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5 things you didn't know about John James Audubon

Most people don't know much about the naturalist who is known for his famous bird paintings.<p>Naturalist John James Audubon, who was born April 26, …

Snakes are amazing! 5 of their most extraordinary abilities

You think you know all about these creatures, right? But they are a lot more complicated and interesting than you may realize. Some facts to prove …

Pictures of the First Harley-Davidson Servi-Cars From the 1930s

The three-wheeled Servi-Car was Harley-Davidson's third motorcycle purposely designed for commercial use. Before it's introduction in 1932, Harley …

Motorcycles

Long Journey to a Bow

<b>WHEN</b> news of the impending death of a beloved and esteemed teacher swept through the village, well-wishers gathered to pay their last respects and …

Spirituality

Farewell to a Newspaper Office: The L.A. Times Sports Desk Bids Adieu

In its final weeks downtown, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> newsroom felt like a long-held army post that was about to bivouac somewhere else. There were …

Journalism

Country diary: I looked into the eyes of Britain's most savage killer

If I asked you to name Britain’s most savage wildlife killer, you might say fox or peregrine or goshawk, or perhaps even the golden eagle or the Scottish wildcat if you knew about such exciting rarities. But I think you would be wrong. Savage and killers they all are, no question, but in my book …

Nature

Remembering The Grateful Dead's 'Wall of Sound': An Absurd Feat of Technological Engineering

On a night in 1974, sound engineer Stan ‘Bear’ Owsley stood alone in an empty theatre – the former Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Rumoured to …

Music Production

Exploring, Not Explaining, The Mind Of Robin Williams

A new film about Robin Williams begins with his appearance on <i>Inside the Actors Studio</i> with James Lipton. Lipton says: "How do you explain the mental reflexes that you deploy with such awesome speed? Are you thinking faster than the rest of us? What the hell is going on?" Williams first makes a …

Robin Williams

45 Interesting Snapshots That Show Wall Decors in the 1960s

How did wall decorations look like in the 1960s? Check out these interesting snapshots to see what people picked to decorate their walls from the …

snapshots

Never Trumpers Will Want to Read This History Lesson

In the 1850s, disaffected Democrats made the wrenching choice to leave their party to save American democracy. Here’s what happened.<p>“I was educated a Democrat from my boyhood,” a Republican delegate confided to his colleagues at Iowa’s constitutional convention in 1857. “Faithfully, I did adhere to …

Political Science

A brief affair with Graham Greene

<b>Greene ‘elsewhere’</b><p>It’s quite possible too that the ‘arrival of the others’ and the rough trip that followed might have spelled the end of Greene’s …

Sailing

William Faulkner diagnosed modern ills in As I Lay Dying

<i>In our series, Guide to the classics, experts explain key works of literature.</i><p>To hear William Faulkner tell it, to write As I Lay Dying he “took this …

Literature

The Monty Python Philosophy Football Match: The Ancient Greeks Versus the Germans

Today, as the 2018 World Cup draws to a close, we're revisiting a classic Monty Python skit. The scene is the 1972 Munich Olympics. The event is a …

Monty Python

The Hill of the Buddha in the Snow - The Plus Paper

<b>This Minimalist Photography Series Captures the Essence of a Tadao Ando Design</b><p>Ying Yin is a Chinese photographer whose work often appreciates …

Architecture

The Library of Alexandria Is Long-Gone – And All Around Us

The Library of Alexandria was completely destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago leaving no physical trace behind – but its formative scholarship and …

Ancient History

The Wisdom of Alan Watts in Four Thought-Provoking Animations

Perhaps no single person did more to popularize Zen Buddhism in the West than Alan Watts. In a sense, Watts prepared U.S. culture for more …

The Vintage Supercars Rotting away in a Forest (and that’s how the owner wants it)

This might be a painful sight for classic car enthusiasts. Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW; just a few of the iconic names whose …

Supercars

Documentary: Malcolm Smith’s Bike Stories

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Films<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Racing<p><i>Editor’s Note: This documentary is a series of short films one after the other, each</i> …

Motorcycles

In Praise Of Incompetence

Though I’m fifty-four, my mother, most unfortunately, still sits solidly in the middle of my gut, perched on her own personal throne there and …

Mind

Mesmerizing Aerial Photos of Tulip Fields in Full Bloom

For three to four weeks a year, the two billion tulips that Dutch tulip farmers grow annually come into bloom. Aerial photographer Tom Hegen decided to fly overhead and photograph the kaleidoscope of colors before they disappeared. The resulting photo series is part of his project about artificial, …

Tulips

What makes a dachshund the perfect muse? The long history of sausage dogs in art

My muse is a seven-year-old chocolate and tan sausage dog. I was captivated by Teena when she was a pup: ears that moved like a tiny elephant’s, a seal-jolting head and platypus feet pitter-pattering along, trying to get hold of my laces. Before we met I made sculptures called Prayers for Sausage …

Pets

Why Boaty McBoatface had to be torpedoed | David Mitchell

The hull of the ship they’re not actually going to call Boaty McBoatface is complete. By the time you read this, it will probably have already slid into the River Mersey, bobbed along massively for a bit and then been tugged off into a harbour. It won’t be the first time that’s happened.<p>It’s going …

Prince Charles

Beat Godfather Meets Glitter Mainman: William Burroughs Interviews David Bowie

William Seward Burroughs is not a talkative man. Once at a dinner he gazed down into a pair of stereo microphones trained to pick up his every munch …

Rock & Roll

Desert Island Discs: A Fruitless Endeavor

I'm probably the last person on the planet to discover that <i>Desert Island Discs</i> wasn't merely a feature in Tower Record's free monthly <i>Pulse</i> magazine, …

Luxury Lifestyle

A Desire to Inspire: A Conversation With Molly Tuttle

<i>I can’t pin down the year I first heard Molly Tuttle picking a few tunes in a Sugar Hill Records suite at the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, but I know</i> …

Guitar

First he was an Earl, then a King -- and then New Orleans music royalty | NOLA.com

<i>The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people</i> …

New Orleans

Chinatown, New York Photography by Ludwig Favre

Chinatown in New York City captured by French photographer Ludwig Favre.<p>Not too long ago, I showed you some of Ludwig Favre’s New York City …

newyork

Hot-Air Balloons Are Useless

When they were invented, the vessels promised to revolutionize travel and industry. But they soon settled into life as an entertaining diversion. An Object Lesson.<p>The first hot-air balloons drew huge crowds, inspiring onlookers to cry, laugh, even faint. One witness wrote, “Since these exhibitions, …

Literature

27 Stunning Black and White Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in France in the 1930s and 1940s

Émile Savitry, born Dupont in 1903 in Saïgon was first a painter, but he had “more than meets the eye” as Claude Roy wrote it in 1972. Indeed, he …

Art

On This Day In 1982, Pink Floyd's Film 'The Wall' Premiers In London

3 hours ago<p>Premiering in London on this day in 1982, <i>Pink Floyd – The Wall</i> is the live-action/animated musical drama film directed by Alan Parker with …

pinkfloyd's