Artists Pay Tribute to Adult Swim

Artists Pay Tribute to Adult Swim

Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup can be an extremely polarizing subject, whether you’re a diehard fan of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! or a “victim” of the Boston bomb scare (the result of a marketing campaign for Aqua Teen Hunger Force), everyone seems to have something they love or hate about the animated series. Now, an art exhibition pays tribute to Adult Swim, featuring works by various artists who have used the show’s programming as a theme and inspiration.



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The World’s Best-Preserved Skeletons

The World’s Best-Preserved Skeletons

In The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses, Dr. Paul Koudounaris gives us an intimate understanding of the sites where bones of dead people are placed together en masse. What may seem like a gory theme for a book and photo series is actually a beautiful treatment of the culturally touchy subject of death.



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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know: Jon Hamm and Herman Dune

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know: Jon Hamm and Herman Dune

If Leonard Cohen and Lana Del Rey had a secret love child, he or she might sound like Herman Dune. (Their bio is so colorful, it comes with illustrations.) A favorite of late British DJ John Peel, the French folk-pop duo stops in LA, NYC, and other cities on a micro-tour supporting Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.



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The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum

The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum

Considering he was elected Class Clown in high school, it should come as no surprise that Dave Barry has since been having a long and storied career as one of America’s top humor columnists. Now, the professional funnyman has teamed up with original SNL writer Alan Zweibel for a collaborative comic novel about two suburban dads who manage to make sense of the world through humor.



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Filmmakers Answer Age-Old Question: How to Sell a Banksy

Filmmakers Answer Age-Old Question: How to Sell a Banksy

While some of us are still scratching our heads wondering just how true Exit Through the Gift Shop is, filmmakers Alper Cagatay and Christopher Thompson have released their “modern-day, true-story, crime-theft, comedy-caper” documentary, How To Sell a Banksy. True to the title’s name, it follows the two as they get their hands on a Banksy and go through the motions of trying to unload it and make a profit. The documentary is available for download now.



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Star Trek Icon as a Little Teapot, Short and Stout

Star Trek Icon as a Little Teapot, Short and Stout

Sculptor Mark Nathan Stafford has created a delightful teapot in the form of Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy from Star Trek. Plug his noodle full of leaves, let him steep, and then proceed to tilt and pour some brew out of his left ear. Yum.



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Vintage Photos of Los Angeles

Vintage Photos of Los Angeles

As if most images of LA weren’t weird enough, now there’s a whole new crop of pictures that shed light on a gritty Los Angeles — in glorious black and white. They’re rare, archival snapshots of mid-century LA, documenting an era, landscape, and zeitgeist that no longer exist.



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Nightlights in a Flash

Nightlights in a Flash

Flickr user Jason Hull has come up with a creative use for old, unwanted cameras. Taking their shells and repurposing them as nightlights, he makes fumbling around in the dark for the bathroom a little more illuminating.



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