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“Keanu Reeves just held the door for me,” said ANIMAL’s intern as he arrived today. I darted down the stairs of our Soho building and sure enough, there was Neo, just chilling on his cell phone, smoking a cigarette out on Broadway. He’s rumored to be a courteous subway rider and all-around nice guy, so […]

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An Oregon man who stopped to take a selfie on train tracks along the Kalama River has died after being hit by an Amtrak train. CBS reports that the man was accompanied by a woman on his trek from Tacoma to Portland when the two stopped to take a smoking break. Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputy […]

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The Russian tourist who climbed the Brooklyn Bridge in August got off pretty easy, considering that this sort of stunt could soon be a federal crime. While on vacation in New York, Yaroslav Kolchin, a 24-year-old ad agency manager from Moscow, scaled the historic span’s 276-foot tower and took #selfies and #shoeselfies, as well as #videos […]

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Here’s a stupid fucking hat from celebrity fashion designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis in collaboration with tech brand Acer. Fashion Week London, something something, “millennials.” DesignBoom writes: the shimmering, cotton candy-pink accessory spins 360-degrees around the head, allowing the wearer to capture his or her best angle. a pouch hanging from the glittering headgear accommodates an acer iconia A1-840 tablet, ready to […]

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Dutch nonprofit Mars One announced Thursday that if you donate money or buy some swag from their shop, you’ll be entered in a raffle for a trip to sub-orbital space. “Ticket to Rise” is an effort to help fund a test Mars mission in a recreated environment on Earth in 2015 and a demo mission to actual Mars by robots in […]

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Adam Ferriss creates mesmerizing glitch art, and with his new interactive project Gush, you can become a part of it. (Hint: Move, click, awe.) Gush was built off Andrew Benson’s Flow Cam, to turn your webcam photos into day-glo psychedelia. “While the webcam captures the movements, a generative and evolutive loop gives rise to fluid, glitched-out and distorted […]

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There are certain things experienced renters know to look for when scoping out a potential new place: check the building for previous bedbug complaints, note the proximity to whatever subway line you’ll be using to commute, make sure there’s a good place for snapping self-portraits that really nail that perfect blend of artsy sophistication and […]

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Turkish protester Ali Emre Mazlumoğlu took the above photo from the back of a police van March 7. Selfie dediğin polis otosunda gözaltındayken çekilir (7 Mart) pic.twitter.com/oc5Lit3Z1z — Ali Emre Mazlumoğlu (@AEMazlumoglu) March 10, 2014 The caption, roughly translated, says they’re in custody in a police car. The photo, of course, recalls Ellen Degeneres’ famous Oscars […]

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“Come at me faggots.” That’s how 19-year-old Mary Bond invited 4chan’s infamous /b/ board to join in an insightful critique of her art project autodissociate.me. “Been a long time since good camgirl thread,” an anonymous poster replied. This might seem like a pretty sad way to start a conversation, but it’s just par for the course […]

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Oxford Dictionaries has just announced that the word “selfie” has been officially selected as their international Word of the Year. Selfie is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” According to research collected by the organization, […]

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