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The eco guide to guitars

Musicians’ love affair with tonewoods such as mahogany and and ebony plays mayhem with sustainability – and synthetic materials sound just as good<p>The tag “rock’n’roll royalty” should really belong to the instruments: the backstory of some of the world’s best acoustic guitars is frankly …

Donovan interview: there was no rift with Bob Dylan

As folk singer Donovan embarks on a world tour to celebrate his upcoming 70th birthday in May, he is keen to dispel a few myths about his career.<p>The Scottish singer-songwriter, who was a friend of Joan Baez, was touted in the 1960s as a serious rival to <b>Bob Dylan</b>, with the American singer opening a …

Trump's foreign policy: So crazy it just might work?

<b>Donald Trump is leading the race to be the Republican candidate for president because he doesn't talk - or act - like a typical politician. When it comes to foreign policy, is that a good thing?</b><p>His proposals for foreign relations, laid out in interviews with the New York Times and the Washington …

Foreign Policy

Paul Simon, the monster I created, by Art Garfunkel

Art Garfunkel says his character and creativity was "suppressed" by Paul Simon, but admits he would still love to be reunited with his former singing partner<p>Art Garfunkel has spoken of his often fractious relationship with Paul Simon, his musical partner – describing him as “a monster” he helped …

Cracking the Surface

17 Things Everyone Should Know About Metabolism

"Calories in, calories out" doesn't even begin to cover it.

Is the cat going up or down the stairs? Check out the latest Internet optical illusion

Just a few weeks ago, the Internet drove everyone crazy by turning a photo of a dress into a "what color is it" sensation that had everybody arguing.<p>Well, world, here's your new Internet craze: Is the cat in this image going up the stairs ... or down the stairs?<p>The slightly fuzzy black-and-white …

Marrakech Named TripAdvisor's Top City To Visit In 2015

Marrakech, Morocco has topped the list of Top Destinations in the World in TripAdvisor's annual Travelers' Choice Awards.<p>The study took into account millions of TripAdvisor reviews from the past year to determine the top places to travel in 2015, according to spokesperson Julie Cassetina.<p>Marrakech …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Spring storm expected to bring rain, snow across state

A low-pressure storm system is expected to drench California through the first half of this week, bringing much-needed rain to the drought-stricken state, forecasters said Sunday.<p>Starting Monday evening, Northern California will see showers, scattered thunderstorms and possibly hail that will peak …

Isolated Greece pivots east to Russia, China and Iran. But will it work?

Alexis Tsipras is making overtures towards Greece's eastern powers as Europe tightens its stranglehold<p>Greece's bail-out drama is threatening to take a geostrategic turn to the east.<p>A mere three weeks after <b>his maiden trip to Berlin</b>, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is on the road again, this time …

4 Tips for Getting a Nourishing Night's Sleep

Sleep, nourishing sleep! It's natural medicine, pure and simple. The spirit of regeneration works upon each and every person during sleep, rejuvenating every cell in the body, as well as the mind and soul. The Huichols say that when sleeping, you die a little death: You go to the Great Spirit, or …

Sleep

Edie Sedgwick, eternal It Girl: 50 years after “Poor Little Rich Girl,” she remains an icon

<b>Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol (AP)</b><p>Andy Warhol made her a star, but Edie’s allure transcended the art world and still does, decades after her death<p>Marc Spitz<p>April 5, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Fifty years ago, Edie Sedgwick began shooting the lead role in Andy Warhol’s “Poor Little Rich Girl.” Just 22 that …

Andy Warhol

You Haven't Done Greece Till You've Been to These 7 Islands

The Greek islands I hear so many people speak of—laconic beaches, party towns and small villages populated by idyllic whitewashed buildings—are not exactly the islands I know. When I was a kid, I rafted down Peloponnesian rivers, snorkeled in the Ionian Sea, and once camped with my family for 39 …

Muslim groups attack Egyptian Copts over church honoring Christians killed by ISIS

Relatives of the Coptic Christians beheaded last month by jihadists in Libya – their deaths immortalized in a gory video set against the backdrop of a Mediterranean beach – are facing new extremist-Muslim violence as they seek to build a church to honor their murdered loved ones.<p>“There were already …

Watch Flowers Of All Colors Bloom Right Before Your Eyes In This Stunning Time-Lapse

Flowers from Thomas Blanchard on Vimeo.<p>Spring arrives officially arrives March 20, and Thomas Blanchard's exquisite time-lapse of flowers blooming will help you welcome warmer weather with open arms.<p>The clip -- which features lilies, daffodils, tulips and more -- took four months and 9,624 shots to …

Street Art Isn't Forever. But This Google Project Is Trying To Change That.

If you're a follower of street art, you get used to seeing your favorite works disappear before your eyes. The wheat pastes, graffiti and stencils that show up on walls across the globe are, by their very nature, ephemeral. Whether they're planned or spontaneous, commissioned or illicit, street …

This Part Of Greece's Capital Is Flourishing Amid Austerity

By LAURA SECORUN PALET, OZY<p>Crickets. That’s what Sofia Vamiali heard when, in 2009, she reopened her art gallery in the heart of Athens. While she had been renovating her successful four-floor exhibition space, the global economy had been collapsing, and so no one was clamoring to get inside. And …

Behold, The 650-Foot Pyramid Skyscraper Planned For Egypt's Capital

<i>This article originally appeared on ArchDaily.</i> <b>by Karissa Rosenfield</b><p>Courtesy of Ministry of Housing<p>Egypt’s Minister of Housing Moustafa Madbouly has revealed plans to build the nation’s tallest tower in Cairo. The pyramid-like Zayed Crystal Spark tower will top out at 200-meters (656-feet) and …

You spin me right round

I am a big fan of optical illusions; I love 'em (see here and here and here and here). A lot of Bad Astronomy is due to one illusion or another, like …

The Blue And The Green

<i>This article originally appeared on Slate.</i><p><b>By Phil Plait</b><p>Via my evil twin Richard Wiseman comes one of the best color optical illusions I have ever seen. The original was apparently posted on Buzzhunt Akiyoshi Kitaoka's incredible optical illusion website:<p>You see embedded spirals, right, of green, …

Photos Of Women Around The World Show Beauty Is In Our Differences

Beauty is everywhere.<p>Photographer Mihaela Noroc sought to capture that when she quit her job in Romania and set out for a journey around the world, armed with only a backpack and camera. The 29-year-old photographed hundreds of women. She traveled to 37 countries, snapping portraits of women in …

Beauty

Debbie Harry, Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith Lead A Women-Centric Tibet House Benefit

"I saw Laurie Anderson in Germany once, leaving a hotel with Lou Reed," Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne recounted in a phone interview this week. "I've never seen her play though. So this is going to be nerve-racking."<p>He's referring to the fact that he and his band will be gracing the same stage …

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Incredible Images of the Northern Lights

Here are some of the best images of the aurora borealis, captured in 2014.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Northern Lights<p>Follow Claudine Williams on Twitter: www.twitter.com/somewherelux