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The Ladies of Warhol, Picasso and Lichtenstein in Real Life

Here’s model Megan Fay, appearing as Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn Monroe, with two other models dressed and painted to look like works by Pablo Picasso and Roy Lichtenstein. They were decorated this way for a Halloween event by the fashion company American Apparel. Link -via Super Punch

The Missing Links: Teddy Roosevelt’s Gridiron Glory

Behold the World of 2000 Why do visions of the future always dwell on flying things? Flying cars. Hoverboards. And, in this case, winged humans. * The Greatest Shot in the History of Paralympic Table Tennis Watch it here. * Become A Filmmaker for Only $15 The amazing screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is looking to produce his first animated film, [...]

13 Disturbing Pieces of Art from History

The media gets a lot of criticism for violent and disturbing imagery. Movies, TV, video games, tabletop RPGs, comic books, and various other things have all gone through periods where they’re blamed for exposing children to dark and unsettling things. What people forget is that the media of yesterday — fine art specifically — were [...]

11 Pop Culture References That Might Confuse Kids Today

If someone is described as meaner than Simon Cowell or a bigger lush than Snooki, you probably understand the reference. But will anyone get those same jokes in 30 years? Take a look at some common pop culture references from years gone by: 1. Mutt and Jeff Mutt and Jeff were two comic strip characters created [...]

I Shot Andy Warhol As NES Game

(YouTube Link) Cory Arcangel created this custom mod for the classic NES game Hogan’s Alley, and in doing so proved that he has a really sick sense of humor! It’s called I Shot Andy Warhol, a  shooting gallery game based on one of the most notorious incidents in art history- the shooting of Andy Warhol by crazed former member of The Factory [...]

The Missing Links: Andy Warhol’s Eatery Dream

Sorting Out Phony Pinterest Posts This week, my talented wife made these awesome patriotic strawberries that she found on Pinterest. But it turns out not all of amazing Pinterest finds are possible. Some are just flat out hoaxes. * Bucket List: Get A Giant Sandwich-Shaped Suitcase Christmas and my birthday are 6 months apart. So, as a child, anytime I [...]

Quiz: Food Fads of the ’60s & ’70s

Today is National Stuff That Was Popular When You Were a Kid Day! To celebrate, we’ll be posting quizzes all day about — you guessed it — stuff that was popular when various writers were kids. Keep checking back for more! Those of us born near the end of the Baby Boom were a bit young [...]

Image Of Chairman Mao As Pop Culture Icon

I’m quite certain that Mao never wanted his image to become an icon of pop culture, especially because of the rampant commercialism associated with popular art, and the fact that his image is often used in a tongue-in-cheek manner, poking fun at corporations and at Mao himself. But pop artists from Andy Warhol to Kozik have [...]

Celebrity Sculptures Made Out Of Chicken Wire

These cool metal sculptures, of celebrities like John Lennon and Andy Warhol, have such soft edges and fine detail that I was surprised to find out they’re made out of chicken wire. Kenyan artist Ivan Lovatt uses skills he learned from working in construction to create these metal masterpieces, and like a good builder he’s [...]

A Tribute to the Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A grilled cheese sandwich is a staple food for children because it’s simple, quick, and cheap to make. Kids like simple food, and an American cheese slice on white bread is as simple as it gets. Melt it by frying it in butter, and that adds a dose of love to the dish. When we [...]