Google honors Maurice Sendak’s birthday with a moving Where The Wild Things Are doodle.
From Paris’s Vélib’ to New York’s CitiBike, this infographic compares the size of 29 of the world’s largest bike sharing systems.
Julia Solis takes photos of abandoned theaters.
The drama plays out in the abandoned theater as moisture invades the walls and causes the paint to peel off the walls, plaster decorations crumble to the floor, and velvet seats become dusty and mildewed.
“The laser gazer: Stares intensely into one’s eyes while he talks. Listeners either feel he is trying to dominate the conversation or find the intense gaze creepy.”
The Wall Street Journal dissects eye-contact etiquette
During the Egyptian Revolution in 2011, the country’s young people didn’t just vocalize their political dissent; they recorded it on their cities’ walls with murals, posters, and graffiti.
Rare photos of David Bowie give a behind-the-scenes look at some of his most iconic photos.
In a dark corner of the Internet, some people have a low-level obsession with the faces that are formed by naturally occurring phenomena in nature or indoors. We salute those people.
The art world is stunningly sexist, as demonstrated by this infographic. Out of the 320 most expensive artworks sold in auction between 2008 and 2012, all but one was created by a man.
“Artists often possess the skills and temperament that business leaders regularly say are in short supply: creativity, resiliency, flexibility, high tolerance for risk and ambiguity, as well as the courage to fail.”
“Cymatics is like a magical tool that unveils the substance of things not seen. Sound does have form, and you can see that sound can affect matter and cause form in matter,” Pörksen tells Co.Design. “So maybe in the beginning there was sound, which shaped all matter. Indeed, we think sound has a fundamental influence on the formation of the universe itself.”
"A man does not exist until he is drunk." -Ernest Hemingway
Don Draper drinks an Old Fashioned because he’s a man. Rocky Balboa drank his protein shakes—five raw eggs—for strength. Phil drank sweet vermouth because it was Rita’s favorite libation in Groundhog’s Day (he was trying to get her into bed)…
The Cocktail Chart of Film & Literature, a new print from Pop Chart Labs, features the signature cocktails of your favorite fictional boozehounds.
#16 on our 2013 Most Creative People list is Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Every day, as his every move is monitored in Beijing, Ai Weiwei does not silently suffer the blows of being an enemy of the Communist Party. “I have a voice,” he says, “and I have a lot to say before going to my grave.”
Chinese artist Ai WeiWei has created his first music video, for his single called “Dumbass.” The video recreates the environment of his 2011 prison stay right down to the wallpaper.
Weiwei sees “Dumbass” as a kind of therapy, and an activist message all by itself—it contains criticism of Chinese intellectuals who are trying to change China from within the system.