Existentialism

portraits

Visually-Striking Collages of Man Gazing into the Abyss

Existentialists will love the work of Alexandre Coll.
Francesca Capossela
8.3.17
robots

Watch a Robotic Arm Keep a Toy Train on an Infinite Loop

Ever feel like your life is going in circles?
Beckett Mufson
4.24.17
painting

Surreal Feminist Paintings Ponder the Meaning of Life

Alexandra Levasseur paints fantastical portraits of women that balance naturalism and existentialism.
Cailey Rizzo
4.17.17
running

99-Year-Old Sprinter Will Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

A USA Track and Field Masters' race pitted a 99-year-old against a 92-year-old because that's the whole point of life.
Patrick Hruby
3.6.17
Animation

Here's Your Daily Video Reminder That We're Tiny and Insignificant

A new animated video shows that it would take 7.5 million people laid head-to-toe to wrap around planet Earth—and that's just a drop in the bucket.
Beckett Mufson
2.21.17
that's depressing

Making People Laugh for a Living Sucks

The horrible, depressing life of a traveling comedian.
Sam Tallent
1.10.17
Design

The 'Rick and Morty' Butter Robot Can Now Have an Existential Crisis IRL

The most depressingly relatable one-off character is now darkening dinner tables.
Beckett Mufson
11.8.16
Art

If a Tree Falls in the Forest, Who Cares About Philosophy?

A series of 'Potential Drawings,' a banner called 'Discombobulation,' and a Christ-like 'Holey Ghost' make up James R Ford’s latest exhibition.
Francesca Capossela
7.28.16
deep dives

Is Danny Howard An Actual Human Being Or Just a Construct?

Considering the possibility that the Radio 1 resident isn't a Radio 1 resident but is instead, a construct.
Josh Baines
2.25.16
Gaming

Photographer Captures the 'Fear and Loathing' of GTA V Subplots

"I'm usually just driving around like Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler, preferably on a motorcycle, looking for strange situations."
Beckett Mufson
6.16.15
Objectively Correct Lists

Want to Feel OLD? The Animals from These Classic Album Covers Are Most Definitely Dead

How's THIS for a throwback? Every one of these animals has gone into the silent grace of the eternal blackness.
Dan Ozzi
4.15.15
News

Ten Years After Hunter S. Thompson's Death, the Debate Over Suicide Rages On

The sticking point, of course, is what constitutes a justifiable reason to kill yourself—or have a doctor do so for you.
Josiah M. Hesse
2.20.15
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