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Remember Maya Angelou With Four Of Her Most Famous Poems

The death of Maya Angelou, a lioness of American arts and letters, marked the end of her truly extraordinary career. She leaves behind a body of work that is, quite…

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Photoshopped Versions Of Famous Paintings Are Kind Of Terrifying

What would Botticelli’s Birth of Venus look like if the star of the painting had been airbrushed? If famous works of art had been created today, they might have a…

Claire Hannum | May 20, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Thanks, I Made It Myself: DIY Wall Art For Non-Artists

As much as my inner Montessori teacher wants to be like, “We are all artists!”, I know that many people feel much more comfortable around an angry skunk than a paintbrush. But!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 19, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Kudos To This Portrait Series For Not Erasing LGBTQ Identities While Proving They’re Just Like You

The Self Evident Truths Project is an ambitious undertaking to photograph portraits of 10,000 people who identify as being anywhere on the LGBTQI spectrum, or anyone who isn’t “100% straight.” According to the…

The Gloss | May 19, 2014 - 12:45 pm

14 Cool Foreign Words With No Direct English Translation, As Illustrated By Designer Anjana Iyer

“Sure, you can borrow that Junot Diaz book. It’s in the tsundoku pile on my desk.”
As a writer, I’m totally fascinated and obsessed with language, including the absence of specific words from the English…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 17, 2014 - 11:00 am

Life Dream Status: 1,600 Papier-Maché Pandas

No, Jessica, you’re not dreaming. What you’re looking at are 1,600 papier-maché pandas meant to symbolize the remaining great bears still alive in the world. Inspired by the World Wildlife…

Jessica Wakeman | May 8, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Small Town Confuses Unity Sculpture For Giant Orgy

Art is often, if not always, open to interpretation, but sometimes those interpretations can be wildly off base from the artist’s original intent. Such is the case with Mark Chatterley’s “Blue…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 2, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Creepy Or Romantic? Man Photoshops Himself Into Girlfriend’s Childhood Photos

You can either accept that your significant other had a life before you came around — or you can be this guy.

A Chinese photographer’s new series Photoshops…

Huffington Post Weird News | April 29, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Who Wants To Sleep Inside A Realistic Brown Bear Sleeping Bag?

Camping is not for me. Mosquitoes. Sunburn. Murderers lurking in the woods. But I might consider sleeping outdoors under the stars (within 20 feet of an outlet for my iPhone,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Etsy Spotlight: A Lovey Dovey Print For The Bedroom

Hugs and kisses. X and O. All wrapped up in a charming little brush stroke print. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a tic-tac-toe enthusiast (or both!), this would be…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 20, 2014 - 11:00 am

Banksy’s Latest Takes Aim At Cellphone Addiction

Banksy’s latest work sure hits close to home, doesn’t it? The painting was posted to the artist’s website on Monday, and then the original was finally found by a number…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm

These Popsicle Stick Jokes Are Really Depressing

Portland advertising mavens Jason Kreher and Matt Moore wanted to explore the dark subjects that make people laugh, and more specifically, “take something innocent and make it profane.”

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 12, 2014 - 9:00 am

What Art Can Learn From Porn

A few months ago, I caught wind of a bit of media flak surrounding the 2013 film Blue is the Warmest Color, a lesbian love story based on the novel by…

Huffington Post Weird News | April 6, 2014 - 11:30 am

Mindf**k: Artist Updates Vintage Ads With Modern Day Celebrities

For the past year, Paris-based art director David Redon has been contributing a few hours a week to a unique hobby: Photoshopping modern celebrities into vintage advertisements. “I like the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 5, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Home Inspiration: 20 Gorgeous Gallery Walls

One of the things I’m most excited about in regards to owning my own home is that I can put as many poorly planned nail holes in the wall as…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 4, 2014 - 10:00 am

Artist Creates Fembot That Dances To “Blurred Lines” And It’s Exactly As Creepy As You’d Expect

Artist Jordan Wolfson seemingly tapped into the deepest fears of my childhood when he created this dancing doll, which is currently on display at NYC’s David Zwirner Art Gallery. The…

Ami Angelowicz | March 25, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Millie Brown, “Vomit Artist” Who Barfed On Lady Gaga At SXSW, Says She Was Inspiring Viewers “To Question The Concept Of Classic Beauty & Femininity”

“[Lady Gaga is] the first person I’ve brought directly into a performance. Other artists have wanted me to vomit on them but I said no! I chose her because I…

Jessica Wakeman | March 17, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Photographer Creates Gorgeous Images To Document His Love Of Reading

I’ve been in such a hibernating, antisocial bookworm mode lately that I barely leave my bed except when it’s absolutely necessary. These days (at least until the weather warms up),…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 10, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Etsy Spotlight: The Most Delicious Kind Of Still Life

Scientific studies have shown that looking at original art activates the rewards system in your brain. My personal studies have shown that eating a donut does too. So I can…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 9, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Tired Of People Asking When You’re Going To Get Married And Have Kids? Get A Mannequin Family!

In a move I can only call brilliant, Starz Entertainment Group art director Suzanne Heintz shunned the traditional marriage and family life in favor of something far more unconventional. For…

Ami Angelowicz | March 6, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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