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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Peppermint Patties

Chocolate cookies with chocolate chips? Let’s choc it up a notch. Karylnn Johnston stuffed hers with whole York Peppermint Patties. Assembling them was as simple as folding two pieces of cookie dough around the patties. You can find her recipe at the link. Link -via Tasteologie

Kidrobot Helps With Hurricane Sandy

Kidrobot is an iconic brand that is a large part of the modern collector art toy movement. The company is now located in Boulder, CO but has a large influence on the East Coast and specifically New York. They want to help with relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. To help out, Kidrobot is auctioning off 5 [...]

The Last ‘Frankenstorm’: Video of the 1938 Nor’easter That Ravaged New England

Getty Images Hurricane Sandy is making its presence known across the Eastern Seaboard, with powerful winds beginning to lash the coast and rain starting to pour down from North Carolina to New York. And as millions of Americans across the East Coast hunker down, some are turning to history as a guide. In 1938, for instance, a [...]

CONTEST: Create Your Own Superhero, Win Stuff!

Getty Images New York Comic Con is happening this week, and Halloween is coming up—so it seems like as good a time as any to give you some superhero goodies that you can put to use on October 31st. Thanks to our friends at Hasbro, we’re giving away two Hulk prize packs—each consists of a Marvel The [...]

25 Beautiful Vintage Theater Posters

The great thing about looking at vintage theater posters is that they not only show us the importance of theater in the time before television, but they also show us what captured the interests of people of the time. Of course, the wonderful artwork alone makes these worth a long look. All images courtesy of the [...]

How Images Were Manipulated Before Photoshop

The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition made up of 200 photos which were altered or manipulated in some way between 1840 and 1900, well before the advent of digital image manipulation via programs like Photoshop. They should have called the exhibition Ye Olde Way To Shoppe A Photo! Link

Alien Invasion Movie Recipe

The New York International Latino Film Festival noticed that some movies follow cliched "recipes" and decided to exploit them in their ads. I particularly like this one, which is used for practically all alien [...]

10 Amazing Artists Working With Miniature Models

We’ve seen how artists can take life-sized landscapes and make them appear to be tiny models through the use of tilt-shift photography, so now let’s look at the opposite end of the spectrum: the world of miniature art. Balsa Wood Manhattan Michael Chesko was a software engineer at Motorola when he started building skyscraper models in his [...]

11 Signs, Announcements, and Disclaimers That Are No Longer Necessary

1. “The Captain has turned off the ‘No Smoking’ sign.” This announcement was heard less frequently beginning in 1988, when smoking was banned on all domestic flights of two hours or less. Ten years later smoking was verboten on all domestic flights, and by 2000 smoking on any U.S. airline was banned by federal law. [...]

Kickball!

(vimeo link) This cute film by Dana Terrace is her third-year animation project at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in new York. -via reddit