Take a Lap Tod Hessler takes a 20-hour walk around Manhattan, all the while snapping photos and observing shifting demographics.
Windshield Wiper, R.I.P. We all hate the annoying rain spot left by traditional windshield wipers, but that doesn’t mean we want to kill off wipers all together. On another note, Windshield Wiper, R.I.P. would be a great name for a concept album.
American Justice Note to self: do not embarrass the NYPD. You will get three years of probation, a $1,000 fine, a $250 surcharge, a $50 surcharge, 30 days of community service, and police and probation officers will be allowed to enter and search your residence anytime without a warrant.
Insert Soylent Joke Here A meta-analysis of 27 studies that covered 450,000 participants found that multivitamins don’t actually do anything.
Enter Sandman Neil Gaiman fans, rejoice: unlike the Sandman movie, which fizzled during the late ’90s, this Sandman TV series, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, might actually happen.
If You Build It, They Might Not Come Because nothing says awesome like the world’s largest mall, which is now a ghost town.
This Week In Film The real story and lesson of the Abscam Sting that plays a prominent role in American Hustle, a short film from Nowness on Louisiana’s Zydeco horseback-riding culture, and The New Yorker asks “Is binge watching the new normal?”
This Week In Sound Japan is holding contests to find the best phone voice; a look back at “the Italian Studio 54”; and Paul Simon shares Nelson Mandela’s role in Graceland.
Copycat Is Shia LaBeouf guilty of plagiarism (again)? Considering that the opening monologue of his new short film — “A critic is a warrior, and each of us on the battlefield have the means to glorify or demolish (whether a film, a career, or an entire philosophy) by influencing perception in ways that if heartfelt and truthful, can have far-reaching repercussions” — exactly matches that of a 2007 comic by Dan Clowes, we’re going to go with “probably”.
High Flyer Flying for the holidays? Check out this list of the best airports for craft beer lovers.
What is This, A Sculpture for Ants? Continuing with our ant theme from two weeks ago, we offer something else about ants: “I make casts of ant colonies using molten aluminum to fill the tunnels and chambers of the nest.” Of course you’re going to click that link. And this one: EVEN MORE ABOUT ANTS!
In Defense of (Vegan) Food Rolling Stone’s gut-churning investigative report into Big Meat’s questionable practices hits right in the stomach.