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The Chinese 'Paper Son' Who Inspired The Look Of Disney's 'Bambi'

The animals were getting lost in the forest — so the story goes.<p>A year after Walt Disney made history with the release of his studio's first feature-length animated film, <i>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</i>, his artists were struggling to find the right design for the woodland backgrounds of <i>Bambi</i>, the …

Ray Ray's Hog Pit Makes Some of the Best Damn Ribs in the Country

Against all odds, nestled in Columbus, OH.<p><b>They talk about Texas,</b> and they talk about Memphis, and they talk about Kansas City. But none of those places matter. Barbecue is a country five feet wide and twenty feet long, and it's filled with darkness, smoke, and meat. The place that surrounds that …

Fifty Years Of Steve Reich's 'It's Gonna Rain'

Sometimes great things are born from happy accidents. Fifty years ago today in San Francisco, composer Steve Reich premiered <i>It's Gonna Rain</i>, his first official piece. The music, made by manipulating a recording of a Pentecostal preacher, opened a door to a new way of composing for Reich and helped …

The Ohio State-Oregon hype video is here

Just like reading previews, statistical analysis, and scouting breakdowns, you can't properly get ready for an Ohio State football game without …

THE NCAA'S NOTICE OF CHRISTMAS ALLEGATIONS

<i>Things will be expectedly slow here for the next couple of days, but we did want to drop one particularly newsworthy item with you before the</i> …

Robinhood lets you trade stocks for free on your iPhone

A next-generation brokerage is now open for business<p>Last year, a mobile stock brokerage named Robinhood opened to a small number of beta testers. At a time when most brokerages charge $7 to $10 for stock trades, Robinhood offered those trades for free. Its elegant mobile app for iPhone was built to …

Reliving the best moments from the rivalry

It's the best rivalry in the country and one that few even come close to matching. Over the past decade, the power has shifted from Ann Arbor to …

CNN guy says doctor in NY possibly has ebola, "took an über to Williamsburg bowling alley yesterday"

BREAKING: Possible NYC #Ebola didn't self-quarantine; took an über to Williamsburg bowling alley yesterday; now has fever/pain/nausea<p>— Vaughn …

Joe Biden Always Keeps His Shades On When He Makes It Rain

Wearing sunglasses, eating ice cream, making it rain $10 dollar bills. All in a day's work.<p><b>Joe Biden,</b> you're the Bill Clinton of Vice Presidents.<p>Which means you're cool.<p>Maybe the coolest VP ever.<p>Did Dan Quayle always keep his shades on when he ate ice cream on the campaign trail? No, he fking did …

Ad celebrates 100 years of Leica with stunning recreations of iconic photos

Leica isn't very humble about its sterling reputation in the camera industry, and, depending on who you ask, the German outfit has every right to be proud of its accomplishments. To see just how highly the company thinks of itself, check out this wonderfully-produced new spot celebrating the firm's …

Flic is like Tinder for your camera roll, and it's awesome

A quick and easy way to clean up your photos<p>When iOS 8 came out requiring 5+ gigabytes of available storage to upgrade over the air, many of us feed up space the easiest way we know how: deleting lots of photos on our camera rolls. The thing is, deleting photos from your camera roll has <i>never</i> been …

Iconic NYC subway design guide from the '70s is being reprinted thanks to Kickstarter campaign

Massimo Vignelli, the design mastermind behind New York City's subway map (among many other things) passed away earlier this year, but one of his most timeless pieces of work is coming back thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. As noted by <i>FastCo Design</i><i>,</i> the official 1970 MTA Graphics Standards manual …

Rap Mogul Suge Knight Shot At MTV Awards Pre-Party

Sgt. C. Tatar, watch commander at the Los Angeles County sheriff department's West Hollywood station, says the 49-year-old Knight and two others were hit at the 1OAK club around 1:30 a.m.<p>Authorities say the club was packed at the time and that they are still seeking a suspect. The other victims …

If you have no surprises in your life, you’re doing it wrong

As part of Verge Hack Week, we've invited great minds from around Vox Media to contribute their thoughts on the future of everything — from food to fashion to the written word. In this installment, we welcome product manager Lauren Rabaino, a member of Vox's editorial apps team.<p>"I have no surprises …

How to Turn Your Grill Into a Beautiful BBQ Pit

If you do not happen to be, say, a fifth-generatIon barbecue pitmaster who lives in the Deep South and grew up, you know, smokin' hogs, you still can smoke delicious, tender, rich, smoky meat and fish usIng the grill you already own<p><i>Published in the June/July 2014 issue</i><p><b>As practiced by Native</b> …

Reversus: "Scalar"

Reversus is the solo project of Amanda Salane, member of Brooklyn shoegazers Advaeta. Reversus traffics guitar-based drone music that hearkens back …

7 Delicious Meads to Slake Your Thirst

While it's still chilly out, it's time to give this honey wine its due attention. Drinking horns sold separately.<p><b>If we were playing some sort of alcoholic scavenger hunt,</b> and I asked you to find a mead, you probably wouldn't even know where to look. The beer store? A wine shop? The Middle Ages?! …

Doge reaches apotheosis

Q&A: John Lurie and The Invention of Animals

Love, loss, and submarines, with the legendary painter and musician.<p><b>He was—still is, in fact, even though he moved—a New York City icon:</b> Deep-voiced, weird, tough, whimsical, prickly, hip, and brilliant. From the late 70s into the 90s, Lurie headed the Lounge Lizards, a path-breaking band that …

Roland teases successor to legendary TR-808 drum machine

The sound of Roland's legendary TR-808 drum machine has filled countless electronic and dance recordings since the device's introduction in the early 80s, and now over 30 years after its discontinuation, Roland appears to be coming back with a successor. In a new video, Roland discusses the history …

Before There Was Computer Porn, There Was This Guy

The sorry, sordid life (and afterlife) of Leisure Suit Larry<p><b>Larry Laffer, the concupiscent software salesman</b>, is thinner than I remembered. He's still goofy, though, dressed in his trademark permanent-press white leisure suit, black shirt and gold chains. He's still terrible around women, always …

'Archer' Is No Longer About Spies Because the Writers Got 'Bored'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>FX's hit show <i>Archer</i>, which follows the travails of an incompetent spy organization, is no longer …

A Bittersweet Farewell to the Home Plate Collision

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Major League Baseball intends to eliminate its most exciting — and most dangerous — play next …

Guided by Voices' Robert Pollard on How to Write a Song

<b>To say that Robert Pollard</b> took the definition of "prolific" and ran with it in 2013 would be a gross understatement. The Guided by Voices frontman can't seem to slow down. By February of 2014, Pollard will have dropped seven — <i>seven</i> — LPs and EPs in just over a year between Guided by Voices, Circus …

The psychedelic and grotesque proto-GIFs of the 19th century

Meet the man preserving the lost masterpieces of early animation<p><i>Phenakistoscope disc, Fores (publisher), Moving Panorama, England, 1833.</i><p>Richard Balzer’s love affair began about 40 years ago, when he saw his first magic lantern — an early image projector invented in the 1600s. The experience would …

Coffee Klatsch: Fancy Beans are No Match for Supermarket Brands

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Coffee snobs are offended that Americans love low-brow grocery-store brand Folgers most; in fact, …

Artist uses directions drawn by strangers to make map of Manhattan

Many have bemoaned the lost art of map reading, but the proliferation of GPS-enabled smartphones has also changed how we give directions to strangers on the street — it's just easier to show someone how to get somewhere by pointing it out on Google Maps. Artist Nobutaka Aozaki has embarked on a …

Tim Wright (Pere Ubu, DNA), RIP

<b>Tim Wright</b>, founding bassist of influential Cleveland band Pere <b>Ubu</b> and a transformative force in pioneering no wave band DNA, died this past Sunday …