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The Best of the Web: stories that caught our eye this week

Welcoming you into the month of March and equally into our warm, internet-weathered bosom, we introduce another round of that little old thing we call Best of the Web. We hope you enjoy being welcomed as much as we enjoy welcoming you, which is a fair to middling amount depending on how busy we are.

The history of the shopping trolley (referred to as a cart here) and the role it played in revolutionising shopping habits. (Owen)

Hilarious yet insightful piece over on The Independent that questions whether “new rave” was “Britain’s last great youth movement” (Emily)

Over on Design Observer this week, Michael Bierut defends the new Metropolitan Museum of Art logo and explains why we should give it a chance. (Beccy)

The politics of the hoodie deconstructed by T Magazine. Really interesting piece that looks at everything from racial profiling to sexism in the tech industry, all communicated by a piece of casual wear. (Alex)

Creative Review delve into the all the props that have been designed for Ben Wheatley’s new film High-Rise. Speaking to graphic artists Michael Eaton and Felicity Hickson, they reveal the work that went into designing the entire contents of a supermarket. (Beccy)

Funny or Die show the behind the scenes VFX of the film Carol in a way only Funny or Die could. (Will)

Hazlitt on the gentle art of pretending to understand what’s going on. (Billie)