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Beautifully Bold Bursts of Color Create Unpredictable Shapes

Dutch photographer Marcel Christ has a unique approach to still life photography–he creates crisp, modern, and innovative images that radiate with a lively and explosive energy. With degrees in both chemical engineering and photography, Christ blends those two interests together to obtain his …

Interactive Mirrors Built from Arrays of Moving Objects by Daniel Rozin | Colossal

<p>New York-based artist Daniel Rozin creates amazing installations and sculptures that have the ability respond to the presence of a viewer. Among his …

C#CKFIGHT

Screening at this year's prestigious Slamdance Film Festival (in the Anarchy Shorts category), "C#CKFIGHT" is a nine-minute long mind-bending and voyeuristic exploration of a sweat-soaked back-room brawl. Born and bred in Miami, filmmaker Julian Yuri Rodriguez—a Knight Foundation Fellow at the …

Watch: Trentemøller’s video for “Gravity”, starring Inside Llewyn Davis’ Oscar Isaac

Actor Oscar Isaac drew accolades for his portrayal of a hitchhiking folk singer in the Coen brothers’ new film, <i>Inside Llewyn Davis</i>. Now, he once …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

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Surreal Images of Faceless Men Stuck Between Two Worlds

Photographer Christopher Ryan McKenney plays with the visibility of men in nature, masking their faces in draped cloth or removing their heads entirely. Each surreal image depicts an incomplete man who appears to be in the process of either materializing or disappearing into thin air. Mystery …

Hypnotic GIFs of Anthony Howe's Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Artist Anthony Howe's 3D kinetic sculptures are massive, moving pieces that utilize the united visual power of wind, metal, and mirrors. We first discovered his spectacular work earlier this year and now, thanks to VICE's <i>The Creators Project</i>, a series of equally hypnotic gifs (created by Jordan …

What Are the Most Mentioned Brands in Jay Z’s Songs? A Chart

In Lisa Robinson’s November story, “Jay Z Has the Room,” the rapper turned mogul opens up about his long résumé as a “son, brother, husband, father, entrepreneur, mogul, sports agent, rapper, performer, movie producer, author, nightclub owner, Broadway producer, festival organizer, watch designer, …

Douglas Coupland: an omnipresent superstar for an easily distracted era

You get the feeling Douglas Coupland's house is a sort of architectural manifestation of his brain: an understated Prairie Style gem that feels bigger and more complex on the inside than its modest exterior suggests, surrounded by the natural beauty of West Vancouver – crammed with art and, in the …

In Toronto’s music scene, ‘There’s something going on.’ Will city hall listen?

"Thank you, Toronto, you've been great."<p>Even casual music fans have heard that kind of by-rote toodaloo from spunky popsters and spent rockers as they exit our stages for the night. But do you know what? When it comes to the past season's summer music festivals, Toronto <i>has</i> been great, at times the …

Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

Grand Theft Auto V: The official, final tracklist has been revealed

By now, many of us have had a chance to deep dive into the glorious world that is <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>. (Just look at the sweet digs and ride I’ve given …

21 Glorious Photos of Double Rainbows Around the World

<b>Toroweap, Grand Canyon, Arizona</b><p>For many photographers, taking a picture of the elusive double rainbow is a rare and unexpected treat. Not only do you have to be at the right place at the right time, you need to have your camera on hand so that you don't miss nature's colorful show. As photographer …

Straight Out Of Sci-Fi: Cyberpunk Author Plans Tallest Skyscraper Ever

Neal Stephenson’s Tall Tower project imagines a record-setting skyscraper that can shoot rockets from the top.<p>Science fiction is increasingly becoming plausible reality, as technology catches up with our starbound fantasies. The Center for Science and the Imagination (CSI), a roundtable of …

Musicians may be most creative 'when not actually playing instrument'

For a musician, it's an elusive question: where to find your muse? How to unlock your creative voice? Well, putting down the instrument and just tapping the furniture or singing badly in the shower might help.<p>New research suggests that musicians may be at their most creative when they are not …

Modern Pyramid House by Juan Carlos Ramos

We've seen our fair share of unique modern home designs like the box-shaped metallic house or the abstract fortress made of concrete, but Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramos has taken on a form less-visited for his aptly titled project <i>Pyramid House</i>–a conceptual pyramid-shaped home created and …

Plexus No. 19 – Installation by Gabriel Dawe

Plexus no. 19 Installation.<p>Gabriel Dawe is an artist who creates installations with colorful ribbons in different spaces. The installations seem like …

The Hilariously Creative Beards of Incredibeard

San Francisco-based facial hair enthusiast Isaiah Webb is <i>Incredibeard</i>, a simple man with an extraordinary mission to grow out his beard and shape it into unique designs. The 29-year-old creatively transforms his manly tuft of hair into some truly bizarre works of art. From constructing a bowl for …

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M.I.A. Reacts to NFL Lawsuit Over Super Bowl Performance

M.I.A. is speaking out. The Sri Lankan artist is publicly going to war with the NFL over her controversial performance with Madonna at at Super Bowl …

Oscar predictions 2014: The Grandmaster

This year's …<p>Hero. Lush, audience-friendly martial arts epic, likely to be as appealing to western tastes as eastern.<p>What's it all about?<p>A two-hour-plus treatment of the complicated life of Ip Man, wing chun master and legendary teacher, who died in 1972 aged 79. Apart from his own accomplishments, …

How Italy saved the western with A Fistful of Dollars

A half-century ago in Rome, a camera technician named Enzo Barboni walked out of a movie theatre. He'd just seen Akira Kurosawa's <i>Yojimbo</i>, about an amoral samurai who manipulates two warring merchant factions in a small village, and he liked it a lot. So when he ran into his friend, the fledgling …

Blurred Lines' Pharrell praises Marvin Gaye despite lawsuit

Even though Pharrell Williams is engaged in a battle with Marvin Gaye's estate over Robin Thicke's megahit <i>Blurred Lines</i>, he wants to make one thing …

GIFs of a Captivating Light and Movement Performance

<i>Nuance</i> is a spectacular video by multidisciplinary artist Marc-Antoine Locatelli that features dancer Lucas Boirat combining his gift of movement with captivating beams of light. The interpretative performance presents a push and pull between the human silhouette and a shape-shifting abstract …

Listen to Diplo’s earth-shattering new song, “Revolution”

Even though his Major Lazer project just released <i>Free The Universe</i>, superstar producer Diplo is back with his own solo material. Due out October 8th …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Small Scale Paintings by Jacob van Loon

Abstraction and Geometric Shapes.<p>This is a selection of small-scale paintings by artist Jacob van Loon. His artworks combine abstraction with linear …

The Frog That Got Caught in the Crossfire of a Rocket Launch

This brings a whole new meaning to "amphibious vehicle."<p>On Friday evening, NASA's Minotaur V rocket blasted off from its launchpad at a spaceport in Virginia, carrying the LADEE spacecraft on the first leg of its trip from Earth to the moon. The scene that resulted was beautiful. It was inspiring. …

Arcade Fire: "Reflektor"

Arcade Fire's new single "Reflektor" is so epic, it has been given not one but <i>two</i> music videos, both released on the same day.<p>The first one, unveiled earlier today, was an interactive experience directed by frequent Arcade Fire collaborator Vincent Morisset. The second one is a traditional, …