There's some good [gritty, techno] art at meta.am. Worthwhile picture galleries and rand is an enjoyable experience.
And, this appeared on rand: "Neophilia -- the fetishization of the new -- is the buried engine that drives consumer society, from the one-minute megatrends that carpet-bomb pop culture to the enduring vogue for plastic surgery". Where's that phrase from? I'm sure I've heard it before.