Images from Thailand's Worst Floods in 50 Years

Max Read · 10/27/11 02:51AM

It's an unusually heavy monsoon season in Thailand, and the country is experiencing some of the worst, and longest flooding in memory. Nearly 2.5 million people have been affected, and more than 300 have died; public holidays have been declared throughout the country to give people time to move.

What the Blizzard Looks Like Outside

Max Read · 12/27/10 12:36AM

If you're reading this, chances are you're warm and cozy—either because you're inside, or because you're not in the Northeast, suffering through "Snowpocalypse" or whatever the hell the Weather Channel is calling it. Here's what it looks like.

Geeking Out at the LOST Exhibition

Whitney Jefferson · 05/19/10 09:40PM

Tonight, a special preview of the Lost showcase at the Vilcek Foundation was held for select members of the press. Somehow we were invited and decided to channel our extreme excitement into photos for the rest of you to enjoy.

2009: The Year the Flash Mob Became Played Out

Richard Blakeley · 11/25/09 11:45AM

Okay, we get it already. Anyone can get a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual action for a brief time, then quickly disperse.

The Best Of Wacky Packages

Hamilton Nolan · 08/13/08 04:08PM

Wacky Packages were the of the 1970s (minus the journalism). They were sold in packs like baseball cards, but each card was some spoof of a consumer product, with Mad Magazine-style humor. Crest Toothpaste? Make that Creep Toothpaste, ha. They are simply mesmerizing. Every product imaginable, from deodorant to tuna fish to magazines, was subject to a vicious, wacky remixing. Now a book telling the Wacky Packages story has come out; making this an opportune time for a 20-part Wacky Packages Gallery Blowout! Click through for 20 of our favorites, which have been helpfully preserved on the internet. Ad criticism this sharp wouldn't be seen again for 30 years:

The Weirdest Sports Illustrated Covers Of 1978

Hamilton Nolan · 03/26/08 10:43AM

Sports Illustrated has put a huge gallery of its archived content online for free. The best part is the selection of old covers, from back in the grainy days of short shorts and wild hair. Some of the production meetings back then probably involved drugs. We've selected the five weirdest covers from 1978, a year we picked because SI put Clint Hurdle on the cover that year, and you have to admit that man has a fine name. Look at the covers below!

Choire · 12/07/07 01:42PM

Whoa. The Dia Art Foundation sold their monster West Chelsea space, the one that started the Chelsea gallery boom. The price was $38.55 million; the buyer is unknown. [Modern Art Notes]