Amongst all the classic, yawn-worthy art at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach, there were a number of break-out female artists constructing flippant, in-your-face sculptures like this one from Nancy Rubin, which harnessed together old toys from children’s playgrounds.
Adnan Syed’s family (of Serial) gives their first ever interview to The Guardian, in which they share memories, identify who they think really killed Hae Min Lee, and reveal the toll incarceration has on a family. It will bring the Reddit threads back to reality.
Heads up, students in Journalism school: After Rolling Stone recanted their UVA sexual assault feature due to unreliable reporting, others are now talking about how corroborating a story doesn’t mean you don’t believe a victim.
In 1911, renowned scientist Marie Curie had been snubbed by the French Academy of Sciences. Albert Einstein, in true haters-gonna-hate fashion, wrote her a recently uncovered letter of encouragement. It’s to our disadvantage that Einstein was not alive during the era of 4chan:
“I am impelled to tell you how much I have come to admire your intellect, your drive, and your honesty, and that I consider myself lucky to have made your personal acquaintance in Brussels. Anyone who does not number among these reptiles is certainly happy, now as before, that we have such personages among us as you…real people with whom one feels privileged to be in contact. If the rabble continues to occupy itself with you, then simply don’t read that hogwash.”
Check “Being Gay is Beautiful In…” the new photoseries that explores the fucking awesome (as opposed to the oft-publicized dehumanizing or violent or marginalizing) sides of being queer. This week, photographer Cheyenne Sophia goes to the very gay and colorful Oakland.
34 years ago today, John Lennon was shot outside of his New York City home. To really get a sense of the man’s incredible jest, take a look at my favorite interview of Lennon, accompanied by Yoko Ono, on the Dick Cavett Show in 1971.