Hayley Oughton

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The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

50+ Drawing Ideas That Will Get You Sketching Right Now

Practice is a vital part of perfecting your drawing skills. Learning the basics and repeating them over and over again is the only way to improve. For proof, just check out what a few years of drawing practice can do. It’s truly incredible the progress that you can make by dedicating time to this …

Sketching

How Americans preserved British English

Americans today pronounce some words more like Shakespeare than Brits do… but it’s in 18th-Century England where they’d really feel at home.<p>It makes for a great story: when settlers moved from England to the Americas from the 17th Century, their speech patterns stuck in place. That was particularly …

Language

The joys and benefits of bilingualism | Tobias Jones

More than half the world’s population is now bilingual. Now thought to encourage flexibility of mind and empathy, bilingualism is also transforming societies<p>Everyone knows that it’s moving and melancholic to watch your children change over the years. But to hear them alter their language, over the …

Language

Misha Kahn collects "crap from the sea" for exhibition at Friedman Benda

American artist and designer Misha Kahn has gathered trash from the beach and turned it into objects that resemble sea creatures for an installation …

'If only I'd been warned!' - writers choose books to give to their younger selves

Books,Fiction,Culture,Essays,Science and nature,Poetry,Vladimir Nabokov,Daphne du Maurier,JD Salinger,Elizabeth Bowen,Joseph Heller,Simone de Beauvoir,William Golding<p>Julian Barnes, Margaret Drabble, Tessa Hadley, David Nicholls and others choose reading matter that would have been useful when young

Literature

A $450 million da Vinci is cool. Here's the real reason rich people spend millions on art

Gasps rippled through the Christie's auction house. And then cheers. "Salvator Mundi," a 600-year-old painting by Leonardo da Vinci, had just sold for $450 million.<p>It was the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.<p>What makes the stratospheric price even more remarkable? The poster-sized …

Fine Art

It's About Time You Started Acting Like a Lady

As women smash glass ceilings and elbow their way into the boys clubs, the perception of what it means to be a lady has shifted. Where the parameters of what's ladylike used to be...

'Stranger Things' New Posters Pay Homage To '80s Movies

Ahead of its second season, the team behind Netflix hit <i>Stranger Things</i> has released a string of promotional posters that pay homage to several cult …

Your photos just had a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what happened

If you've updated your phone, you're already shooting HEIF files instead of JPEGs.<p>At its developers’ conference earlier this year, Apple announced that it would be switching over to a high-efficiency photo format with the release of its next operating system. HEIF promises the same quality …

Mobile Photography

Comic Artist Maps the History of Languages with an Illustrated Linguistic Tree

Using research from Ethnologue, Minna Sundberg created this amazing infographic in the form of a magnificent tree, which illustrates the ancient linguistic links between the world’s languages. Trees and branches are often used by linguists as a visual metaphor to explain language origination. This …

Language

On The Eve of Destruction: Music Of The Vietnam War

At the dawn of the new documentary age ushered in by Ken Burns’ <i>Civil War</i> series in 1990, America was coming to the end of the heavily jingoistic era, …

Serena Williams’ new daughter’s name blurs the gender divide in a powerful way

(Side note: congratulations to the new parents!)<p><b>Words by Madison Vanderberg</b><p><b>From the editors of HelloGiggles</b><p>Serena Williams gave birth over the Labour …

The Incredible Story Behind a Haunting Picture of a POW in Vietnam

The man in the picture keeps his eyes to the ground. Though there are no walls keeping him in — the image was taken in a rice field — there’s no …

Kylie Jenner got surgery because cruel comment from a boy left her ‘insecure’

Kylie Jenner had lip fillers after being criticised by the first guy she kissed for her small pout.<p>The 20-year-old reality star admitted she had her …