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The 6 Best Places to Buy Art Online

Captured: This online store is focused on gorgeous large-format photography with a brilliant twist—only one striking image at a time is available, and it's only available for a single week. Once it's gone, it's gone, and it'll never be available again. see more
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An All-Gay Fighter Game That Mixes It up With LGBT Stereotypes

When you begin to play the newest—and only—mobile game from Handsome Woman Productions, you're greeted with a somewhat ominous warning: THE ONLY COLORS IN THIS RAINBOW ARE BLACK AND BLUE. It could easily serve as the introduction to a different game, a much more serious one, one that echoes the frighteningly real point of view and extreme violence that have become the hallmark of so many titles flooding the gaming market today. But this game is not one of those games. This game is Gay Fighter Supreme. If you have any question of just how firmly the tongue of see more
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12 Awesome Fitness-Themed Tattoos for Permanent Motivation

There's nothing like a fitness tattoo to keep your workouts in check. After all, the last thing you want is a flabby kettlebell tattoo. Take a look at the fittest ink on Instagram: see more
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Ingrid Sischy, Editor of Fashion and Art, Dies at 63

Ingrid Sischy, the fiercely intelligent and charismatic writer, editor and New York fixture, has passed away at the age of 63, reports Vanity Fair. The cause of death was breast cancer. Sischy was a versatile cultural critic, who focused heavily on art and fashion, and her biting prose could be both insightful and unsparing. Sischy rose to media prominence as editor in chief of ArtForum from 1979 to 1987, followed by a tenure as art and photography critic at The New Yorker from 1988 to 1997. She served as editor in chief of Interview for 18 years and was see more
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Cats on the Internet Finally Get the Museum Exhibition We Need

Of all the things the Internet has produced, it is perhaps the collective obsession with all things feline that is the most fascinating. While every dog has its day IRL, on the Web, it's cats that reign supreme. To highlight this ongoing preoccupation, New York's Museum of the Moving Image has announced an exhibition dedicated to the phenomenon, aptly titled "How Cats Took Over the Internet." Per the museum, the exhibit "tells the history of cats online, examining phenomena like Caturday, lolcats, cat videos, celebrity cats, and more to unearth why images and videos of the feline kind have see more
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Artist-Activist Ai Weiwei Is Given His Passport Back

今忩ᅩ我拿到了抿照。 A photo posted by Ai Weiwei (@aiww) on Jul 21, 2015 at 11:51pm PDT After four years of a travel ban imposed by the Chinese government, world-famous artist Ai Weiwei finally got his passport back on Wednesday. And because this is 2015, the first thing he did was document it on social media. Ai posted a photo of himself to Instagram with the passport proudly in the foreground. The caption says simply, "Today I got my passport." The artist and political activist's passport was revoked in 2011, when he was arrested and detained for 81 days and subjected see more
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This Artist Makes Seriously Avant Garde Sunglasses From Old Computers

An artist in Kenya is getting people to put trash on their faces. Cyrus Kabiru, a visual artist based in Nairobi, has for years been turning pieces of technological refuse into ornamental glasses. The motherboard from a desktop computer, for example, got turned into a face-shielding piece Kabiru calls "Fatherboard." The work makes you think of what Marcel Duchamp did—and the Margiela couture studio does—with found objects, filtered through the lens (see what we did there?) of the weird, funky sunglasses Pierre Cardin made in the late 1970s. In a video portrait of Kabiru produced by AJ+, the artist see more
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8 Emerging Artists to Watch Right Now

With a museum opening every other week and auction prices ascending into the stratosphere, the hunt for the next Jeff Koons or Cindy Sherman is on. To find the top contenders, we searched galleries and studios from coast to coast. Whether they're putting a modern spin on traditional, time-tested techniques or pushing forward into the digital frontier, the creative minds on the following pages are leading the cultural vanguard. Introducing the future of American art. see more
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Patti Smith Lights Up Old New York With Cowboy Mouth Play Revival

Built shortly before the turn of the 20th century, the legendary Hotel Chelsea has become shorthand for the New York bohemia of yesteryear, Manhattan's answer to the Chateau Marmont. The days that Patti Smith chronicled in Just Kids, the days that so many people—transplants or otherwise—yearn to find embedded within the New York of today, if just to say they've shared space with their heroes. It's a promise the city readily peddles but finds increasingly difficult to deliver. For 10 days, starting tonight, the opportunity to share in that history comes to life with Cowboy Mouth: Young Artists at the see more
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Hermann Zapf, Revered Font Designer of Palatino and Zapf Dingbats, Dies at 96

Hermann Zapf, a German-born font designer and calligrapher, passed away at the age of 96 last Thursday, reports the New York Times. The influential designer created over 200 different typefaces used in various languages, including the widely used fonts Palatino, Zapf DIngbats, and Optima. While most people may not know him by name or face, they've certainly come across his work. Palatino is currently used for the Abercrombie & Fitch logo, his Optima design is used on packaging for Esteé Lauder and on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., his Melior was used at The Village Voice, and see more
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