theMET’s 2009 Festival Guide: Coachella!

Ready for the ultimate music experience? We’re bringing you the first details to some of the hottest festivals happening around the country. What better way to see dozens of your favorite musical acts all together in one place than at a festival? First up, Coachella. Coachella: For those of you who want to rage in the dessert’s hot hot heat What is it?: A three-day annual music and arts festival features many genres of music including alternative rock, hip hop, and electronic music as well as large sculptural art. The event has several stages/tents set-up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously. Where: Empire Polo Fields in Indio. (No joke, this is the dessert) When: Friday April 17, Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 Who’s Performing?: Check out E’s list in the comments section. Girl Talk and the Killers are some I’m looking forward to seeing. How Much?: $269 for a 3 day pass, single day is sold out online but can be purchased for $100 at the day of the event. Tickets are not yet on sale.

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December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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