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Japan Introduces Glow-in-the-Dark Manhole Covers
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Japan Introduces Glow-in-the-Dark Manhole Covers

The Japanese city of Tokorozawa recently unveiled an initiative that will please both manhole cover obsessives and anime fans. The manhole covers, which illuminate via solar-powered LED lights from dusk until 2am each day, feature more than two dozen anime and sci-fi animation characters from 23 different franchises. Here’s a short video about the Tokorozawa…

Winston Tseng’s Fake Ads Tell the Ugly Truth

Winston Tseng’s Fake Ads Tell the Ugly Truth

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But imitation is also a way to leverage a scathing critique. Winston Tseng’s politically provocative posters are great examples of this. The New York-based graphic artist takes the highly recognizable templates of ads from Facebook, Apple, Gap, and others and turns them into effective visual…

‘The Anomaly,’ France’s Hot Quarantine Novel, Now Out in English
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‘The Anomaly,’ France’s Hot Quarantine Novel, Now Out in English

L’Anomalie, the only book that has ever been nominated for the Goncourt, Renaudot, Medicis, and Décembre prizes in France, has now been published in English as “The Anomaly.” And, it looks like American readers will be gobbling it up soon. Here’s the synopsis: When an Air France flight from Paris to New York experiences extreme…