Post image for The Fantastical Visions of a Forgotten Early 20th-Century Illustrator

Sidney Herbert Sime’s art seems to capture the point at which a dream becomes a nightmare.

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Post image for Exploring the Art Galaxy in the WikiVerse, a 3-D Visualization of Wikipedia

After the singularity, how will we explain the internet pastime of going down a Wikihole to our cyborg children?

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Post image for An Alternative Encyclopedia of Birds Categorized by Poop, Art History, and More

The earliest photograph of a living bird may be one taken by William Henry Fox Talbot in the early 1840s.

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Post image for A Year of Lynda Benglis Shows in a Norwegian City

The Norwegian city of Bergen, home to about 265,000 people, is getting a full dose of Lynda Benglis this year.

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Post image for Vintage Subway Etiquette Posters Reveal Manspreading Has Always Been Annoying

When the New York Transit authority rolled out a courtesy campaign targeting manspreading last year, Men’s Rights Activists and angry netizens accused “anti-spread” crusaders of being whiny “pseudo-feminists.”

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Books

Shopping for the Afterlife in China

by Allison Meier on August 29, 2016

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Chanel shoes, McDonald’s french fries, iPhones, cognac, lacy lingerie, and machine guns are just a few of the consumer goods you can purchase for the dead in China.

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Post image for An Exhibition Recaps 50 Years of James Bond, the Spy Who Loved Himself

PARIS — James Bond, 007 the Exhibition provides just enough ludicrous, louche swagger to fill hard-living, hard-killing art stars with envy.

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Post image for The Hidden History of Recycling in Medieval Art

It’s easy to forget that a historic artifact preserved in a museum is not a static object.

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Post image for Considering What Art Can (and Can’t) Do in a Survey of Northwest Artists

TACOMA, Wash. — Your eye is desperate for a focal point when you look at Rodrigo Valenzuela’s “Goal Keeper #1” (2014).

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Comics

The Mind Games We Play

by Lauren Purje on August 29, 2016

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I spend a lot of energy trying to outsmart my brain.

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