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How Poor Young Black Men Run from the Police

An excerpt from Alice Goffman’s 'On the Run.'<p><i>Photo by Hill Street Studios/Matthew Palmer</i><p><i>Alice Goffman is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose book,</i> On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City <i>(out this month on University of Chicago Press), has been</i> …

Drawing Animals using Moirée Patterns

Using the contrast effect called Moiré, the Milanese Andrea Minini stunning vector illustrations of various animals with a design of the most …

‘Of Muppets & Men’, A Wonderfully Insightful 1980 Documentary About ‘The Muppet Show’

<i>Of Muppets And Men</i> is a wonderful 52-minute documentary about the people who made <i>The Muppet Show</i> happen. Shot in 1980 during the show’s fifth season, …

Ebola experts in west Africa battle to stem deadly outbreak – in pictures

Photograph: Amandine Colin/MSF<p>A patient arrived at the Doctors Without Borders ebola facility in Guekedou, southern Guinea, 31 March 2014. A nurse is taking care of her and discusses with her family about the symptoms standing on the other side of the double fence. Photograph: Amandine …

Gorgeous and Rare Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by John Vernon Lord

<i>“Words mean more than we mean to express when we use them,”</i> Lewis Carroll once wrote in a letter to a friend, <i>“so a whole book ought to mean a great deal more than the writer means.”</i><p>Perhaps due to its timelessly whimsical nature, <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> — the umbrella title given to Lewis Carroll’s …

Stolen Gauguin and Bonnard art recovered after hanging on a kitchen wall

Two stolen paintings by the French artists Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard hung in an Italian man's home for nearly 40 years -- without his knowing just how valuable they were.<p>Now worth millions of euros, the artworks were stolen from a family house in London in 1970 and then abandoned on a …

Artists Re-Imagine Disney Films in "Nothing's Impossible"

<b>Frozen by Tom Whalen</b><p>The Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas hosts a special art exhibit during the South by Southwest festival. This year, they partnered with the blog <i>Oh My Disney</i> to make magic happen in a show titled, <i>Nothing's Impossible</i>. It features 25 beautiful posters based on Disney and Pixar …

Animation

Here's Mobb Deep's Newest Single, 'Say Something'

Mobb Deep's management reached out to us with the duo's second single off their upcoming album, <i>The Infamous Mobb Deep</i>, because they felt we'd love it so much that we'd drop everything we were doing and premiere it exclusively to our readers...<p>Amid all the new-wave molly rappers and swag …

Pez Went into the Ocean and Never Came Back

Trudging is tradition in Frisco, especially for the vandal lot. The city itself is barely 50 square miles, so naturally any graffiti writer worth his weight in Rust-Oleum flat has effortlessly loitered on every block.<p><i>Writer's Block is a regular column that takes a low-brow approach to profiling</i> …

Miami Sessions 2014 Minimix

An Eye-Opening Look At Hong Kong's Alarming 'Mega Blocks'

We've previously featured award-winning photographer Michael Wolf's work before. He's the brave soul who ventured into the subway stations of Tokyo …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

DJ Premier’s Top 20 Hip Hop Songs of 2013

This is something new… Instead of albums DJ Premier decided to give out his top 20 hip hop songs of 2013 first, via his radio show LiveFromHQ. But …

Fredro Starr - Everyday Hell (Produced by The Audible Doctor)

Music

New Year 2014 Times Square countdown app for Android, iPhone - PhonesReviews UK- Mobiles, Apps, Networks, Software, Tablet etc

Although it hardly seems any time at all since last New Year’s Eve, once more it’s time for another big celebration to welcome in New Year 2014. The …

The best, worst, and most controversial Android apps for 2013

2013 was an amazing year for applications. We saw some truly amazing Android apps come out along with new standards in design, video games, and quality. So which ones were the best, the worst, and the most controversial? You can check the video above if you’d rather watch or keep going if you’d …

Apps for Saving Money

Happy New Year! 2014 has the potential to be a great year, especially if you aren’t stressed about money. Fortunately, with countless personal finance apps, saving money is easier than ever.<p>If sticking with your budget is on your resolution list, the following apps can help you get your finances in …

12 Free Web Apps to Boost Your Drawing Skills

Drawing and sketching were once activities limited to pencil and paper, but for budding artists in the digital age, there's a wealth of online, …