This is the second installment in a three-part series on the history of interactive theater, presented by Heineken. Check out the first post here.
Interactive theater has always been with us, but the form bloomed into a dozen variations in the 20th Century. Heineken’s "The Guest of Honor" is an example of the cutting edge of the art, a conglomeration of play, funhouse, and role-playing game. But to get here, many strains of participatory entertainment had to converge over the last hundred years.
People who experience events at The McKittrick Hotel, as seen in the video above, often come away comparing it to a haunted house attraction. This [...]
As we celebrate with all of our friends who make St. Patrick’s Day great, we raise a glass to Jameson for sponsoring this story.
Earlier this month, Jameson funded a party we threw, and then they sent us to Ireland. Now Awl publisher John Shankman and I mull it over.
Edith: John, do you like Jameson?
John: Why, hello Edith. I have heard of Jameson Irish Whiskey as a matter of fact. And yes, I do enjoy it. How about you?
Edith: Yes, I also like it.
John: (I just put on some exciting tunes to get ready for this convo.)
Edith: Haha, which?
John: If [...]
This post is brought to you by the Samsung Galaxy Note®Pro.
Life has never been better for artists, designers and creative professionals on the go. An expansive array of new technologies and apps now allow artists an unprecedented level of control and precision over their work. Tablets, specifically, offer artists an ease of mobility that allows them to capture inspiring scenes wherever they appear.
In celebration of the digital artist on the go, The Awl equipped two working artists with a Samsung Galaxy Note®Pro and asked them to document a passing scene from their everyday life. Check out their amazing submissions below.
Last January Valeriya Volkova's art [...]
This post is brought to you by the Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe. Visit BritishVillains.com to find out why it's #GoodToBeBad. It's easy to understand the allure of wealth: luxury, power, autonomy.
But for a certain species of billionaire, great wealth also entails great responsibility — the relentless ambition to reshape the world and reimagine humanity's future. In this article, we'll visit futuristic projects from five of the world's most storied billionaires. And just Like Lex Luthor, Superman's brilliant nemesis, these modern day entrepreneurs are savvy, hyper-confident, and just a little off their rockers. Let's get to it shall we?
You may know Peter Thiel [...]
Being the good guy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
For every heroic act, there’s a foiled scheme — meticulously plotted until someone with an inconvenient sense of justice had to come along and spoil the fun. For every angel on our shoulder there sits a devil on the other. Sometimes, being bad is just more fun.
Such is the case with the following lot of so-bad-they’re-good guys who do the things we only wish we could, oozing charisma, and being cool to the point where we may actually prefer them to the hero. And that’s OK, because being bad means never having to say you’re sorry. [...]
These four buddies had a lot of cow poop on their hands. But what to do with it? Well, they bagged it up and started selling it as natural and odorless composted dairy manure for lawns, gardens and flowerbeds. Intuit had a BIG opportunity for them: a chance to get their message out to millions.
Dairy Poop is a finalist in Intuit's "Small Business, Big Game" competition, which sees them competing against three other small business finalists to win a 30-second spot during football's biggest game on February 2nd. You can learn more about all the finalists at SmallBusinessBigGame.com.