund<p>March 5, 2017 10:29pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Some politicians have never …

Museums

The Unsettling Sculptures of Choi Xooang

Coming from South Korea, Choi Xooang has been sculptig for almost 14 years now. Introduced to sculpture in an art school, he was immediately struck …

Carlos Santana: ‘You can get high on what’s within you’

The musician, 68, on Woodstock, being discriminated against at school and making people cry with one note<p><b>Music is in my blood.</b> My father was a mariachi musician. He played the old Tijuana sound. I started learning the violin when I was five and when we moved to Tijuana from Jalisco, I started …

Cherry Blossom

Capture Incredible Water Droplet Impacts with a High Speed Camera Rig

In 2002, a renegade science photographer, Martin Waugh, was playing with high-speed photography and discovered he could image two drips of water hitting each other. This special event takes place only under certain conditions: when a single drop hits a water surface and rebounds up in perfect …

The US Olympic Team’s Secret Weapon Is Incredibly Unique

Radical new aero track bike from Felt might help US women’s pursuit team win gold in Rio<p>Last March, the American women’s pursuit team achieved a long-sought dream by winning the World Championship, an important progression from the silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics. This summer in Rio, as …

Cycling

How the 1940s Superman Cartoon Changed Eveything

The <i>Superman</i> cartoons from the 1940s were animated with a beauty and fluidity not seen before, but they were also hugely influential outside the world …

Vote for Hillary, be a sucker: It’s OK to reject the choice of a tyrannical liberal or a right-wing tyrant

“Vote for Hillary or be responsible for Trump” is slogan of someone maintaining — or being played — by the system<p>Nothing generates more insipid analysis than a U.S. presidential election. It’s a wonderful opportunity for two-party functionaries to distill American mythologies into the high-minded …

Middle-class

This is how the GOP imploded: The real story behind the conservative crack-up, and the creation of Donald Trump

Donald Trump used right-wing rhetoric to steal the conservative base. But this crack-up has been a long time coming<p>Today’s civil war in the GOP has observers scrambling to make sense of the struggle among the current Republican presidential candidates. Pundits are trying to find the roots of the …

Political Science

Gorgeous Sculptures Float in Digital Space

Jon Noorlander’s latest sculpture series only exists in two dimensions.<p>A central point of contention surrounding post-internet art is whether post-internet artists are thinking about anything other than how their works will look online. Katja Novitskiva’s sculptures, flat but printed with hyper …

Art

Middle-Aged Men Are Destroying Society and the Planet

Well, it's official: mountain biking is the new road biking.<br>At least as far as middle-aged men are concerned:<i><br>Until recently, the majority of</i> …

Cycling

How Joan Didion the Writer Became Joan Didion the Legend

Joan Didion arrived in Los Angeles in 1964 on the way to becoming one of the most important writers of her generation, a cultural icon who changed L.A.’s perception of itself. Lili Anolik mines the author’s early years to examine Didion before all that.<p>In a 1969 column for <i>Life,</i> her first for the …

Literature

BBC Planet Earth Cordyceps Fungus Finding of the holy mushroom - Diknek lorrie's

Pollock and the polar bear: could an animal hair solve a great art mystery?

Ruth Kligman claimed Jackson Pollock painted her a lover’s gift before he died. But can this splashy pastiche actually be real – and could a polar bear hair, from the rug in his studio, prove it?<p>Dark, dark, dark. Jackson Pollock’s later years were mired in black sorrow and so was his art. It became …

Art

A Magical Museum of Hyperreal Miniatures

The next time I’m in Lyon, France (OK, I’ve never been to Lyon or France, but when I do…), I’m going to plan a visit to the Musée Miniature et Cinéma. Here you will find a temple dedicated to the art of movie miniatures and props. The over 100 staggeringly life-like and highly detailed miniature …

Miniature
Paleontology

How Dada Dynamited the Old Art World

Born in Europe amid the insanity of World War I, Dada was an art movement like no other—it rejected reason and agendas and embraced absurdism …

A professor figured out a way to use art to clean up polluted streams

To the unacquainted eye, southeastern Ohio is a picturesque vision of rolling, grass-covered hills dotted with trees. But for Guy Riefler, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Ohio specializing in environmental restoration, this pastoral landscape is deceptive.<p>It hides …

Pollution

Why Bill Murray is the greatest movie star in the world

He doesn't have an agent. He doesn't have a publicist. He doesn't even seem to have a fixed address.<p>Yet, in by-the-numbers Hollywood, Bill Murray has turned his unpredictability into an asset.<p>Want to get hold of him? Call his 800 number. Maybe he'll get back to you. (Maybe he won't. In fact, he …

The Stacks: The Deadpan Genius of Buster Keaton

He never cracked a smile on screen, but Keaton’s silent films are as funny as anything Hollywood ever made. Also melancholy, profound, and … but …

Venice Biennale Representative Joan Jonas's Workout Regimen for Artists

<i>One of the founding figures of video and performance art, Joan Jonas has gone on to test the boundaries of time-based mediums through her visceral,</i> …

Art

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Graphics

Paul McCarthy Beaten Up over Butt Plug Sculpture

Art and Law<p>The FIAC installation has France in fisticuffs.<p>,<p>Paul McCarthy was attacked in Paris on Thursday while installing his contribution to …

3D printing creates film without film

Artist Julien Maire has combined an age-old film technique with modern technology to create something beautiful and new.<p>As our technologies increasingly move towards digitisation, perhaps the old techniques are becoming lost to younger generations. Take film. Although we still refer to motion …

3D Printing

Before it was cool: What I learned at the hipster sex party

The place was so hip even the guy from MGMT was there. But were we liberated and free? I guess so.<p><i>What follows is my best reconstruction of the events of a party that took place in 2003 on the campus of Wesleyan University, one of the most hipster colleges in America.</i> <i>It's a good illustration of</i> …

Precious Plastic

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Tutorials