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Prince Discussed Celibacy, Chris Brown, and the Power of Women in Lost Interview

Rolling Stone just published a profile from a 2014 interview with the icon.<p>As the investigation into Prince’s sudden death continues, and details about his final days emerge, <i>Rolling Stone</i> has released a lost interview with the innovative artist.<p>The magazine’s <b>Brian Hiatt</b> explains that the 2014 …

Chris Brown

German Carpenter/Interaction Designer's Hi-Tech Ping Pong Table

Thomas Mayer's Interactive Table Tennis Trainer<p>German designer Thomas Mayer underwent the carpenter's apprenticeship we discussed here, but …

Reed Hansuld's Outstanding Furniture Designs

This Brooklyn-based designer/builder's chairs will rock you<p>I just stumbled across Reed Hansuld's beautiful take on Hans Wegner's Valet Chair:<p>Hansuld …

Prince: ‘People hear the sex in my songs much more than I ever write it’

Everyone has a horror story. He won’t allow you to look him in the eye, he won’t let you ask any questions, he’ll talk in such a tiny whisper you won’t be able to hear him, he’ll ask you for one of your pubic hairs (more of that later) or he simply won’t say anything at all.<p>The sense of foreboding …

Her Family Ignored Her Uncle's Life as an HIV-Positive Gay Man; Her Film Exposes It

We know the world is becoming a more accepting place for queer people, despite visible disparity and virulent backlash. But until we achieve equality …

LGBTQI

How a Film About Female Serial Killers, Podcasting, and Lesbian Bachelorette Parties Became an Indie Favorite

Morgan and Jean are your typical Brooklyn couple: They’re broken up but still live together, there’s a twee boat model displayed above their mantel, …

Emerging Portugese Designers Offer Critical Perspectives on Design Practice

"Objects After Objects" is currently on display during the XXI Triennale di Milano<p>During this year's Triennial exhibition in Milan, Portugal is …

Art History Movies Everybody Needs to Watch

Woman in Gold (2015)<p>Let’s start the list with a recent achievement directed by Simon Curtis. With Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds in the main roles, …

Freaky Furniture!

I’ll just admit I left the craziest design for the end. Pull me to life, a drawer designed by Juno Jeon, takes references from living beings. The …

Furniture

Why LGBT Performers Never Won 'American Idol'

Gay, lesbian and transgender performers have won Grammys, Oscars and topped the charts, but they will never win <i>American Idol</i>. The singing competition …

The Story Behind Heath Ledger’s Joker Transformation

Looking back on comic book movies from the last 25 years or so, few performances stand out like Heath Ledger as The Joker in the 2008’s <i>The Dark Knight</i>. His twisted, manic take on the quintessential <i>Batman</i> villain redefined the character for Nolan’s dark, grounded film and the approach resonated with …

Tourist Illegally Documents Trip to North Korea and Shares Insightful Photos He Smuggled Home

Earlier this year, London-based photographer Michal Huniewicz traveled to one of the most curious countries in the world–North Korea. He was accompanied by a small tour group and two guides who took them around the capital city of Pyongyang. As you might expect, this trip was not an easy one to …

North Korea

Photographer Creates an Automatic Color Film Processor Called Filmomat

In an era when digital photos can be taken with everything from DSLR cameras and phones to even watches you wear on your wrist, it’s difficult to …

Photography

Surreal Photos of Japan and East Asia by Architect and Photographer Jan Vranovsky – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Architect, designer, and photographer Jan Vranovsky is one of my favourite people to follow on Tumblr. On his blog, Parallel World, he captures Japan …

Asia

Right for Men, Left for Women: Why Are Gendered Buttons Still a Thing?

In fact, why were they ever a thing?<p>Buttons have existed as a way of fastening clothes since thousands of years BC, but over the last few millennia no one's been able to explain the provenance of a rather curious buttoning practice: Why do men's and women's clothing have buttons on opposite …

How to Use Victorian Composition Ideas in Your Photography

This is a set of notes on composition, loosely based on ideas of composition from the Victorian era. There’s quite a bit more, and yet quite a bit …

21 Lesbian Movies Everyone Must See

Marshall Major II Bluetooth headphones: they last for ages and sound great too

British audio brand Marshall has taken its first steps into the wireless headphone world with a brand new version of its Major II, which is claims has over 30 hours of battery life.<p>Classic Marshall styling<p>Marshall headphones have a pretty distinctive style, referencing the amplifier stacks for …

Consumer Tech

11 Tricks All Coffee Drinkers Need to Know Right Now

Coffee

Hollywood’s Golden Age, As Photographed By Charles Eames

Legendary designers Charles and Ray Eames were multimedia masters, frequently—and brilliantly—communicating their philosophy through film and photography.<p>Over the years, their image archive grew to include over 750,000 snapshots that document everything from travels through India to the circus. One …

A Brief History of the Hawaiian Plate Lunch

The raw Hawaiian fish dish poke is spreading to the mainland like wild fire these days, but the Aloha State's most famous native dish is arguably the Hawaiian plate lunch. If you’re not familiar with this specialty of the 50th state, you should be. If nothing else, consider it a patriotic duty: …

Adorable Baby Kangaroo Adopts Police Officer As Its Mom - Watch It Climb Into His 'Pouch'

When its mother was hit by a car and killed, the future didn’t look so bright for a little orphaned kangaroo. That is until it was given to Western …

Cute Animals

How To Find Your Unique Voice in Photography

Portugal, 2015.This weekend I’m teaching a “how to find your unique voice” street photography workshop in Downtown LA. One of the things I love most …

Photos of Everything People Touched Over 24 Hours

What do the things we touch over the course of a day say about us? That’s the question artist Paula Zuccotti asks through her project Every Thing We …

Astronomers capture first-ever image of forming planet

For the first time, researchers have photographed the birth of a distant planet.<p>Of the nearly 2,000 exoplanets we know about, only 10 or so have been imaged before, and all had long been finished becoming planets. Astronomers have also seen hints of planets forming, but scientists had never imaged …

Car park art: Photographers create art out of the mundane multi storey - Telegraph

Photography

Long Distance Couple Stays Connected through Split Portraits of Parallel Experiences

Korean couple Danbi Shin and Seok Li are two halves of the same whole—even if they're 6,863 miles apart. Since Danbi currently lives in New York and Seok Li is based in Seoul, the couple bridges the distance by collaborating on their <i>Half&Half</i> photo project. While they're on video calls, Danbi and …

Value of huge Botswana diamond still unknown

The Canadian mining company which this week unearthed the world’s largest diamond in more than a century says it cannot put a value on the 222g (7.8oz) stone.<p>The 1,111-carat gem was hauled from an open pit mine in central Botswana, by the Lucara Diamond Corporation, a Vancouver based firm.<p>William …

South Africa

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …