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1. Embracing "Ugly" Food There are a bunch of US-based food-delivery companies (such as Imperfect Produce, Hungry Harvest and Perfectly Imperfect) that are encouraging us to embrace so-called "ugly" produce. From carrots with two legs to oranges...
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1. Digitize Physical Prints With Google's New PhotoScan App With Google's new PhotoScan app, one can digitize their physical photos at home using only the standard smartphone camera. It's not quite up to par with a scanner, but it's a substantial...
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1. Upcoming Supermoon Will be Closest to Earth Since 1948 It only takes one cosmic happening to remind us just how immense the universe is and, in turn, how small Earth is. On Monday, our tiny blue dot will experience a supermoon unlike any since...
STYLE
Slow Factory's "We Are Home" Collection
From one of our favorite NYC brands, 100% fair-trade accessories maker Slow Factory, the lovely We Are Home collection isn't just pretty, it's important. Regarding design, most scarves use satellite images by NASA—from cloud vortices near the...
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Dankland's Green Party T-Shirt
America, for all its pros and cons, is constantly evolving. We have an astoundingly long list of scientists and innovators who've helped keep the nation―and the human race―moving forward. A strength that’s harder to quantify but visible in history...
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1. Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture Though the museum was originally proposed a century ago, Washington DC's Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture finally opened its doors this...
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Rad Women Worldwide
Writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl (who created the New York Times bestseller "Rad American Women A-Z") have come together again for another feminist-leaning tome: "Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other...
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1. Artists and Designers React to Brexit With emotions running high across the Western world in reaction to the UK's decision to leave the EU, artists and designers have done what they do best: convey feelings through images. With responses ranging...
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Venice Biennale 2016: "LifeObject"
by Ari Samuel In tune with this year’s “Reporting from the Front” theme commissioned by Venice Biennale Chief Curator Alejandro Aravena, the Israel Pavilion unveiled "LifeObject," an immersive and stimulating exhibition analyzing the synergy...
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Think Pin
William N Copley (aka CPLY) passed away in 1996, but his thoughtful and provocative art remains relevant. Somewhere between Surrealism and American pop art, Copley's work is colorful, bold and full of allegory. This American flag pin (with the word...
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1. Prince Has Died at 57 Following an investigation at his home and recording studio Paisley Park, it's been confirmed that Prince has died at 57. Prince Rogers Nelson, a truly legendary musician, released 39 albums throughout his career, garnering...
CULTURE
Blackalicious feat. Myron: On Fire Tonight
With their trademark groove-laden brand of hip-hop, Sacramento-based Blackalicious has teamed up with Myron (of soul outfit Myron and E) for "On Fire Tonight." Its smooth beat is accompanied by a video (directed by James Connelly) that includes graphic...
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