Katerina Marks

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Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them

Sometimes our smart phones are our friends, sometimes they seem like our lovers, and sometimes they’re our dope dealers. And no one, in the past 12 …

Social Media

The Handmaid’s Tale: How a 30-Year-Old Story Became 2017’s Most Vital Series

Margaret Atwood and Samira Wiley break down the modern details that make Hulu’s adaptation of the 1985 novel feel especially current.<p>Even <b>Margaret Atwood</b> couldn’t have predicted Uber. So Hulu’s adaptation of her 1985 dystopian novel, <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>—which takes place not in 1980-something, but an …

For Mary J. Blige, Pain Leads to Beauty

“Strength of a Woman,” the new album from Mary J. Blige, moves like a forest fire: ruthless, wide-ranging, blunt. The heat emanating off it is palpable. Ms. Blige has been scorned, is aggrieved and is dead-set on payback. No sensible person would want to be on the receiving end of this record.<p>There …

Mary J. Blige

These are the things in your home you should be spring cleaning

The spring cleaning tradition stems from a time when people spent months holed up in their homes, warmed by a fire, and then mercilessly opened their windows and freed themselves of dust and dirt.<p>The renewing feeling of spring endures. Becky Rapinchuk, founder of the lifestyle website Clean Mama, …

Cleaning

Apple's new 'Apple Park' spaceship campus will open in April

If you think Apple's products are impressive, just wait until you see the company's brand new campus.<p>Though the planning and construction has taken …

Apple

How Cuba's Reggaeton Defies Internet Restrictions

Reggaeton artist El Yonki prepares for his concert in Varadero, Cuba on Nov. 7, 2015. His spiky hair is synonymous with<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Lisette …

Kentucky Derby Fashion Inspiration From 1945

Fashion at the horse races, 1945.<br>Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 12<p>The horses that will take to track at the Kentucky Derby on …

Mapplethorped: Photography, The Perfect Medium

Two blockbuster exhibitions—and their accompanying catalogues—form the basis of this extended look back on one of the most influential photographers of the late 20th century.<p><b>Photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe</b><p>“Robert loved art books, especially large-format coffee-table books, which he absorbed …

Robert Mapplethorpe

Picture Perfect: 10 Photo Gifts to Make

Have you ever given a handmade gift that was oohed and ahhed over? A gift that the recipient fell in love with instantly, and you know for a fact will never part with? Chances are, that gift was personalized in some way with photos! Photo gifts are meaningful, special, and always well-received.<p>Have …

The House That Bleeds: Mexico’s Disappeared

Mexico’s social fabric is under siege and one of the many strains are the country’s daily disappearances—this project examines the issue from the perspective of the families. How does one react to the shocking loss of a family member?<p><b>Photographs and text by Yael Martinez</b><p>“People without memory are …

Your Photographs Could be Used by Drug Dealers - Photographs and text by Monica Alcazar-Duarte | LensCulture

The title for this series comes from a conversation I had with a soldier while asking for permission to take his photograph. The soldier’s answer summarized a sense of paranoia with which people in Mexico cope everyday of their lives.<p>This project started as my attempt to test the charged image that …

Blanco: Silent Landscapes - Interview with Awoiska van der Molen | LensCulture

<i>On the occasion of Awoiska van der Molen’s first major museum solo exhibition, titled “Blanco” (exhibited at FOAM in Amsterdam), LensCulture contributing writer Jack French traveled to the Netherlands to learn more about this artist’s poetic, intriguing work.</i><p>Within the oddly shaped and always …

The Fastest Way To Get Rid Of Deep, Painful Pimples, According To Top Derms

<i>By Renee Jacques, Allure</i><p>Photos: Michele Morosi/VogueRunway.com<p>As far as pimples go, those deep, humungous cystic-acne ones are probably the most traumatic. Aside from how much surface area those suckers tend to cover, the pain they cause makes them impossible to ignore. Press on one, and it …

Acne

Between Charl and Amy

Identity, Self-Portraits and Autofictions: The Invention(s) of French Photography - Curation by Fannie Escoulen for Dubai Photo Exhibition | Interview by Alexander Strecker | LensCulture

<i>An interview with the French curator Fannie Escoulen about her inventive exhibition that was shown at the inaugural Dubai Photo Exhibition. Her curated collection focused on self-portraiture.</i><p><i>In her words, “S</i><i>ome artists, such as Claude Cahun and Antoine d’Agata, have implemented various</i> …

10 Beauty Habits That Are Actually A Waste Of Time

PHOTO: BRAYDEN OLSON.<p>If our beauty routine had an astrological sign, it would be Gemini -- totally two-sided. We love pampering ourselves, taking care of our skin, and experimenting with new makeup and hairstyles. But sometimes, we feel like it takes soooo long and we just can't be bothered. There …

Dermatology

All The 'Down-There' Grooming Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask

We're getting real intimate.<p>"Down-there" grooming is a touchy subject ... literally. Whether you leave the hair-removal process up to the professionals or you prefer to do your own "landing strip" at home (yeah, we went there), you're probably still wondering if you've got this thing all figured …

How Times Have Changed: Photojournalism and the Middle East - Interview with Bryan Denton | LensCulture

<i>Freelance photographer Bryan Denton has spent most of his career photographing news in Afghanistan and the Middle East.</i><p><i>Now a mid-career photojournalist, he is one of the few who makes a living on assignments. Blink’s Laurence Cornet chats with him about the evolution of journalism in the region,</i> …

12 Longreads To Get You Through A Snow Day

Snowed in? Fend off cabin fever with these fascinating stories.<p>If you live in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic, a gigantic winter storm is about to screw up your weekend plans.<p>On the bright side, a snow day is one of the best excuses for finally getting around to tackling your Pocket or Instapaper …

Intimacy

A group show in Amsterdam explores ideas about intimacy and our universal desire to love and be loved — how do we think about intimacy, and what does it look like, really?<p><b>A group exhibition at Seelevel Gallery</b><p>The current group exhibition at Seelevel Gallery in Amsterdam presents four unique views …

Teens

Here's Why Scientists Are Giving Tiny Glasses To Insects

Have you ever seen a praying mantis look so chic?<p>Researchers are equipping praying mantises with stylish 3D shades -- and not just for fun.<p>The tiny glasses were used in a study published in the journal Scientific Reports on Thursday to analyze 3D vision in mantises, and to explore how they use …

LensCulture - Contemporary Photography

SPOTLIGHT<p>Mukono<p>In this video interview with Bastiaan Woudt, the photographer explains how his surreal methods contribute to his latest project in Uganda.<p>Video Interview with Bastiaan Woudt<p>Just Released!<p>The Best of LensCulture, Vol 2<p>Here are 162 award-winning photographers you should know. These …

Provenance Unknown

Project info<p>I am fascinated by the artistic process: how we determine what is “art”; the final product that artists present to the world; what has value in the cultural market; and what is never seen in the process of making art. Only witnessed by the artist in their studio. As an artist I am …

Scientist Discovers Hidden Portrait Beneath The Mona Lisa

Let the Mona Lisa mysteries continue.<p>For centuries, human beings from all walks of life have spent countless hours wondering what lies behind Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile. Is it superiority? Cunning? Boredom? Finally, after 500 years of wondering, French scientist Pascal Cotte thinks he knows what …

The 30 Best Sites for Buying Art Online

Deck out your walls in style, without ever leaving the comfort of your couch.<p>Deck out your walls in style, without ever leaving the comfort of your couch.

Wall Art

10 Old Hollywood Makeup Secrets the Screen Sirens Swore By

Courtesy of legendary makeup artist and chemist Ida Gàl-Csiszar.<p>Commissioned by Max Factor himself to create his wife's signature orange-red lipstick shade, Ida Gál-Csiszar wasn't just any ol' makeup artist in Hollywood's heyday. In fact your current go-to lip color could very well have been …

Secrets of kindness from Matthieu Ricard, the 'world's happiest man'

If being kinder is a goal for you, Matthieu Ricard has some good news. Kindness leads directly to happiness, says the 69-year-old Buddhist monk.<p>Ricard, often called the “happiest man in the world," has undergone hours of MRI scans during which scientists found unusually high levels of upbeat …

Here’s The Crazy Story About Thanksgiving You’ve Never Heard

Especially the parts about Squanto the "friendly Indian."<p>The Thanksgiving story you know probably goes a bit like this: English Pilgrims, seeking religious freedom, landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they found a rich land full of animals and were greeted by a friendly Indian named Squanto, …