Daredevil Skaters Swap The Halfpipe For…NYC Subways?

Pending how often you use New York City subways, these guys are either incredibly brave or endlessly annoying. We don’t normally like dichotomies, but with public transportation systems as crowded as New York’s, there’s no room for grey.

This Incredible World Cup Art Will Make You Love Soccer

World Cup Art

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There are few events that captivate the world like the FIFA World Cup. And while the road to the 2014 tournament has been plagued with its fair share of civil unrest and World Cup controversies, these incidents have been largely overshadowed by worldwide excitement, incredible victories and hometown pride. The FIFA tournament has also had a huge impact on the art world. From metallic selfies to soccer ball paintings, this World Cup art is just as intriguing as the games themselves.

Golden Selfies

London-based artist Emma Allen recently posted pictures of herself as the 2014 World Cup trophy. To mimic the golden sheen of the original, the 33-year-old artist doused herself in gold body paint, and then twisted her arms into the shape of the trophy. A swimming cap smoothed her head into a slick orb, and a simple black pillow created the illusion of a dark background. Allen’s World Cup art ignited instantly on the internet, garnering hundreds of thousands of views and a shoutout from Ian Wright, a player on England’s soccer team.

Woman Creates Trophy From Body

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An Ode To Football

As the 2014 World Cup has only confirmed, an excitement over football (or soccer for us Yankees) is one of the few “universals” in this life. To commemorate that through film, one man has spent the past two years of his life traveling all the way from the US to Morocco with the only constant being a football. Watch and see how the soccer ball unites them all.

21 Shocking Images That Uncover The World Cup’s Dark Side

The FIFA World Cup is always a roller coaster of emotion. We root for our favorite teams, boo when the referees make terrible decisions and feel a deep, unalienable sense of nationalistic pride when our team fights for a win, despite all odds.

Yet with all of the success and thrills presented by the World Cup every four years, the tournament’s seedy underbelly is hard to conceal. From increasingly violent demonstrations to brutal player-on-player contact to a thriving demand for prostitutes, the World Cup has an undeniable dark side. These shocking images explore the dark realities of the booming phenomenon that is the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Fuck FIFA Football Jersey

Demonstrators continue to protest the Brazil World Cup games. Source: Imgur

Anti-FIFA Street Art

Street art conveys the anti-World Cup sentiment running rampant throughout the streets of Brazil. Source: Slate

Giorgio Chiellini Get Bitten

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is fined for the third time in his career for biting an opponent.

Prostitutes Learn English

Prostitutes in Brazil learn English in preparation for the 2014 World Cup. Source: NY Daily News

Red Card Demonstrations

Protesters hold up red cards to signify their opposition to the 2014 World Cup.

Troops Prepare For The World Cup

Brazil has taken lengthy security precautions to reduce violence during the World Cup.

Slums In Brazil Photograph

Rio de Janeiro’s impoverished slums are a steep contrast to the excess of the World Cup.

World Cup Dark Side

The Ivory Coast’s Giovanni Sio fouls Greece’s Giorgos Samaras, giving the team a free penalty kick.

Prostitutes at World Cup Dark Side

Rio de Janeiro is one of the oldest and largest Red Light Districts in the world.

Dark Side of World Cup Public Art

Street art conveys the complaints of Brazilians who do not support the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Security Teams Flock to World Cup

Security teams and military troops flock to Brazil to control protests and fans during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Gang Violence World Cup Dark Side

Though troops were sent to Rio de Janeiro to shake up nearby drug dealers and criminals, the streets are still largely unsafe.

Players Fight Dark Side of Football Games

Portugal’s Pepe gets a yellow card after arguing with Thomas Muller in the game against Germany.

Tear Gas World Cup Protests

People flee through clouds of tear gas in a June 20th protest.

Brazilian Sex Workers

Sex workers prepare for the surge of tourists at the World Cup.

2014 World Cup Pepe Foul

Pepe (Portugal) fouls Germany’s Thomas Mueller and is sent off of the field.

Violence Rio de Janeiro

Troops raid a pre-World Cup Rio de Janeiro to reduce violent activity in the city’s slums.

Michael Babatunde Injured

Nigeria’s Michael Babatunde is taken away on a stretcher after being injured on the field.

World Cup Dark Side Protests

Anti-FIFA protests turn dangerous as demonstrators clash with police.

Giorgio Chiellini

Italy’s Giorigo Chiellini is bitten by a member of the Uruguay team.

Anti-FIFA Protests in Brazil

Masses of people stage anti-FIFA and anti-government protests throughout Rio de Janeiro and surrounding cities.

Enjoy these photographs of the dark side of the World Cup? Check out our galleries on everything you missed from the 2014 World Cup and astounding aerial photography!