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Brooklyn Photographer Creates Remarkable Images That Encompass a Whimsical Sense of the Surreal

A post shared by Brian Goldfarb (@briangophoto) on Jan 30, 2017 at 10:43pm PST Brooklyn photographer Brian Goldfarb creates amazing images that have a whimsical sense of the surreal with just a hint of hilarity just below the surface. This can be seen in a photo of a woman flying …

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Graceful Little Ballerinas Dance Alongside Their Beloved Big Dogs in a Heartwarming Photo Series

A post shared by Andy Seliverstoff (@andyseliverstoff) on Aug 30, 2017 at 8:00am PDT As with his wonderful photo series and book “Little Kids and Their Big Dogs“, Russian photographer Andy Seliverstoff has once again captured that truly special bond that exists between a little ballerina in a tutu and …

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Laughing Squid Featured in the June 1998 Issue of the Japanese Internet Culture Magazine ‘Konpeito’

Going through our archives recently, I came across the June 1998 issue of the Japanese internet culture magazine Konpeito, that interviewed me almost two decades ago for a feature story on Laughing Squid. The article includes a screenshot of what the Laughing Squid website looked like in 1998, as well …

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Talented Kinetic Artist Talks About His Love for the Wonderful Lost Art of Zoetropes

Artist and filmmaker Eric Dyer gave a wonderful TED talk about his love of the zoetrope, sharing a number of stories about what inspired him to create such beautiful but complicated kinetic works of art, how he was able to soothe the hours he put in on the computer by …

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Photo Of The Day By Vincent James

Photo By Vincent James Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Big Island Magic” by Vincent James. Location: Kona, Hawaii. “A beautiful sunset on the Kona coast of the Big Island, Hawaii,” describes James. See more of Vincent James’ photography at www.vincentjames.net. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP …

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10 Favorite Western U.S. Photo Locations

The western United States and Hawaiian Islands provide some of the most iconic photography locations in the country. From soaring mountains, rock formations, and rolling dunes to rivers, lakes, and tropical beaches, there are endless photographic opportunities available. Here are 10 favorite western U.S. photo locations. 1. Crested Butte, West Elk …

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An Impressive Continuous Solo Played on 25 Different Basses

Davie504, the incredible bassist who is constantly performing in new and creative ways, played an impressive continuous solo on 25 different basses. The instruments ranged from very traditional at various price points to rather esoteric, including a triple neck bass, a 15-string bass and an incredible 24-string behemoth that he’s …

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Six Words Fresh Off the Boat, A Powerful Six Word Compilation About Cultural Identity and Immigration

At the end of 2016, Larry Smith, the creator of Six Word Memoirs and friend of Laughing Squid, partnered with the ABC television show Fresh Off the Boat to put out a call for six word stories about how a nation of immigrants came to the United States. The call …

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A Fascinating Video Essay Tracing the Origins of Time Travel in Popular Culture

In a fascinating essay, video blogger and web producer Evan Puschak aka The Nerdwriter looks into the specific origins of time travel, when the genre was first developed and how it made its way into in popular culture through the advent of utopian fiction as a basic narrative of cause …

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Jeff Goldblum Answers Scottish Themed Questions About the End of the World Posed by Wee Claire

While promoting his new film Thor: Ragnarok, the wonderfully affable Jeff Goldblum sat down with Wee Claire of the BBC Scotland show The Social to answer a few Scottish-themed questions about the end of the world. Claire asks Jeff about his survival skills (since Thor: Ragnarok is all about the …

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