This is too fantastic. Apollo Robbins, the world’s best pick pocket reveals some tricks of his trade to Adam Green for The New Yorker.
Nina Katchadourian has a rather peculiar, yet clever way to kill time on long plane trips. She locks herself in the plane’s bathroom and takes self portraits in which she imagines herself the subject of a 15th Century Dutch painting.
What’s better than the Rock-afire Explosion animatronic robot band lip-syncing to Nine Inch Nails? How about robots that actually shred metal? Compressorhead is that hard thrashing robot trio. See them perform Motorhead’s classic Ace of Spades.
Perhaps in the not too distant future, photo portraits will go the way of the tintype in favor of 3D printed figurine portraits taken at the photo booth.
Here’s a bizarre little film. Errol Morris teamed up with ESPN to tell the story of sports fans who even in their deaths continue to demonstrate their team pride.
Most monuments built to signify a certain political ideology usually fall and are eventually forgotten. Its just a matter of time. Bulgaria’s Buzludha is no exception. When Photographer Timothy Allen heard about the amazing structure, he wasted very little time to make plans for photographing the site. Buzludha took 6,000 workers 7 years of work before it was unveiled in 1981. Now it’s a lost relic of Communism.
Metropolis II is a short docu-film on the kinetic sculpture of the same name created by Chris Burden. The project which took 4 years to build is a massive cityscape inhabited by a never ending stream of toy car traffic.
I love this so much. Check out Edward Gorey’s previously unseen letter correspondence with a children’s author and the illustrated envelopes they came in.
The erotic world of Salvador Dali as seen in Playboy (maybe NSFW).
These one of a kind, handmade, decoupaged vintage globes by Wendy Gold are just so darn lovely.
Here are the 100 Best First Lines of Novels as selected by the editors of the American Book Review.
The world is filled with people who have unusually strange ways of creatively expressing themselves. I just read about a man who decided to decorate his home with over 50,000 beer cans. And then there is the guy who creates temporary dust paintings on car windshields (also from Texas). Color me inspired. I know that all those bags full of dust bunnies that I’ve been saving will one day find a purpose.