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Fifteen Things You Should Know About Breasts

There's not much more to say about this infographic.

There's not much more to say about this infographic other than that it presents 15 things you should know about breasts, which, in some form or another, are really important to the entire population of the world.

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Every Nuclear Bomb Detonation from 1945 to 1998

A disturbingly hypnotic video from Isao Hashimoto.

The following animation by the artist Isao Hashimoto depicts every nuclear bomb explosion from 1945 to 1998. It’s on the long side, but that's what makes so unsettling (and effective).

The hums of the detonations give the piece a surreal, musical texture, but it’s the metronomic beeping—and the silence between those beeps—that lets the gravity set in. We do quite a lot of damage in the name of protecting ourselves from each other.

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Will You Make a Pledge on Earth Day 2011?

It's a chance to turn a stupid holiday into something slightly more meaningful (seriously).

April is the cruelest month, but not for the reasons T.S. Eliot cited. No, I'm talking about Earth Day press releases, which—especially considering this year's absurd batch—represent the degradation of a day designed to foster environmental care-taking into a marketing frenzy for "sustainably" produced knickknacks.

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Protect Scott Walker's Legacy: Rename Wisconsin's Awful Governor

Confusion: The "Big Louise" singer isn't in Milwaukee to bust unions and kill mass transit, but his namesake is. Solution: Rename the governor.


Whenever I read Scott Walker news, I momentarily fret that the "Big Louise" singer has relocated to Milwaukee for the purpose of busting unions and killing mass transit. It's a shock to the system to think that Walker could be both so devastatingly lovely—oh, what an incomparable, unfettered croon!—and so just plain devastating. But then I realize that, thank God, these are two different people.

The original Scott Walker is the stage name of Noel Scott Engel, the enigmatic singer and artist whose career dates back to the 1960s; he might be Beck's aesthetic progenitor. The new Scott Walker is the governor of Wisconsin and an enemy of collective bargaining. He is not a style icon.

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Removing Mona Lisa from the Mona Lisa

An inventive use of technology transforms one of Western Civilization's most iconic images.



And now an inventive use of technology transforms one of Western Civilization's most iconic images. Through some Photoshop-assisted sleight of hand, the artist Mike Ruiz has removed Mona Lisa from the Mona Lisa. Here's how Ruiz describes his altering of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous portrait:

The Mona Lisa with the lady selected then put through Content-Aware Fill (a Photoshop CS5 tool that automatically generates content based on the existing surrounding content of the image and fills in selected area). The resulting image is a potential landscape as interpreted by the software. The image was sent to an painting manufacturer in China where an oil painting was produced.

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