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Where the word praya came from and how it became part of place names in Hong Kong | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Summertime means heading out to the beach, the seaside – <i>la plage</i> (French), <i>la playa</i> (Castilian), <i>la spiaggia</i> (Italian) and, in Portuguese-speaking …

Logan Smith, Activist Behind @YesYoureRacist, Outs Charlottesville White Nationalists on Twitter

U.S. news<p>On Friday, as the civilized world was reeling from the images of angry white men marching through a college campus in defense of white supremacy, activist Logan Smith got to work.<p>The North Carolina man's task: Naming and shaming alleged white supremacists through his Twitter account, …

Pope Francis Replaces Conservative Top Theologian

For the second time in three days, there's been a high-profile exit from the Vatican administration. On Saturday, Pope Francis replaced the Catholic Church's top theologian, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller.<p>Mueller, who was the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a department …

The Perfect Crime May Be Possible in Yellowstone Park

If it wasn’t for the fact that he and his wife had a baby on the way, Brian Kalt may never have discovered how to commit the perfect crime.<p>A law …

Here's a Brief Animated History of EDM, as Told by Spotify | Thump

<i>Image via YouTube</i><p>With dance music becoming an increasing focus in pop culture and news, most people have come to associate it with neon-filled festivals, molly, that guy who dated Taylor Swift, and that one kid with the funny haircut making music for Justin Bieber. But Spotify wants them to know …

Harajuku Girl in Colorful Kawaii Fashion w/ Baby Doll, Kinji & Yoshida Beads

We spotted Cheru in her colorful ensemble and twin tails in the street of Harajuku. She is 18 years old and currently studying.<p>Cheru was wearing a …

What Anime Architecture Teaches Us About the Future of Cities

The Museum of Architectural Drawing in Berlin hosts an exhibition on the architecture of anime.<p>Within the world of animation and the subculture of anime, <i>Akira</i> and <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> stand apart as iconic and highly influential. Released in the late 1980s, both animated films featured dystopian …

Peter Lindbergh: ‘I don’t retouch anything’

The photographer who created the supermodels talks to Tamsin Blanchard on the eve of his exhibition<p>Flying into Rotterdam as the early mist hangs over the seemingly endless docks, it strikes me that this is an appropriate location in which to meet the photographer Peter Lindbergh. This is the man …

Two rare Amur leopards born at Twycross Zoo

Two Amur leopards - believed to be the world's rarest big cat - have been born at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire.<p>The cubs, who are as yet unnamed, are just a few weeks old and only recently ventured out of their den.<p>There are only about 200 Amur leopards in the world, which are mostly in captivity, …

Leopards

Create a folding paper animation

This style of animation is very popular, and has been seen in everything from TV commercials to short 3D movies. In this tutorial, we'll cover …

Graphics

Artist Spotlight: Francois Bard – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Artist Spotlight: Andy Burgess – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Art

Rendering The Complexity Of Tokyo By Hand

Just navigating Tokyo’s dizzying Shinjuku Station is a challenge. Drawing it is even harder.<p>For as long as rendering software like AutoCAD has existed, architects have debated the merits of computer-aided design over the tradition of drawing by hand.<p>Lucky for us, Japanese architect Tomoyuki Tanaka …

18 Examples Of Stair Details To Inspire You

Stairs have the surprising ability to determine how a home feels. They’re seen and used often so having a staircase that stands out is a great way to …

Astronomers capture supermassive black hole as it eats passing star

<b>(CNN) —</b> A star, caught in the grips of a supermassive black hole.<p>The immense gravity slowly strips the stellar material from its parent, forming a disc of gas around the black hole as it converts gravitational energy into electromagnetic radiation, producing a bright source of light visible on …

Universe

Erin M. Riley Weaves Sexts into Art

These days, seeing a naked selfie on Instagram is about as shocking as an overhead shot of a matcha latte. We see them, we critique them, we take them, we send them. But what if that contorted back-angle butt pic or the "oops, here's half my nipple" side-selfie took was woven by hand, string by …

Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan's 'hardcore' minimalists

Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials<p>Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other …

Japan

16 secret WhatsApp features that everyone should know about

Whatsapp has swiftly grown from a small startup to one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with over one billion users.<p>While you may use it every day, you might be unaware of the cool tricks and secret features hiding in the app.<p>Here are our favourite 16.<p>Use the new typewriter font<p>To …

Richard Quinn Is the Printmaster Fashion Needs

Designer Richard Quinn cut his teeth interning at Dior in Paris and with the master tailors on Savile Row in London. His work, hailed as "cracked couture" when it first debuted, breaths new life into the traditional silhouette and is a dizzying whilrwind of graphic prints, modeled head-to-toe by …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Swarming mayflies, a black-naped monarch and beached whales are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Short Animated Film: Dream Life of Paper

Dream Life of Paper, a dreamy short animated film by 1984 London.<p>Chris Jarrett of 1984 London kindly introduced me to their short animated film, …

Who Are The Most Famous Tattoo Artists We Love?

Wes Lang - Adored by Kanye<p>Native Americans and drawings of Walt Whitman, Chet Baker, and Ernest Hemingway, old school rock lyrics, American biker …

Body Art

Sculptor Mashes up Directors and Their Films in Gorgeous Detail

Alright, so my holiday wish-list is now officially started, and leading the “must have” column is pretty much all of these sculptures of directors …

This 7-year-old graffiti artist is tagging up Brooklyn

Lola Glass may be small, but she leaves a big mark.<p>The 7-year-old, Brooklyn-based graffiti artist has splashed walls throughout Bushwick as well as …

The Top 10 movies for entrepreneurs

Share13<p>Tweet<p>Share24<p>+17<p>Shares 44<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>If you ask my friends that go …

Meet the church janitor ... who's also a bow tie designer to the stars

It’s safe to say there are two very different sides to Christopher Chaun Bennett, a 31-year-old man who spends his days cleaning the Jubilee Christian Church just outside of Boston, where he’s a janitor and also worships.<p>But in his free time, you can find Bennett hard at work at home in the …

Bow Ties