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In Italy, an artist is converting manholes into teeny tiny rooms to raise awareness of homelessness.

We don’t know why the people behind digitally preserve the sandwiches they eat. But we’re glad they do.

A British company has come up with a novel way to remember someone after they've gone: by pressing their cremated ashes pressed into a playable vinyl record.

The Captured Project

Thursday April 14, 2016

The Captured Project asks people in prison to draw the people they think should be in prison. What does it say that most of their portraits are of CEOs and football administrators?

Blade Runner Miniatures

Tuesday April 12, 2016

These photos show the back-breaking work that went into making Blade Runner look so darn good. Hint: it wasn’t CGI.

Photos of Artists Making Art

Sunday April 10, 2016

Take a photographic journey to the places where some of the 20th-century’s best artworks were made.

Pop Culture Bubble Gum Wrappers

Tuesday April 05, 2016

Artist Zack Wallenfang gives the old-fashioned bubble gum wrapper a modern makeover with these pop cultural illustrations.

A Musical Map

Friday April 01, 2016

Tired of organising your music alphabetically? A nifty site called Radiooooo lets you discover songs in a rather more inventive way: by decade and country.

In 1970, Steve McQueen was the biggest star in Hollywood. Then he tried to make 'the ultimate racing picture', and everything went off the rails. This new doco sheds light on the project that ruined him – and we’ve got some DVDs to give away.

The Art of Ping Pong

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Most painters prefer to work on canvas. But every year, a select few try their hands at painting on table tennis bats instead. 

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