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The Man Who Spent 30 Years in the Rainforest Preserving the Music of the Bayaka

Louis Sarno went to record the music of the Central African Republic's Bayaka community in the 80s and never turned back.<p>In 2005, Noel Lobley—then a DJ and anthropology graduate from Oxford University—made an astonishing discovery. By sheer fluke, he stumbled across a neglected collection of over …

3D Imaging Is Helping Us Save History for the Future

We have a problem in our society. In fact, it’s more than just a societal problem—we have a global problem. Each year, more of humanity’s most …

Essential Arts & Culture: The theatricality of the Olympics, Wall Street on stage, a Luis Buñuel opera

Olympics pomp and design. A play about greed and our financial system. And an opera inspired by Luis Buñuel. I'm <b>Carolina A. Miranda</b>, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, and here are the top arts and culture news stories:<p><b>The Olympics as theater</b><p>U.S. viewers of the <b>Rio Olympics</b> have reveled in <b>Katie</b> …

The Arts

Why the exterior of D.C.'s soon-to-open African American museum is an exciting sign of what's inside

The last 18 months have seen a bonanza of museum openings around the U.S. There was the behemoth expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the spring. The Whitney Museum's move to downtown Manhattan in 2015. And the new Broad, in Los Angeles, last fall.<p>But the biggest of them all is …

Museums

50 Stunning National Parks Outside the U.S.

Given the beauty and majesty of America’s national parks, it can be easy to forget that countries all over the world are home to spectacular …

12 Things to Do in Bali. The Last One is Unbelievable.

It's on everyone's bucket list. Everyone. And for good reason. Just whisper the seductive word "Bali" at a party and witness the dreamy, faraway look in the hearer's eyes. Bali is more than just a destination. It's the epitome of an exotic paradise.<p>An Indonesian island known for lush terraced rice …

Olympic-goers get an eyeful of Rio's beauty-consumed culture

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Each morning, 75-year-old Jose Rebamar works his biceps, triceps and quadriceps with stone weights at an outside gym that looks out on Rio de Janeiro's iconic Sugarloaf Mountain.<p>Living in a city of near daily sunshine and warm weather, the ex-Brazilian Navy sailor says there …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Hiking

This artist is transforming Rio with larger-than-life Olympic installations

There is no event for art installations at the Olympics, but if there were, French artist JR would definitely be going home with the gold.<p>Utilizing …

America seen from abroad: arrogant, nice, tech-savvy, free

BANGKOK (AP) — The rest of the world may think Americans eat a lot of burgers, have huge shopping malls and are ruled by an arrogant government. And yet the "Ugly American," it would seem, isn't all bad. Americans are also seen from afar as generous tippers, friendly, uncomplicated, rich and the …

Exploring Greece, the Land of Mythology, with Kids

<i>Koutsoupia - Siviri hiking trail at Sani Resort (Courtesy Sani Resort)</i><p>Visit a land where mythology, fun and sunshine combine to create a fascinating family-friendly vacation. Glorious beaches, fascinating places to visit and a wide choice of family friendly hotels and resorts in Greece make the …

21 new World Heritage Listed places to add to your bucket list

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Fossil-rich cliffs in Canada from 500 million years ago, …

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A postcard from the world’s most bizarre border

<b>Ahead of a BBC Two programme, Dangerous Borders: A Journey Across India & Pakistan, Jack Palfrey recalls a trip to one of the world's most bizarre borders.</b><p>The crowd bursts into a deafening roar as a troop of Indian soldiers emerge into the sun-scorched concrete amphitheatre, clad in pressed Khaki …

On Being Right about Right and Wrong

An Interview with Michael Shermer.<p><i>This story was originally posted on author Sam Harris’s blog.</i><p>Michael Shermer is the Publisher of <i>Skeptic</i> magazine, a …

Same-sex Marriage

In Corsica, an effort to revitalize the local language – and a national identity

Part 14 of Who is 'Europe'?, a weekly series on how European natives and residents are responding to pressures from terrorism, migration, …

Learning a language helped me overcome a fear I've struggled with my whole life

How many times have you heard this when you run a Google search for how to learn a language:<p><b>"The best way to learn how to speak a language is to speak it."</b><p>I wish I earned a dollar every time I've read this. I'd be super rich!<p>But despite its popularity amongst language learners, it's still advice …

Lessons With One of the World’s Greatest Abstract Artists

Japan's Kan Yasuda<p>Myomu, White Marble. Sapporo Sation, Hokkaido<p><b>From Issue Two of the Gear Patrol Magazine. Subscribe today for 15% off the GP …

Art

Borders And Boundaries: A Multi-Disciplinary Exhibit At St. Petersburg's Street Art Museum

<b>Rafael Schacter Takes a More Nuanced Approach to the Migration Crisis</b><p>Commerce and technology have been eroding traditional constructs of the borders and boundaries, especially in the age of the Internet, satellites, transnational banking and trade agreements that create governing bodies that openly …

Streetwear

10 Valuable Lessons to Be Learned From Japanese Culture

10 Valuable Lessons to Be Learned From Japanese Culture<p>Updated on July 22, 2015<p>Living In Japan Changed My Life<p>I had the privilege of living in Japan …

Staging Britain’s multiculturalism

“CUTTIN’ IT” opens with Muna, at first glance a typical British 15-year old. She’s late for school: “Not again. I cannot be late again. I’ve taken …

Travel Around the World in These 10 Amazing Movies Currently on Netflix

We're almost to August, so we hope you're spending your days lounging by a pool somewhere, ice-cold cerveza by your side – or, even better, on the …

How This Couple Created the All-In-One Travel Jacket That Is Nearing $2 Million on Kickstarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hiral Sanghavi is a smart dude. At 29, he’s already started multiple businesses, won several robotics competitions and is studying for his MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. But that doesn’t mean he’s not …