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  • The Top 50 Best Craft Breweries In America of 2014

    In 2013 the craft beer industry saw another year of unprecedented growth with sales up an astounding 9.6 percent. Craft beer is more than just a passing trend and with nearly 3,000 craft breweries across America producing thousands of different variations the Brewers Association,  the largest organization of brewers in the United States, released their annual list of the top 50 craft breweries ranked by their 2013 beer sales volume. How did your favorite craft brewery fare?

  • Incredible Street Art Portraits From MTO [21 Photos and Video]

    Originally from France then relocating to Germany, street artist MTO has created incredible works all over the world. His giant black and white portraits often feature film and music icons, such as Robert De Niro, Jim Jarmusch, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan. The portraits, averaging between 2 to 3 meters tall, take MTO up to 5 hours to complete. Last year, he also made a documentary titled “FL” about his experiences with the controversy surrounding a mural he painted in Sarasota, Florida. You can check out the film a the end of the photostream. For more of MTO’s work, head over to his Facebook page. 

  • THE 15 MOST UNDERRATED CANNED BEERS, AS PICKED BY SERIOUS BEER NERDS [Link]

    Just because you want a fine craft beer doesn’t mean you need to reach for a bottle. More and more microbreweries are jumping on the aluminum can bandwagon and putting good beer in cheap cans. Thrillist put together a list of these 15 underrated canned beers for the next time you don’t want to drink from a bottle, but you don’t want to drink Schlitz or Hamms, either. Not that there’s anything wrong with Schlitz or Hamms, of course, but sometimes it’s nice to try something a little different.

  • Classic Works Of Art With A Modern Touch

    Ukraine-based artist Nastya Nudnik began her series “Emoji Nation” when she realized how certain emoji characters resembled classic works of art. She expanded the series to include social media mashups of iconic paintings and transforming fine art into movie posters. The series features work from Magritte, Munch, Goya, Hopper, and many other famous painters with modern touches. View the rest of “Emoji Nation” and other work on Behance and Tumblr.

  • Watch Mike Judge’s New Show “Silicon Valley” On YouTube [Video]

    The nice folks at HBO have decided to save us cheapskates from having to pirate Mike Judge’s new comedy “Silicon Valley” by offering the first episode for free on YouTube. It’s a pretty funny show featuring a ton of people who will have you saying “Hey! It’s that guy from that thing…” So watch the first episode, contemplate buying future episodes, then return to downloading from shady sites and wonder why your computer is overrun with malware, you bum.

  • NYC Before & After: Gentrification of New York Over 10 Years

    James and Karla Murray, the photographers who brought us the book Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, have been working on a secret project. A photo series giving storefront views of hyper-gentrification. In just about a decade, a huge portion of the city’s streetscape has changed drastically, shifting from Mom and Pop storefronts to upscale condos or banks. Vanishing New York sat down with James to talk about the recent endeavor and here’s what he had to say, “We embarked on the before-and-after project when over 10 years had passed since we had initially started photographing the mom-and-pop stores, an amount of time which really started to bring into focus the loss of character and decreased sense of community the neighborhoods undergoing these changes had.”

  • First Look at RSVLTS New Headquarters and Final Four Viewing Party

    After a long two-month process of DIY office renovations our Hoboken office is finished, polished and ready for action. We thought it wouldn’t be very Roosevelty of us if we didn’t give our digs a complete overhaul using the same bare hands that sculpt the best content on the web day-in and day-out. What began as a new floor & fresh coat of paint job escalated quickly into a full throttle man-cave-office-behemoth project that would engulf the lives of our staff for the better part of this year. After a few months of learning by failure (again and again) our once soft, hand moisturized hands are now calaced and bruised like an old baseball mitt. Well maybe not, but at least we know how to build a bar made of shipping pallets. So for a soft opening we figured we’d throw a Final Four viewing party. Here’s a recap of the event. Special thanks to our friends at Dos Equis and Pizza Hut who supplied the party with their new parmesan crust pizza. And what good is a Final Four viewing party without a TV. VIZIO hooked up the party with a brand new E Class TV that was the more »

  • 30 Nerdy Cartoons Funny To Non Nerds

    Graphic designer and cartoonist Ed Harrington creates cartoons using nerdy sci-fi icons from Star Wars, Alien, Star Trek, Predator, etc. and places that you don’t have to be a nerd to enjoy. Or maybe the fact that we laugh at these means that we, just like the students at Adams College at the end of “Revenge of the Nerds,” can find the nerd in all of us and unite and embrace while Queen’s “We are the Champions” plays. Whatever it means, there’s no denying these are funny. See the rest of Ed Harrington’s work at Ed Harrington Illustration and Instagram.

  • When Life Gives You Lemons, Feed Them To Babies [Video]

    Directors April Maciborka and David Wile bring you “Pucker,” a heart-wrenching tale where unknowing babies are force-fed lemons to the delight of their adult captors. Filmed in slow motion, the expressions of pain, disgust, and anguish are enhanced by the macabre score, featuring Edvard Grieg’s “In The Hall of the Mountain King.” This tale of voyeuristic Schadenfreude is a rib-tickling romp, sure to delight any YouTube goer.

  • Heineken Put on a Show to Reveal the Legendary Side of Ordinary People (Sponsored)

    Last month Heineken put on a mind­blowing interactive theater show at New York’s The McKittrick Hotel. It was part play, part choose­your­own­adventure mindwarp, with an eclectic cast of characters who encouraged the audience to become a part of the show. When guests arrived, a few lucky attendees were invited to take on the challenge; to think on their feet, stay cool under pressure, and take the stage in a variety of challenging scenes. Those who said yes were treated to a bizarre sequence of dream­like events­­ everything from starring in a Bollywood film to performing standup comedy for a grumpy old man. You just gotta watch the video. “The Guest of Honor” provided an opportunity for everyday people to get outside their comfort zone and take the stage. In past “social experiments,” Heineken has sent people to unknown destinations around the world on the spot, and broadcasted holiday karaoke­ singers in Times Square. What legendary scenes will Heineken pull off next? And will you take the stage? Join the conversation with #guestofhonor and #openyourworld.

  • Incredible Macro Photography Of Coral [20 HQ Photos]

    Not only is Daniel Stoupin a PhD student at the University of Queensland reseaerching marine biology, he also happens to be a avid nature photographer and videographer. His science background led to and interest in macro photography and the revelation of the diverse and complex life we miss out on with the naked eye. For this collection, corals were illuminated with a full-spectrum lamp to bring out fluorescent colors not visible under white light. For more photos form this series and other amazing collections, check out Daniel Stoupin’s Microworlds Photography.

  • Rebranding The NBA [30 Photos]

    Canada-based graphic artist Dead Dilly re-imagined all 30 NBA teams, plus a few extras, in his “Rebrand the NBA 2.o” series. Instead of just a logo or color change, Dead Dilly imagined a world where big-name corporations designed uniforms  for the teams. Honestly, some of them aren’t so bad. The Paramount Warriors jersey is so good, it might make me not constantly forget that the Golden State Warriors exist. And the Sega Sonics jersey makes me wish the Sonics still existed, although Sega is probably not in the position to sponsor an NBA team these days. For more of Dead Dilly’s work, check out Instagram and Behance.

  • NYPD/FDNY Charity Hockey Game Included a Bench Clearing Brawl

    The NYPD and FDNY annual charity hockey game was tied at 3 goals a piece on Sunday when a bench clearing brawl broke out on the ice. It’s a well known rivalry between the two squads with a lot of bad blood, but a bench clearing brawl is a rare scene. A cop in the stands told the NY Post “he’s been coming to this NYPD-FDNY game for 20 years and had never seen a bench-clearing, cop-firefighter brawl before.” The NYPD eventually won 8-5.

  • Bruce Lee Revealed as Mystery Character in Upcoming UFC Video Game

    Last week EA teased the nation with a series of clues for a mystery fighter in their upcoming UFC game. GameStop stores hinted at the fighter with various teaser posters which ultimately spilled the beans. The most notable, a yellow poster with a verticle black stripe down the left side a piece of the iconic jumpsuit worn by Bruce Lee in “Game of Death” then brought back to life by Uma Thurman in “Kill Bill”. Dana White had this to say about the martial arts legend in an interview with Fight Times in 2004, “Actually, the father of mixed martial arts, if you will, was Bruce Lee. If you look at the way Bruce Lee trained, the way he fought, and many of the things he wrote, he said the perfect style was no style. You take a little something from everything. You take the good things from every different discipline, use what works, and you throw the rest away.” The game is set for release in Spring 2014 for the Xbox One and Playstation 4. Look familiar? #MysteryFighter. Day 5 Reveal: http://t.co/OudCYYUtAj pic.twitter.com/nSL3GMFcWb — EA SPORTS UFC (@EASPORTSUFC) April 5, 2014

  • Get Your Boots And Braces And Step Into These Realistic Mosh Pit Paintings

    Looking at these realistic mosh pit paintings will make you want to lace up your Docs, strap on your braces, blast some Cock Sparrer, and start pushing people around. But you’re sitting at your desk and HR wouldn’t take kindly to you stomping your coworkers. Plus you’re too old and you don’t want to hurt yourself. Looking at these paintings is as close as you’re going to get to a pit these days, and that’s okay, you old corporate wimp. These come from artist Dan Witz and you can see them in person at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery through May 3. For more info and to order prints, go to Dan Witz.

  • The Daily Schedules Of (Successful) Creative People [Infographic]

    Is there a perfect schedule to maximize one’s creative output? Probably not, if these varied schedules are of any indication. What’s more important is to probably just have a schedule in the first place. It’s interesting to note, too, that the notion of creative types being night owls who sleep in until the afternoon is not all that true. Most of these folks are up by 6 AM. So what’s your excuse? Click on the image for full size.

  • American Food Aisles From Around The World [15 Photos]

    Go into pretty much any supermarket in America and you’ll find the “ethnic foods” aisle which undoubtedly stocks all sorts of Mexican food, and, depending on your neighborhood demographics, British, Indian, Korean, Estonian, etc. But if you go to another country will you find “American” food in a special aisle? Hell yeah, you will! And apparently American food to everyone else is either high sodium or high sugar junk food. It’s good to know that wherever you are in the world, you will be able to buy marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. What’s that, garcon? You want me to eat escar-huh? Ain’t that a snail? No thanks, dude, I got me some fluffernutters.

  • The Hottest Pictures On…eBay? [10 Photos]

    The secret of selling on eBay revealed! Other motorcycle part sellers hate him. What does “babenotincluded” do to make a ton of money on the auction site? It’s simple, really. All you need to be a successful seller is competitive pricing, accurate and detailed descriptions, pictures of the product from various angles, and barely-clothed babes handling your wares. And it really works! I don’t even own a motorcycle or know what any of this stuff is, but I’ve been ordering all morning. By the end of the day I’ll have enough stuff to open my own eBay store. Now I just need to get some models. Check out more great deals on motorcycle parts (and photos, if that’s you’re thing, you dirty devil you) at eBay.

  • Replace Your Gross Bath Towels With The Body Dryer

    Why did it take so long for this to be invented? We’ve been air drying our hands for years now, but when it comes to our bodies, we are still using stinky old bath towels. Finally, someone has figured out how to harness the power of air so we can dry our entire bodies after a shower. Sure, it’s great to not use towels from a sanitary standpoint because of all the bacteria, but the prospect of not having to wash towels all the time is even better! Also, there is a scale built in so you don’t have to worry about a bunch of devices crowding your bathroom floor. The Body Dryer team is still raising money for the initial run and you can contribute at Indiegogo. The device is expected to retail for $250 but early investors can secure one for just $150 or four for $425. What are you waiting for? Place your order and stick it to those fat cats at Big Towel.

  • Skydiver Nearly Gets Hit by a Meteor

    It was business as usual for Nowegian Anders Helstrup, jumping out of a plane, soaring through the air until he released his parachute. Helstrup was enjoying the air up there, when a basketball sized rock flew past him. A meteor soared past the skydiver at 300km/hr which in MPH is about a million we think. Around 500 meteorites reach the Earth’s surface each year, with many thousands more burning up before reaching the ground, so the chances of a skydiver seeing a meteor at this close of a proximity is about one in a quadrillion percent.

  • What If The Moon Was A Disco Ball? [Video]

    YouTube greats Vsauce, who makes fun AND informative science videos, and Yeti Dynamics, who makes all sorts of visual effects laden videos about space, have teamed up to answer the age old question, “What if the moon was a disco ball?” Initially, it’s not all that exciting, because it wouldn’t work the fun way we’d expect. But by moving the moon closer and allowing it to quickly rotate, all sorts of awesomeness starts to happen. So watch this video and try to learn a little something that you can share with your friends next time you’re drunk but get all the facts wrong with your inebriated recall.

  • How Twitter Has Changed Over the Years in 12 Charts [Link]

    It’s hard to believe that this summer will mark 8 years since Twitter first debuted. In that time, there have been many changes in how users behave. For instance, the average number of tweets increased drastically for years then leveled off and began to fall, now staying at about 20. Where people tweet from, what they tweet about, and how often they change their handles has also changed over the years. Check out these 12 charts and see how the history of Twitter sums up.

  • 12 Rappers As 17th Century Paintings

    Ever wonder what your favorite rapper would look like as a 17th century painting? Probably not. That would be a weird thing to ponder. Luckily, London-based artist Amar Stewart happens to be weird enough to think of such things and then execute the idea. New York folks might recognize his name from the theft at his debut solo show in NYC last month. Check out more of Amar Stewart’s work on his website and keep up with him on Facebook. You can also purchase his work in all sorts of different forms at his shop.

  • Russian Team Builds Functional Replica WW2 Tank [22 Photos and Video]

    What’s that? You once put a radiator in a 1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88? That’s cool. These Russian dudes just got together one time and rebuilt a World War II German VI Tiger tank. But your mechanical skills are impressive, too, I guess. The functional 1:1 replica tank was built in 2011 for a movie for Russia’s Mosfilm studio. The entire set of over 60 photos can be found on Imgur. Also, check out the video of the initial test drive at the end of the photostream. 

  • Hilarious “Gravity” Alternate Scene [Video]

    Sure, “Gravity” was a great movie, but if they had included this bit, it would have been even better. For more work from the genius behind this, Krishna Shenoi, check out his website, featuring more videos, paintings, music, and photography. Also, his 1950s “Inception” trailer is pretty great, too.

  • Berlin Wall Graffiti In The 80s [12 Photos]

    Despite the tense political climate that literally divided the city, West Berlin was a destination for many artists and musicians in the 80s. French street artist Thierry Noir moved to the city in 1982 and became the first artist to use the Berlin Wall as a canvas when he began painting it on a whim in 1984. Noir spent 5 years covering the wall in bright imagery that was a stark contrast to the infamous wall separating democratic West Berlin and Communist East Berlin. The wall came down in 1989, and now, 25 years later, Thierry Noir is having his first solo exhibition at London’s Howard Griffin Gallery. Prints based on Noir’s Berlin Wall painting will be exhibited alongside photographs and video from his work in the 80s. For more info on Thierry Noir and the exhibit, check out the Howard Griffin Gallery.