Talking With America’s Best Art Forger and the Man Who Tracked Him Down

Mark Landis is a small, soft-spoken, 59-year old man living in small-town Mississippi. For three decades, he used plain old colored pencils, magic markers, and acrylic paints to replicate—like, exactly, uncannily replicate—masterworks by everyone from Picasso to Walt Disney while hunched over an unmade bed in his… » 9/18/14 8:35pm Yesterday 8:35pm

Take A Nighttime Road Trip With The Sweet Tunes Of Superhumanoids

There are certain sounds that just work when you're driving out of the madness of the city under the cover of night to a chilled-out place in the wilderness where the stars outnumber—and outshine—the streetlights. Next time you're on passenger-seat DJ duty, I recommend queueing up Superhumanoids and enjoying the ride. » 9/18/14 7:15pm Yesterday 7:15pm

Vimeo Will Be Re-Releasing A Dozen Classic Episodes of MST3K This Year

Every night is a good night to spend with the intergalactic gang stranded on the Satellite of Love. They're out there in the not-too-distant future, enduring the worst, cheesiest films made on the planet Earth, and yet: They. Just. Keep. Riffing. Their high spirits have spared the world we know from Dr. Forrester's… » 9/17/14 8:45pm Wednesday 8:45pm

Architects Designed These Intricate Cat Shelters Because Cats

Cat folks know their precious furball deserves the very best, but feral kitties are often left to fend for themselves. So FixNation, a non-profit dedicated to spaying and neutering street felines, commissioned a group of LA-based architects to design custom outdoor accommodations for an event raising awareness—and… » 9/17/14 2:23pm Wednesday 2:23pm

This Custom Poop-Chute Dispenses Droppings for Lions to Play With

There's a lion in the San Francisco Zoo that absolutely adores rhino dung: loves smelling it; loves rolling in it. A team of Stanford students found this out during a design-build course, and you know what they did? Those undergrads developed a custom three-pronged poop-chute for the lion lair. » 9/16/14 3:25pm Tuesday 3:25pm

I Worked in a Car That's Longer Than My Studio and Pricier Than a House

I work from home. My home is a small apartment in San Francisco in a building that's been around since 1917, and my "office" is a butt's-width section of a used Ikea sofa I bought off Craigslist a few years back. I recently had the opportunity to spend a workday rolling around town in a brand new Bentley Mulsanne » 9/16/14 3:01pm Tuesday 3:01pm

GrowlTap Review: Keep Craft Beers From the Brewery Fresh at Home

I'm not sure where this should fall on the spectrum of pride to shame, but it has been years since I've tapped a keg. Raging house parties aren't quite as frequent in the years after college, but drinking delicious beer at home for a little take-the-edge-off tipsy pleasure remains a pastime for, well—a lot of us. » 9/12/14 5:00pm 9/12/14 5:00pm

Test Your Endurance on This Ikea Showroom-Turned-Climbing Wall

Lots of us spend a lot of time lounging, sleeping, eating—heck, living out of and off of Ikea furniture. In order to promote a new superstore coming to Clermont-Ferrand in the middle of France, the company installed a fully functional climbing wall of inexpensive modern furniture outside of a cathedral. Spiderman's… » 9/12/14 2:28pm 9/12/14 2:28pm

Sesame Street's Star Wars Parody Is Predictably Adorable

Remember that classic scene in Star Wars where Only One Cannoli tells Flan Solo to "Use the Four"—a simple counting trick—as a surefire method to curb his craving for his sidekick Chewie? No? Oh wait, yeah—that's from Star S'mores, this perfect parody brought to you by the lovable muppets of Sesame Street. » 9/12/14 12:42pm 9/12/14 12:42pm

Today's Best Music News Is About Songs That Came Out in the 1970s

George Harrison or Stevie Wonder? It was a total toss-up who would win tonight's coveted Soundtrack spot. The former's got a new box set coming out, which made me all kinds of misty eyed for the (best) Beatle; the latter just announced an upcoming tour where he'll play the entirety of Songs in the Key of Life. Who… » 9/11/14 7:44pm 9/11/14 7:44pm

The Brutal Mechanics of a Bike Crash Will Convince You To Wear A Helmet

Bike wrecks happen fast. In two milliseconds—that's one-hundred-times quicker than a blink of an eye—a regular ride can turn into a disastrous noggin-buster. If you ever doubted the importance of strapping on a helmet before you roll out, cycle giants Giro explain what happens to your head and the mechanics of a crash. » 9/10/14 6:10pm 9/10/14 6:10pm

14 Underground Structures That Expose the World Beneath Our Feet

From filthy punk clubs to pristine public transport, there's a heck of a lot going on under our cities. Underground: The Spectacle of the Invisible at Zurich's Museum of Design goes deep into the different types of urban infrastructure that have been built up down below, and the different reasons that being… » 9/10/14 9:00am 9/10/14 9:00am

Using Light Painting Effects To Recreate the Ghostbusters Proton Streams

When you find yourself in times of trouble, always remember: Don't cross the streams. Egon's ghostbusting words of wisdom still hold true today. Joey Shanks at PBS Digital Studios knows that. But he's risked total protonic reversal to show us how to recreate the glowing effects of everyone's favorite Slimer-busting… » 9/09/14 8:40pm 9/09/14 8:40pm

A Memoriam for Giant Fingers, the Nostalgic Scourge of Analog Photos

Before digital cameras made it easy to snap a ton of photos to get the one that's just right, there was a ubiquitous analog menace lurking in front of our collective lenses: our fingers. Attack of the Giant Fingers is a new book that pays tribute to those pesky shot-blockers that only ever revealed themselves once the… » 9/09/14 4:55pm 9/09/14 4:55pm

Bingewatching Netflix on Your Chromecast Just Got Even Easier

Bingewatching good shows is now a beloved American pastime, and Chromecast is a fantastic enabler. Now Netflix is decreasing the minimal effort needed to just keep streaming; that "Post-Play " option that automatically starts the next episode will be rolled out for iOS and Android users navigating their queue from… » 9/09/14 12:39pm 9/09/14 12:39pm

This Early Take on Who Framed Roger Rabbit Never Made It To the Theater

As a kid, the wow-factor of seeing live action and animation come together in Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a mind-blowing blast of: Howdedoodat? The 1988 feature we know and love was actually Disney's second attempt at bringing this particular story to life, and a new-to-the-internet clip from 1983 reveals how much the… » 9/08/14 9:00pm 9/08/14 9:00pm