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Street Photography

Eight of the greatest film noirs

Never Stop Learning: How Self-Education Creates a Bullet-Proof Career

Business writer Tom Peters once said, “A career is a portfolio of projects that teach you new skills, gain you new expertise, develop new …

Why Great Ideas Always Come In the Shower (and How to Harness Them)

It's happened to all of us—you're in the shower and inspiration strikes. You struggle to remember when you get out. Sometimes you're successful, …

A Raised Voice

How Nina Simone turned the movement into music.<p>“My skin is black,” the first woman’s story begins, “my arms are long.” And, to a slow and steady beat, “my hair is woolly, my back is strong.” Singing in a club in Holland, in 1965, Nina Simone introduced a song she had written about what she called …

Seeing a Woman: A conversation between a father and son

<i>Someday I am going to have to have the conversation with my son. No, not the conversation all parents dread giving and all kids are mortified having.</i> …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding–and appreciation–of your work, your life, and the world around you.<p>This is your life.<p>Do what you love and do it often.<p>If you don’t like something, change it.<p>If you don’t like your job, quit.<p>If you don’t have …

Mindfulness

Finding the Words

In a book-length elegy, the poet Edward Hirsch confronts the loss of his son.<p>In October, 1988, my friends Janet Landay and Edward Hirsch flew to New Orleans to adopt a boy who was six days old. He was collected from the hospital by their lawyer, who brought him to the house where they were staying. …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

Flute

Scrublands - Photographs and text by Antoine Bruy | LensCulture

<b>Grant Winner</b> <i>This project was awarded a special cash grant by juror Sujong Song. Each of the five jury members selected one photographer from the Top 50 Emerging Talents to be awarded special distinction with a cash grant.</i><p><b>From Juror Sujong Song:</b><p>“<i>Scrublands</i> by Antoine Bruy is about people who have …

Buenos Aires

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Polaroid photographer Kathy Rankin

We asked the talented Polaroid photographer Kathy Rankin to tell us a little bit about herself and her photography.<p><b>Kathy Rankin</b>: I’m an instant photographer and teacher currently living in Seoul, Korea. I began shooting Polaroid about 6 or 7 years ago.To me, there’s something extraordinary about shooting instant film. The colors, the softness, the blur, the unpredictability of it all, the fact that you can hold something tangible in your hands~ these are just some of the qualities that make …

Stop Buying Stuff, Love Is The Answer | Future Shorts

Sustainability of Traditional Art Forms

From the early civilization days, human beings believed in culture. Every society practiced one or the other form of art or craft.<p>Despite the rapid industrialization of the world, the rural communities continue to be the real flag bearers of our heritage traditions. Ironically, the developing and …

Art

Haruki Murakami delivers his most human novel yet

When Haruki Murakami’s <i>Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage</i> was released in his native country of Japan, it sold a million copies in …

Literature

A Vivian Maier Collector Opens Up About Posthumous Printing, Maier's Only Heir, and Her Legacy

A few months ago, the name most associated with the discovery of photographer Vivian Maier was John Maloof. Maker of the documentary film <i>Finding</i> …

Unearthed Photographs from National Geographic’s Archive

The arresting images that have thrived on the pages of <i>National Geographic</i> since 1888 are just a fraction of the photographs taken for the magazine. …

México Art & Architecture

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Zoe Nelson – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Peru Art & Architecture

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By the Time We Got to Woodstock

The following is an article from the book <i>Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into Music.</i><p><i>The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival was an event like no</i> …

Drawings by Ashley Oubre

Photorealistic drawings of figures who suffer from social hardships by self-taught realist artist Ashley Oubre. The portraits, often nude and …

How Susan Sontag Possessed New York and Subverted Sexual Stereotypes

In addition to being a great personal hero of mine, Susan Sontag endures as one of the most influential intellectuals of the past century. But her most enchanting quality was a singular blend of fierce, opinionated intellect and vast emotional capacity — a mind not only aware of the world, but also …