Stealing Pallets

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Glass Vases Formed Within Wooden Enclosures by Scott Slagerman Studio | Colossal

<p>To explore the symbiotic relationship between two vastly different materials, LA-based artist Scott Slagerman in a collaboration with Jim Fishman …

Art

How Trump’s new tax plan could affect the art world

The US House of Representatives and Senate introduced separate proposals to overhaul tax law last month, but with an unpredictable legislative …

Fine Art

Figures in Silhouette March Across Building Facades in New Murals by David de la Mano | Colossal

<p>Spanish artist David de la Mano (previously) depicts anonymous hordes of soldier-like silhouettes marching to unknown destinations inside a …

Murals

Weird new Charles Jeffrey film riffs on fashion stereotypes

London menswear designer Charles Jeffrey has been keeping himself busy. In addition to his LOVERBOY label and club night by the same name, Jeffrey announced earlier this month that he would be holding his first solo exhibition at the NOW gallery, opening to the public this Thursday. In anticipation …

Best-Ever Lemon Bars

Stir together butter, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla and salt. Add one cup flour; mix just until incorporated. Press evenly into the bottom of an aluminum …

Physicists just found a loophole in graphene that could unlock clean, limitless energy

By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of atoms act …

How to sell a country: the booming business of nation branding

Lipetsk is already on the map: right there, on page 23 of the Collins World Atlas, a region of 1.2 million people, dead south from Moscow and not far from the border with Ukraine. But it’s not really <i>on the map</i>: it doesn’t feature in the slim mental atlas most of us carry in our heads; no one we …

London School of Economics

I fell for the cult of masculinity—and the myth that men are aggressive by nature

“Are you safe?” The nurse asked me. “Are you afraid of anyone right now?”<p>I was in the doctor’s office. My fiancé had insisted on driving me there. He was my Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, my secret abuser. He could go from gentle to furious in seconds, warm hugs giving way to shoves that left me black …

Why Men Masturbate In Front Of Women Without Their Consent

A therapist and psychoanalyst discuss the disturbing pattern in light of the allegations raised against Louis C.K.<p>Five women accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct in a New York Times report published on Thursday. Most of the allegations involved displays of masturbation without explicit …

This library of street drugs predicts mass overdoses

Meet the scientists building a library of designer drugs<p>On a July day a little over a year ago, over 30 people collapsed on a street in Brooklyn. They lay on the ground, vomiting down their shirts, twitching and blank-faced. Some, half-naked, made jerking movements with their arms, eyes rolled …

‘Play With Me’: Dolls and Female Objectification in the Age of Terry Richardson

First-time author Grace Banks on her new book "Play With Me: Dolls, Women and Art."<p>Grace Banks has spent the last few years researching dolls, the …

Graphic designers, you can now master Adobe for next to nothing

If a picture's worth a thousand words, then a professional-quality graphic design is worth at least ten thousand.<p>A graphic designer's job is so much …

Graphic Design

The Randomness of Language Evolution

English is shaped by more than natural selection.<p>Joshua Plotkin’s dive into the evolution of language began with clarity—and also a lack of it.<p>Today, if you wanted to talk about something that’s clear, you’d say that it has <i>clarity</i>. But if you were around in 1890, you would almost certainly have …

Linguistics

The 10 Commandments of Effective Communication | Inc.com

Communication is the lifeblood of every relationship. A lack of healthy communication causes marriages to fail, creates distance between parents and children and can destroy the culture of any organization.<p>Effective communication involves not only hearing what others say, but understanding …

Global Perspectives

The ultimate compendium of erotic artworks is finally here

Sex is the oldest of human behaviours – and for as long as we’ve had the tools to do so, we’ve documented our experiences of having it, or at least of wanting to have it. A new book archives this, with over 2,500 years of erotic artworks included in <i>The Art of the Erotic by Phaidon Editors.</i> From a …

8 Signs You're a Perfectionist (and Why It's Toxic to Your Mental Health) | Inc.com

People often confuse high achieving behavior with perfectionistic behavior. High achievers are dedicated, determined individuals who have a strong desire to accomplish something that's important to them. Their achievements are not about what others will think of them or a fear of failure, it's to …

Self-improvement

Maria Bamford: The First Time Someone Loved Me for Who I Really Am

At the age of 43, I had never had a relationship last more than a year. My colleagues in comedy suggested that it was par for the course in our business, and that paired with my psychiatric issues, I might never be eligible for lifelong commitment. But strangely, it was when I was hospitalized in a …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Russell Brand has the most genius hack for handling anger

British comedian, actor, and author Russell Brand is one of the most self-aware people, famous or otherwise, you're likely to ever encounter. He turns a morning interview into a quick meditation session. Without a single om.<p>"Meditation is your negotiation with your feelings that you want to think …

Nineveh | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nineveh was a major urban center in northern Mesopotamia from a very early date: for modern archaeologists, the site gives its name to an important …

Avant-garde legend Yayoi Kusama gets her own museum in Tokyo

Yayoi Kusama is about to apply a splash of colour to an unremarkable Tokyo suburb with the opening of a new museum dedicated to the avant-garde artist whose career spans six decades, tens of thousands of artworks and countless polka dots.<p>The 88-year-old’s trademark motif – along with her familiar …

Art

Oil Painting Glazes: An Artist Reveals His Secrets

Oil painter Gerald Dextraze explains his success with painting glazes<p>Glazing is the most forgiving technique in painting – and one of the least …

Artist Maggie West brings a portrait installation of sexually liberated women to Amber Rose's SlutWalk

SlutWalk is more than festival or hashtag. It started when, in 2011, a Toronto police officer attempted to educate a group of college-aged women on …

Mind-Boggling Art Installations By Cyril Lancelin

(Installation "weight 2", outdoor sculpture, Burgundy, France)<p>Art installations are supposed to engage the viewer and make them feel like they're …

Berlin Opens World’s Largest Street Art Museum (and It’s Free)

Not long ago, graffiti was little more than an illegal nuisance in most cities. Fast-forward a few short years and, thanks to Banksy and others, the …

Streetwear

This Year’s Turner Prize Show Is a Remarkably Satisfying Exhibition, Thanks to More Mature Artists

Reviews<p>In an edition which boasts a strong, politically engaged line-up, Lubaina Himid stands out as a favourite.<p>,<p>The politics of representation …

Going deaf has sharpened my art, David Hockney says

PARIS (AP) — Renowned British painter David Hockney says his hearing loss has helped sharpen his sense of space and perspective.<p>Speaking Tuesday at a …

Beset by visions, artist Yayoi Kusama has no intention of slowing down

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama, whose work commands some of the highest prices of any living female artist, said on Tuesday that at age 88, she still fills her days painting and has no intention of slowing down.<p>Long known for her obsessive, dot-covered art and pumpkin …

Art

Want to Understand the Art World? Follow These 12 Influencers on Instagram

Art World<p>Adrian Cheng, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Nancy Spector, and other international tastemakers let followers inside their day-to-day lives.<p>,<p>Savvy …

Interesting and colorful paintings made with controlled pours

Ian Davenport developed a cool technique of pouring paint down surfaces, allowing paint in works like <i>Giardini Colourfall</i> to pool at the bottom. …