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A Wild Country Grows in South Sudan

Day one is Thursday, and we roll out of Juba, South Sudan, in the ambassador’s official ride, a Toyota Land Cruiser in spotless white. The driver’s door is showered with gold stars across a familiar sky blue flag and the words L’UNION EUROPÉENNE, the heraldry of someone who matters in this vast, …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Articles about six book reading nooks on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable...<p>Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for...<p>In Portland, Oregon, an eco-friendly home …

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Tweak the Dark Corners of Your Operating System This Weekend

Some people are content to use their computers as they were originally intended. Others take matters into their own hands, get a little adventurous, …

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'I Can't Help Envying You': Famous Authors' Fan Letters to Other Authors

Nine letters of admiration sent between writers, and one scathing letter of scorn<p>William S. Burroughs / Letters of Note<p><b>Fantasy Novel Maps, Spoofed</b><p>An excellent letter of admiration from William Gaddis to Don DeLillo was recently published over at <i>The Daily Beast</i>. It's a reminder that writers are the …

Cityscape Archives

June 21, 2018<p>Stunning Photos of Matera’s Cave Dwellings and Historic Architecture<p>Italian photographer Federico Scarchilli turns his lens toward Matera, showing the spectacularly unique architecture of this ancient Southern Italian town. Matera is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in …

Photography

The Mother of All Rooftopping Photos, On Top of the Tallest Building in the World

Rooftopping photography enthusiasts enjoy climbing to locations that would make most people’s legs turn to jelly, pointing a camera straight down, …

Vertigo

Russia’s most extreme climbers operates under the pseudonym ‘Mustang Wanted’.

Colorized Black And White Photos Bring Historical Figures Like Darwin, Lincoln And Dali To Life (PHOTOS)

What would Charles Darwin or Jim Henson look like in color?<p>Thanks to Mads Madsen, an active Reddit and Facebook user with a knack for photo manipulation, we can find out what historical icons look like in color. The 18-year-old colorizes historical images, from close-ups of famed scientists Albert …

'Tom Was Lestat For Me': Authors Who Loved the Film Versions of Their Books

Authors are notorious for hating the movie adaptations of their work, but Philip K. Dick, Dennis Lehane, Anne Rice and others found themselves pleasantly surprised.<p>Warner Bros.<p><b>Movies That Quietly Spawned TV Shows</b><p>Last week, <i>Flavorwire</i> had a good laugh at the recently uncovered notes from the …