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Blockchain: A Very Short History Of Ethereum Everyone Should Read

Even those who are not familiar with blockchain are likely to have heard about Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and payment system that uses the technology. Another platform called Ethereum, that also uses blockchain, is predicted by some experts to overtake Bitcoin this year.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum …

Cryptocurrency

Enough Photography Links to Make You Happy for a Week!

It's been a wonderful week in the wide world of photography with artists and content creators sharing great shots and articles in all corners of the …

Photography

4 Podcasts That'll Make You Wish Your Commute Were Longer

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, I don’t need to tell you that podcasts are the new cool. As a self-proclaimed podcast …

Get to know Nigeria’s most controversial fashion magazine

<i>A Nasty Boy</i> is possibly Nigeria’s most controversial magazine. The webzine, which bills itself as a publication exploring otherness in fashion, people and culture, has ruffled feathers domestically while garnering international acclaim for its unflinching portrayal of Nigerian masculinity. Through …

The Hacker Who Cared Too Much

When a programmer shut down a hospital website to defend a sick girl, he raised a crucial question: What are the bounds of protest in the digital age?<p>…

What Can We Learn From Canada's 'Appropriation Prize' Literary Fiasco?

A short column titled “Winning the Appropriation Prize” published in early May has sparked a small but fiery debate in the Canadian literary …

Framing

“Write What You Know” is Not Good Writing Advice

You’ve heard it before: Write what you know. I wonder what you think of that, because, frankly, I don’t think much. I’ve been known to pooh-pooh it …

Writing

The Complex Reasons Why Some People Cheat

A woman came to my office a few times during the past few months. Her husband had encouraged her to enter therapy because of his concern about how …

Antidepressants

The female gaze through 70 years of Magnum

In 1960, the Magnum photographer Eve Arnold spent a year following Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam movement around the United States. The white, female photographer and the leader of black America’s radical movement found they both understood the power of images. Malcolm X helped Arnold, though …

Street Photography

Let’s talk about intimacy – and why it makes for better love and sex

The key to a great relationship is more than physical – it’s about taking off the mask and really revealing yourself<p>Is there anything we still need to know about sex? Apparently, yes: and the missing ingredient is a gamechanger not just for individuals, but entire nations.<p>Sex has been centre-stage …

Relationships

Damien Hirst: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable review – beautiful and monstrous

Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, Venice Filling two museums with ancient ‘treasure’, Hirst’s spectacular mix of storytelling, invention and humour is art for a post-truth world<p>Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable – Damien Hirst’s decade-in-the-making Venetian extravaganza – is as …

Damien Hirst

What Happened to Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain,’ The World’s Most Famous Missing Urinal?

In 1917 Marcel Duchamp created his famous ‘Fountain,’ a urinal that was also ‘readymade’ work of art. Reproductions might survive, but the original …

Street artist constructs gigantic geometric portraits with reclaimed wood

Belgian street artist Stefaan De Croock (a.k.a. Strook) just unveiled a gigantic portrait made entirely out of reclaimed wood. Working with wood …

Surreal Feminist Paintings Ponder the Meaning of Life

Alexandra Levasseur paints fantastical portraits of women that balance naturalism and existentialism.<p>Artists have always questioned the world and existence. But Alexandra Levasseur is a painter whose existentialism manifests itself in unpredictable and fantastical ways. In her multi-layered work, …

Art

Shock Now

Following John Berger’s January death there’s been a resurgence of interest in his 1972 BBC television series <i>Ways of Seeing</i>. The series addresses the …

Art
Books

11 Indigenous Authors You Should Be Reading Instead Of Joseph Boyden

Turn these pages.<p>In a written statement, Boyden, who has at various points claimed Metis, Anishinaabe, Nipmuc and Mi'kmaq heritage, admits he has stolen the spotlight on Indigenous issues as he is "a white kid from Willowdale with native roots."<p>What does authenticity mean when it comes to fiction? …

The Polaroid Pop prints 3-inch photos and has a 20-megapixel sensor

The zombie brand rides again<p>The Polaroid brand has been licensed to CES gadgets for years now, and so of course it’s back again this year on another new camera that mashes up digital and physical photography. It’s called the Polaroid Pop, and it shoots (and prints!) 3-inch by 4-inch instant photos …

Gear & Gadgets

The Start-Up That Is Revolutionizing Museums | Inc.com

Did you grow up bored with museums too? Grown-ups talked about them like they were an adventure but they made them feel like history class for old people.<p>Times have changed!<p>An entrepreneur and his team have transformed museums into exciting, vigorous, personalized adventures where you meet people, …

Museums

Was There a First Human Language?: Theories from the Enlightenment Through Noam Chomsky

During the 17th and 18th centuries, European Enlightenment philosophers discarded the origin stories in religious texts as wildly implausible or …

Famous Female Painters You Need to Know

Leonora Carrington - The Ultimate Surrealist<p>A surreal universe of <b>Leonora Carrington</b> is based on a variety of influences including <b>Celtic literature,</b> …

The Forgery That Helped Make Michelangelo Famous

At the beginning of his career, Michelangelo went along with a plan to make a marble sculpture look much older in origin. It helped make his …

Has Internet Culture Ruined Love and Sex?

In a world of too much stuff, too many images, and too many opinions, it’s a compliment to call <i>Future Sex</i> (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $25), culture …

Digital Culture

50 great quotes about Europe and Europeans

Literature

Why True Love Doesn’t Have to Last Forever

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Andy Warhol

Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future of human genetic enhancement

Jamie Metzl Contributor<p>Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council.<p>After 4 billion years of evolution by one set of rules, our species is about to begin evolving by another.<p>Overlapping and mutually reinforcing revolutions in genetics, information …

Molecular Biology

You Think You Have Free Will? Science Says Think Again | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You make decisions every day, don't you?<p>You assert yourself hourly. Especially if you're American.<p>You take life by the horns and you show it who's boss.<p>I have some news: You may be deluding …

Consciousness

2 Tinder Users Filmed the Before, During, and After of Their First Date

"I'm gonna try to kiss her."<p>When two artists, Daniela Sea and Andy Leek, found they were a match on Tinder, it didn't take long for the two to discuss how they could collaborate. Andy came up with a grand idea: They could each film their first meeting and date from their point of view, then merge …

Clear-eyed and cutting edge: has the short story come of age?

<i>Clear-eyed and cutting edge, with a kaleidoscope of voices, the latest story collections take us to places few novelists dare, says Anthony Cummins</i><p>Oh, is it short stories?” asked the friend on whom I’d pressed Mark Haddon’s excellent and surprising <b>The Pier Falls</b> (Jonathan Cape, £16.99). “Don’t …

South Africa