Street artists create their art on canvases that don't belong to them. But Google's giving them a chance to save their work — before it's gone.
The internet was supposed to kill TV, but the two have become BFFs. Superfans turn to entertainment sites, YouTube, and podcasts to sustain the experience of their favorite shows. Episode recaps have been driving traffic to Entertainment Weekly, Slate, and Rolling Stone for years, but the form has evolved from a plot summary to an art with video series like Funny or Die’s Gay of Thrones, in which a Los Angeles hair stylist waxes outrageous on medieval mayhem. Sean Rameswaram speaks with Gay of Thrones host Jonathan Van Ness and Vulture’s Margaret Lyons.
Jensen Karp, a.k.a. Hot Karl, tried to make it as a rapper, and failed. But he ended up with a lot of money in the process. He used his windfall to build an fan art empire: Gallery 1988. It’s a source for prints, portraits and, sculptures dedicated to our favorite pieces of pop culture, from Ghostbusters to Beastie Boys to Breaking Bad. And all of work hits huge online. Sean Rameswaram talks to Karp about his efforts to legitimize fan art, while giving the masses what they want.
Vladimir Antaki has wandered through nine cities so far, from New York to Vienna to Beirut. His goal is to get lost and find treasures. In his photo series, "The Guardians", he captures the shopkeepers that he calls "the guardians of urban temples."