I was getting all my fancy-schmancy people, but I wanted to see the rest of the world.
NYC's celebrated subway ad dermatologist
Is it legal for a landlord to invite media into a killer's home?
Earlier, media outlets reported from inside the suspected San Bernardino shooters' home. We ask civil rights and criminal defense attorneys about the legal, procedural and ethical consequences.
What will happen to China's undocumented "ghost children" after the one-child policy ends?
China has ended its “one child” policy. How will this affect the "ghost children" who for years have lived sans identification or access to public services as their families could not afford the fine?
Is the world real, or is it just an illusion or hallucination?
We asked renowned neuroscientists, physicists, psychologists, technology theorists and hallucinogen researchers if we can ever tell that the "reality" we are experiencing is "real."
Tigers, leopards and weird nature scenes take over entire Moscow subway car interiors
Our experts call it a "claustrophobic" "disco forest." What do you think of the Russian transportation department's campaign to raise awareness of endangered species?
Is Google's Deep Dream art?
A little while ago, Google set an Artificial Neural Network wild to “dream” on the internet. We asked art critics, artists and artistic technology experts if this was art.
Breaking: US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is a legal right in all 50 states
US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States in 5-4 decision.
Fallout 4 demo at E3: giant mole rats and Minecraft-style environment building
E3 kicked off this weekend in Los Angeles. Bethesda closed their presentation with a demo of Fallout 4.
Used dildo throne replica of Game of Thrones' Iron Throne is for sale on eBay
For those of you in the market for creative furnishings, here is an "incredible dildo throne", an "erotic replica of the Game of Thrones Iron Throne" on eBay.
Wanted: the girl who broke Tim Hunt's heart
Nobel Peace prize winner Tim Hunt, 72, has just resigned as honorary professor at University College London following his comments about the "trouble" with "girls" in the lab.
Nice try with this supercut of True Detective's movie references
The reference to Tarkovsky's Ivan’s Childhood is a visual dead ringer. The others are pushing it.
Miley Cyrus is "literally open to every single thing that is consenting"
Paper Magazine just published a cover story on Miley Cyrus, "perhaps her generation's most unlikely social activist" with daring, trippy, pastel-hued photos by Paola Kudacki.
Quiz: Is this a prison or a museum?
Take this quick quiz to see if you can tell the jails in Norway and Denmark apart from contemporary cultural institutions just by looking at their exteriors.
See 'Heaven Knows What', an impossibly genuine film about surviving NYC with a heroin addiction
Heaven Knows What opens in select theaters today.
Photoshop Mad Max and Mad Men together, win two tickets to Mad Max: Fury Road
Submit your own Mad Max: Fury Road x Mad Men Photoshop mash-up, and we will personally buy you one ticket to Mad Max: Fury Road.
Luc Besson tweets for the first time, announces new sci-fi starring Cara Delevingne
Besson is working on a science fiction feature adaptation of the popular French comic series "Valerian and Laureline."
Is the curfew in Baltimore legal?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. We asked several lawyers whether the curfew in Baltimore is actually legal according to the US Constitution.
Why are most "drawings" of penises circumcised?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we're wondering about the appearance of painted, sculpted and graffitied shorthand for penises.
Drug-buying bot vindicated, criminal case dropped
The Random Darknet Shopper art project is no longer under investigation, but the MDMA it bought on Agora was destroyed.
How fast would Kanye need to walk to walk on water?
How fast would Kanye need to walk to walk on water?
You can't hide from your future ex-wife on Facebook
According to a landmark ruling by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper, it is now legal to serve divorce papers through Facebook.
Study says, freelancers are people too
A new study from the University of Leicester proposes that the happiness of freelance workers -- contractors, copy editors, coaches, designers and, we assume, writers -- depends on a few key factors.
Is swearing SFW?
Do you use "swear" words at work? Does it bring your professional into question or enables personal relationships?
The American cockroach does what it wants
According to a study at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, roaches have personalities.
Ben Kingsley trades in his old body for a new body in "Selfless"
It's like that 1962 Twilight Zone episode but a lot more is happening.
What's up with Kim Jong-un's new look and why is the media obsessed with it?
Hopes&Fears answers questions from our readers and friends, with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we're wondering if Kim Jong-un's hair is a big deal.
"Ways Of Something"
and the female
28 web-based artists reinvent BBC’s Ways of Seeing (1972) documentary series, one minute at a time. Watch Episode Two here.
So-called "phantom of the opera" arrested
A 63-year-old man was arrested in Vienna this week for repeatedly sneaking his way up to expensive opera house seats.
'Poltergeist' remake trailer: Now with bigger TVs!
Please enjoy the following cultural updates since the original...
Taylor Swift is trademarking "This Sick Beat"
Pop-star Taylor Swift's business-savvy associates have filed some interesting patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office relating to her October album 1989.
Tom Hardy's Russian accent is really something
The trailer for Soviet-era thriller "Child 44" is out; "murder is a capitalist disease"
don hertzfeldt's 'World of Tomorrow' wins Grand Jury Prize at Sundance
"A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of the distant future."
NYC Mayor de Blasio's dramatic reading of The Onion's "All Will Perish in the Tempest" speech
"Clutch your babes close to your breast and take small comfort in knowing that they will howl for but a few hours before death becalms them forever!"
Silicon Valley entrepreneur swears by "stacks" of "smart drugs"
Dave Asprey is a 41-year-old nootropics enthusiast who says he can "hack his own biology."