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Peeking Into The Overly-Efficient Minds Of Speedrunners

Most Super Mario Bros. players wouldn’t think twice about picking up a fireflower during their playthrough. For speedrunners, however, doing so comes …

Edinburgh art festival review – ugly beauty in the Jekyll and Hyde city

Calton Hill in Edinburgh is, architecturally, the sanest place in Britain. This deliberate recreation of the Acropolis of ancient Athens is graced with early 19th-century classical temples that express a belief in science, philosophy and education, embodying the spirit of the Scottish Enlightenment …

Scotland

The Morgan Library & Museum adds exceptional group of works to its collections

<b>NEW YORK, NY</b><b>.-</b> The Morgan Library & Museum announced today the addition of a number of important objects to its renowned collections. The works …

Architecture Billings Index Moderates Slightly, Yet Remains Positive

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has reported that the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has remained positive in July for the sixth …

Should Your Brand Get Verified On Twitter

<b>While social media is very much an open book, allowing everyone to get involved, there are still one or two little ‘clubs’ that have sprung up. These</b> …

Books that will Improve your Knowledge of the World

Inspired by a reader’s question to me, I thought I’d ask Farnam Street follers on Facebook and Twitter for an answer to the question: <b>What books would</b> …

Bourne Again: “Jason Bourne” and the Politics of Self-Knowledge

<i>JASON BOURNE</i> (dir. Paul Greengrass)<i>,</i> tacked on almost 10 years after the third Bourne installment (though of course there was <i>The Bourne Legacy</i>, …

Bookworms, not digital dinosaurs

THE annual Shanghai Book Fair has once again debunked the doomsayers who predicted the digital age would be the death of words written on pages.<p>The …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 30 – A Book of Mediterranean Food by Elizabeth David (1950)

<i>A Book of Mediterranean Food</i>, written and published in an age of postwar rationing, when food coupons were still in force and the national diet was dominated by bread and gristle rissoles, dehydrated onions and carrots, and toad in the hole made with corned beef, was a cri de coeur by a sensual …

Books

Neil Gaiman Reads “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury,” His Lovely Present for Bradbury’s 91st Birthday

A touching ode to friendship as a kind of mutual memory.<p><i>“It’s part of the nature of man to start with romance and build to a reality,”</i> <b>Ray Bradbury</b> (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) observed in his forgotten 1971 conversation with Carl Sagan and Arthur C. Clarke about the future of space exploration. …

Literature

This Week in Fiction: Curtis Sittenfeld on the Elegant Comedy of Hypocrisy

<i>In “Gender Studies,” your story in this week’s issue, a recently separated woman named Nell attends an academic meeting, and ends up having a one-night stand with the airport-shuttle driver who takes her to her hotel. There are also a lot of class- and education-based differences between the two of</i> …

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How to score a live Shakespeare production

Sound designer Malcolm Dow pulls back the curtain on the often overlooked world of theatrical sound design<p>As the actors move across the stage, the …

Making a Home for Black History

The vision and the challenges behind a new museum on the National Mall.<p>A few years ago, Rex Ellis, the associate director of curatorial affairs for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open in September on the Mall in Washington, D.C., made a phone call. Ellis is …

In Myanmar, the AIIB Could Buttress China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Framework

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank could come to play a greater role in Myanmar.

Myanmar

A Fairy Tale of Infinity and Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama Illustrates Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”

“Her skin was as soft and tender as a rose petal, and her eyes were as blue as the deep sea, but like all the others she had no feet. Her body ended in a fish tail.”<p>In her tremendous essay on fairy tales and the importance of being scared, the Polish poet and Nobel laureate Wisława …

Voynich Manuscript: exact replicas to be made of 'world's most mysterious book'

The world's most mysterious book has been locked away in a vault at Yale University for nearly all of the past half century, its worn pages accessible to few and its secrets thus far decipherable to no one.<p>Written in an unrecognisable language, the 15th century Voynich Manuscript has stumped the …

Replicas

Is the Kardashian Family Being Paid Illegally for Social Media Posts?

Truth in Advertising Inc. has threatened to report America’s royal family to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for eschewing federal labeling …

Things You Should Know About being a Workaholic

<i>Do you live at work? Always answering work emails and calls while at parties and dinners? Do most of your weekend plans involve work? You might just</i> …

Capturing the City: Urban Photography and Urban Photographers

August 21, 2016<p>Deeply invested in contemporary art, Widewalls magazine aims to provide a unique experience for its readers in form of in-depth and …

Street Photography

Infographic: These Athletes and Brands Created the Most Social Buzz During Rio

From comedian Leslie Jones live tweeting for NBC to swimmer (and now national embarrassment) Ryan Lochte using Snapchat to document his antics—though …

Barrier to reform? Suu Kyi sticks with Myanmar central bank chief | Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi is standing by the country’s central bank governor, despite concerns from commercial bankers, government advisors and some of his own officials at the pace of reform on his watch.<p>Central Bank Governor Kyaw Kyaw Maung (R) speaks to the media during a …

Asia

A Monument to Outlast Humanity

In the Nevada desert, the pioneering artist Michael Heizer completes his colossal life’s work.<p>1. Sleeping Beauty<p>“I’m trying to tell you the story of my strange life,” the artist Michael Heizer said to me. “I’m not sure how much I want everyone to know, but it’s all going to come out.” It was March …

Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations (Review)

Review<p>by Jasmine Sahu<br>published on 21 August 2016<p><b>Rating:</b> <b><br>Audience:</b> University<b><br>Difficulty:</b> Medium<p><b>In this collection, Mary Beard discusses some of the</b> …

Channel Cool Cali Decor Vibes With These Resources

Vanessa's California home is furnished with her husband's Mid-century modern collection and handmade pieces from her company, Studio Matsalla, …

Home Decorating

Ancient Nubia (Kingdom of Cush) in Sudan

HOME / Table of Contents = Civilizations - Cultures - Areas - Regions - Prehistory <br>Other Archaeological Sites / The Neolithic of the Levant (500 Page …

Reedom Bookstore / Cao Pu

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located on Middle Furong Road, Changsha, the 17-storey Firework Mansion used to be the dormitory …

archatlas: In Contemporary Architecture, the Section Is the Generator The following text is excerpted from Manual of Section by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016). What is a section? In reference to architectural drawing, the term section typically describes a cut through the body of a building, perpendicular to the horizon line. A section drawing is one that shows a vertical cut transecting, typically along a primary axis, an object or building. The section reveals simultaneously its interior and exterior profiles, the interior space, and the material, membrane, or wall that separates interior from exterior, providing a view of the object that is not usually seen. This representational technique takes various forms and graphic conceits, each developed to illustrate different forms of architectural knowledge, from building sections that use solid fill or poche to emphasize the profile of the form, to construction details that depict materials through lines and graphic conventions. In an orthographic section the interior is also described through interior elevations of the primary architectural surfaces, while the combination of a section with a perspective describes in depth the interior as a space, using the techniques of perspectival projection. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1959) Frank Lloyd Wright New York Notre Dame du Haut (1954) ​Le Corbusier Ronchamp, France United States Pavilion at Exo ‘67 (1967) Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao Montreal, Canada Iberê Camargo Foundation Museum (2008) Álvaro Siza Porto Alegre, Brazil Rolex Learning Center (2010) SANAA Lausanne, Switzerland Taichung Metropolitan Opera House (2016) Toyo Ito & Associates Taichung, Taiwan Ford Foundation Headquarters (1968) Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates New York Images and text via (via archatlas)

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Architecture

Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion by Gareth Stedman Jones – review

When I lived in Moscow, I more often than not walked to work down Okhotny Ryad, a grand central boulevard. Like many places in Russia, it had been renamed after 1991 as part of a push to remove anything redolent of communism from the map. Like many de-Sovietising initiatives, however, the process …

Karl Marx

Islam v Christianity Part II

This contest between Islam and Christianity is primarily at the elite level. The bulk of those in Turkey do not support the idea of returning to the …