This week in Best of the Web we have The New Yorker asking if we’re actually living in the Matrix, snapshots from Andy Warhol’s only trip to China and analysis of Bagelgate – the unsightly brawl that broke out on a British train. Don’t say we never treat you.
Director Asghar Farhadi didn’t attend the Oscars in protest of Trump’s Muslim ban, but when his film The Salesman won, his poignant acceptance speech was read out by Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian in space. (Jenny)
The MoMA store is a champion of products that started life on Kickstarter – since 2014, revenue from these designs totals more that $5 million. (Beccy)
Tim Abrahams asks if the era of Iconic Architecture is coming to an end in Icon. (Owen)
This New Yorker article questions whether last week’s Oscars ceremony proves we’re living in a computer simulation. (Beccy)
A Tumblr that’s been going since 2011 gathers together lots of sexy pictures of scaffolding, if that’s your thing. (Simon)
Maker Mentors hosted a live interview with Carrie Gee, senior art director at Time magazine, on the art of editorial illustration. (Emily)
Ten international artists created alternative national flags for Dazed. (Jenny)
The Swedish women’s national football team has replaced its shirt names with messages of empowerment. (Lucy)
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