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22 Classic Novels That Won't Bore You To Death

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Books

The weird power of the placebo effect, explained

Yes, the placebo effect is all in your mind. And it’s real.<p>Over the last several years, doctors noticed a mystifying trend: Fewer and fewer new pain drugs were getting through double-blind placebo control trials, the gold standard for testing a drug’s effectiveness.<p>In these trials, neither doctors …

Placebos

What We’re Reading This Summer

<b>“Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night,” by Jason Zinoman (Harper).</b><p>Every few months, and even more often during the summer, my mind crowds and I lose my ability to concentrate. It lasts three days, or a week, or, catastrophically, two; my reading stalls out and so, soon after, do my sentences. …

The Design Duo Behind The Century’s Most Famous Album Covers

“There was no MTV, there was no VHI, there was no Spotify,” says Aubrey Powell. Instead, there was album art.<p>In the 1970s, designers were treated as rock stars–album cover designers, that is.<p>“You were regarded almost like the fifth member of the band,” says Aubrey Powell, whose studio Hipgnosis was …

How to Get Started With Vinyl

The vinyl revolution is being led by a generation that was barely alive when CDs went out of fashion, let alone tapes, let alone records. The party is underway, and it's fun. Here's how to join in.<p>When I was 16—six long years ago—I dragged up a record player I found in my parents' basement along …

Audiophile

China is creating its own Wikipedia, but it's not open to the public for editing

China is planning an ambitious online resource to rival Wikipedia. The inaugural digital version of the <i>Chinese Encyclopaedia</i> will, in effect, be the …

The U.K. Election Isn't Just About Brexit

“You’re joking?! Not another one? Oh for God’s sake I can’t, honestly, I can’t stand this.” So said a lady called Brenda, from the British city of …

Green Party calls for talks with Labour and Lib Dem leaderships over anti-Tory alliance

The Green Party called for talks with the leaderships of Labour and the Liberal Democrats with the aim of founding a “progressive alliance” for …

Green Party

General election 2017: Green Party promises second referendum on final Brexit deal

The Green Party will offer voters the chance of a second referendum with the option to remain in the European Union (EU) once the final terms of the …

United Kingdom

Before Banksy and Basquiat, There Was Shadowman

Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival, ‘Shadowman’ is a documentary about the incredible talent and struggles of pioneering street artist Richard Hambleton.<p>Long before Banksy's vivid and satirical street art, and even the graffiti work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, there was street artist …

Streetwear

10 Stoner Metal Albums Ranked by a Metalhead Who Doesn't Smoke Weed

I hate weed, but love riffs.<p><i>It's Weed Week, so we're lighting up a monster joint and celebrating all things marijuana. In honor of the occasion we had a stoner who doesn't listen to metal rank stoner albums. We also had a metalhead who doesn't smoke weed rank stoner metal albums. What follows is</i> …

31 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring

It's a whole new season of fresh reads!

On causality in landscape photography

Causality is the relationship between cause and effect – and in landscape photography, this dynamic can help you tell a story, beyond the …

Landscape Photography

Five Must Own Hip Hop Documentaries

<i>Five Must Own Hip Hop Documentaries</i><p>Style Wars (1983)<p>If you’ve listened to Black Star’s Respiration then you probably know sample at the beginning of …

31 of the Most Famous Photographers of All Time

<b><br>Ansel Adams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons</b>Famous photographers is a topic that a lot of us agree on, but ask a group of photographers what …

'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death

She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That’s why the palace has a plan.<p>Support our journalism by becoming a member or making a one-off …

London Bridge

Magnum’s Alex Webb on the power of photography

Magnum photographer Alex Webb has an eye for the unusual and a knack for capturing unexpected moments. With an acute focus on the more serendipitous frames, as opposed to simply documenting one thing, he finds influence in a melting pot of countries, cultures and subcultures. Speaking to us about …

Northern Lights: 11 best places to see the aurora borealis | CNN Travel

28 Ways to Take Better Vacation Photos

Spring break is here, and so are terrible vacation photos. You know the ones: The honestly pretty-underwhelming sunset. The pals in a dim restaurant who look like looting raccoons, caught in the act.<p>People love telling me their phone’s camera stinks and that’s why they’re going to upgrade. I …

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The Photography Manual

Dear friend,<p>I wanted to give you a little guide, or manual, that you can keep with you— as a source of inspiration, motivation, or any source of …

Superb Yet Practical Tips for Photographing Street Markets

One of the things I look forward to most when traveling to foreign countries is capturing the culture!<p>I see this as a highlight of being somewhere …