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What Lord of the Flies is really about

My father distrusted simple judgments, but he did say his novel was about the importance of the rule of law, and the complexity of human beings, says William Golding’s daughter Judy Golding Carver<p>David Shariatmadari’s account of my father’s novel Lord of the Flies was a little sweeping when he …

Literature

‘Time traveller’ shares chilling warning

ANOTHER person has come forward to claim they have time-travelled — and they say they have chilling proof of the future of humanity.<p>The man, known …

Jennifer Lawrence Says ‘mother!’ Role “Was The Only Time I Ever Lost Myself” – The Contenders Video

When Jennifer Lawrence came onto the DGA Theater stage as part of Paramount’s presentation at last month’s 7th annual Deadline’s The Contenders event …

Wendy Williams Calls Meghan Markle An ‘Opportunist’ And ‘Actress’ Who Lied Saying She Didn’t Know Prince Harry

Wendy Williams has gotten backlash for calling Meghan Markle an “opportunist” and placing special emphasis on the fact that Meghan was an “ACT-tress” …

Meghan Markle’s Estranged Friend Thinks Ex-Husband Is Her ‘Eternal’ Love, Claims Fame Completely Changed Her

The 'Suits' star's estranged friend has a lot to say about her previous marriage and current relationship with the British prince.<p>While most people …

Prince Harry

Street spirit: two centuries of spontaneous photography – in pictures

Bringing together candid scenes captured in the 1900s, selfie-stick snaps and the entire evolution of street photography in between – Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz’s book Bystander chronicles the art of the moment

Street Photography

Ashton Kutcher Says His Children's 'Private Life Is Not Mine to Give Away' - and Says He 'Demands' 7 Hours of Sleep

You won’t find photos of Ashton Kutcher and wife Mila Kunis‘ daughter Wyatt Isabelle and son Dimitri Portwood on social media anytime soon (at least …

TV shows

100 Years Since Her Execution, Was Mata Hari a Sexy Spy or a Sexy Scapegoat?

At nearly every turn, Margaretha Zelle MacLeod made the wrong choices. Yet she managed to create a persona that continues to dance on the crowded …

Can a 10-year-old be a genius? What Hemingway’s first short story tells us

“We are going on a trip to Europe,” begins what could be Ernest Hemingway’s first piece of fiction. It was discovered in May in Florida – and made public last week – in the archives kept by a family close to the Hemingways. A page in a notebook dated “Sep 8 ‘09” looks like a diary entry by …

Literature

Text This Number, Receive Art in Return

In the latest bid to get people to give a shit about painting and stuff, San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art has a new service that allows you to …

My Brilliant (Doomed) Friend

Julie Buntin’s Marlena is the latest in a string of novels to frame a coming-of-age narrative around an intoxicating teenage girl.<p>Julie Buntin’s debut novel, <i>Marlena</i>, opens with the narrator, a 15-year-old girl named Cat, hurtling toward Lake Michigan in a car that’s going far too fast. The driver …

Film Review: ‘God Knows Where I Am’

Everyone dies alone, but aloneness has degrees, and the death described in painstaking, slow-motion detail in “God Knows Where I Am,” the documentary …

Self-Deprecating Poets Unite! 16 Unfairly Critical Author Quotes

As we careen into National Poetry Month, prepare to be bombarded with inspirational messages about the glory and significance of forging your wildest creative inspiration into words — with none of the disclaimers about the perils associated with being a wordsmith, or the unforgivable liabilities …

Literature

Wildly Talented Nigerian Artist Made This Drawing Without Any Training Whatsoever

But your stick figures are really awesome, too!<p>Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley has been drawing for as long as he can remember.<p>Remarkably, however, he has never had any training, an especially admirable fact given the meticulous detail and technical mastery of his hyperrealist portraits. “I’ve …

Art

The Problem with Poetry Students, and Other Lessons from Derek Walcott

One night in the fall of 2002, I was out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant with the poet Derek Walcott, who had been my professor in the graduate poetry program at Boston University. Another of my former teachers, the poet Kenneth Koch, had died recently, and in my purse was a remembrance of Koch …

Literature

The True Meaning of Nostalgia

I recently had a brief chat with a hundred-year-old Jew. His name is Manuel Bromberg, and he's a resident of Woodstock, New York. Mr. Bromberg had written me a letter, to tell me that he had read and liked my latest book, and in the letter he mentioned that in a few days he would be hitting the …

11 new trailers you should watch this week

So the Oscars happened. I haven't seen all the year's Best Picture nominees, but I can't imagine liking one more than <i>Moonlight</i> — the fact that it's so far from a traditional Hollywood film makes its win all the more exciting.<p>I also caught up on <i>Hidden Figures</i> last weekend, since it was the last …

Take a hike into a ghost town — not far from DTLA

Even people who know Los Angeles well (or think they do, like me) may be surprised to learn there is a well preserved ghost town, the site of Southern California's first commercial oil well, freeway-close in nearby Valencia. But Mentryville is all that and more — including a movie set and a great …

Hiking

Here’s What Happened When I Tried MNDFL’s Video Meditation Every Day

When my friends and family (and celebs like Emma Watson) first started buzzing about the benefits of meditation, it was mostly thanks to the Headspace app. They told me that since they’d started using the app, they were sleeping better, experiencing less pain and generally feeling calmer in the …

What It’s Like Shooting A Martin Scorsese Film, According to Oscar Nominee Rodrigo Prieto

The Oscar-nominated cinematographer of "Silence" talks about forming a special bond with Martin Scorsese, who he has worked with four times …

Cinematography

7 Brands That Offer Nude Products for Women of Color

In theory, the color "nude" is a wardrobe staple. Whether in the form of a clothing or an accessories, it should seamlessly match the skin tone of its wearer, giving the illusion of bare skin. But more often than not, the color is commonly associated with hues of beige and peachy pink, catering to …

How Diane Arbus’s Photographs Capture The Heart of NYC

An SFMOMA exhibit of Diane Arbus’s early photographs reveals how she threw herself into photographing every kind of person she saw on Manhattan’s …

Street Photography

Coney Island, baby! The romance of mid-century New York – in pictures

With their carefree joy tempered with moments of poignancy, Harold Feinstein’s shots of ordinary New Yorkers helped kickstart the street photography boom

Korean War

Shia LaBeouf confronts white supremacist on live stream

Three days into Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner’s four-year-long <i>HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US</i> live art installation, LaBeouf confronted a white supremacist on-camera.<p>The 24-hour live stream began on the day of Trump’s inauguration, and will run for the next four years, or until his presidency …

Shia LaBeouf

These Hand-Embroidered Scenes Tell Mysterious Stories

Embroidery artist Michelle Kingdom takes time to let her needlework tell stories.<p>The slow pace of hand embroidery makes it a perfect activity to let your mind wander and begin spinning tales, which is exactly what one Los Angeles artist does. Michelle Kingdom uses traditional needlework techniques …

When Ernest Hemingway Nearly Gave Up on His Writing Dreams

How to Stay Motivated After Setbacks<p>It was 1922, and a 23-year-old Ernest Hemingway had just experienced one of the most devastating blows to his …

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped …

Full Trailer for ‘Loving Vincent,’ a Feature-Length Film Animated by 62,450 Oil Paintings | Colossal

<p>The full trailer for Loving Vincent (previously here and here), a film examining the life of Vincent van Gogh, has finally been released after …

Animation

Romantic Drawings Make Mundane Situations Surreal | Monday Insta Illustrator

Israeli artist Yuval Robichek makes both cute and cutting illustrations of love and life.<p>Romance and relaxation are Israeli illustrator Yuval Robichek's biggest fixations. His poetic observation of the patterns of beach bums lazing in the sand and his daily hygiene routine blend with both cute and …