Video of the Day: Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (at Wal-Mart)

Commercial photographer Stephen Wilkes spent 24 hours in a New Jersey just to make you watch this video. Actually, no, he took one picture every ten seconds over the course of one day for a nifty time-lapse feature for Fortune magazine. Fortune’s photo editor explains: “The inspiration was to show that Walmart never sleeps… open 24 hours with no real daylight, you have no sense of what time of day it is. We wanted to see what the traffic flow of people coming in and out of the store looks like as a day in the life.” All told, 1,800 of the 8,640 frames Wilkes shot were used and compressed into two minutes of video. Watch the moving version of Andreas Gursky after the jump — and get freaked out over how many consumers still shop at… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: Links that Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we cringed when we heard Wal-Mart is plotting a Brooklyn retail foothold and recoiled at the new Shake Shack peanut-butter-and-bacon burger.  We perused the list of music video directors who made the jump to the big screen  —  David Fincher did four videos for Paula Abdul; we had no idea! We geeked over the resemblance of that flying bat photo to Nicolas Poussin’s 1634 painting Rape of the Sabine Women and felt kind of bad for chuckling over In-and-Out Beiber (for the record, no we can’t). We debated over buying a full-color print of a new infographic charting color and culture (click through for larger version). We clipped out Fast Company’s handy checklist for where Apple devices fit into modern life and tried to force our interns to bake 31 flavors of cupcakes. We tapped our toes to a seven-piece ukelele cover of MGMT’s “Kids.” And last but not least, we squealed over the crying portraits taken during Marina Abramović’s performance at MoMA. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Cultural Stories

Cruisin’ for a bruisin': While it’s managed to survive the current crunch, don’t be fooled; the Louvre could be in serious trouble come 2010. [via NYT]
Have mercy: John Stamos is working a Full House movie; he sees James Franco in his old role and Tracy Morgan playing Uncle Joey. [via NYDN]… Read More

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