Kris D'Amato

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Amusing Mashup Pairs a Classic Painting with Animated GIFs

Nearly 53 years ago, the famed illustrator Norman Rockwell painted <i>The Connoisseur</i> for <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> magazine. It shows a man standing in front of a Jackson Pollock-esque style painting at a museum or gallery. Today, that same character, in his matching suit, is back to see a more modern …

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My first time with cybersex

STEP 1: INITIALIZING MODEM<p>I only have vague memories about the first time I had sex. (I was 15, and it was the intermission of my camp’s production …

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Curtis Mayfield - Here But I'm Gone (Eoin Remix)

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No, This is Le Gogh

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This is sensitive<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark infringement. If …

A Breathtaking Animated Adaptation of Bukowski’s “The Man with the Beautiful Eyes”

<b>Charles Bukowski</b> was a creature of perplexity and paradox, oscillating between romantic pessimism and luminous wisdom on the meaning of life, propelled by an outrageous daily routine. His expressive poems explored everything from the myths of creativity to his “friendly advice” to young men.<p>In …

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet

Net neutrality is dying, Uber is waging a war on regulations, and Amazon grows stronger by the day<p>Halfway through 2014, and the influence of technology and Silicon Valley on culture, politics and the economy is arguably bigger than ever -- and certainly more hotly debated. Here are Salon's choices …

Why The Supreme Court Just Killed Aereo: An Explainer

Aereo is a pretty simple concept: You rent a DVR and an antenna from a website, and can watch broadcast TV over the Internet. And broadcast networks loathe it. They loathed it so much they went to the Supreme Court to shut Aereo down… and they just got their wish.<p>For the record, your cloud-based …

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Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

<b>Tim Jenison</b>, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: 
How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage …

It’s Tartt—But Is It Art?

No one denies that Donna Tartt has written the “It novel” of the year, a runaway best-seller that won her the Pulitzer Prize. But some of the self-appointed high priests of literary criticism—at The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review—are deeply dismayed by The Goldfinch …

James Franco pens short story with central character 'Lindsay Lohan'

The latest in James Franco's ever-expanding multitude of projects is a short story for the fiction issue of Vice magazine, which features a central character called "Lindsay Lohan".<p>The story, Bungalow 89, reads a lot less like fiction and a lot more like vignettes from his own life, as Franco …

Net Neutrality: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Pope Francis Visits Jordan, Israel, Palestine: Expect the Unexpected

Pope Francis hasn’t even left for his weekend tour of the Holy Land and his trip is already breaking with tradition.<p>He won’t use a bulletproof car, …

What Will Happen When the Earth’s Magnetic Field Switches

The Earth's magnetic field protects life on Earth, shielding it from damaging radiation and moderating our climate. So the idea that it could …

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This Origami Toothpaste Tube Squeezes Out Every Last Drop

Our modern toothpaste tube designs have survived from the 1890s, despite the fact that they can waste up to 13% of the goods. Can this collapsible version change that?<p>Before a 19th-century Connecticut inventor named Washington Wentworth Sheffield came up with the idea of using a collapsible lead …

Doctors Can Now Grow Engineered Vaginas in Women

After decades of work, a team of doctors say they've successfully engineered vaginas that have been implanted and grown in women. The vaginas were …

How the Ancient Greeks Shaped Modern Mathematics: A Short, Animated Introduction

If you think Ancient history doesn't matter to your life today, think again. Created by The Royal Institution and the animation shop 12Foot6, this …

Android bugs leave every smartphone and tablet vulnerable to privilege escalation

On the whole, mobile operating systems seem to be pretty secure, but new bugs uncovered in Google's mobile platform shows how every Android-powered …

Google speeds WebP image format, brings animation support to Chrome

Google has built a new version of its WebP software into Chrome to let browsers display its image format 25 percent faster, the company said …

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Adult Swim cartoon jumps from cable to Instagram in 15-second chunks

So, let's say you want to watch an episode of Adult Swim's "Rick and Morty" but you don't have cable and the only thing you have on you is your smartphone. Well, luckily for you, you're able to watch the latest episode of the show <i>entirely on Instagram</i>. That's right, in a stunt by Cartoon Network's …