Things: culture, art, music, food, etc...
These days it seems like everything has gone mainstream, but that doesn’t mean that Things, our arts and culture news section, has become vanilla or lost its edge. We’ve mingled with Beanie Baby collectors and tiki enthusiasts, Nicolas Cage fans and ukulele rappers to bring you the kinds of offbeat and occasionally nostalgic tales that you won’t find anywhere else on the web. This is niche nerdiness to the nth degree.
A handful of curious pediatricians ate pieces of the toy to see how long it would take to digest — and they all lived to tell the tale.
Why you should put down the paper and pick up a peel the next time you need to get a point across.
A weird holiday tradition practiced for 100 years that no one seems to know the origins of.
Classic horror films and the 1980s collide at a Los Angeles museum exhibit called “Revenge of Slashback Video.”
Sometimes what’s most simple is the best.
The cocktail glasses at your favorite Polynesian-themed bar were probably made by a tiny Southern California tiki mug manufacturer called Tiki Farm.
But do you have any idea what the vintage beverage tastes like?
Personal seals have long been used to authorize things. Adding animation is the newest trend.
The state has the highest number of personalized plates in the country. One artist set out to catalog them all.
San Francisco’s Little Stars Trio is hard-working, insanely talented, and still in grade school.
The joys of having random stuff delivered to your home every month.
A cleverly-edited Instagram profile shows the King of Monsters getting into shenanigans across the globe.
The legendary creepy car is more than just a funeral coach.
Yes, that exists.
A foodie reviews one of CoffeeAM’s stranger brews.
Inside the mind of Reddit horror writer, Ha-yong Bak.
Who knew these cute, little songs were so macabre?
A pop-up museum in Los Angeles tried to find the answer.
How to profit from childhood memories.
How Einer Bankz convinces top rappers to spit bars over the ukulele.