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The Best Bass Riffs In The History Of Music

The bass is one of the most essential–if not overlooked–aspects of the modern rock song. Watch as one bassist takes us back on a nostalgia tour of the best bass lines to ever meet an amp.

And if you’re looking for the history of rock n roll on a single guitar, we’ve got you covered.

Hidden Water

Unless you’ve been cryogenically frozen for the past decade, you know that water shortages are becoming a huge problem. According to UN estimates, by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in…

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Looking Back At Yamamoto Nizo’s Best Work At Studio Ghibli

Girl Who Leapt Through Time

A brilliant view of a sunset over the water. (Girl Who Leapt through Time)
Source: The Kobe Shimbun

When Studio Ghibli announced the re-tooling and possible closing of their company this past summer, many of us to took a look back on some of the production studio’s finest films. Many of us grew up during Studio Ghibli’s heyday, shortly after it was created in 1985. It’s no secret that these films possess beautiful animation and the unforgettable stories, but there’s more going on behind the scenes of these animated classics than most of us realize.

Yamamoto Nizo Little Nemo

Yamamoto’s knowledge of architecture shows through in this scene. (Little Nemo)
Source: The Kobe Shimbun

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Charles Bukowski, Uncensored

Grit, grime, booze and a relentless wit. Charles Bukowski’s style is without a doubt inimitable. Not known for self-censoring, here’s a 1993 conversation with the late poet on his writing and success. His thoughts? “I was blessed with a crappy life, that’s all.”

Phenomenal Nontraditional Sculptures And The Artists Who Make Them

Nontraditional Sculptures Paper Triptych

It looks like porcelain… but it isn’t. Source: Oddity Central

Artists are those daring individuals who try to make a living out of pushing boundaries and challenging—and hopefully changing—our tastes. In the artist’s endless process of borrowing, blending and creating, art and its respective mediums always evolve, adapting to the times and interests of their creators and viewers alike. Nowhere is this more evident than in sculpting. While materials such as marble remain favorites among sculpting traditionalists, many others use bizarre and innovative materials and have crafted true masterpieces with them.

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Nontraditional Sculptures Long Head

All of Li Hongb’s flexible sculptures are actually made from paper. Source: Blogspot

At first glance, Li Hongbo’s artwork appears to be made out of traditional materials such as marble or porcelain. However, when the artist gets a hold of his solid structure, he begins to stretch the piece in uncanny and bizarre ways. It leaves the brain confused over what exactly it is seeing. One of sculpture’s defining features is that it, like a rock, remains superficially unchanged over time, right?

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