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Art project aims to document gentrifying city: 'It's not just Brooklyn'

A New York artist is just over halfway to his fundraising goal for a project to document gentrification in his Brooklyn neighbourhood – with the help of supporters from all over the US who have watched, disappointed, as their own towns have changed.<p>Imani Henry, a social worker and performer in …

Gentrification: Progress Or Destruction?

Many cities are undergoing economic change as new residents and businesses move in. We hear from a housing expert and residents on both sides of America's gentrification debate.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. If I say I want to talk about …

When Gentrification Works

Gentrification doesn't need to be something that one group inflicts on another; often it’s the result of aspirations everybody shares. All over the city, a small army of the earnest toils away, patiently trying to sluice some of the elitist taint off neighborhoods as they grow richer. When you’re …

New Colossal Mixed-Use Performance Space in The Netherlands: Theatre Spijkenisse [Video]

The close collaboration between UNStudio architects and Arup led to the development of the <b>New Theatre Spijkenisse,</b> a contemporary building design in …

Meet the Women Driving the Space Tourism Boom

One is a wealthy and influential promoter of private space travel; the other mortgaged her home to buy a ticket into orbit. Both are making space tourism possible.<p>By early next year, space could be a popular tourism destination. But who is going to ride the rocket? Would you?<p>Virgin Galactic says …

Selfies from outer space: Self-portraits by astronauts and robots far from Earth

Famous Words of Fashion's Greatest: Part Two

A second set of style musings and sage advice from the most quotable names in fashion. Plus, see the first installment for 50 more.<p>"The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." —<b>Bill Cunningham</b><p>"Women who wear black lead colorful lives." —<b>Neiman Marcus</b><p>"All …

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

Pop!

A bright idea for fall: Makeup pro Diane Kendal turns the spotlight on one feature—a bold lid, a glittery pout, or a bejeweled lash line—and makes it a star.

10 Most Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers

Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the …

Tips to Emphasize Your Subject in Photography

When you watch a movie there is one element that never changes: a leading character. The whole movie centers around this leading player and the story …

Landscape Photography

Rumor: Sony a7000 Will Feature 4K Video, Weather Sealing, and 1/8000 Shutter Speed

New whisperings in the rumor mill are giving fans of Sony’s E-Mount APS-C cameras (you know, the ones that used to be called NEX) something to look …

Creating Your Own Photo Website on SmugMug: A Beginner's Guide

The market for photographer’s gallery sites is quite a crowded place. Among the top dogs are Zenfolio, Photoshelter and Smugmug. All of these sites …

How to Create Creamy Black & White Images in Lightroom

Don’t let your black and white images fall flat. Bring out the true beauty of your photographs by adding vibrancy and creamy tones. Zach & Jody show …