Updating Philosophies: Street Art In NYC

This video takes us into the life of Cern, a street artist and graffiti writer in Brooklyn, New York. Intimate and illuminating, this short documentary shows Cern creating murals and other guerrilla installations while explaining what moves him to make his art. He refers to his work as “ephemeral art”– art that is temporary and changes with the landscape. For Cern, street art is a dynamic form present in our everyday lives, and that makes it more like poetry than like painting.

Liked that video? Then check out our original photos of vibrant street art in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

A Lunch Break Romance

Once one enters the standard nine-to-five job, time for dating–let alone love–can grow a bit scarce. What this usually means is that when we do stumble across someone who strikes our fancy,…

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“Für Elise” As Played On Five Guitars

No, it’s not necessarily the most practical way to play the Beethoven classic, but since when has art ever been about practicality?

Why Can You See Your Breath When It’s Cold Out?

It’s winter. It’s cold. You’re miserable. Since you’re likely spending more time indoors, why not learn a little bit more about how wintry conditions make it so you can see your breath–and happiness–exiting your body?

Didn’t Like “American Sniper”? This Animated Short Is For You

To some critics, Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” was little more than neoconservative talking points tacked onto the silver screen: it glorified murderers, dehumanized victims, and ultimately presented war in a positive light. This animated short, “Confusion Through Sand”, casts a dark shadow on that vision, telling the story of a 19-year-old thrust into armed conflict and the toll it took on him. The hand-drawn short, made by animation studio Ornana films, required 6,000 pieces of paper to complete and premiered at South by Southwest.

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