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April 15, 2019

Cars and trucks are not the only modes of transportation facing an automated future. In 2018, German automaker BMW unveiled an autonomous motorcycle, though the company has no intention of producing it for public use and insists that the model is mer...

February 16, 2019

The aforementioned Levine, alongside Hasbro designer Stan Weston, invented the G.I. Joe line of action figures — likely some of the earliest, if not the first, toys of that kind. Early G.I. Joe figurines featured changeable clothes, and initially cam...

October 1, 2018

The eastern European nation of Poland has given the world a slew of renowned artists, from symbolist Jacek Malczewski (1854 – 1929) and historical realist Jan Matejko (1838 – 1893) to abstract artist Caziel (1906 – 1988) and landscape painter Eugene...

October 1, 2018

As Ebenstein's longtime collaborator and co-organizer Laetitia Barbie put it, the project continues on in the physical world as a “cultural institution without walls.” The aforementioned library, along with its changing temporary exhibits is now...

July 1, 2018

Arguably all his films explore the then veneer separating good from evil as well as the lengths individuals are willing to go to so as to deceive themselves or others about their sins. But Lynch’s speciality, it seems, is taking the well-known genres...

July 1, 2018

As previously mentioned, the relationship between crime and cigars smokers has a firm basis in reality. Numerous gangsters in the Italian-American and Sicilian Cosa Nostra are or were well-known cigar aficionados.

March 31, 2018

Cyberpunk has an idiosyncratic “look” to it. Because it’s often inspired by densely populated cities such as Tokyo in Japan or Shanghai in China, it usually mimics the tech-heavy advertisement-prone natures of these cities. Furthermore, cyberpunk soc...

March 31, 2018

At first it was represented by an array of groups: the notably gloomy post-punk bands like Bauhaus, The Cure, Joy Division, and Siouxsie and the Banshees; the crusty and whacked out sounds of Alien Sex Fiend; the glam-esque Specimen; the harder and h...

December 31, 2017

Like the Ark, an arcology is a structure—often a megastructure—meant to be self-contained and self-sustaining, housing and nurturing all those who dwell within its walls. And, as with the Ark, the arcology is—potentially—civilization-saving, or so so...

December 31, 2017

Louise Josephine Bourgeois (1911–2010) was a French-American artist—a native of Paris, as well as long-time, bonafide Manhattanite—whose most notable work, bizarre as it is, remains a powerful and unique aesthetic window through which one can view bo...

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