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Apple-featured photographer explains how he edits on his iPhone

Apple's annual World Gallery showcases some of the world's best iPhone photos, picked from online entries submitted by photographers across the globe.<p>…

Intricate Glass Sculptures Are Receptacles for Memory

Amber Cowan re-works discarded materials to create pieces that are visually stunning and thought-provoking.<p>Using forgotten objects that others might easily throw away, artist Amber Cowan creates intricate sculptures. She concentrates on glass as a medium, gathering materials from American factories …

Off-grid

25 Times White Actors Played People Of Color And No One Really Gave A S**t

Think blackface and yellowface are a thing of the past? Get ready to cringe.<p>As if it wasn’t enough that Hollywood lacks serious diversity behind and in front of the camera, the industry also has a nasty (not so) little habit of giving diverse roles to white actors.<p>That means that while an average …

This Artist Makes Incredible Mini-Dioramas From Old Ring Boxes

Years ago, Canadian-Trinidadian artist Talwst (<i>née</i> Curtis Santiago) was challenged by a Parisian flea market vendor to transform an old ring box into …

Coloring Book

Student wants college to pay for her period —and she has a good point

Though colleges may provide helpful services, information, and even health-related products (i.e. condoms) to their students, there’s a specific item …

'To Kill A Mockingbird' remains among top banned classical novels

“To Kill A Mockingbird,” considered one of the best novels of the 20th century, is also one of the most controversial. According to the American …

Why Emma Watson Is Taking a Year Off From Acting

"It's a really cool period of time for me."<p>This year, Emma Watson won't be making any movies. "I'm taking a year away from acting to focus on two things, really. My own personal development is one," she tells bell hooks in the new issue of <i>Paper</i> magazine. Her UN women's rights campaign, HeforShe, is …

Inside the U.S. presidential graveyard - CNN Style

Written by By Sheena McKenzie, CNN<p>In a field in Williamsburg, Virginia, a ghostly army of U.S. presidents appears buried chest-deep, as if caught in a nightmarish quicksand.<p>George Washington's nose -- or what's left of it -- struggles to stay attached to his crumbling concrete face. Stains streak …

CNN

Kesha can't escape record contract, judge rules

Kesha's ongoing legal dispute against her producer and alleged abuser Dr. Luke just encountered a setback.<p>On Friday, a New York judge ruled against releasing Kesha Rose Sebert from her record contract with Dr. Luke (real name: Lukasz Gottwald), after she sued him in 2014 for ongoing abuse, …

Music Industry

Wild Animal Illustrations Burst Out of Geometric Encasings

Master doodler Kerby Rosanes (aka Sketchy Stories) is back with a new series of creative sketches. The Manila-based illustrator, who is internationally recognized for his whimsical illustrations, continues to combine elaborate detail with a trademark charm. In the past, Rosanes created intricate …

Viral

A Group of Male Lawmakers Voted To Keep A Tax That Only Applies To Women

seriously?<p>If you are an adult person with a vagina, there is a strong possibility that every month, you face a sizeable bill every time you have to re-stock on tampons, pads, etc. (Unless you use a menstrual cup, but that is an entirely different article.) And, because of reasons that can likely be …

27 Happiness Quotes That Will Make You Think Differently About Life And The Pursuit Of Happiness

<b>“All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.”</b><p>– Horace Friess<p><b>“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a</b> …

Even if Sanders wins the popular vote, Clinton could still get the nomination

The Democratic party decides its nominee in a massively undemocratic way – and is a ticking time bomb for the party and its voter base if Bernie keeps winning<p>Many people on Twitter expressed surprise that Hillary Clinton basically walked away with the same amount of total delegates as Bernie …

Genius: Misty Copeland Recreates Edgar Degas's Ballerina Paintings

She nails it.<p>Stop everything you're doing and just <i>look</i> at the perfection that is Misty Copeland's latest editorial for Harper's BAZAAR. Ken Browar and Deborah Ory photograph her in recreations of Edgar Degas's famous paintings and sculptures of dancers at the Paris Opéra Ballet. The results are …

Harry Potter Fans, Rejoice! New Book From The Wizarding World Coming This Summer

Attention, Harry Potter fans.<p>This is not a drill.<p>A new Harry Potter book will be published this summer.<p>The book, called <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,</i> picks up the story of Harry, Ron and Hermione where the epilogue left off, according to author J.K. Rowling's website, Pottermore. The book is …

Books

New Hampshire Primary: 5 Things That Explain The Results

Tuesday night's New Hampshire primary offered little surprise in terms of who actually won: Donald Trump triumphed big on the GOP side, while Bernie Sanders crushed Hillary Clinton with Democratic voters, just as polls had predicted.<p>The broader results and exit poll data show there are still deep …

Government

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

Mount Everest

Reaction rolls in to news of a Broadway-bound 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Reaction is already rolling in to producer Scott Rudin's announcement Wednesday that he is bringing Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" to Broadway for the 2017-18 season with none other than Aaron Sorkin adapting the 1960 novel.<p>Bartlett Sher, who won a 2008 Tony for "South Pacific," is set to …

Aaron Sorkin

“Trust me it’s not just about having a vagina”: Young women aren’t listening to older feminists’ “ignorant” pleas to vote based on gender

The college students we interviewed were overwhelmingly feeling the Bern<p>Old school feminists Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem recently hit the campaign trail for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton with the tactic of appealing to young women's sense of duty to their gender.<p>“We can tell our …

Levi's New "Wedgie Fit" Jeans Promise to Give You a Bigger Butt

History of the "big-butt trend" aside, it looks like pop culture's focus on large backsides isn't going away anytime soon. But if you're desperately seeking a way to boost your derrière without, you know, exercising, Levi's is here for you. The company has released a new style of jeans called the …

Why Millennial Feminists Don’t Like Hillary

Regardless of the cheers for her SNL skit this weekend, for many young women, Hillary Clinton isn’t feminist enough. How can she win them over?<p>In …

Feminism

No, Taylor Swift and Hamilton Are Not Fighting

Taylor Swift did not steal the Broadway musical’s Grammys performance slot.<p>Everyone likes <i>Hamilton</i>, right? Sure, <b>Lin-Manuel Miranda’s</b> smash-hit hip-hop Broadway musical is pretty much universally adored. Not much negative to say there. And most people like <b>Taylor Swift,</b> don’t they? She’s a guiding …