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Unabomber’s Personal Belongings Set For Auction

When the FBI raided Ted Kaczynski‘s remote cabin in the woods of Lincoln, Montana back in 1996, they found “a wealth of bomb components, 40,000 handwritten journal pages that included bomb-making...

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Arcade: The Last Night at Chinatown Fair

Two weeks ago I received an email from filmmaker Kurt P. Vincent (Out of Place), who is at work on a documentary about Chinatown Fair, an old school arcade in New York City that’s closing its doors...

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Post-Apocalyptic Greetings from the Salton Sea

In his short film “The Accidental Sea,” writer Ransom Riggs examines his “favorite post-apocalyptic Hell-hole, the Salton Sea.” Touring through the wreckage of Salton City, Riggs acts as both...

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When Doves Die: A Truer Image of the World

In a pre-digital world, to cut and paste required razor and glue. Especially for collage artists like Christer Themptander, who has used the medium for over 50 years to express his anti-establishment...

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Alternative Scene From The Coming Doomsday

Maybe you’ve heard, Saturday is doomsday. Family Radio founder Harold Camping says so, though his Judgment Day math has been wrong in the past. Regardless, Family Radio’s publicist Tom Evans is...

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When The Rapture Doesn’t Come To Pass

Saturday came and went, and no rapture. Devout Christians were not beamed to the heavens; godless heathens were not banished to eternal damnation. It turned out to be a fairly normal weekend in...

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The Death-Defying Art of Rooftopping

According to London’s Daily Mail, “[Rooftopping] is one of the most gut-wrenching experiences imaginable…a new heart-stopping photography craze is sweeping across the globe. Those brave enough to give...

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Public Comment On The Current State Of American Graffiti

An anonymous vandal leaves a public message for passersby on Pittsburgh’s South Side, noting the mundane nature of it all. It’s unclear what’s eating the disinterested graffitist, but it appears either...

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Disposable Portraits of Ordinary People

Idan Friedman embosses the portraits of ordinary people on disposable tin foil pans. It’s a concept which echoes the look and feel of a coin, but in a far more fragile or temporary medium. (via kottke)

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The Death of Dickie Riley

Nearly two years ago, I wrote a short blog post that referenced photographer Peter B. Kaplan’s “Moon Over Manhattan” photograph (above) — which depicts a group of workers high atop the World Trade...

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