The McDonald’s placemat: It's just a paper placemat that turns into a full music production station called McTrax. By the use of conductive ink on a piece of paper you can connect your smartphone to their placemat via Bluetooth and never have a reason to leave. https://youtu.be/X6zPbogDPgU

In 4/26/86, breakdancing enthusiasts from all over the USSR attended a dance festival in Vinni, Estonia. Break Dance 80s tracked down 50 of the event’s participants – now in their late 40s to 50s – for another chance to show their stuff, as there may never be a better...

John Belushi once who lobbied successfully to get the punk band Fear a spot as a musical guest on the 1981 Halloween episode of his former show Saturday Night Live. Belushi had originally offered Fear the soundtrack for his major motion picture Neighbors. The film's producers eventually forced Fear...

It's old, I know, but it never fails to crack me up. It's a Masterclass in comic timing, and Steve Martin should host everything. https://youtu.be/X3KiSJqK2VA

Koka's beat machines are electromechanical musical instruments, which are programmable and produce different kinds of rhythmic and melodic patterns. It looks like something out of an old sci-fi movie, but could now find itself on a Drake album. Maybe. [vimeo 164883757 w=640 h=360] Koka's Beat Machine No. 2 from nikoladze on...

"Enjoy their enjoyment." Sounds like perfect advice, right there. https://youtu.be/xkVaSXAu5vY

Smartphone users can now put a virtual White House on a dollar bill with the new 1600 app. "As you experience a year at the White House – from the Easter Egg Roll to a State Arrival Ceremony – you’ll see that even as seasons and people change, the White...

The cast of Seinfeld discuss being recognized by fans out in the world in a special feature for the show’s DVD release. https://youtu.be/zIqlKt56mAk

DJ Earworm has released his annual “United State of Pop” mashup for 2016 titled “Into Pieces,” using 25 of the most popular songs of the year. https://youtu.be/XL8CpaE5T34 Featuring: Bruno Mars - 24K Magic Calvin Harris and Rihanna - This Is What You Came For D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty - Broccoli Desiigner - Panda DJ Snake...

In one of the largest global campaigns, Spotify has revealed some of the more amusing pieces of data from its system, including user playlist names, listening counts and specific dates. The tagline, “Thanks 2016. It’s been weird.” might just be the slogan for us all. For example, one UK billboard...

James Veitch, a London-based comedian who enjoys nothing more than trolling pesky internet scammers is my new hero. His book, Dot Con: The Art of Scamming A Scammer is packed full of Nigerian princes, can't-miss investment opportunities and eligible Russian brides, and his correspondence leads to surprising, bizarre and...

The 2017 Pirelli calendar "conveys personality, sensitivity and the guts to be yourself”", Peter Lindbergh explained at the international press launch of the new calendar in Paris. The German photographer has called the creation "Emotional", emphasizing how his aim was "not shoot a calendar about perfect bodies but to...

Almost 4 years after the tragedy that struck Sandy Hook Elementary School, there continues to be no reduction in the number of gun violence acts committed each and every day. In the aftermath, families and communities are often left wondering what they could have done differently to have stopped...

The 1973 collapse of the Mercer Arts Center, home to a New York Dolls residency and the center of a nascent “underground” rock scene, left unsigned and outsider bands nowhere to play and develop their sound. One small gritty bar at 315 Bowery soon began to fill that void....