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Danny Sangra's Short Film "Odile et Michel"
French cinema has long subverted the rules of filmmaking for the sake of pushing the medium forward. While artist and auteur Danny Sangra isn't French, his film "Odile et Michel" takes place in Paris and utilizes the native language—putting both...
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Cool Hunting Video: Thomas Doyle
In a small suburb north of New York City we met Thomas Doyle, a sculptor whose miniature works reveal an interesting view of his characters' lives. Doyle constructs frozen scenes of surreal domesticity and suburban life that provoke nostalgia and...
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The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
A lot has changed online since the literary world's beloved Dave Eggers began McSweeney's Internet Tendency 15 years ago. With the current digital climate plagued by frivolous cat videos and impulsive Twitter comments, finding intellectually entertaining...
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CH Gift Guide: Cheeky Goods
Add a little humor to the holiday season by presenting friends and loved ones with a reason to laugh in the form of a useful object. From Perks and Mini's Carefree Willy keychain to Muffin Top muffin cups, or the gift everyone can get involved in...
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Torbjørn Rødland at Algus Greenspon Gallery
Norwegian-born, LA-based photographer Torbjørn Rødland twists the commonplace into the uncanny in his first solo show in New York at Algus Greenspon Gallery. Babies in cages, mysterious naked biker chicks and people being tied up with sausages are...
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Art + Design in Miami: Comic Aggression
Artists have plenty of cause for complaint: politics, sexuality, war, the commercialization of the art market. Too witty for sincere criticism, the discontents at Art Basel 2012 and surrounding Miami fairs decided to childishly air their respective...
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Live
Tig Notaro was on top of the world. Ringed with critical appeal and on the crest of a booming career, life was looking up for the comedian. The tumbling of events that followed included a severe sickness, the death of a mother, a breakup and, finally...
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Happy Bunny, Honey
"Happy Bunny, Honey", the debut fiction piece by Cool Hunting friend and contributor, Davey Barrett, is an illustrated storybook for adults. Recognizing that sex is often broached with both childlike emotion and animalistic intent, the story follows...
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Best of CH 2011: Five Books
The digital era isn't stopping writers with a clear purpose for a printed publication, and readers are just as eager to get their hands on a bit of paper that will stimulate their mind and sit well on their shelves for another read another day. Below...
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Seven Deadly Dictionaries
Naughty librarians will love Deadly Dictionaries, a reference set based on the Seven Deadly Sins. Jennifer Wood has compiled the collection to elucidate gluttony, wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, and envy—each given its own cloth-bound reference...
FOOD-DRINK
Poilane Biscuits
On a recent visit to beloved Parisian boulangerie and patisserie Poilane , we scooped up the two newest flavors in their line of savory and sweet biscuits—cherry cookies in the shape of spoons (nicely complimenting their curry forks and shortbread...
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Gaufrettes Amusantes
Gaufrettes Amusantes are traditional waffle wafers with a humorous twist. Written in either standard French or in our preferred Northern France's Picard dialect—also called Ch'ti by locals—the funny phrases stamped on each cookie reflect...
DESIGN
Habitat Valencia 2011, Part One
Other than sunshine, Spain has an abundance of laughter. Blame it on the jamón, verdejo wine or siestas, the good humor of the country's people shows up in design too. At this year's Habitat Valencia, we spotted several examples of one of our...
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Curiosities
For the last few years artist Cathy McClure has been applying her background in metal design to her obsession with mechanical toys in a variety of shows around the country. McClure's process, centralized around taking different motorized children...
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Carli Davidson Photography
National Geographic-style exotic animals poised in their natural habitat these are not. Carli Davidson aims her lens at domesticated pets and zoo animals, capturing personalities rather than wild, untamed animal behavior. Based in Portland, Oregon...
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Salvando al Soldado Pérez
The New Mexican Cinema movement may have calmed to a simmer in recent years, but the country's presence on the international film scene is here to stay. At Los Angeles' recent Hola México Festival, festival-goers were treated to a secret midnight...
STYLE
Freeman's Sporting Club Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook
Like the brands they represent, look books run the gamut from those shot on Brooklyn rooftops to full-scale studio productions with renowned fashion photographers. In what may be an industry first, Freeman's Sporting Club recently enlisted photographer...
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Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason
What's the worst icebreaker you can think of? Mike Sacks has some suggestions: "This party reminds me of 9/11;" "What's your all-time favorite coupon?" or "They're night-vision goggles, and no, I won't be removing them." "Icebreakers to Avoid...
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Gifts Inspired by Amy Sedaris
In celebration of the resourceful comedian's upcoming appearance at the Cool Hunting pop up Monday, 20 December 2011—where she will sign her book "Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People" from 7-9pm—we've selected items from our Gift Guide...
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Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People
If Carrie Bradshaw embodied the modern woman of the early 2000s, then Amy Sedaris (who made a few cameos on the show) might be just the clever lady to lead us out of the Great Recession and into the next decade. Along with her crack team of outfits...
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Understand Rap
While most gets what Tupac meant when he rhymed, "I ain't guilty 'cause, even though I sell rocks/It feels good puttin' money in your mailbox" on his hit 1999 track "Dear Mama" (a song now included in the Library of Congress' National Recording...
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TerrorBull Games
British gaming start-up, TerrorBull Games, takes some of the world's most serious and complex issues and turns it into entertainment with satirical board games that may or may not be family friendly, based on your definition of quality family time...
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