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Adorable Photos of Metalheads and Their Pet Cats

Musician, jewelry designer, and metal fan Alexandra Crockett looked past the corpse paint to reveal the softer side of menacing-looking metalheads, by way of their pet cats. Due out in May, the adorably evil Metal Cats features the felines that make these musicians, promoters, fans, and others purr. Members of bands like Morbid Angel, Napalm Death, Black Goat, Isis, and Exhumed are featured throughout. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to no-kill shelters in the cities hosting a series of related benefit… Read More

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10 Fantastic Feline-Friendly Interior Designs

Designers and architects often ignore our animal family members when it comes to creating spaces where people and pets live. What’s a house panther to do? We searched high and low for feline-friendly interior solutions that offer pets a permanent place of their own. These catwalks, staircases, and bridges allow kitty to stretch the imagination and get a paw up on indoor… Read More

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15 Eye-Catching Calendars to Keep You Organized in 2014

The new year approaches, and for those of you unwilling to let go of certain paper ephemera (we understand), it’s time to purchase a 2014 calendar. If scribbling your personal appointments on gorgeous letterpress paper or livening up your kitchen with 12 months of pop culture-inspired photos makes you tingle, we have some delicious calendar candy for… Read More

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12 Delightful Gifts for the Culturally Savvy Cat Lover

The love of a great cat is not something one can celebrate openly. Those who would counter with the Internet’s great love of cats forget that you cannot respond to someone showing you a picture of their baby with your corresponding cat pic. You have to find other ways to express your appreciation of the feline kind, and you also have to do it in a way that indicates that you are slightly self-aware about how the only people who openly worship cats usually end up being arrested in raids of dilapidated townhouses. The best way for all cat lovers to do this is to simply appreciate cat-related cultural material. Here are our picks for the gifts you can give this holiday season that say, “I know you love cats. And that’s OK!” … Read More

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7 Photographs That Show What Your Cat Sees When She Stares Into Space

Who among us has not, some late night, googled some version of “what do cats see,” typically after one’s cat has spent an hour or more staring off into the distance? Artist Nickolay Lamm recently decided to investigate the issue more thoroughly, calling up veterinary clinics to get their input. Among Lamm’s discoveries: cats have a wider field of vision than humans do, though they also have greater fields of peripeheral vision; they’re much more nearsighted than humans (hard to believe if your cat has ever spotted a squirrel out the window); and cats aren’t quite as colorblind as they’ve been presumed to be in the past. Plus: NIGHT VISION. … Read More

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20 Tales of Supernatural Cats That May Prove They Are Secretly Adorable Demons

Cats have always seemed to belong more to, y’know, the spirit world than us. After all, cats and ghosts may be said to have many things in common. First, there is the habit of caterwauling, which cats, like ghosts, like to practice at odd hours of the night. Then there is the way cats are always looking at you with murder in their eyes, even as they purport to love you — not unlike the way ghosts want to claim you for the underworld. Finally, cats enjoy sneaking up behind you and rubbing against your leg unexpectedly, not unlike the way ghosts like to freak you out with the cold spots and such. In short: it’s not clear whether or not cats are actually ghosts. As the following case studies show, the cat-and-supernatural association is pretty strong to begin… Read More

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24 Cats Whose Record Collections Are More Relevant Than Yours

Last week we examined the Serious Cultural Phenomenon that is the bookshelfie, and came to the conclusion that cats provide better examples of the selfie-in-front-of-bookshelf genre than their human servants owners do. This is hardly surprising, given that cats do pretty much everything better (on the Internet, anyway.) Further proof: these photos of cats posing with their owners’ record collections and/or in their owners’ record stores. Cats rule everything around me. … Read More

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Photos From an Adorable, Literature-Inspired Cat Fashion Show at The Algonquin Hotel

Yesterday was the annual Cat Fashion Show at New York’s Algonquin Hotel, where eight cats were decked in wonderfully delightful costumes. Ada Nieves, cat fashion designer (amazingly, yes), dedicated this year’s designs to the Algonquin Round Table, the famous group of New York’s literary elite who gathered at the hotel in the 1920s. The Algonquin Copy Cats Round Table collection honors authors and writers who could’ve been a part of the bunch. Matilda, the hotel’s light gray resident pet, prowled around as patrons bid on raffles for feline goods. The benefit, held in partnership with Bideawee, a pet welfare organization, raised several thousand dollars. … Read More

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Charming Portraits of Pets and Their Owners

The law of attraction states “like attracts like.” This also applies to people and their pets. Often, humans and their animal companions share an uncanny resemblance. Sometimes it’s a deliberate choice, as the Paris Hilton’s of the world have proven, but usually it’s a subconscious decision. Even if man/woman and beast look nothing alike, shared personality traits are usually present. Hamburg-based photographer Tobias Lang (aka Mats Pitkå) has been studying people and their pets for some time. He snapped these delightful side-by-side portraits that reveal the subtleties of likeness in their relationships. Sometimes it’s a smile, posture, or even a hairstyle, but it’s clear why these humans and animals belong together. … Read More

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