Smack A Candidate

Brooklyn Nets' high-tech arena, the new Myspace, Google Field Trip and more in our look at the web this week

Smack A Candidate is taking the political race to Twitter in a clever way, allowing people to voice opinions, show support and ask questions. Prompted to either #smackromney or #smackobama, with each Tweet written a “punch” is delivered to the desired candidate. The Smack A Candidate website keeps full track of punches received, and sets matches on specific days, all leading up to the 6 …

Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy

Brooklyn Nets' high-tech arena, the new Myspace, Google Field Trip and more in our look at the web this week

In an interesting attempt to commemorate the death and legacy of John F. Kennedy, The Dallas Museum of Art is exhibiting works that graced the walls of Kennedy’s Texas hotel suite in Forth Worth just before his assassination. The specially-selected works hung for his visit span paintings by Van Gogh to a sculpture by Picasso.

A New American Picture

Photographer Doug Rickard travels the backroads of America on Google Street View

If photographer Doug Rickard had been able to get away from his daily life and go on the great American road trip like he wanted to, he might never have created the subtly powerful, deeply moving and award-winning images in the collection “A New American Picture.” Because he was unable to travel, Rickard sought other ways to see the country. He went online a lot, …