Posts Tagged: Pictures

What Space Looks Like

The happy news that we will soon be able to use lasers to blow up all the garbage we have littered the cosmos with comes just in time for you to go look at NASA's newly assembled gallery of celestial images, so why don't you go do that? We'll still be here when you get back. [Via]


Pictures Old

For a really great glimpse of a time not too long ago, take a look at these scenes from the London Underground in the 1970s and 80s. You will probably enjoy them more if you don't consider how everyone in the pictures is either dead now or rapidly approaching that point, so try not to think about it that way.


Photos Make Up For Your Sucky Brain

"'When I think about Instagram, I think about moments,' said [CEO Kevin] Systrom. He's explaining how life is short and taking pictures is the only way to preserve memories destroyed by naturally declining brain functions, but in less words."


The Horror Of The Seventies

These 46 photos represent just a small part of the awfulness that was 1970s America.


Generic Cats Traffic Slideshow [PHOTOS] [CATS]

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Great Bear Picture

There is an amazing picture of a bear here. Hell, all the pictures are amazing, but, you know, bear!


Yesterday's Run: Like Fleet Week at High Speed but Sweatier

Did you know there were 1100 sweaty West Point cadets running through New York City yesterday? Also the Naval Academy. Just FYI. (Photo by West Point Public Affairs via Flickr.)


Bear Hugged

This picture of a polar bear mom cuddling her little cub is so cute that it almost makes me feel bad about how my consumption of products reliant on the burning of greenhouse gases on an industrial scale will eventually render the planet inhabitable for their species. I mean, SO FUCKING CUTE!


Will This Brief Moment Of Beauty Help You Forget About How Horrible Your Monday Morning Has Been?

Because Lord knows you could probably use it as you start digging out from the long weekend this morning, enjoy the majesty of the Grand Canyon during a rare weather inversion on Friday. It really makes you think, right? Okay, as you were, those pain-in-the-ass emails aren't going to reply to themselves.


Herman Cain's Most Magical Year Ever: A Photo Scrapbook

I met Bill Nye, the global warming guy.

Herman Cain went from "That guy who debated Clinton?" to candidate for the Republican nomination for president of the United States of America to frontrunner in that race to the "Cain Train!" to walking embarrassing quote machine to "Sexual Harassment Train" to "Whatever happened to that guy who debated Clinton and then ran for president?" That took place in about nine months.

But all was not lost. Along the way, Herman met a great gang of people. And as they say, what's important is the journey, not the destination. Let's look back on a scrapbook of Herman Cain's two [...]


Occupy Wall Street's Wild Morning in Pictures and Video

It's been quite a morning for Occupy Wall Street, which didn't find out until nearly this morning's deadline that the City was going to back down from evicting the protest for "cleaning." Here's how it all went down for them (and some others too).


Yikes! The View out the Window from the Midwest

"But that was not the same snow," I say. "Our snow was not only shaken from white wash buckets down the sky, it came shawling out of the ground and swam and drifted out of the arms and hands and bodies of the trees; snow grew overnight on the roofs of the houses like a pure and grandfather moss…"

For some perspective on this view out the window: that shed is 7 feet tall.


The Rally to Restore Sanity in Pictures: Arianna's Bus to Magicland

Did you have things to do this weekend? Such as go to work, or perhaps rally to help get out the vote in tomorrow's election, for instance? If you didn't make it down to D.C. for the non-political political comedian rally, our photographer Stephen Kosloff shows you what you missed—including Arianna Huffington learning for presumably the first time about transportation by bus. In the immortal words of the Huff herself, let the [PICTURES!] [SLIDESHOW!] begin!


Etsy Has the Etsiest Offices Ever

This photo tour of the offices of Etsy is a dream-nightmare! It's wonderful! It's slightly heinous! I'm incredibly jealous! I want to go craft now.


Prediction: Pictures Possibly Pretty Cool

"I don't know what story that tells, but it might make for some pretty cool pictures," is probably the way almost all innovation will occur from now on.


A First Halloween After Prison

Each year, "The Castle"—a West Harlem halfway house whose nickname comes from its miniature lookout towers and its gray crenellations—puts on a Halloween celebration for its residents and the general public. As a huge fan of Halloween, which is not generally observed in my native Germany, I was eager to be there when Angel, one of 60 or so halfway house residents, celebrated it for the first time in more than three decades.

I had been reporting on Angel's life since shortly after his release from prison in March of 2007. In 1978, shortly after turning 18, Angel had murdered a 16-year-old girl. He was 47 when he was [...]


Moon Pics

Here are a series of pictures in which people appear to be doing things to the moon. Sadly, none of those things are pounding it in the dark side with such ferocity and single-minded intensity that it crumples into a corner and begs for more because it has finally realized that you are right about it being a totally worthless satellite that is not even good enough for reflective light purposes and it can only find any degree of validation and self-esteem through your firm and vigorous ministrations. But the one where it looks like someone is playing basketball with it is pretty cool. [Via]


Sexy Tennis Player Seduces a Squirrel

Are you following tennis great Novak Djokovic on the Internets? He has been documenting his attempt to get with a squirrel for days. This is how you prepare for Wimbledon quarterfinals.


Mannahatta, Mon Amour

Before the “events” of 2011, which if you were “lucky” made your life surreal and possibly oneiric (and if you’re reading this, I’m sure you know what I mean), I had lived in a part of Manhattan (specifically: the northern or “unsettled” part) for close to two decades. Sections of this neighborhood nevertheless remained unfamiliar or “foreign” to me, although I had heard rumors about a specific “location” said to be found somewhere west of Broadway—i.e., close to the river—and most likely north of the bridge (but this fact was far from certain), a place known for its mutating and unmappable streets, represented on the internet by gray “zones” [...]


Proenza Schouler At Work

This is a really cool photo series from backstage and the fitting rooms from the Spring/Summer '11 Proenza Schouler show. (And I'm even like the only person in the world who doesn't like this collection!)