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The 80s: the best of times, the worst of times

There's a fantastically annoying ad on Spotify at the moment for yet another Hits of the 80s compilation CD. Voiceover man hails "the decade that just won't die" – which is true, even though, along with a large number of like-minded people, I spent most of the 80s doing my best to kill them. But …

How Artists of the 1980s Changed the Course of Contemporary Art

121 Definitions of Architecture

There are at least as many definitions of architecture as there are architects or people who comment on the practice of it. While some embrace it as …

Goodbye Studio Ghibli, your genius will endure

As Studio Ghibli's future looks uncertain, Robbie Collin pays tribute to the magic of Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki and Isao Takahata's animation studio, which produced Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro<p>When work began on My Neighbour Totoro, the second film to be made at Studio Ghibli, the …

Studio Ghibli: Japan's dream factory

There are no heroes or villains in the work of Studio Ghibli – just magic, everyday wonder, and love. As the revered Japanese animators release their new film, From Up on Poppy Hill, Robbie Collin is spirited away.<p><b>The first thing you notice when you disembark</b> the train at Mitaka station, on the …

How Akira sent shockwaves through pop culture and changed it

Ask anyone – Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 film <i>Akira</i> is largely considered the most important animation of all time. OF ALL TIME, Kanye West will tell you. It served as a visual ammo for his video for “Stronger”, some of its signature graphics recreated exactly as they appeared in the film.<p>One of <i>Akira</i>’s …

Anime

The directors of the Daniel Radcliffe farting-corpse film on death, unrequited love, and angry filmmaking

<b>I've read that during production on this film, you were a little obsessed with the possibility of one of you dying — that it would completely change how people interpreted the film.</b><p><b>Daniel Scheinert:</b> [<i>Laughs</i>] Not <i>obsessed</i>. It's something I kept bringing up. Dan, not so much, but I kept thinking, "Oh …

Typographic Graffiti That Changes Throughout the Day – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Graffiti artist DAKU has created a typographic piece in the Lodhi colony area of New Delhi. Words associated with life and the passage of time are …

How Georgia O'Keeffe left her cheating husband for a mountain: 'God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it'

<b>A new exhibition of paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe will shine a light on an odd, obsessive artist</b><p>In 1929, aged 41, Georgia O’Keeffe took a trip to New Mexico. By then, with the help of her husband, Alfred Stieglitz – an influential photographer and manager of the first modern art gallery in the …

Amazing architecture: All the RIBA 2016 award-winning buildings

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There Is Growing Evidence that Our Universe Is a Giant Hologram

If this depiction of space is correct, then like any computer, there is an inherent limit to the universe’s data storage and processing capacity.<p>If a friend told you that we were all living in a giant hologram, you'd probably tell him to lay off the kush. But incredibly, physicists across the world …

The Drag Scene That Gives Hope to the Young, LGBTQ and Homeless

We talked to the stars of the new ballroom drag scene documentary 'Kiki.'<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>There's a lot worth pausing for, rewinding, and then watching over and over again until the electric charge of the images and the raw dialogue stay with you forever in Sara Jordenö's …

LGBTQI

Comment on After Living in Norway, America Feels Backward. Here’s Why. by elioflight

First, there is an ungodly amount of money collected and misused by insurance companies for private planes, outrageous bonuses for salespeople, …

Insurance

Why/when did most men in the United States stop wearing hats every day?

The reason men no longer wear hats is three-fold: changes in transportation, hygiene, and hair.<p>A man's hat was used primarily as a means of …

Eight of the world’s most breathtaking theatres

The 10 most beautiful ceilings in the world

Some of the world’s most glorious sights can only be experienced if you crane your neck. Jonathan Glancey looks up.

Ten beautiful Brutalist buildings

Impressive concrete structures from around the world are collected in a new book, This Brutal World by Peter Chadwick. Jonathan Glancey chooses his favourites.

City Halls

Man v machine: can computers cook, write and paint better than us?

Artificial intelligence can now win a game, recognise your face, even appeal against your parking ticket. But can it do the stuff even humans find tricky?<p>One video, for me, changed everything. It’s footage from the old Atari game Breakout, the one where you slide a paddle left and right along the …

Portuguese Slave Traders Were No Match for Angolan Queen Nzinga Mbandi

The warrior queen fought colonization for several decades.<p>Nzinga as illustrated by Pat Masioni for UNESCO’s series on women in African history. …

Trading

Veterans will finally see the Nazi encryption machine they cracked in World War II

The story of the Enigma machine is pretty well known. It was a cipher used by the Nazis to send coded messages during World War II. The Brits cracked the machine and the war ended a lot sooner than it otherwise might have.<p>But the Germans had another, vastly more complicated cipher, which they used …

3 Reasons To Believe The Singularity Is Near

When Ray Kurzweil published <i>The Singularity Is Near</i> in 2006, many scoffed at his outlandish predictions. A year before Apple launched its iPhone, Kurzweil imagined a world in which humans and computers essentially fuse, unlocking capabilities we normally see in science fiction movies.<p>His argument …

Singularity

Space entrepreneur: Why build apps when you can make satellites?

It's a long way from the small town of Tumbarumba, Australia to NASA and space startups, but it's come naturally to Chris Boshuizen.<p>Growing up in …

venice architecture biennale 2016: instagram round-up

<b>venice architecture biennale 2016: designboom’s instagram round-up</b><br>image © designboom<p><b>over the past week, thousands of visitors have descended upon</b> …

Prefab Homes

Cherish Australia's freedom from fear, says refugee lawyer Deng Thiak Adut

In Australia Day address for NSW, former child soldier says: ‘How lucky I became. How lucky is a person who receives an education in a free land’<p>The refugee lawyer and former child soldier Deng Thiak Adut says Australians should cherish the freedom from fear that comes with living in their …

The Life of Mexico's Premiere Crime Photographer

“I was just nine years old, I’d see 20 to 40 corpses every day”, recalls Enrique Metinides, sitting stiffly in front of a black backdrop looking into …

Century-Old Hobo Graffiti Found Under L.A. River Bridge

Under an otherwise unmemorable L.A. River bridge, anthropologist Susan Phillips found a scribbling dated "8/13/14" and signed "A-No. 1." It shouldn't …

'Alice Through the Looking Glass' shows why we need a Five-Year Rule for sequels

Hollywood, bless its heart, is a mess of egos and a morass of human appetites. It's only natural that these ravenous industry forces often feed the town's worst addictions, like its ugliest creative indulgence: the ill-considered sequel.<p>That is why this is an intervention.<p>Pull up a seat, Hollywood, …

[Enfants soldats au Congo]

The Night Streets of Tokyo, Captured 'Blade Runner'-Style

By day, Liam Wong is an art director for a video game company. By night, he photographs the color and chaos of the largest city in the world.<p>One evening in Kabukichō, Tokyo’s red light district, Liam Wong snapped a photo (above) that changed how he saw the city: A taxi stands parked outside a “love …

Blade Runner