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Dear Viral Marketing Company Behind ‘Real’ Hoverboards: Stop Playing With My Emotions!

Tuesday 03.04.2014 , Posted by
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When Back to the Future II launched in 1989 there were a load of people convinced that Hoverboards were real. I was one of them. As I thumbed through the back of magazines like Popular Science, desperate for news about when they’d be released, my enthusiastic young mind saw me hovering through the park and even shooting across water – I’d have POWWAHH of course! Now a group calling themselves HUVrTech are saying they’ve created REAL hoverboards, and they’ve got Christopher Lloyd (yes, Doc Brown), Moby and even Tony Hawk (yes, TONY HAWK) backing them up [Read more...]

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Oscar Nominees Posing On the Runway… with Younger Versions of Themselves

Sunday 03.02.2014 , Posted by
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As the stars hit the red carpet for the 2014 Oscars, it’s time to reflect on where they’ve been before… right there on the red carpet. There are a surprising number of nominees this year who have already walked the carpet, and a number who have won before too. This collection of doctored photographs plays on that theme, putting famous stars right next to their younger, but already famous, selves. [Read more...]

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We’ve Got You Covered: People Matching Their Bodies to Book Covers

Thursday 02.27.2014 , Posted by
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For anyone who adores books, this is one way to get far closer to those literary loves. Working a Thursday night at Skylight Books in LA, Emily Pullen grabbed a book and matched her body to the figure on the cover. Her friends and co-workers joined in, matching each of their bodies more or less perfectly with those on the books – everything from faces and eyeballs, to punching fists and flexing muscle men. It was addictive. [Read more...]

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This Guy Recreated Famous Movie Romance Scenes With His Boss’s Dog

Wednesday 02.26.2014 , Posted by
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Chris Naka has been reenacting famous romance movies with his boss’s dog. Yeah, we know that sounds suspect… but the results are hilarious, and hilariously awkward.

“My boss brings her dog Wrigley to work every day, and for the past month we’ve been reenacting romance scenes from movies. It all started with a stupid Titanic photo, but things escalated quickly…”

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This Is What You Look Like On TV: Olivier Culmann Photographs People Watching TV Around the World

Monday 02.24.2014 , Posted by
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This intimate look at the experience of watching TV is brought to you by Olivier Culmann. While it sometimes seems impossible to tear our eyes away from our favorite shows, the French photographer turns our attention back on ourselves, depicting what happens when we immerse ourselves in television’s alluring glow.   [Read more...]

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Photographer Tells of His AIDS Diagnosis, Captures Moving Reactions From Loved Ones

Sunday 02.23.2014 , Posted by
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When photographer Adrian Chesser was diagnosed with AIDS, he didn’t choose to hide the illness, become bitter or curl up in shame. He chose to be transparent and in the process stimulate emotional creativity. Chesser had many close and supportive friends and family, and he decided to call them individually to his place to tell them the news and then take their portraits moments after. They were not aware of the project prior, which he decided to title “I Have Something To Tell You.” [Read more...]

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Tired of Boring Selfies? This App Lets You Create a Pixelated 3D Printed Avatar of Yourself

Friday 02.21.2014 , Posted by
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It used to be good enough to take a selfie and pop it up on Instagram, but no longer: two French creative whizzes have created LEBLOX, a soon to be released app that will let you create a 3D printed, pixelated version of yourself. Let the 8-bit frenzy begin. [Read more...]

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Classic Paintings of London On Top of Google Street Views of the City

Thursday 02.20.2014 , Posted by
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If you walk the streets of London often enough, it’s easy to forget the massive amount of history that surrounds you. But, just looking up can send your head spinning into the past again. From the giant dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, to the towers of Westminster Abby and the quiet banks of the Thames in Greenwich, almost every view of the old city is filled with stories from the past. Redditor shystone recently when on an internet odyssey using classic paintings from the city’s history and matching them up with modern day views from Google Street View. [Read more...]

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Photos of Iraqis and Their Childhood Dreams

Thursday 02.20.2014 , Posted by
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Every child has their dream or aspiration. Some live to see their dreams become a reality, and some don’t. In Iraq, people are not without their own dreams… yet unforeseen circumstances and social climates sometimes make dreams hard to fathom, especially when one is just trying to get by in the present. Kurdish photographer and filmmaker Jamal Penjweny chose to document the dreams of those around him. He titled the series “I Wish” and took portraits of Iraqi adults holding up photos of athletes whom they wanted to emulate in their childhood. [Read more...]

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How Creatives Work: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Thursday 02.20.2014 , Posted by
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Philip Seymour Hoffman died earlier this month of a heroin overdose. Many critics have said that he was perhaps the greatest actor of his generation and one of the greatest who ever lived. What made Hoffman so beloved by so many was his mixture of pure skill, drive to work, and humility. The ambition of his acting and his ability to rise to any occasion allowed him to become famous, but also are evidence of his ability to submerge himself deep into a role.  It was his honesty in his many performances that set them apart and made them memorable. [Read more...]

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