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There's a man hiding in this photo. Can you spot him? - CNN Style

How many times can you pull off the same disappearing act? An unlimited number of times -- if you're Chinese artist Liu Bolin.<p>For over a decade, Liu has continued to work within the same unique medium -- camouflaging himself into various backgrounds with the aim of raising awareness on political …

The Animated Dostoevsky: Two Finely Crafted Short Films Bring the Russian Novelist’s Work to Life

You can experience Dostoevsky in the original. You can experience Dostoevsky in translation. Or how about an experience of Dostoevsky in animation? …

Literature

Albert Camus: The Madness of Sincerity — 1997 Documentary Revisits the Philosopher’s Life & Work

Opening with a childhood story from his life, the documentary above, <i>Albert Camus: The Madness of Sincerity</i>, tells us that the …

Watch the German Expressionist Film, The Golem, with a Soundtrack by The Pixies’ Black Francis

As cinematically savvy Open Culture readers know, most films of the silent era have fallen into the public domain, making them easy to watch on the …

Juergen Teller and Charlotte Rampling: Artist and muse

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160212-juergen-teller-and-charlotte-rampling-artist-and-muse?ocid=global_culture_rss<p>Charlotte Rampling was a defining symbol of the swinging ‘60s– and in her 50s she became a muse for one of the fashion world’s most unique photographers.<p>With her hooded eyes giving …

Charlotte Rampling

Werner Herzog Narrates the Touching, Existential Journey of a Plastic Bag

It just goes to show that, put in the right hands, you can root, or shed a tear, for any protagonist -- even if it's a plastic bag. Shot in 2009 by …

Star

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Batman: Arkham

The web has deluded you, and don’t pretend it hasn’t

The internet can give us the illusion of knowledge, making us think we are smarter than we really are. Fortunately, there may be a cure for our arrogance, writes psychologist Tom Stafford.<p>The internet has a reputation for harbouring know-it-alls. Commenters on articles, bloggers, even your old …

Psychology

The dark side of The Kiss

In a series that highlights a momentous year in three cities, Dr James Fox explains why Vienna in 1908 foreshadowed the creative and destructive future of the 20th Century.<p>At the turn of the last century, Vienna was a gilded city of tradition and splendour, at the centre of the oldest empire in …

Swashbucklers & Sea-rovers: Real pirates of the Caribbean

“No, a merry life and a short one shall be my motto,” said Captain Bartholomew Roberts of choosing a piratical career.<p>Life at sea in the 17th century …

Blindsight: the strangest form of consciousness

Some people who have lost their vision find a “second sight” taking over their eyes – an uncanny, subconscious sense that sheds light into the hidden depths of the human mind.<p>When Daniel first walked into London’s National Hospital, ophthalmologist Michael Sanders could have had little idea that he …

Consciousness

Anime King Hayao Miyazaki’s Cursed Dreams

The twinkly eyed visionary behind Spirited Away expresses some non-magical feelings about making movies and suffering in the documentary The Kingdom …