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Matt Kish illustrates every page of Moby Dick

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By Joshua Izenberg in New Illustration on Monday 7 November 2011

Matt Kish drew a picture for every page of Moby Dick. If you haven’t read it, just know this: it’s a really long book. I think it took him two years.

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Dads: a short video about the (real) #1 Dad

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By Joshua Izenberg in Video on Wednesday 2 November 2011

We recently finished this short comedy about a couple guys at a BBQ who both show up wearing hats that say #1 Dad. It’s also an homage to my own dad, whose birthday was last week.

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Karen Glaser’s photos of sharks and rays

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By Joshua Izenberg in New Photography on Friday 28 October 2011

I already mentioned how much I like black and white nature photography in a post about Jeff Brown. Well, here’s Karen Glaser, with some more work depicting the underwater world of sharks and rays with beautiful, dark film grain. Old school look for old school lifeforms.

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broadcastr app

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By Joshua Izenberg in New Trends on Tuesday 4 October 2011

I liked the idea of broadcastr, an app that lets you record personal stories and pin them to a particular location, letting others stumble across them as they careen through cities using their iPhones like narrative-sniffing bloodhounds.

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Documentary about British topographer Nick Papadimitriou

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By Joshua Izenberg in New Film on Saturday 1 October 2011

This mid-length documentary by John Rogers about British ‘deep topographer’, Nick Papadimitriou really moved me. I’ve been both intrigued by the potential of psychogeography and put off by all its obtuse, pseudo-intellectual trappings. But Nick Papadimitriou transcends the bullshit.

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Hour School: teach or take small classes about anything

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By Joshua Izenberg in Cool Websites on Saturday 1 October 2011

My pal, Alex Pappas, is developing a site with his partner, Ruby Ku, which allows people in a particular place to organize and teach (or take) small classes on pretty much any subject you they imagine. If you can do it, you can teach it. Teach a man to fish, right? I’m behind it all […]

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Haute Bomb: a blog about ridiculous fashion items

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By Joshua Izenberg in Cool Websites on Saturday 1 October 2011

My sister runs an after-school college prep program in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. She loves fashion, but is also very frugal. She keeps a very funny blog about the most exorbitant, ridiculous fashion items around. I don’t care about fashion myself, but I find her blog to be good for a laugh (and […]

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You Don’t Like the Truth: 4 days inside Guantánamo

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By Joshua Izenberg in New Film on Saturday 1 October 2011

Security cameras are a double-edged sword. Usually, big brother uses them against us. But sometimes, the tables turn. This film looks like it could be one such example.

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Black and white nature photography by Jeff Brown

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By Joshua Izenberg in New Photography on Saturday 1 October 2011

I just found Jeff Brown’s stuff. I love black and white nature photography. Especially underwater photography. You just don’t see it that often (at least not anymore).

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Codes of Honor: a short film by Jon Rafman

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By Joshua Izenberg in Video on Saturday 1 October 2011

I found Jon Rafman through his collection of incredible photos culled from Google street view (The Nine Eyes of Google Streetview). Here’s a touching, lonely, machinima-style film he made about the tragic compulsion to rack up high scores in video games.

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A Quick Shave stop-motion video

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By Joshua Izenberg in Video on Saturday 1 October 2011

Stop-motion and shaving go really well together. That’s why we’ve seen a lot of great stop-motion facial hair videos in the last few years: like the guy who walked across China for a year, growing his beard, frame by frame (admittedly, the beard wasn’t really the point of the film). Here’s our version. One mustache. […]

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