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Aldi launch value garden range full of summer entertaining essentials

<b>Aldi is making it easier to spruce up your outdoor space this summer by selling everything from a garden swing to a hedge trimmer – and all without</b> …

DIY Wood Slab Side Table With Hairpin Legs

Nothing is better than making your own furniture. Creating something that is functional, customized, and budget friendly is a win-win. This rustic …

Watch Adam Savage Use a Band Saw to Remove a Stuck Lens Filter in This Cringe-Worth Video

Every photographer has at one time or another struggled to remove a jammed filter, either because it was threaded onto the lens too tightly or …

The man behind Banksy may have been accidentally revealed

The evolution of street art and graffiti is directly tied to political resistance, popping up anywhere and everywhere the artist desires their voice …

Streetwear

12 awesome things to do in Madrid for free

If you’re visiting Madrid on a budget, you’re in luck. The city has plenty of free attractions and entertainment. Here are 12 of the best things to …

Andy Warhol’s First 'Selfie' Sells for $7.7 Million

Andy Warhol’s first self-portrait sold in a London auction for $7.7 million Wednesday.<p>The artwork was sold in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening …

Meet The Graffiti Artist Behind Some Of The World’s Most Iconic Murals

Victor Ash is old school. He came up on the mean streets of Paris as a graffiti writer in the early 1980s. Ash tagged any wall, alley, building, or street he could find. He refined his skills with trips to New York — where he befriended members of New York’s iconic graffiti scene. By the end of the …

This Graffiti Artist Is Flipping The Script With Clay And Mirrors

Once in blue moon, someone comes along and changes the whole game up. In this case, that someone is a graffiti artist named Jamie Toll, or MRToll if you’re on the streets of LA or New York. An Aussie immigrant, MRToll spent years tagging, until serendipity stepped in and forced him to give up paint …

Apple is ringing in its next retail store with a 250-foot traditional Chinese artwork

Apple’s next retail outlet opens on July 1 in Taipei—its first-ever in the island, 497th worldwide, and 78th in Asia, where it has steadily expanded its footprint. In May it opened its first store in Singapore, ringing in the occasion with a “giant” little red dot sign that some found …

Myth-Maker of the Brothel | by Ian Buruma | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Of all the masters of the woodblock print in the Edo Period, Utamaro has the most colorful reputation. Hokusai was perhaps the greatest draughtsman, …

Art

American Artists Dominate at Sotheby’s Solid $79.9 Million Contemporary Sale

Auctions<p>With help from guaranteed bids and a Warhol selfie, the evening's total was up 20 percent over last June's sale.<p>,<p>Bolstered by a slew of …

Important lessons Keith Haring taught us about life and art

Even if you don’t know his name, you know Keith Haring’s art.<p>Born in 1958 in Pennsylvania to a stay-at-home mother and an engineer-by-day-cartoonist-by-night father, Haring honed a natural talent for drawing during his childhood that he would take with him, aged 20, to New York. It was here that he …

10 Things to Watch on Netflix if You Love True Crime

Something to fill your Making a Murderer void.<p>1. <i>Cropsey</i><p>What starts as an investigation into an urban legend about a boogeyman turns into a stunning investigation of Andre Rand, a Staten Island man convicted of kidnapping children. The shaky camera (à la <i>Blair Witch Project</i>) will make you want to …

Murder-suicide

The Real Difference Between A Tex-Mex Taco And A Mexican Taco

It's time you knew the difference.<p>The state of tacos in America has come a long way. While tacos once predominately meant seasoning packets and shells straight from a box, today in many parts of the country tacos can be found with an array of homemade salsas, slow-cooked meats and soft …

Donald Trump promises universal healthcare and zero taxes for the poor if he wins in 2016

Republican firebrand Donald Trump has promised to scrap taxes for America’s poorest and offer healthcare for all if elected president — paid for by …