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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Wish you could get into arguably the biggest sporting event in the planet but prefer musical drops to kick offs? This video incorporates all the sport’s movement into a dynamic music video unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Enjoy!
The road to the 2014 FIFA World Cup wasn’t easy. The tournament has caused uproar in Brazil, where many people live in slums and poverty—a stark contrast to the extravagant splendor and spending that hosting an event like this requires. In fact, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian cities have seen some of the largest anti-World Cup demonstrations to date.
Despite the hardships and unrest plaguing the country, the excitement surrounding the impending matches is unmistakable. The streets are draped in bold, bright colors, and Brazil World Cup murals and street art cover the cities. Finally, after much preparation, the 2014 FIFA World Cup is upon us! In case you’ve missed it–we’ll bring you up to speed.