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Harry Potter has never been prettier than in these Olly Moss prints | Polygon

Olly Moss, the pop artist known for his dramatic takes on classic franchises, unveiled a seven-print, original series based on Harry Potter.<p>Created in collaboration with Pottermore, the online home for the works of J. K. Rowling, each of Moss’ prints is based on one of the seven core Harry Potter …

Taylor Swift Gushes Over Kings of Leon’s New Album: “You Need It in Your Life”

Kings of Leon just dropped their latest album, <i>WALLS</i>, and no one is a bigger fan than Taylor Swift. The singer took to Instagram on Friday to …

New Albums

The dazzling anime epic that’s setting Japan alight

<i>Warning: The idea for Your Name came from a single image, which director Makoto Shinkai envisaged as the film’s ending. We don’t think revealing that image will spoil your enjoyment of the film, but if you’d rather not know, we’d advise you to watch the trailer instead.</i><p>Hollywood has built a …

You Can Fix Wet Book Pages With This Simple Life Hack From Japan

Getting caught in the rain when you’re walking home from school is pretty annoying, but at least you can dry yourself afterwards. But what about your …

Crafting

Largest Japanese festival in Singapore to be held in October

SINGAPORE: Japanese tradition, food and pop culture will be on display at the largest Japanese festival to be held in Singapore yet, on Oct 29 and …

Japan

11 Hidden Spots to Enter the Underworld

A world tour of the gateways of Hell.<p>Hades. Naraka. Guinee. Xibalba. Though names may differ from one set of teachings to another, almost every …

Ancient History

7 Not-So-Secret Homes of Super Secret Societies

The clandestine corners of the world where the occult lives.<p>In clandestine corners of the world, the elite come together in secrecy. Some of them …

Check out these gorgeous drawings from the first day of #Inktober

October is upon us, which can only mean one thing — besides the fact that it is socially acceptable to drink as many Pumpkin Spice Lattes as you want …

Why the story of body-swapping teenagers has gripped Japan

<b>A Japanese film has made history by becoming the first animation not made by the legendary Studio Ghibli to rake in more than 10bn yen (£76m; $98m) in a month. But what exactly is it that has been drawing in the crowds?</b><p>1. It is a body-swapping fantasy<p>Your Name, also known as Kimi no Na wa in …

Anime

Answerman - Why Are Anime Series So Short These Days?

<i>Mathias asks:</i><p>Looking back at the past decades, it seems that less anime shows were made, but that they ran for a longer time, often going over fifty …

FACT CHECK: Canned Pumpkin Isn't Actually Pumpkin?

CLAIM<p>Most canned pumpkin isn't actually pumpkin, but a mixture of other squashes (including butternut).<p>RATING<p>WHAT'S TRUE<p>As much of 90 percent of …

Butternut

Last painting by wildlife artist Terry Redlin shows toll of Alzheimer’s

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Redlin Art Center in South Dakota is putting the final painting by the late outdoors artist Terry Redlin on display to raise …

Apple Music Introduces 'My New Music Mix' and 'My Favorites Mix' Playlists for iOS 10 Beta Users

Apple seems to be putting a fair amount of work into its Apple Music streaming service, likely in an effort to unseat the reigning king of streaming …

emmanuelle moureaux layers 18,000 paper silhouettes in 100 different colors

<b>emmanuelle moureaux uses centimeter-level measurement accuracy of the quasi-zenith satellite system (QZSS) as a motif in her latest paper art</b> …

Japan

Tattoo-Worthy Drawings of Geometric Beasts by Kerby Rosanes

This year, Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes decided to create an amazing new series that fuses geometric shapes with animals. Rosanes is …

Breaking Away

Third in line to Japan's Chrysanthemum Throne turns 10

TOKYO - In pictures and video released by the Imperial Household Agency, Japan’s Prince Hisahito laughs along his sisters, Princess Kako and Princess Mako, and digs up soil in a rice field at the Akasaka Detached Palace in Tokyo.<p>Japan's Prince Hisahito, the only son of Prince Akishino and Princess …

Japan

GUIDE: 10 pens to improve your handwriting - Journal

There are common issues facing many of us when it come to our handwriting, such as legibility, consistency or that we just don’t like the way it …

Calligraphy

Discovered Beatrix Potter tale 'Kitty-in-Boots' releases

<b>(CNN) —</b> The cast of beloved children's book author Beatrix Potter's iconic characters like Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and Mrs. Tiggly-Winkle welcomes a new family member today: Kitty-in-Boots.<p>After it was rediscovered by Penguin Random House Children's editor Jo Hanks while working with …

10 Giant Flower Sculptures Made From Dahlias At World’s Largest Flower Parade In The Netherlands

On Sunday, September 4th, the annual ‘Corso Zundert’ Flower Parade took place in the Netherlands. Just like last year, teams of volunteers competed …

How Kiki Hitomi fused reggae and ‘50s Japanese pop to create the year’s most unexpected album

<b>King Midas Sound’s Kiki Hitomi blends Jamaican reggae with Japanese enka on her genre-twisting debut solo album Karma No Kusari. Laurent Fintoni</b> …

Reggae

How video game concept artist Janice Chu finds inspiration in limitations

"It's a fun challenge thinking with constrained rules."<p>Her portfolio is huge and varied, with everything from tiny icons to vast, detailed scenes. But to Chu, they’re not as different as they may seem. "I feel that UI art is the simpler form of graphic design, and then concept art can still be …

Japan’s Cat Street View is back with another virtual meet-and-greet with beautiful town’s kitties

Part <b>navigation tool</b>, part <b>feline photo safari</b>, and entirely adorable.<p>Roughly a year ago, the city of <b>Onomichi</b>, in <b>Hiroshima Prefecture</b>, introduced a new …

Google Street View

25 Video Game Cartridges, Ranked

From function to finesse, here are the greatest slabs of plastic that stored our video games.<p>Rumours have been brewing for some time, but it's looking more likely than ever that Nintendo will use some form of cartridges for its next console, a system currently known as the NX. While Nintendo's home …

25 Japanese foods we love -- from miso to tempura | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Japan is often called a "Galapagos" when it comes to technology, as the country's cultural isolation tends to produce innovations found nowhere else in the world. The same can be said about its food.<p>Japan is a culinary wonderland thanks to its unique heritage, a national obsession with …

You NEED to see these enchanting new pictures of the "Anastasia" Broadway musical

Have you heard, <i>Anastasia</i> is coming to Broadway?<p>Have you heard, that it’s probably going to be the best Broadway musical ever? That’s what they’re …

Reasons to immigrate to Japan | FinGlobal

We’re back for another issue of #ReasonsToImmigrateTo and this week we’re taking a trip to the isle of Japan. Though it’s not a conventional …

Japan

Miss Hokusai: an animated film that tells the story of an artist lost in her father’s shadow

Last year we wrote an article about Oei Katsushika, the daughter of the famed Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai. What we didn’t know at the time was …

Art

What You Buy Is Who You Are

The outdoor-goods industry offers a primer in the "meaning economy."<p>The bearded guys in muted-plaid shirts and the lean women with low-maintenance hair may look like they’re on vacation, but they’ve come for serious business: the Outdoor Retailer show, which this month drew 29,000 attendees to Salt …