Sarabhi Varshini

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

Best Stuff<p><i>GQ</i>’s editors pick the freshest menswear, sneakers, watches and more worth your disposable income.<p>17 Photos2 days agoView …

Holiday guide to Alsace, France, including Strasbourg

Photograph: Alamy<p>La Maison des Tanneurs.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/4/1441366613105/8da8c102-c396-4a70-b3f6-df92210ceafc-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>La Maison des …

The Friendliest Cities in the World

While Reykjavík rounded out <i>Travel + Leisure's</i> 2016 list of the friendliest cities in the World, Iceland ranked third on the World Happiness Index …

New Zealand

20 Great Writers on Motivating Yourself To Write, No Matter What

As April ushers in sunshine and flowers, and the spring holidays have adherents talking about new beginnings, the writing world is overflowing with …

16 New Books to Read This September

September is all about fresh starts, and if you’re looking for life advice, this month’s book picks are full of it. Whether you want it with a dose of humor (Mindy Kaling), from someone who is living the dream (Elizabeth Gilbert) or from a fictional character who totally gets you, there’s at least …

Nine Secrets to Successfully Completing That Elusive First Draft

At 1:04am, on the 20th of August, after exactly 292 days or 41 weeks and 5 days of writing my first draft of my novel, I wrote those two long awaited …

Basic But Essential Tips On Using Creative Apertures For Portraiture

Here are some top tips for using apertures to create great portraits.

Depth Of Field

30 UnBOOlievably Awesome Halloween Crafts

You don't need black magic to get them done, you just need a few hours of spare time, and some patience.<p>Halloween decorations don't have to be gory, or worse, tacky. These crafts are easy, fun, and will make your home look wicked awesome. No matter what your skill (or patience) level, you'll find …

Decorations

Mason Jar LED Tiki Torches Glow Any Color

Tiki torches are a fun summer lighting solution. Although fire is generally very entertaining, there are times when a more subdued form of illumination is called for. If it can change colors like this red-green-blue (RGB) “torch,” even better!<p>Adafruit engineer Tony DiCola decided to make this as a …

10 Extraordinary Travel Photos by Roger Stonehouse

Authentic, vivid, raw travel photography that captures the essence of a place without sugarcoating it is more difficult to come by than you might think, but Roger Stonehouse has mastered the art.<p>His photos--including his very popular 'Punk and Monk' image of a young monk and his friend (possibly …

Photography

Scotland to issue formal ban on genetically modified crops

Ministers aim to use recent EU powers to opt out of a regime that is expected to see greater commercial use of GM crops around Europe<p>Scottish ministers are planning to formally ban genetically modified crops from being grown in Scotland, widening a policy divide with the Conservative government in …

The Diary of a Teenage Girl review: 'shocking and admirable'

There is an air of backslapping to most male coming-of-age stories about sex. The female equivalent typically takes a more wistful approach. The emphasis is on the loss of innocence rather than the dawning of experience, and sex itself is either soft-focus or traumatic.<p>Not so in Marielle Heller's …

I Interview Playwrights Part 156: Zakiyyah Alexander

Zakiyyah Alexander<p>Hometown: Brooklyn, NY<p>Current Town: NY, NY<p>Q: What are you working on now?<p>A: All new stuff which is both exciting and nerve …

Spione review – Philip French on Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking spy thriller

Reeling from the box-office disaster of his monumental science-fiction movie <i>Metropolis</i>, Fritz Lang was still contracted to Berlin’s UFA studio, whose bosses now demanded a cheaper surefire success in the crowd-pleasing style of his early thrillers. The result was <i>Spione</i> (aka Spies), which circulated …

Black Sea review – Jude Law gets into deep water in a leaky Soviet sub

Rather than turning to the usual submarine flick canon (from <i>Das Boot</i> to <i>Crimson Tide</i>) director Kevin Macdonald tellingly used William Friedkin’s <i>Sorcerer</i> (a remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s <i>The Wages of Fear</i>) as a touchstone for this tale of desperate men and monstrous machines. Jude Law goes for …

John Howard attacks Cate Blanchett's 'outrageous' Whitlam memorial speech

Former prime minister John Howard has criticised Cate Blanchett’s speech at Gough Whitlam’s funeral as “outrageous” and said it was factually incorrect.<p>Speaking at Whitlam’s memorial service at Sydney town hall last month, Blanchett credited Australia’s 21st prime minister with introducing free …

The 10 best films of 2014: No 5 – Leviathan

Our countdown heats up with this booze-fuelled Russian epic, which warmed the hearts of critics at Cannes – and had officials at the Kremlin steaming<p>• Peter Bradshaw on Leviathan: ‘A new Russian masterpiece’<br>• Interview: Andrei Zvyagintsev<br>• Nominate your choice in our form at the bottom of the …

Boyhood maturing into Oscars favourite with US critics' prize wins

Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age drama Boyhood confirmed its position as an Oscars frontrunner after securing prizes from critics’ associations in Los Angeles and New York at the weekend.<p>Linklater’s film won four prizes at the LA Film Critics Association awards, including best film, best director, …

Whistler: Watch as Jason Priestley Races Down an Olympic Bobsled Track

"I kind of like racing bobsleds. Don't tell my wife," the 'Beverly Hills 90210' star says after a run<p><i>Beverly Hills 90210</i> star <b>Jason Priestley</b> loves …