Bruno Mars has gone full-on Betamax for his “Treasure” music video. It’s all there: The suits, the setting, and the bong-water video effects. Who knew it’s secretly been 1978 all year?
Capturing ‘Out Cold’ Commuters with TIME’s @PatrickWitty
Patrick Witty (@patrickwitty) spends his days editing and curating photos as TIME magazine’s international picture editor. But in late March, Witty inadvertently embarked on his own photo series when he began documenting fellow commuters that had seemingly fallen asleep on the subway.
“One morning I was on my way to work, standing directly in front of this woman with incredible hair—an explosion of color and texture, the white earphone cord dangling below, so I took a picture. She was fast asleep so I haphazardly captioned the picture, ‘Out cold on the 2. #commute.’ I took another one the next day and it sort of snowballed from there.”
Despite the appearance that the people in his photos are sleeping, most are actually engrossed in their mobile devices. “I’m not sure people realize this, but most of these people are not asleep. They are looking down, lost in their phones or tablets. And I’m doing exactly the same thing. So they are self-portraits in some ways,” says Witty.
What’s been the reaction to Patrick’s photos? “Most people find them humorous, some find it odd, some depressing. I think they are all of these things. I’m definitely not trying to make fun of anyone… It’s a testimony to the subway’s diversity and individuality.”
Join Patrick’s daily commute by following him on Instagram: @patrickwitty.
SS+K’s 5-word acceptance speech for the Obama for America For All campaign at last night’s Webbys:
“Made possible by Mitt Romney.”
Stephen Wolfram took the statistics from 1 million Facebook users who signed up for Wolfram Alpha’s personal analytics. What he found: Most people on FB tend to get married in their late 20s and early 30s. Oh, and a bunch of other stuff.
The rivalry among the NBA’s elite has spilled off the court and into an arena where athletes have historically feared to tread: high fashion. Players show up for games wearing leather pants, lensless glasses, and printed silk shirts—and that’s just Russell Westbrook. GQ’s Steve Marsh spent a week trailing basketball’s biggest names—Kevin Durant, Kobe, D-Wade, LeBron—to ﬁnd out how they’re turning the league into a runway for the world’s tallest peacocks.