The 2000s was the death knell of the supercar. Once upon a time, supercars were cramped, uncomfortable, impossible to see out of, and temperamental. Then came the 00s, and suddenly, you could drive a 600+ hp car in the city like it was a Honda Accord. Before the outrageous hypercars of the 2010s, here were the best supercars of the 00s.
The Slow Mo Guys know the way to our hearts — through slow-motion destruction. It never seems to get old. So in their latest satisfying video, the guys head to a junkyard to send a four-ton wrecking ball through a few cars, filming the whole thing at just 1,000 frames per second.
Brandan "Bmike" Odums got his intro to street art in an abandoned housing project in New Orleans. He started there and kept returning there, amassing a collection of graffiti paintings on the walls. When the building was torn down, they cut out Brandan's work where it is now on display.
From afar, some might think skateboards have carried the same shape for decades but any good skater would strongly disagree. Starting in the 60s, Joe Pease takes you on a colorful — and at times bizarre — ride through the evolution of skateboard design. Part one covers everything from banana boards to the double-tail, while the follow-up brings you up to date with the modern deck.
Racing is expensive, but if you have the cash, anything is possible. The Whittington brothers were part of the team that won the 1979 24 Hours of LeMans, but how they ended up there is a classic 70s story. Rumors of the brothers pot smuggling and paying off officials are nearly canon, from LeMans to NASCAR to the Indianapolis 500. John Ficarra tells the story of the time the Whittington brothers went racing.
Tyler, the Creator brought three tracks of his new album Flower Boy to the NPR offices for the first-ever nighttime show. Tyler's lighting crew came in the day before to set up custom lighting for the concert to set the mood. The ever-evolving artist has traded some of his laid-back persona for someone who's dealing with the anxieties and fears of getting older.