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‘One Man’s Trash’: Peter Kokis’s 100%-Recycled Robots

There’s nothing, it might appear, that Peter Kokis can’t flip right into a robotic. The Brooklyn efficiency artist makes cyborgs out of 100 % recycled supplies—oftentimes salvaged from the trash. He builds the 170-pound costumes on his kitchen desk. When he’s carried out, Kokis parades by means of the streets, a veritable Transformer amongst mortals. “I search for complexity in on a regular basis objects,” Kokis says in Aaron Craig’s quick documentary One Man’s Trash. “I have a look…

xoxosms: The Early Days of Web Courting and Romance

August 2011. Gus, a 19-year-old homeschooled Christian from Joliet, Illinois, is trawling Fb. He’s simply recovered from a debilitating bout of despair, and he’s on the lookout for somebody to speak to. By way of a web-based character check, he finds a match: Jiyun, a 20-year-old from Korea, who moved to New York Metropolis along with her household for her brother’s most cancers remedy. Gus messages her, they usually start chatting. “I began to fall for him once I noticed these tagged…

The Males Peddling the ‘Secrets and techniques’ to Getting Wealthy on Amazon

It was solely after they’d sunk $40,000 and 9 months of valuable nights and weekends that Jordan McDowell and William Bjork realized how arduous it's to make a passive earnings promoting issues on Amazon.The couple had hoped to strike it wealthy—or at the least stop their day jobs—shopping for items from China and reselling them on the e-commerce website. As a substitute, they misplaced their financial savings. For that, they blame Matt Behdjou and Mike Gazzola.In late 2016, McDowell and…

‘Copycat’: Rolfe Kanefsky’s ‘There’s Nothing Out There’ and Wes Craven’s ‘Scream’

In 1989, the aspiring filmmaker Rolfe Kanefsky, who was then 19 years outdated, cobbled collectively $100,000 to make his dream film. Thus, the primary self-aware, meta-textual horror movie was born. Though There's Nothing Out There was groundbreaking and garnered the eye of high-ranking studio executives, because of a sequence of unlucky occasions, it tanked on the field workplace. It was useless on arrival. Charlie Lyne, a documentary filmmaker, first noticed There's Nothing Out…

Brian Tyree Henry on ‘Beale Road,’ ‘Atlanta,’ and ‘Widows’

Brian Tyree Henry strikes as if he’s been right here earlier than. His character on Atlanta, the Donald Glover–led FX dramedy, is a reservoir of slow-unfolding gestures, resigned shrugs, and hauntingly empty expressions. As Alfred, the despondent cousin of Earn, Glover’s ineffectual protagonist, Henry pays extraordinary consideration to physicality. His maneuvers are deliberate: When Alfred finds a tenuous form of fame because the rapper Paper Boi, you'll be able to see how movie star…

Netflix’s ‘Patriot Act’: Hasan Minhaj Makes a Discuss Present

Minutes earlier than the beginning of a latest New York Metropolis taping of the Netflix present Patriot Act, my dad walked out of a backstage rest room. I’d been given a last-minute plus-one, and he was on the town for Thanksgiving break. Once I disclosed my visitor’s id to Hasan Minhaj, the 33-year-old comedian who co-created, co-writes, and hosts Patriot Act, Minhaj’s massive eyes widened. He held out a hand earlier than my dad was shut sufficient to the touch it. “Hello Uncle,” he…

Catholic Exorcisms Are Gaining Reputation within the U.S.

Louisa Muskovits appeared to be having a panic assault. It was March of 2016, and Louisa, a 33-year-old with a historical past of alcohol abuse, was having a daily weekly session together with her chemical-dependency counselor in Tacoma, Washington.Louisa had lately separated from her husband, Steven. When the counselor requested about her marriage, she stated she wasn’t prepared to speak about it. The counselor pressed, and once more Louisa demurred. Finally the dialog grew tense, and…

Elena Ferrante: Who Is Behind the Pseudonym?

Pricey Elena Ferrante, It’s been some time. We haven’t been in contact since I interviewed you for The New York Occasions in December 2014—by e-mail by way of your writer, after all, since you are an artist of absence in addition to a literary presence. I’ve all the time been impressed that again in 1992, while you revealed your first novel—Troubling Love, a vexing exploration of the feminine psyche—you made clear to your editors at Edizioni E/O that you'd by no means seem in public. You…

In Los Angeles, Elon Musk Tunnels Underneath a Neighborhood

Vicky Warren feels like she’s been attacked from all sides currently. Throughout the road from her rental condo within the working-class Los Angeles County metropolis of Hawthorne, noisy planes take off and land in any respect hours, diverted to the native municipal airport from wealthier Santa Monica, the place neighbor complaints have restricted air visitors. On the opposite facet of her condo, automobiles on the 105 Freeway sound the frustration of L.A. visitors. She’s even getting…

Younger Individuals Are Having Much less Intercourse

These must be growth instances for intercourse.The share of Individuals who say intercourse between single adults is “not improper in any respect” is at an all-time excessive. New circumstances of HIV are at an all-time low. Most ladies can—eventually—get contraception free of charge, and the morning-after tablet with out a prescription.If hookups are your factor, Grindr and Tinder supply the prospect of informal intercourse throughout the hour. The phrase If one thing exists, there may be…

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