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Let’s Discuss The Spoilers Contained Within The New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer

The new <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> trailer debuted on Thursday and, yes, to lifelong <i>Star Wars</i> fans, it’s absolutely wonderful to see Han Solo and Chewbacca again. And as someone who actually kind of likes spoilers, I’ve kept my ears open to, let’s call them “insiders,” who have a good working …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

10 Vacation Rentals That Are Way Cooler Than Hotels

You can find anything on the Internet these days--including some totally awesome places to stay on vacation. Skip the hotel and book a stay in one of these ten unconventional vacation rentals around the world.<p><b>A Seashell in Isla Mujeres, Mexico</b><p>Gaudí-esque architecture? Sweeping ocean views? Private …

National Parks

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Source of spring

Midcentury Photos of the Bay Area by Legendary San Franciscan Photographer Fred Lyon

San Francisco is a city famous for endearing itself to the many visitors who venture there. The city by the bay is officially the City and County of …

A Blast from the Past: How the World of Photography Was Changing Back in 1887

Back in 1887, a photography instructor named Edward M. Estabrooke published a book titled <i>Photography in the Studio and in the Field</i>. It was “a …

Photography

Lines – Urban Architectural Photography by Sebastian Weiss

Urban architectural photography from the series ‘Lines’ by German photographer Sebastian Weiss.<p>Sebastian Weiss is a Hamburg, Germany based …

Architectural Photography

Vortex - Photographs by Jan Q. Maschinski | LensCulture

The photo series, Vortex, presents improbable portraits of individuals in awkward moments, looking stunned or stoned, at once suspended outside of the moment and/or inertly trapped by it. What binds this portrait series together is the “far-away look” in the eyes of the subjects, although the …

Photography

Michael Booth - The Almost Nearly Perfect People - Book Review

The Almost Nearly Perfect People<p>By Michael Booth<p>Picador<br>$26.00<br>ISBN 9781250061966<br>Published 01/27/2015<p>Nonfiction / Society<p>Buy the book<p>Trending Book …

A Casual Review of the Fujifilm X100T

For the last 21 days I have been in Japan putting Fujifilm’s new X100T through its paces.<p>This review will not cover every technical aspect of the …

Reading the revolution: books to look out for in 2015

Elections, empires and the "extreme present" in culture editor Tom Gatti's guide to the coming literary year.<p>Last year 85 per cent of Scots turned …

Books

12 Classic Books That Got Horrible Reviews When They First Came Out

Reviewers are tasked with the daunting challenge of critically assessing a work's artistic merit, and determining whether a book is worth readers' valuable time. They are often also expected to predict -- or influence -- a novel's future, an assignment that may be impossible to fulfill with …

Literature