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Turkey mulls death penalty after failed coup attempt

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will consider reinstating the death penalty after the failed attempt to overthrow his government.<p>"In democracies, decisions are made based on what the people say. I think our government will speak with the opposition and come to a decision," he said on …

South Asia

Hitler: History in an Hour

• <b>Author:</b> Rupert Colley<p>Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.<p>What made a failed Austrian artist into the most reviled and destructive personality of the twentieth century? Where did the seeds of his rabid anti-Semitism lie? How did a marginalized loner become such a moving force in …

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Artist with Synesthesia Paints Music as Gorgeous Splashes of Color

Missouri-based artist Melissa McCracken paints music. As a synesthete, the sounds that she hears every day—whether it's someone's name or a song on the radio—are translated into vibrant, beautiful colors that carry the cadence of melodies. McCracken's vivid paintings stem from her desire to capture …

How I Make Money as a Travel Photographer in 2015

Long gone are the days in which being a travel photographer simply meant you shot photography for a certain travel magazine or newspaper. The world …

7 Funky Photography Tricks and Ideas to Try Out

Looking for a new photo concept to try your hand at? The Cooperative of Photography just released this short video with 7 different photo tricks and …

Value of the creative writing degree defended at the Comic-Con of MFAs

Amid debate over its usefulness, teachers and students who attended the enormous AWP conference in Minneapolis had only good things to say<p>More than 11,000 writers, publishers, students, teachers and dreamers thronged the Minneapolis convention center last week for the annual conference of the …

Writing

Just one in ten authors can earn full-time living from writing, report finds

A report found many authors do not earn minimum wage, with 17 per cent being paid nothing in one full year<p>To many, it is the dream job: nobly toiling to create a fine work of literature or agenda-setting academia.<p>The <b>reality of being a writer</b> has been laid bare in a new report highlighting the low …

Ayn Rand: Good for You, Bad for Everyone

I recently discovered Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism and found it liberating. Its focus on hard work spoke to my small-town American roots. And its crux of reason appealed to my inner nerd.<p>However, while Objectivism can be a powerful, classically American, pull-yourself-up-by-your-boot-straps …

Income Inequality

11 Beautiful Junot Díaz Quotes To Live By

The author spoke at St. Francis College in Brooklyn on April 16 and had some incredible pieces of advice.

Literature