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The Legal Information Institute Turns 25

Dear Alumni and Friends:<p>With polarizing forces at work in society at large and distrust in institutions at all-time highs, it is more important than …

Is this the most Instagrammable small apartment ever?

This Lim + Lu-designed Hong Kong bachelor pad is totally on trend<p>When a Parisian fashion designer approached Hong Kong-based studio Lim + Lu to create a bachelor pad reflecting his personality, the duo did not disappoint. Blush pink walls. Brass mirrored surfaces. Pastel-colored furniture. It’s all …

Interior Design

Acorn Street townhouse dating from 1825 back on the market

Big price-chop<p>The 2,700-square-foot, eight-room townhouse at 4 Acorn Street in Beacon Hill was on the sales market for much of 2017.<p>It was originally asking $3,695,000, though that price came down by $200,000 by the summer. Shortly before Thanksgiving, the listing was gone.<p>Now it’s back—again …

Real Estate

Why the world is obsessed with midcentury modern design

The story behind the ubiquity<p>Today, more than ever, the midcentury modern look is everywhere. DVRs are set to capture <i>Mad Men</i>'s final season playing out on AMC. Flip through the April issue of <i>Elle Décor</i>, and you'll find that more than half of the featured homes prominently include midcentury …

Why we love to hate McMansions, but still buy them

<b>There’s an ongoing gag</b> in the TV show “Arrested Development” about the home of the Bluths, the family around which the screwball comedy revolves. The Bluth patriarch, George, is a real estate developer, and his dysfunctional adult children move into a house he built. It is the model — and only — …

Real Estate

Why You Hate Contemporary Architecture

The British author Douglas Adams had this to say about airports: “Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly. Some attain a degree of ugliness that can …

Grenfell Tower

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an RPG that trades fantasy for historical accuracy

Swords, but no sorcery<p>When research historian Joanna Nowak comes running down the halls of game developer Warhorse Studios in Prague, her co-workers have reason to be worried. Something in their game probably needs to change. As Warhorse’s in-house historical consultant, it’s Nowak’s job to ensure …

Gaming Industry

Artificial Intelligence May Have Cracked Freaky 600-Year-Old Manuscript

Since its discovery over a hundred years ago, the 240-page Voynich manuscript, filled with seemingly coded language and inscrutable illustrations, of …

Artificial Intelligence

This video shows what Super Mario looks like at 380,000 frames per second

My eyes<p>If you have plenty of time on your hands, and are perhaps looking for something long to watch, this might be for you. A new YouTube video by The Slow Mo Guys explains how a TV works in slow motion. It features a sequence that shows what <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> looks like at 380,000 frames per …

Super Mario

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

“<i>Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.”</i> – David Foster Wallace, an excerpt from <i>Infinite Jest.</i>I bake cookies often. Not for any …

Evolution Of The Ancient Roman Soldier Over A Millennium

Starting out as a backwater inhabited by cattle rustlers who made their camps and rudimentary dwellings among the hills and the swamp lands, Rome …

Star Wars Battlefront and the art of retro sound design

Playing <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> can be like stepping into a scene from <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> or <i>Return of the Jedi</i>. The iconic ships, characters, the weapons; they’re all there, and while the visuals are undoubtedly impressive, it’s what you <i>hear</i> that makes it feel like a cohesive part of the <i>Star Wars</i> …

Space That Never Was is one artist’s vision of a never-ending space race

Where else might we have gone?<p>There’s something appealing about space artwork, whether it’s the cover of a zany science fiction novel, or promotional art cooked up by NASA. Recently an art blog from Polish concept artist and illustrator Maciej Rebisz caught my eye. Titled Space that Never Was, it’s …

Scary Movie Recommendations For Horror Game Fans

What’s a fan of horror games to do when the final boss is vanquished and the credits roll but you’re not ready to say goodbye? What if you want the …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Fonthill History - The Fonthill Estate

The first appearance of a house at Fonthill comes in 1533, when Sir John Mervyn purchased the estate and lived in a house surrounded by a park. A …

Architecture

A new book aims to explore the glorious history of sci-fi cover art

From two major critics in the field<p>The world of science fiction literature includes some truly out-of-this-world stories, which are often accompanied by astonishing, beautiful, and flat-out bizarre covers. Now, a pair of leading science fiction critics are working to crowdfund a new book that …

I Can't Get Enough Of Star Wars Battlefront II's Leaves

There are Storm Troopers, Jedi, and tons of blasters. But the latest <i>Star Wars</i> game also has whirlwinds of leaves blowing through the city streets on …

Star Wars Battlefront

Harvey Weinstein Fired by Weinstein Company Board, Brother

Dismissal follows sexual harassment allegations against mega-producer<p>After allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Hollywood mogul …

Bob Weinstein

'Blade Runner 2049' Is A Box Office Bomb: 10 Reasons It Was Doomed

I know it may be in poor taste to declare a big and ambitious film to be effectively DOA after three days of domestic release, but as last night’s <i>Saturday Night Live</i> musical guest once sang, the writing’s on the wall. <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> opened with just $31.525 million this weekend, including $5m in …

Animation

15 Modern Floor Lamps That Prove Great Style Doesn't Come at a Price

Interior designers call lighting the jewelry of home décor for good reason: No room is complete without it. A statement lamp has the power to add …

Home Decorating

3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription Tells of Trojan Prince, Sea People

A 3,200-year-old stone slab with an inscription that tells of a Trojan prince and may refer to the mysterious Sea People has been deciphered, …

Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition Announced

Including the base game, Frozen Wilds expansion, and more.<p>Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition will be released for PlayStation 4 on December 5 for …

Gaming Industry

Watch How This Simple Change Transforms These Cabinets

They may be some of the smallest details in a kitchen, but a change (or addition) of cabinet hardware can totally update a room's entire look. …

Kitchens

From the Bronze Age to A.D. 500 - The Ancient Eras

Cross-Cultural Timeline of Major Epochs, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Classical...<p>Events in Ancient History | From the Bronze Age to A.D. 500 - The Ancient …

The not-so-secret conservative politics of the Kingsman movies

The 2015 film and its new sequel reveal in part what animates the populist right, and what ails it.<p>On the surface, 2015’s <i>Kingsman: The Secret Service</i> might not look like a particularly political movie. Director Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of the comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons is an …

Inside Syd Mead’s visions of the future, from Blade Runner to Tron

A new book explores the designer’s powerful influence on Hollywood sci-fi<p>One of the main reasons the original <i>Blade Runner</i> remains so iconic is that its futuristic Los Angeles feels like a real place. From the clunky, utilitarian vehicles on the streets to the hulking megatowers that dominate the …

Science Fiction

'Inside Studio 54' Takes You Behind The Velvet Rope, And Into Some Dark Corners

This year, the 40th anniversary of the opening of Studio 54, a onetime Manhattan nightspot where very good-looking people danced to very good music while snorting very good drugs, has seen the publication of two memoirs by past owners.<p>The first, called simply <i>Studio 54</i>, was written by Bob Colacello …

The Arts

These Are The Most Beautiful Streets And Neighbourhoods in the World

Travel

Raids in New Jersey town target ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of welfare fraud. 'What is going on here?'

It was a spectacle nobody in this sleepy New Jersey town would forget.<p>Early one Monday morning, police and<p>FBIagents in bulletproof vests bounded up the steps of suburban townhouses and split levels, threatening to break down the doors, hauling out in handcuffs husbands and wives in the distinctive …

Religion

10 top design-related movies

We all love a good movie, but rather than tune into the latest action film or comedy, why not take a look at some of the many awesome design movies …

Keith Haring