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Untouched midcentury masterpiece on the market for the first time ever asks $950K

The 1959 Knoxville beauty was designed by Bruce McCarty as his personal home<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Knoxville, Tennessee<p><b>Price:</b> …

I Photographed Fairy-Tale World Of Snails In Poland

My name is Paweł Pluciński. I live in the village Borki, Poland.<p>I got interested in photography over the past two years and mainly I photograph …

Day Of The Dead In Mexico City

My Photographs Of Las Catrinas and Catrines.<p>https://www.instagram.com/elchadsantos/

Was modern art a weapon of the CIA?

The Abstract Expressionists emerged from obscurity in the late 1940s to establish New York as the centre of the art world – but some say they became pawns of US spies in the Cold War. Alastair Sooke investigates.<p>In the immediate aftermath of World War Two, something exciting happened in the art …

Avant-garde

An Architect Built a Mysterious Dreamland Inside a House

Surely no cluttered attic has ever looked as strange and beautiful as Dennis Maher’s ‘A Second Home’ installation.<p>Some people fill their homes with bric-a-brac, occasionally tipping over into the dangerous realm of hoarding. Then, there's architect and artist Dennis Maher, who does something …

Terry Gilliam

Beauty Fine Art Photography by Claire Luxton

<b>Claire Luxton</b> is a talented artist, painter and photographer currently based in London, UK. Claire received her BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, …

Celebrate James Cameron's birthday by watching his stylistic prequel to Aliens and Terminator

It’s James Cameron’s birthday and we’ll cry if we want to. Mostly because the wait between Cameron’s movies is painfully long these days. Oh for the …

7 Science-Based Habits That Will Make You Succeed

The secrets to success are accessible to all and rooted in habits--you just need to build that habit muscle to tap into your full power.<p>We all want to know the secrets to success, and often get bogged down with questions along the way: What makes the most successful people out there who they are? …

Self-improvement

30 of the Most Creative Bookshelves Designs

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Furniture

The one superhero who can fix DC Comics’s movies

The returning road to superhero movie glory for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment has been quite the bumpy ride on a path that should have been smooth.<p>Three movies into their attempt to build a connected live-action movie universe with some of the world’s most recognizable superheroes, a disturbing …

Comic Books

Psychology has identified three mindsets shared by people who actually follow through on their goals

I’ve never been an athletic or active person. My entire history of sports involved one season of track in high school and a brief flirtation with what I thought was a yoga studio but turned out to be more of a cult. But then, in my mid-30s, I had two children and gained 30 pounds. I was suffering …

Self-improvement

Scenes from Rio’s Beaches Before The Olympics Begin: Pictures

Brazil

10 Writers and Artists Who Wanted Their Work Destroyed

Whether from a lack of confidence, concerns over sensitive contents, a change of direction, or simply a fit of pique, a number of artists and writers …

Literature

Arvind Panagariya is exactly what Modi wants in an RBI governor

OPEN TO OPINION<p>He is also most likely to stick to his brief, unlike Raghuram Rajan.<p>MONEY<p>| 2-minute read | 12-07-2016<p>Shweta Punj @shwetapunj<p>Total …

The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney's magic shop …

George Orwell's birthplace under threat from Indian developers

The Indian bungalow where George Orwell was born more than a century ago has come under threat in an unlikely showdown between literary enthusiasts, government developers and die-hard Gandhians.<p>Orwell – real name Eric Arthur Blair – spent the first year of his life in a small compound in Motihari, …

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.<p>Many people think of drug use, or other potentially addictive experiences like gambling, as more profane than sacred. Chemical or virtual highs, a lot of us believe, are cheap substitutes for genuine …

Consciousness

The appeal of narcissists: why do we love people who'd rather love themselves?

A recent study found that people who rated highly for narcissism also tend to be perceived as most desirable in dating scenarios. Here are three reasons why<p>Two kinds of people won’t be surprised to learn this week that science has demonstrated that narcissists are more attractive for dates than …

What the subway looks like in 13 different countries around the world

Since then, he's been snapping photos of commuters in cities across the world — from Shanghai to London. Instead of glamorous travel photos, Raucher's thoughtful subway images give viewers a glimpse of what every day life in like in these metropolitan areas: what people are wearing, how they're …

Street Photography

Architecture Nerds Will Love This Video Game Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

<i>Manifold Garden</i> has some pretty sophisticated design references for a puzzle game. The M.C. Escher-esque video game, created by Chicago-based artist …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Awesome Art Picks: Ninja Turtles, Harley Quinn, She-Hulk, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Comics

Peter's House / Studio David Thulstrup

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The renowned photographer Peter Krasilnikoff commissioned architecture practice Studio David Thulstrup …

Architecture

A pioneering 19th-century abstract artist is brought back to life at the Courtauld

Georgiana Houghton’s intricate ‘Spirit Drawings’ were way ahead of their time – no wonder the Victorians didn’t get her<p>It is London in the summer of 1871. Queen Victoria has just opened the Royal Albert Hall in memory of her beloved husband; Lewis Carroll’s sequel to <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> has just …

Concept art for David Cronenberg’s ‘Total Recall’ that never was

I’ve heard some great stories about the David Cronenberg movies that <i>almost</i> were. Indeed, I once heard Cronenberg himself tell the tale of taking a …

The Best Movies We’ve Seen So Far in 2016

A mid-year review.<p><i>By</i> <i>Tomris Laffly</i> <i>and</i> <i>Rob Hunter</i><p>It’s hard to believe we are already at the halfway point of 2016. Before we proceed with the dog days …

Bong Joon-ho

The Olfelt House by Frank Lloyd Wright – On Sale For First Time Ever

The ‘Olfelt House’ in Minnesota, USA went on the market in June 2016 for the first time ever – and it was designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. …

Architecture

Stunning Scandinavian Landscapes

Christian Schmidt is a German photographer, rewarded numerous times for his talents and his breathtaking landscapes, which we propose an overview …

Photography

Raghuram Rajan's battle against crony capitalism: University of Chicago colleague defends RBI chief

Rajan has rightly decided to force Indian banks to cut down exposure to their most dubious borrowers, writes Luigi Zingales.<p>In any country in the …

Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World: Three Centuries of Greek Art from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra

The exhibition <i>Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World</i> represents a historic collaboration between The Met and the Pergamon Museum …

Ballet Class For Girls In Rio Slum Is Free With Good Report Cards

“I try to show them that they can have much more than this, that they don’t have to limit themselves."<p>This 22-year-old teaches ballet to young girls in her low-income neighborhood, because she wants them to learn discipline, but also how to dream big.<p>Tuany Nascimento teaches classical ballet to …