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Why Do We Assume Good Musicians Are Good People?

Chuck Berry's death has reignited familiar questions over how far critics should go in the impulse to conflate a musician’s work and character.<p>As someone who has written his fair share of terrible music criticism, I can say with authority that there is a <i>lot</i> of shitty music writing out there. But …

Keith Richards

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

China

Paint Layers of Transparency with Pastel

Painting water is a complicated subject, probably more so than any other landscape subject. It requires the most planning of all the landscape …

Tutorials

Eyewitness: Bogra, Bangladesh

Photographs from the Eyewitness series

Classic Photos of a Legendary Old-School New York Nightlife Spot

Veteran photographer Jill Freedman recalls a ballroom scene with live bands and a human touch.<p><i>Freedman Files is a new column exploring the personal photographic archives of veteran photographer</i> Jill Freedman<i>. The archives we will feature span subjects and eras, and include some previously</i> …

The Arts

Christopher Nolan’s Favorite Films and Where to Stream Them

<i>In addition to being an outspoken proponent of actual film, Christopher Nolan is also a noted cinephile. Here are some of his favorites.</i><p>“My dad took …

Christopher Nolan

This montage of Oscar winners suggests that a film's legacy depends on cinematography

Wide shots, silhouettes, the color red — these are the traits of Oscar-winning camerawork from 1927 to today.<p>The latest movie montage from the supercut gurus at Burger Fiction offers a surprising lesson in cinema history.<p>In seven minutes, the montage offers up representative scenes from every film …

5 Fringe Politicians That Could Throw Europe Into Chaos In 2015

REUTERS/John Kolesidis<p>Europe is in a bad place right now.<p>Deflation is looming and growth is nowhere to be seen. There's conflict in Ukraine, unemployment is still eye-wateringly high, and it doesn't seem like much of that is going to change any time soon.<p>So insurgent opposition parties are popping …

Europe

Here Are 6 Possible Nightmare Scenarios For 2015 In Asia

Each year CFR releases the Global Conflict Tracker in an attempt to forecast worldwide global events that would affect the US and its interests.<p>CFR surveyed more than 2,200 government officials, foreign policy experts, and academics in an attempt to best understand the risks facing the US based on …

China