Stephanie Ann

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True Love Stories

<b>Love is real.</b><p>By James Burge<p>During the 12th century, a time when few women were permitted an education, young Heloise d’Argenteuil was renowned …

Will the buildings of the future be grown underwater?

A spiny pencil urchin hangs in a perspex case next to the lacy sheath of a glass sponge. Nearby lie the cracked-open skulls of crows and robins, a collection of knobbly seed pods and a globular lump of brain coral. Eerily lit from below by glowing tables, which themselves seem to grow from the …

JJ Abrams: Hollywood's Renaissance man

Sci-fi visionary JJ Abrams tells Horatia Harrod about publishing his first novel and breathing new life into 'Star Wars’<p>JJ Abrams is not an easy man to pin down. When you’re the busiest man in Hollywood, it takes the combined efforts of a publicist, a personal assistant and a scheduling assistant …

Star Wars

Every Street In This Dutch Neighborhood Has A Lord Of The Rings Name, Which Is Awesome

LOTR fans, your dream hath cometh true. There is a town in the Netherlands called Geldrop, and it's got a neighborhood where every street is named after a resident of Middle-earth.<p>They're all organized by category: The north part of the neighborhood has the Gondorian streets, like Boromir and …

What We Learned Over One Year With The Leica Monochrom

The first full day we had our Leica Monochrom — which arrived one year ago this past week — we took the above picture and amazed ourselves. Not that …

Soaring Above the World from a Bird's Perspective

<i>Proud Wanderer</i> is a creative series by nature and animal photographer Howard Lau, aka HOWLD, that captures the exquisite motion of birds in mid-flight. In the series, Lau creates sensations that viewers are soaring high up in the sky alongside each bird. He provides us with a rare opportunity to …

Nature

Russian Mother Takes Magical Portraits of Her Two Boys and their Animal Friends

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova only got into photography in early 2012, when she acquired her first camera. But if you were to look through her …

Single-engine plane makes emergency landing on Bronx highway

<b>A small aircraft that had just done a tour of the Statue of Liberty was forced to make an emergency landing on a highway in The Bronx.</b><p>No one in the …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Unruly Reading

<b>I’ve</b> kept annual booklists ever since I computerized in 1987, for the record and for the discipline, and lately I’ve been hitting the magic 52 mark …

Books

Articles about tiny architecture 5 modern outbuildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Laure Tixier's series of felt pieces for the show Plaid Houses explores the idea of architecture as fiction, born under the...<p>Architecture critic Alexandra Lange invites Dwell along as she …

Architecture

More Beautiful Book Quotes Become Clever Illustrations

Let's say goodbye to 2013 and hello to a new year with these beautiful literary posters. Evan Robertson of Obvious State is behind this inspiring project where he takes meaningful quotes from famous authors and illustrates them in an incredibly clever way. His goal is to design 50 original prints, …

Literature

Gorgeous Baroque Dressing Table Created by Wood Burning

In his <i>Born 2B Burn</i> furniture collection, Ukranian designer Yarsolav Galant uses the technique of wood burning to produce a striking charred surface. The furniture is exposed to short-term extreme heat (nearly 2000F!) which carbonizes the surface without damaging the core.<p>After it has cooled down, …

Furniture

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10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …

Best Books of 2013: #30, 'The Golem and the Jinni' - Blog Post

Recent Blog Posts<p>2018 preview: Illustrated book from Khaled Hosseini<p>Khaled Hosseini, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador and …

Trailer Tuesday: 'Bellman & Black' by Diane Setterfield - Blog Post

Khaled Hosseini, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador and internationally bestselling author of The Kite...<p>In Mary Lynn Bracht’s atmospheric …

Best Books of 2013: #1-25 - Blog Post

Khaled Hosseini, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador and internationally bestselling author of The Kite...<p>In Mary Lynn Bracht’s atmospheric …

Friday links: Nelson Mandela's literary legacy, gifts for book lovers and more - Blog Post

Khaled Hosseini, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador and internationally bestselling author of The Kite...<p>In Mary Lynn Bracht’s atmospheric …

Best Books of 2013: #10, 'Life After Life' - Blog Post

Khaled Hosseini, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador and internationally bestselling author of The Kite...<p>In Mary Lynn Bracht’s atmospheric …

Does YA lit require hope? - Blog Post

<i>In our monthly Locker Combinations feature, using a variety of literary, cultural and educational perspectives, BookPage contributor and young adult</i> …

Friday links: Wisdom from Nobel Prize winners, literary feuds, a 17th-century author photo & more - Blog Post

Khaled Hosseini, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador and internationally bestselling author of The Kite...<p>In Mary Lynn Bracht’s atmospheric …

Best book titles of 2013 - Blog Post

Coming up with a book title sounds like the most daunting task, but when it's done well, it has all the power of a gorgeous cover. We picked our 20 …

Ruth Reichl, a master of memoir, turns to fiction in 2014 - Blog Post

Khaled Hosseini, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador and internationally bestselling author of The Kite...<p>In Mary Lynn Bracht’s atmospheric …

Best Books of 2013: #23, 'Night Film' - Blog Post

Do you adore a supernatural high-school story with rapid-fire quips and a badass heroine? If you’re anything...<p>Experienced teacher and children’s …

Here's What 'The Catcher In The Rye' Can Teach You About Life

Today marks the 95th anniversary of J.D. Salinger's birth. The famously reclusive author, known for penning <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i> and <i>Franny and Zooey</i>, has been in the spotlight more than he probably would have liked this year, due to the release of a biography and film outlining his life and …

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: A Challenge for 2014

In case you haven't noticed, it's that time of year again, when the air and the internets are thick with talk of resolutions. As I've grown older and withered under the weight of many a lengthy to do list, I've tried to simplify my resolutions, culling them down to just one or two. I'm not even …

Moto X price drops to $399 off-contract

Motorola whacks the price of its Moto X smartphone from the earlier no-contract price of $579.<p>Motorola is ringing in the New Year with a price cut for its marquee smartphone.<p>The Moto X now costs $399 off-contract at major US carriers. The new pricing includes customized devices.<p>The Moto X had been …

Mobile Technology