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January 31, 2014

14 Paperbacks That Are Reenacting Their Own Plots

Terry Border uses wire to bring these classic paperback novels to life to reenact, with a literal take, their own plots.

Meet The Tumblr Artist Using Art To Troll Her Haters

The Internet is one big paradox. On one hand, it's a fabulous platform for expressing yourself, cultivating an image unique to your personality, and, yes, meeting new friends. On the other, it offers an iron veil of anonymity to hide behind,… Instead of wallowing in and internalizing the hate mail Lindsay Bottos, a Baltimore-based artist and MICA student, receives, she's thrown it back at the very users who threw it at her. "Anonymous" is her newest venture and its catapulted her to the forefront of the feminist art/online bullying discussion. Bottos explained to BuzzFeed how the anonymous messages she would receive on Tumblr used to "really affect me." A year after turning the anonymous option off, she turned it back on and started storing screen grabs of the messages in a folder. "I decided to put them back into the medium they came from," she explained, "to put them back into Tumblr and to place them over selfies.” The results can be found after the jump. According to Bottos, since uploading "Anonymous" on January 26, her Tumblr inbox has been flooded with positive messages and new followers. It's a powerful project, and one that illuminates the deluge of hateful words that shoot through the digital airwaves everyday. Though most of the bullying messages Bottos receives come after she posts a selfie, she doesn't plan on stopping. "The act of women taking selfies is inherently feminist, especially in a society that tries so hard to tell women that our bodies are projects to be worked on and a society that profits off of the insecurities that it perpetuates," she says. Amen to that, Bottos, amen. Snap away — you, after all, woke up like this — flawless. (BuzzFeed)

The Top Hedge Funds Of 2013 Had Some CRAZY Returns

Though it was a year of tepid returns for the average hedge fund, these three had absolutely mind-blowing performance in 2013, according to Morningstar data. 600%+ anyone?

11 Eye-Opening Before-And-After Photos Of Burlesque Performers

Photographer Sean Scheidt presents the before and after transformation of Burlesque performers in Baltimore, challenging preconceptions of the performance art.

21 Revealing Sculptures Of Characters From Your Childhood

Artists Jason Freeny's work showcases famous toy's and cartoon character's inner beauty. Photos from moistproduction.com

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