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Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels

They don’t seem to believe in heroes as much as their male counterparts, which in some ways makes their storytelling a better fit for the times.<p>Once upon a time, in the smoky, violent neverland of crime fiction, there were seductive creatures we called femmes fatales, hard women who lured sad men …

Love It or Hate It, Artists Are Already Remixing the New Instagram Logo in Amazing Ways

Much of the backlash against the new Instagram logo can be chalked up to the simple fact that it isn't the old logo. The old logo, in fact, was so …

How Network TV Figured Out Binge-Watching

Networks are changing the way they develop and release new shows, and even commercials, as they seek to adapt to new TV viewing habits and profit …

Brutal Bolshoi: inside the troubled world of Russia’s legendary ballet

Film lifts the curtain on infighting at the institution after an acid attack on its artistic director. The Calvert Journal reports<p>What do the Bolshoi and the Kalashnikov have in common? According to a new documentary exploring the aftermath of an acid attack at the legendary ballet company in 2013, …

An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table!

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America. It’s pure silliness, staring right at …

Astonishing Color Photographs of Life in the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II

Between 1909 and 1915, Tsar Nicholas II commissioned innovative color photographer and chemist Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii to document what …

Anish Kapoor sued for leaving racist graffiti on his 'queen's vagina' sculpture at Versailles

The controversial sculpture, which has been repeatedly vandalised, could land the artist in court for inciting racial hatred<p>British artist Anish Kapoor announced at a press conference on Wednesday that a Versailles politician is taking him to court for choosing to display antisemitic information on …

First supermoon of 2015 – in pictures

The sight of a perigee moon happens when the moon is full and makes its closest approach to Earth. The next supermoons will be on 28 September and 27 October

Supermoon

I Didn't Understand the Need for Pop Culture—Until I Read the Bible

Brian Grasso, a freshman at Duke University, started a discussion this week when he published an op-ed in the Washington Post defending his decision …

Banksy: ‘I think a museum is a bad place to look at art’

In an exclusive, rare interview the notorious artist tells us about his new theme park project, Dismaland, and shares his thoughts on the contemporary art world<p>Buy the Guardian tomorrow for an exclusive, never seen before Banksy artwork<p><b>What is this thing?</b><p>In essence it’s a festival of art, …

Banksy Is About to Open a Nightmarish Version of Disneyland

It will also feature awesome musicians like Run the Jewels, Kate Tempest, and Massive Attack.<p>Notorious street artist Banksy has apparently decided to scale up his operation from wall tags and modest installations. <i>NME</i> reports that the mysterious Englishman (whose identity is still a complete …

"Reverse Graffiti" Technique is a Dam Good Idea

Sometimes you can make dirt beautiful by only washing part of it off<p>The UK's Green Street Media agency practices spraypaint-free, "eco-friendly" …

Enter the Optical Illusion Graffiti Void

Don't worry—you can't actually fall down these rabbit holes.<p>When you stare into any of the abysses created by German graffitist 1010, the abysses stare back at you—or at least they appear to. Inspired by the relationship between optics and neurology, the Hamburg-based artist has amassed a cult …

Street artist Bambi: on the trail of 'the female Banksy' loved by Harry Styles and Rihanna

A mystery package is said to have been delivered to Boris Johnson’s offices this week. It contained Boris’ very own Bambi. Nope, the Mayor of London …

Mexican Government Asked Street Artists To Paint 200 Houses To Unite Community

A youth organization that’s been known to use graffiti as a means of expression has teamed up with the government of Mexico to rehabilitate Palmitas, …

Amy Schumer Shut Down An Interviewer For Calling Her Character "Skanky"

So awkward, so awesome.

6 Books You Absolutely Can't Miss This May

Because nothing raises your badassery quotient like reading.<p>Real life proved more thrilling than fiction this month, with six non-fiction books beating out the competition as our top picks for May. From the story of the five men who took the civil rights movement to space to the memoir of a doctor …

Photographer Makes Houses Fly in Surreal Photo Series

Defy physics with new images from Laurent Chéhère's 'Flying Houses' series, currently on display at Muriel Guépin Gallery.<p>Photographer Laurent Chéhère’s <i>Flying Houses</i> are more than just vehicles straight out of Pixar's <i>Up</i>—they're blank canvases upon which the artist tells strange and fantastic …

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

Photography

Maps that shaped the world

<b>Bursting with information and often incredibly beautiful - maps do more than just show you where you are, or where you might be going. Here we tell the stories behind some fascinating examples.</b><p>The recently published Times History of the World in Maps features documents from ancient civilisations, …

Geography

Invisible Cities Illustrated: Three Artists Paint Every City in Italo Calvino’s Classic Novel

The medieval travelogue presents present-day writers and artists with an abundance of material. Writing in an age when the boundaries between fiction …

Rethinking Our Atlas of Possibility: An Alphabet Book of Imaginative, Uncommon, and Stereotype-Defying Occupations

An antidote to centuries of limiting and unimaginative ideas about what boys and girls can grow up to be.<p>As a lover of unusual alphabet books and of intelligent, imaginative children’s books that defy gender stereotypes, celebrate diversity, and counter bigotry, I was instantly taken with <b>Work: An</b> …

Children's Books

How to Paint a 'Love Letter' to a City

Stephen Powers and ICY Signs resuscitate the art of sign-painting—along with the morale of those in Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods.<p>In the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower in downtown Baltimore, a big, brusque guy runs a pop-up sign-painting studio with a few partners, known collectively as ICY Signs. …

Murals

Bürma’s Heavy Mëtal Revölution

Decades of military rule may have been slightly relaxed in Burma, but many hurdles remain in place.<p>YANGON, Burma — This commercial capital might be a …

Street Art Shows Social Media Culture Through Graffiti

Vancouver street artist iHeart uses graffiti as a vehicle to voice his opinions on societal issues.<p>Vancouver street artist iHeart uses graffiti as a …