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Apeshit

Toys are not merely playthings, but a reflection of our culture and the world itself. They shape and mold the next wave of grown-ups. What, then, should we make of the gorilla invasion at F.A.O. Schwarz? That fabled toy store is a veritable ape sanctuary these days. Stuffed gorillas. Plastic ones. Gorillas puppets. Gorillas that […]

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So Long, Superman

“Superman is dead. Long live Superman,” shouts a 30-ish guy, fist clenched, arm waving wildly in the cold night air. A kid of about ten calls back, “I’m glad he’s dead. He’s boring!” A pack of fans hisses at the kid. “Watch it, someone tells him. “You’re talking about the man of steel.” The fist […]