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Art Wars, Famous Artists Redesign ‘Star Wars’ Stormtrooper Helmets

Art Below founder Ben Moore has teamed up with Andrew Ainsworth, creator of the Stormtrooper, to create the <i>Art Wars</i> art exhibit. It features …

The Arts

Easter Island

If They Could Only Talk<p>“The statues walked,” Easter Islanders say. Archaeologists are still trying to figure out how—and whether their story is a cautionary tale of environmental disaster or a celebration of human ingenuity.<p>By Hannah Bloch<p>Video Animation by Hans Weise, Spencer Millsap, Fernando G. …

Laughable Anti-Marijuana Propaganda From 1930's

Ah the trusty Devil's Weed, women cry for it, men die for it! Don't you realise that smoking Marijuana will unleash your inner vices, turning you …

Link About It: This Week's Picks

1. GQ's Man of the Year: Noel Gallagher<p>Known as much for his ability to say almost anything as he is for a batch of successful tunes, Oasis lead guitarist Noel Gallagher has been selected as GQ's man of the year. In an interview that accompanied the announcement, Gallagher once again admits how he …

Post Punk

Visually Striking Portraits Explore the Culture of Holy Sadhus

During his travels to Nepal and India, photographer Alexis Pazoumian became interested in the Sadhus–the holy men who choose to live separated from society in order to focus on a life of spiritual meditation and contemplation. In the project, entitled <i>Sadhu Hundred</i>, each subject exudes a peaceful, …

Acquainted

Atoms For Peace's New Video For "Before Your Very Eyes" Is A Color Spectrum-Spanning Masterpiece

Creators Project favorite (and documentary subject) Andrew Huang has blown our minds....again.<p>In our documentary on special effects wizard Andrew Huang, he told us that his work often is either "black and white, or very colorful." His new video for "Before Your Very Eyes," a single off Atoms For …

Music Videos

New Orleans' Socialite Serial Killer

Atlas Obscura continues their 31 Days of Halloween series with a scary story from Louisiana history.<p>In 1831, Madame Delphine LaLaurie and her third …

Attention Aspiring Film Critics: Indiewire Could Send You to the Sundance Film Festival Next Year

At Indiewire, we have long believed that claims of film criticism being a profession in decline were misguided. While certainly not the easiest job …

Review: ‘The Taiwan Oyster’ Is A Genial Road Movie

Review: 'The Taiwan Oyster' Is A Genial Road Movie<p>The moody but genial road movie “The Taiwan Oyster” opens with a death by misadventure. Jed (Will …

The Story Behind Wes Anderson's RUSHMORE and BOTTLE ROCKET

Slavery, the Rebel flag and the shutdown

How the toxic effects of white supremacy, seen so clearly in “12 Years a Slave,” endure in American politics<p>Five years before the beginning of the Civil War, Robert E. Lee – future commander of the Confederate States of America’s Army of Northern Virginia – wrote a famous letter to Franklin Pierce, …

This Week In Trailers: Medora, That Burning Feeling, Rhymes For Young Ghouls, Love, Marilyn, Record/Play – /Film

<i>Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing</i> …

Movies

Hilarious Movie Reviews by The Onion - Gravity, Jaws, The Wizard of OZ, and More

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Photos by Michael Shainblum

Photos by Michael Shainblum<p>Beautiful astrophotography. You can see more of his work at his website.<p>SHARE:

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Streetwear

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

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'Gravity': Six things to know about the Sandra Bullock space movie

If you're a film fan, by now you've either seen "Gravity," made plans to see "Gravity" or gotten annoyed at your significant other for choosing another movie because they're "a little scared" by the prospect of sitting through the tension of "Gravity." Either way, we're here to help.<p>Here are six …

New AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Trailer with Angry Angela Bassett