Randall Barnes

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7 Tips from Edgar Allan Poe on How to Write Vivid Stories and Poems

There may be no more a macabrely misogynistic sentence in English literature than Edgar Allan Poe’s contention that “the death… of a beautiful woman” …

Literature

"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" …

Afghan graffiti artist strives to beautify Kabul | Afghanistan

His plan is to make Kabul the graffiti capital of the world, one mural at a time. It won't be an easy task; there are kilometres of blast walls in the Afghan capital, symbols of the perilous security here.<p>Artist Kabir Mokamel and a group of supporters have started the project with their own …

Afghanistan

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Entertainment<p><i>GQ</i>’s Caity Weaver goes whale watching with the star of <i>Girls Trip</i>.<p>By Caity Weaver1 day agoView More<p>News and Politics<p>Faked photos, Nazi …

Illustrator's Ingenious Cut-Outs Turn Any Landscape into Clever Clothing Designs

Jordan-based illustrator Shamekh Al-Bluwi has found a brilliant way to combine his passion for fashion and architecture into a series of cleverly crafted illustrations. Like many of his contemporaries, the visual artist sketches his fashion illustrations on paper; however, he completes his drawings …

Drawing

American artist combines ukiyo-e and graffiti art in the coolest way possible

<b>Street art</b> is just cool. <b>Ukiyo-e woodblock prints</b> are also just cool. Put them both together and you get the uber-cool identity-exploring works of Los …

Coming Soon: Brian Selznick's The Marvels

Brian Selznick is one of the great artists of our time. In what is now a trilogy (<i>The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Wonderstruck,</i> and the soon-to-be-out <i>The Marvels</i>) he has created a unique storytelling style, one that blends illustration and text in an engrossingly original way. It is an aesthetic and …

Art

U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead.<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This story says that the …

Military

Three Ways Public Spaces Can Make Cities More Vibrant | Smart Cities Dive

The Cheonggye River in Seoul, South Korea is a great example of how cities can use public spaces to revitalize the local economy and improve quality …

Jerry Saltz: How and Why We Started Taking Kim Kardashian Seriously (and What She Teaches Us About the State of Criticism)

<i>A conversation between senior art critic Jerry Saltz and editor David Wallace-Wells about just what to make of Kim Kardashian, her sort of brilliant</i> …

Kim Kardashian

Eddie Huang self-destructs: Why the “Fresh Off the Boat” author’s descent into misogyny is so depressing

I’ve compared him to Richard Pryor. But after his latest Twitter meltdown, even I have to say “you’re on your own”<p>Last week, the sitcom-watching portion of Asian America finally got the news they’d been waiting for with bated breath: <i>Fresh Off the Boat</i> survived.<p>In fact, a lot of great shows …

Hardliner tries to reform Thailand’s Buddhist monks behaving badly

Scandals involving drugs, financial impropriety and lavish lifestyles have tarnished the reputation of the country’s dominant religious order<p>Think Buddhist monk, and bodyguards and bomb threats probably don’t spring to mind. But that’s exactly what Phra Buddha Issara is dealing with as he mounts a …

Human Rights

Upcoming: Shepard Fairey – “Printed Matters” @ Library Street Collective

On May 22nd, <b>Shepard Fairey</b> (<b>featured</b>) will be returning to Detroit for the first time in over a decade for a solo at <b>Library Street Collective</b>. <i>Printed</i> …

Few Artists Can Draw Engines Freehand Like This

Then, there’s the fact that the illustration was done <i>completely from memory</i>.<p>Last year, our colleagues at <i>Sploid</i> showed how Korean artist Kim Jung Gi …

Non-Destructive Street Art—Indoors

<i>In Global Graffiti: More than Writing on the Wall by Angela Riechers, we take a look at graffiti, from the subways of a collapsing New York City to</i> …

ISIS has mastered a crucial recruiting tactic no terrorist group has ever conquered

Local imams are speaking about having to fight against a tide of young people who are turning to radical Islam in increasing numbers, Twitter is scrambling to shut down Islamic State accounts that spew propaganda and advertise the brutal acts the group carries out, and airport customs officials are …

Germany's Last Remaining Banksy Piece Has Been 'Vandalized'

An attempt to preserve a stencil of a girl holding an atomic bomb recently failed when an anonymous vandal wrote "GRAFITTI" (sic) all over it.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany.</i><p>An unidentified person has "destroyed" the only remaining Banksy piece in Germany. The piece <i>Bomb Hugger</i> in …

Vintage Ladies Display Charm and Style in Retro Paintings

Slava Fokk's retro paintings depict feminine characters in a stylized world of bygone eras. The artist defines his female figures by painting exaggerated cheekbones, dramatic eyes, angular chins and arching eyebrows. Drawing from a vintage palette, the Moscow-based artist forms an environment for …

Art

Jed Perl’s Magicians & Charlatans: In An Ailing Art World, the Best Discoveries Can Stir the Soul

A specter is haunting the art world today; in it, a gaggle of pernicious trends and influences, and of self-generated manners, attitudes and …

Inside Designer Michelle Nussbaumer's East-Meets-West Bedroom

For the Dallas-based designer and owner of the popular showroom Ceylon et Cie, the most personal space in the house is a haven for her — and her four-legged friends. Here, her love of travel, color, and pattern all come together: "I've always loved exotica, especially that mesh of culutres and …