New York City’s Chinese New Year Parade in Photos

Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit! Yesterday, thousands of onlookers gathered in Chinatown to celebrate the 12th annual Lunar New Year parade. The festivities included floats, costumes, musicians, dancers, and plenty of good ol’ Chinese-American times. If you couldn’t attend the event because you were too busy preparing your infamous nacho dip or applying your decorative face paint for last night’s Super Bowl, take a look at what you missed. … Read More

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Daily Dose Pick: Marnie Weber

Marnie Weber’s cast of unlikely characters includes a ballet-dancing bear, mythological animal hybrids, and ethereal “spirit girls,” all populating a surreal universe in the artist’s modern-day tableaux vivant.

The Los Angeles-based artist’s work appears on the cover of Sonic Youth’s album A Thousand Leaves and has been exhibited in cities from Milwaukee to Milan. Using a blend of video, installation, photography, sculpture, and live performance, Weber’s collages vividly illustrate haunting themes of isolation, longing, and personal renewal. … Read More

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Pop Culture-Inspired Halloween Costumes for Babies

Because most babies are tiny and round, it’s easy to slap them in a pumpkin costume, and call it a day. But what’s the fun — or more importantly, the future blackmail potential — in that? Wouldn’t it be so much better to dress your child up in a costume that channels your cultural obsessions? From a pint-sized Gene Simmons to an ax-wielding (and we believe, cross-dressing) Gallagher, we’ve rounded up 20 of the greatest pop-cultured inspired Halloween costumes for babies after the jump. … Read More

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10 Incredible High-End Halloween Costumes

With many of us pinching pennies these days, DIY or cheap, store-bought Halloween costumes are a must. But what to do if you’ve got some extra cash, poor crafting skills, and are the kind of person who does the holiday in a big way? You may just need to go high-end. And we can help! After the jump, flip through our gallery of impressive high-end Halloween costumes, which range from Bowie and Edward Scissorhands to Snoop Dogg and Katy Perry. … Read More

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Flickr Found Photo Fridays: Mad Matters

On Found Photo Fridays, we embark on an odyssey through the depths of Flickr with just our wits and one search term as our guide. The term du jour was “Mad Men.” In case you haven’t noticed, we’re really looking forward to Sunday’s season premiere. Our search yielded surprisingly diverse results, from ’60s-inspired montages to costume theme days at offices. Check them out after the… Read More

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