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03.19.14 Andy Cush

“I have been shooting and producing it over the past 2 years and we just launched a Kickstarter to raise money to complete the film,” writes director Daniel Levin in an email to ANIMAL of The Legend of Swee’ Pea, his documentary on legendary and legendarily troubled Brooklyn basketball player Lloyd Daniels. Daniels made his name in […]

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02.11.14 Andy Cush

Shaun White, America’s Great Tomato-Colored Hope for Olympic glory, placed fourth today in the men’s snowboarding halfpipe event. Iouri Podladtchikov, of Switzerland placed first, with Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka, both of Japan, in second and third, respectively. Hirano is 15 years old. The good people of Twitter, as you might imagine, aren’t happy about it. Here are […]

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02.06.14 Andy Cush

The New York Times created these beautiful, fantastical renderings of what a New York City Winter Olympics, and, well, it looks a lot better than Super Bowl Boulevard. Pictured above is an imaginary downhill course in Central Park that begins at 59th Street at twice the height of the Empire State Building, then slopes downward as it […]

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02.03.14 Andy Cush

You watch a tremendous amount of porn. You already know this. But you probably took a break from your filthy habit for a few hours last night to watch the Seahawks thoroughly spank the Broncos, especially if you’re from either team’s home city. PornHub did one of its statistics dumps today, charting the citizens of […]

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02.02.14 Bucky Turco

But the Seattle Seahawks did. Cool. Now please go dismantle Super Bowl Boulevard at once. Thanks. (Photo: @NFL) […]

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01.31.14 Ed Daly

If you’re a teenage girl who has a thing for pop stars in unhealthy relationships with Crest Whitestrips, chances are you’re psyched about Bruno Mars being the headliner in this Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show. If you’re over twenty, you’re probably none too pleased. Rest assured: It could be worse, much worse. Just look at […]

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Samer Kalaf

When it comes to sports video games today, none is more recognizable than the Madden series. The gameplay of recent versions looks like an actual NFL game, but it wasn’t always like that. Technology has come a long way since 1988. The Museum of Moving Image in Astoria recognized Madden’s progress over a quarter-century with […]

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01.29.14 Aymann Ismail

Super Bowl Boulevard™ opens to the public today in anticipation of Super Bowl XLVIII™, and though cameras aren’t technically allowed on the Super Bowl Toboggan Run™, we brought a GoPro along to document the experience. The ride was fun, but probably not worth the 45 minute wait to get to the top, especially in the cold […]

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12.03.13 Andy Cush

One of the best executed examples in recent memory of the this-thing-reimagined-as-this-other-thing school of virality are these rebranded NBA jerseys from designer Dead Dilly. The concept is simple: what if famous brands and/or artists were tasked with making over every professional basketball team? My favorite example is Banksy’s imaginary take on the L.A. Clippers, which pastes that […]

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09.09.13 Andy Cush

This morning, Dennis Rodman emerged into a conference room at Manhattan’s Soho Grand Hotel, cigar in his mouth and sparkly scarf around his neck, to a sea of eager reporters. Flanked by representatives from the International Crisis Group and the Irish betting firm Paddy Power, he rambled, seemingly without forethought, through references to his wedding […]

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