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PORTFOLIO

 
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CULTURE REPORTING

 
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ALL THE ARTISTS WHO MADE BROOKLYN'S MUSEUM OF PIZZA MORE THAN A SELFIE STOP

There's a legitimate art gallery in the middle of New York's latest trendy selfie center.

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UNEARTHED PHOTOS FROM ROGER BALLEN'S NIGHTMARISH ARCHIVE

The Die Antwoord collaborator and photographer of life among decay has a new book showcasing his instantly recognizable "Ballenesque" style.

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THE CREATORS OF 'RICK AND MORTY' TOLD ME THE SECRET TO COMEDY

I spoke to Rick and Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland about how to be funny.

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DON HERTZFELDT EXPLAINS HOW TO GO DIY AND STILL MAKE MONEY

The 'World of Tomorrow 2' animator tells us about how he's managed to fund his art for over 20 years.

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VICE MAGAZINE: THE NEXT MUSEUM

Alfredo Salazar-Caro is curating a powerful virtual reality experience at the Digital Museum of Digital Art.

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ARE LASER BONGS AND LEVITATING DAB RIGS THE FUTURE OF WEED?

The future with laser lighters and bongs is already here, but the difficulty to produce and high cost of these items will make them difficult to catch on.

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PROFILES

 
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THIS MAN IS USING VIRTUAL REALITY TO CHANGE HOW THE UN THINKS

Did you know the UN has a Creative Director? He's working to turn VR's power into policy.

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THE HUMAN BEHIND HUMANS OF NEW YORK

Brandon Stanton has talked with 10,000 strangers and shared their stories with millions of people across the Internet. The 29-year-old photographer and creator of Humans of New York didn't hesitate to follow an idea and turn it into something meaningful.

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HOW ONE PAKISTANI ARTIST IS BUILDING THE NEXT STUDIO GHIBLI

'The Glassworker,' the debut film from Mano Animation Studios, looks incredible.

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A CGI MASTER MADE A NEW ARTWORK EVERY DAY FOR 10 YEARS. HERE ARE THE RESULTS

We spoke to CGI artist Mike Winkelmann, a.k.a., Beeple, about what it takes to spend 3,650 days without a break.

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THESE OUTLAW ARTISTS WERE HACKING BILLBOARDS BEFORE PHOTOSHOP

Whether you call them pranksters, activists, or vigilantes, Truth in Advertising took a creative stand against corporate influence—and won.

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MEET THE ARTIST WHO ROLLS $1,100 JOINTS FOR A LIVING

Tony Greenhand traveled to the Dominican Republic to perfect the technique and technology of rolling "smokeable art."

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THIS PHOTOGRAPHER DRESSED LIKE A PANDA TO SNAP CANDIDS OF BEARS IN THE WILD

These adorable and surreal photos are the result of three years documenting China's panda rewilding facilities.

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MEET THE INDIANA JONES OF STOLEN ART

Arthur Brand is an art detective who navigates the grey areas around the law in order to preserve priceless artifacts that belong in a museum.

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EXPERIENTIAL

 
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I WRECKED THAT 'RICK AND MORTY' BAR WITH GWAR

A cease-and-desist famously shut down the D.C. pop-up Wubba Lubba Dub Pub, demanding all its decorations be destroyed. So GWAR destroyed them (and I helped).

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WE TRIED TIDE POD PIZZA AND WE'RE STILL ALIVE

Finally, a way to eat Tide Pods that won't land you in the hospital.

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I MEDITATED INSIDE NYC'S QUIETEST ART INSTALLATION

Doug Wheeler's 'PSAD Synthetic Desert III' brings near-nauseating silence to the Guggenheim.

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I INVENTED THREE NEW WAYS TO GET DRUNK WITH A DREIDEL

This is how to transform the classic Jewish children's toy into a shitshow.

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THIS ARTIST INVITED ME INTO HIS NIGHTMARES WITH VR

Clowns, corpses, and Catholic imagery will freak you out in Guy Shelmerdine's eerie VR rides.

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I SPENT 4/20 AT A 'GAME OF THRONES' ART PARTY

I met Bjarke Ingels, Grey Worm, a bunch of Thrones-inspired artists, and learned a tidbit about Jon Snow.

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VIDEO

 
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THIS VR EXPERIENCE TACKLES RACIAL INJUSTICE

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REGGIE WATTS & BENJAMIN DICKINSON ON OUR DYSTOPIAN FUTURE

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WHAT IS THE ARMORY SHOW?

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WE TALKED WITH ARTIST RYAN MCGINNESS ABOUT HIS NEW PROJECT 'SIGNALS'

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2018 IN SCREAMS

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INTERNET

 

MOTH MEMES ARE HERE TO NUMB THE PAIN OF EXISTENCE

The best new meme is about an icky bug with a big heart.

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MAYBE, DON'T MEME CHILDISH GAMBINO'S 'THIS IS AMERICA' MUSIC VIDEO

If you think about it, reducing the imagery to image macros misses Donald Glover's whole point.

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REDDIT IS REELING FROM A MASSIVE MEME WAR

The memes were good until the war got dirty.

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LET THIS LITTLE CLAY PERSON OVERWHELM YOU WITH FEELINGS

Kirsten Lepore's short animation 'Hi Stranger' is the internet's creepy new life coach.

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RICK FROM 'RICK AND MORTY' PRANK CALLED JOEL OSTEEN'S CHURCH

Co-creator Justin Roiland cranked the megachurch's prayer line to raise money for Harvey victims.

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CELEBRITY NEWS

 
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MEET THE ARTIST WHO PAINTED THAT AMAZING TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET OSCARS SHIRT

'Call Me by Your Name' screenwriter James Ivory rocked the red carpet in the hand-painted button-down created by Andrew Mania.

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BEHOLD, THE MOMENT HARRISON FORD DECKED RYAN GOSLING IN THE FACE

"That's the face of, 'Oh shit, I'm in deep doodoo,'" Ford said.

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MOBY WANTS YOU TO PUT DOWN YOUR PHONE

"If I have five minutes of boredom or discomfort, [Instagram] keeps the void at bay."

THE SHITTIEST CHARACTERS IN THE FOURTH SEASON OF 'BLACK MIRROR'

Sure, you'll hate humanity as a whole by the end of the new season, but we got very specific with our judgement.

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ART COMMISSIONS

 
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FOUR WINTER OLYMPIC SPORTS CITY-DWELLERS DO DAILY

Walking in New York City Is the real Winter Olympics.

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5 ARTISTS REIMAGINE '1984' FOR MODERN TIMES

George Orwell's sci-fi classic is more popular than ever. Here's how artists relate to the book's increasingly relevant ideas:

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5 ARTISTS TAKE ON DAN RATHER'S MONUMENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS

Coral Morphologic, Marlon Preuss, kyttenjanae x Philip Rugo, Grace Miceli, and Michael Kerbow imagine the former CBS News anchor's idea for a wry monument to environmental folly.