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Fifteen artists interpret South Park

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By Lamia Larkin in New Events on Thursday 31 March 2011

It’s hard to believe that South Park has been on television for fifteen years now, but it has. And to celebrate, artist (and Lost At E Minor contributor) Ron English has curated an art show on the beloved crude animated series.

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The Meowmorphosis

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By Lamia Larkin in New Products on Friday 25 March 2011

Just when I thought the Quirk books couldn’t get anymore entertaining, they make The Meowmorphosis: Franz Kafka’s classic tale The Metamorphosis and adorable kittens combined. I’ll finally get to know the answer to that age old question; what is a full grown man supposed to do when he’s becomes OMG super cute?

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How To Kill The Artist by Laurina Paperina

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Friday 25 March 2011

Laurina Paperina loves contemporary art, especially contemporary artists. She loves them so much that she has several videos depicting ways in which she would kill them. Like Marina Abramovic dying from running into her lover several times naked, or Takashi Murakami being eaten by one of his flowers, or Damien Hirst being attacked by butterflies! Apparently you can love anybody to death.

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Women in Science on the Smithsonian Channel

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By Lamia Larkin in New Trends on Friday 18 March 2011

March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate, the Smithsonian Channel has a new series called Women in Science: Working Wonders, which follows several different women around as they explain their role in helping the world through science. The best part of this, though, is on their website which features comic-book like versions of the different episodes. Merging science, feminism, and comics together is something that I think should last longer than a month.

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NohJColey street art with movable body parts

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By Lamia Larkin in New Art on Friday 18 March 2011

I’ve been a fan of NohJColey’s street art for sometime now, but his latest series in north Brooklyn has me so excited. Images of figures with movable body parts that you control with the help of strategically placed wires tell a story of a life filled with false consumer hopes, drug addictions, and getting caught by the cops.

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Charlie Sheen’s inane statements cross-stitched

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By Lamia Larkin in New Design on Monday 14 March 2011

I think it’s safe to say that the only good thing coming out of all this Charlie Sheen coverage is the amazing quotes he has given us. Luckily Subversive Cross Stitch understands Mr. Sheen’s quotable power and has decided to create some amazing stitching patterns with some of his best sayings. [make your browser a Charlie Sheen zone!]

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How Are You Doing? by The Living Sisters

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By Lamia Larkin in New Music on Wednesday 9 March 2011

It’s impossible not to smile while watching Michel Gondry’s new music video for the band The Living Sisters! Which comprises of Becky Stark, Inara George of Bird and the Bee, and Eleni Mandell. Even with scenes of horrible disasters such as a plane crash, house fire, and earthquake this video is still adorable and charmingly […]

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Turn your talents into the furniture of your dreams

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By Lamia Larkin in New Trends on Thursday 3 March 2011

The genius behind the wonderful furniture company, Blu Dot, has done it again with their latest project, Blu Dot Swap Meet. Basically, you offer a collection or talent to swap for one of Blu Dot’s furniture pieces. If they like your offer, that chair or lamp is yours.

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Neozoon

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By Lamia Larkin in New Art on Monday 28 February 2011

Neozoon is the female art duo that takes old fur coats and turns them into street art. They start with old vintage fur coats, then proceed to cut out the shapes of different animals, which they then stick around different cities. All of the animals chosen are indigenous to the area in which they are placed, brining up questions about urbanization and the original natural surrounds.

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Could you survive The Victorian Period?

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By Lamia Larkin in Cool Websites on Monday 28 February 2011

Think you have the manners and skills to survive the Victorian Period? Test it and see with the Musée McCord Museum’s game The Victorian Period. Gain points for completing different tasks, such as correctly choosing a proper gown for a friends dinner party. If you fail to choose the correct answer, you may be abducted […]

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EF Live The Language videos

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Saturday 26 February 2011

Travel lovers and typography obsessors, these videos created by the international language teaching company, EF, are for you. The amazing thing about these language videos are that no words are spoken, but through the wonderful typography created by Albin Holmqvist, verbal speech isn’t needed. Each type design fits perfectly with the culture it’s representing, creating a beautiful visual story that I can’t help but want to be a part of.

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Beth Ditto’s awesome I Wrote The Book music video

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By Lamia Larkin in New Music on Saturday 19 February 2011

In case you haven’t heard, Beth Ditto (the lead singer of the band Gossip) has a solo EP coming out next month. And the soulful singer does not disappoint with her Madonna-esque video for I Wrote The Book. This black and white video makes me want to have a diva-fest.

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Amy Sedaris’ YouTube Channel

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Saturday 19 February 2011

Attention attention, Amy Sedaris has her own YouTube channel.

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Animals with Casts

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By Lamia Larkin in Cool Websites on Friday 18 February 2011

I’ve seen a lot of strange things on the Internet, but this Tumblr just baffles me. It’s called Animals with Casts, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Picture after picture of different animals wearing casts.

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Twin Peaks 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition

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By Lamia Larkin in New Events on Saturday 12 February 2011

One of the greatest and strangest TV shows, Twin Peaks, is celebrating it’s twentieth year anniversary this weekend (February 12 to be exact) with a star-studded art show.

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