After the second world war when the Iron Curtain “descended across the continent” soon followed by the chilly mystery of the Cold War. It would be 40 years until that wall came down, and to this day, much of life on the Other Side has remained just as enigmatic. In fact, the Wende Museum is a one-of-a-kind […]


It is that time of year again, when CNN releases its Year In Pictures finalists. 2012 had no shortage of dramatic events from which to draw from, and the images selected certainly paint a vivid picture of what it was like to live through those watershed events. The turmoil in Syria, the London Summer Olympics, […]


Unlike larger car companies that can keep a steady flow of new vehicles coming to the market, assuring the brand always stays fresh on the mid of clients, Rolls-Royce‘s business plan revolves around making only a few models, and crafting them to standards unlike nearly any other manufacturer on Earth. In order to keep the […]


Today two of the best of the new wave of hip-hop artists dropped mixtapes — Lil B and Theophilus London. Among the top in the fresh crop of Twitter Rappers, the two albums include the Bay Area’s Lil B, aka Based God, who has compiled all his freestyle raps into one expansive encyclopedia of stream-of-consciousness babble […]


28 Oct
A heavenly instrument of chilly justice

Sharper Image is one of those stores that can suck you in with their cornucopia of cool shit that you will never, ever really need in life. The Crossbow Snowball Launcher is just the latest in unnecessary items you can buy and store in your closet for a rainy, er, snow day. We may not […]


7 Jul
Wooster Collective defends the merits of street art on urban living

At the recent TED x Talks this past June in Bloomington, Indiana, the duo behind the highly influential Wooster Collective — Marc and Sara Schiller — discuss the positive effect that street art has on urban centers, whether blighted or not. A hotly contested issue pitting those who find street art offensive graffiti versus those […]


6 May
A couple minutes with one of our favorite bands on Earth

I’m just gonna say it: Noah & the Whale’s debut album, Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down, is one of my favorite albums of the decade. No shame, no caveats, no qualifiers. Not only is it an emotionally candid album (sometimes painfully so), with some of singer/songwriter Charlie Fink’s most personal lyrics, but it is […]


This is the first talk posted from TED2011, which is happening now in Long Beach, California. If you find yourself anxious for whatever reason from the revolutions overtaking once-stable areas of the middle east and northern Africa, fret not — there are many reasons to feel optimistic instead, as is argued by Al Jazeera Network’s […]

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