5 Lost Mansions of Uptown Manhattan

Nowadays when people think Manhattan, they invariably think two out of three following things: tall buildings, overpopulation and pollution. Listen, I love the Big Apple — greatest city in the world! But it also lives up to every stereotype of what is wrong with American big city over-consumerism. Does there…

A Map of NWA’s Rise and Aftermath [Infographic]

With the announcement of the 2016 Oscar nominations today also came the announcement that NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton has been nominated for Best Original Screenplay. The film follows the meteoric rise of NWA, a hip-hop group consisting of Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella. Although they disbanded…

30 Of The Best ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Comic Strips

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the debut of the classic Bill Watterson comic strip Calvin and Hobbes about the imaginative 6-year-old screw-up Calvin and his anthropomorphic stuffed tiger Hobbes. Throughout its ten-year run, Calvin dealt with teachers, bullies, his parents and caused enough trouble to make everyone except his imaginary…

13 Unconventional Works Of Patriotism

Many artists are giving Jasper Johns a run for his money with their creative pieces of patriotism. From jelly beans to strips of bacon, see how America is putting a twist on the good ol’ Betsy Ross. Beer Bottle Cap Flag Ronald Reagan Jelly Bean Portrait “Old Dump Flag” Claes…

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