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UK duchess Meghan backs cookbook to help project set up after deadly London fire

LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan Markle, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, has lent her backing to a new charity cookbook to help funds for a community cooking project set up in the wake of London's Grenfell Tower fire disaster in which killed 71 people.<p>The Hubb Community Project was created last summer by …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Carved Surfaces on Ceramics by Sean Forest Roberts Reveal Surprising Streaks of Color | Colossal

<p>Multi-layered ceramics by Sean Forest Roberts reveal surprising streaks of color and pattern beneath their smooth monochrome surfaces. Roberts, who …

Ceramics

The Discovery of King Arthur and Guinevere at Glastonbury Abbey

One of the most famous legends of the Middle Ages is the story of King Arthur. There are many tales of him and his Knights of the Round Table, how he …

Archaeology

What the Architecture of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Star Wars Looks Like as Pen-and-Paper Drawings

A building doesn't need to have a real-world address to be iconic. Some of the most recognizable locales ever designed are immortalized in the words …

Game of Thrones

These Beautiful Paper Artworks Will Leave You Inspired

Gifted British paper artist Pippa Dyrlaga unquestionably has more patience and focus than most. Inspired by Mother Nature and the diverse creatures …

Learn How the Cozy Craft of Quilting Endured the Civil War and Thrives Today

There are some objects that are so commonplace in our everyday lives that we hardly give them a second thought. A quilt is likely one of those items. Many of us have probably snuggled up with a handmade quilt at some point in our lives; maybe you have one that was passed down from a relative. But …

Quilting

This artist's blurry oil paintings show what it's like to be short-sighted

Have you ever wondered what the world might look like for short-sighted people, who see distant objects appear blurred?<p>Philip Barlow's paintings …

Painting

Learn how to use Lightroom CC

At first glance, Adobe Lightroom CC may seem complicated to use, but with a bit of practice, you'll become a master. And that's what Lightroom CC …

Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

The winning images have been selected from this year’s edition of the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year competition, with the grand prize being awarded to Reiko Takahashi for her image of a humpback whale calf swimming near Japan’s Kumejima Island. National Geographic was kind …

20+ of the Best Free Online Resources From Art Institutions Around the World

Today, more and more art institutions are sharing their permanent collections online. Intended to increase visibility and promote accessibility, <b>digitization projects</b> are a great way for museums and libraries to attract modern audiences.<p>For years, many organizations have offered images of their …

Toronto gallery to unveil cross-cultural Canadian and Indigenous art centre

TORONTO — The curatorial team tasked with re-envisioning the Art Gallery of Ontario's permanent collection of Canadian and Indigenous works says the …

Watch new LGBTQ musical film How The Moon Fell From The Sky

Looking for a new queer film to watch? This might be just what you need.<p>How The Moon Fell From The Sky And No One Even Noticed is a brand new musical …

12 Stunning Images That Won The Nature Conservancy 2018 Global Photo Contest

This was the year for the Nature Conservancy to break a record, with more than 57,000 submissions of astonishing, nature-related photos from 135 countries to its ever-more-popular contest.<p>The 2018 winners unveiled over the weekend include extraordinary photos of animals, humans and landscapes …

The Nature Conservancy

How To Get The Best Prints At Home Or From The Lab

DIY printing can be a frustrating endeavor, but when your final print shows every detail exactly as you want it the rewards are there. There’s a bit …

Early Highlights of the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Whether an animal is the hunter or the hunted, surviving in the wild is serious business. And while many wildlife photographers aim to capture this “dog-eat-dog” world, some have been able to show that even the toughest creatures have their silly moments. Now in its fourth year, the Comedy Wildlife …

Wildlife

You Can Now Listen to The Weird 'Music' Made by Our Rotating Galaxy

A glorious way to experience space.<p>Ever wondered what the Milky Way might sound like as it rotates on its axis? According to a new "musical …

The Darkest Instagram Account Ever Will Make You Laugh, Then Cry

Ever since you've taken that introduction to Philosophy in college you can't stop thinking what life is really all about. I feel you; the same …

The 10 Most Beautiful Flowers in the World

In our opinion, few material things are more meaningful than flowers. At weddings, flowers are used to beautify the venue and honor the couple’s …

Claude Monet

A to Z of oil paint techniques

Martin Kinnear, head of Norfolk Painting School, walks us through the world of oil paint, one letter at a time<p>A – Alla prima<p>Painting wet-on-wet or …

Edward Burtynsky: 2018 winner of Master of Photography – in pictures

The Photo London Master of Photography award is given annually to a leading contemporary photographer. A special exhibition shows new and rarely seen images from Burtynsky’s portfolio including a preview of his new work, Anthropocene, and explores the complexities of modern existence and diverse …

Anthropocene

13 YouTube Channels to Teach You How to Paint for Free

Always wanted to learn how to paint, but were afraid to enroll in a class? Free online painting tutorials may be right up your alley, helping you get comfortable with both basic and advanced techniques right from home. Whether you are interested in acrylic or oil painting or learning how to use …

This Is the Deepest View Into the Universe That Has Ever Been Seen

The Very Large Telescope in Chile has taken the deepest spectroscopic survey of space ever, with astronomers focusing on the Hubble Ultra Deep …

Why This Viral Painting-Restoration Video Gives Experts the Chills

A viral video showing hundreds of years of varnish being wiped off a centuries-old painting has horrified experts in the field.<p>The short video was …

Art

NASA’s 24 Most Stunning Photos Of The Solar System

The Planets contains the best and most significant NASA photos of our solar system neighbors.<p>I love the Solar System, the little neighborhood of our tiny pale blue dot. I dream about how human exploration might shape it–from floating colonies on Venus to magnificent cities under the surface of Mars …