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Artist Spends 15 Months Constructing Ghostly Pirate Ship With Ordinary Found Materials

Tattooist Jason Stieva has been creating assemblage art for almost 20 years, extending his creativity beyond the flesh and into three-dimensional space. For the past nine years, he's been working on his <i>Gothic Times</i> series, which began when he acquired a portion of an old clockmakers estate. Mixing …

Art

Nigerian celebrities look stunning at Ocean's 8 Lagos premiere

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> It was a night of drama and elegance as Nollywood celebrities, fashionistas and influencers gathered in Lagos, Nigeria for the premiere of Ocean's 8 movie on Sunday.<p>The stars turned out in force at the Filmhouse IMAX Cinema to celebrate one of the most anticipated Hollywood …

Red Carpet

Kennedy Center Unveils Progress On New Extension For Artistic Projects

Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter told reporters Tuesday that the spirit of President John F. Kennedy informs just about everything the Center does, including its new expansion called The REACH.<p>The REACH "came about from President Kennedy's aspirational, ever-hopeful vision for our nation," …

Philanthropy

SOUNDCAM is the First ‘Affordable’ Handheld Camera for Seeing Sound

SOUNDCAM is a new camera that lets you take pictures of <i>sound</i>. It’s the first handheld camera that brings sound imaging to a size and cost that’s more …

Terrifying Things Heard on the Philadelphia Police Scanner After the Eagles Won the Super Bowl

“Someone lit a Christmas tree on fire.”<p><b>Update, Feb. 5, 11:46 a.m.:</b> <i>Philly erupted into celebration last night following the Eagles’ Super Bowl</i> …

Christmas Trees

MAPPED: Where the working class can't afford to live

The national conversation in the U.S. is focused squarely on improving the lives of people in the working class. The debate revolves around exactly how to do that.<p>Politicians and pundits have all sorts of ideas, from efforts to save jobs, create tax cuts, subsidize housing, and provide universal …

Frozen Popsicles Made From 100 Different Polluted Water Sources

Three design students in Taiwan teamed up for the <i>Polluted Water Popsicles</i> project, which contrasts art aesthetics with environmental activism. The group went to 100 different polluted water sources in Taiwan, collecting samples that they then froze into popsicles.<p>These popsicles were then turned …

Pollution

Banksy’s “Bomb Hugger” Graffiti Is Getting Its Own Exclusive Figure

Shortly after Banksy had his infamous “Monkey Sign” design immortalized in the form of a Medicom figure, STUDIO PERFECT has released a new figure …

Okuda in Youssofia, Morocco

It was a good year for Spanish artist <b>Okuda San Miguel</b>, who spent his days painting his vivid murals all over the world. Here, we see his mural on an …

Prepare Your Entire Breakfast—Coffee Included—With One Efficient Appliance

The hardest part of cooking a well-rounded breakfast is getting the timing right (after all, no one wants cold eggs or floppy bacon). Fortunately, …

10 Vegetarian Food Hacks that will Change the Way you Eat

Looking to take your cooking game to the next level? Look no further than the following vegetarian food hacks that will keep your food delicious and …

​the womanhood project is the new photography platform urging women of the world to unite

We meet the magic minds behind the exciting new feminist platform.<p>They say the best things come in pairs, which couldn't be truer for creative collaborators Sara Hini and Cassandra Cacheiro. Born in Algeria, but moved to Montreal at a young age, Sara always felt like the odd one out. With her …

Priebus: Green card holders will be allowed into US, case-by-case

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's administration says green card holders -- including those detained at airports across the United States in the wake of Trump's ban on travel from seven nations -- will be allowed into the country.<p>Reince Priebus, Trump's chief of staff, said on NBC's "Meet …

Immigration

The Art of Stone Painting: Book Review

<b>The Art of Stone Painting: 30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity</b> by artist F. Sehnaz Bac is a book you want to know about. If you read my prior post on …

Illustrator Draws Queer People of Color Doing Everyday Things

“I have a responsibility in the images I am putting out into the world,” artist Mohammed Fayaz explains to The Creators Project.<p>Two Muslim men sit intertwined, kissing, in <i>Bhai Log</i>, by illustrator Mohammed Fayaz. It’s a scene Fayaz created to highlight the normalcy of the lives of queer people of …

Race & Ethnicity

Creamy Tomato Basil Zucchini “Linguini” Recipe by Tasty

Tasty<p>Information storage and access<p>The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.<p>Personalisation<p>The collection and processing of information about your use of this …

Met 1 stranger every day in 2016… here’s what happened

Me: “So I have a New Year’s resolution for 2016.”<p>My wife: “What is it?”<p>Me: “To meet someone new every day this year.”<p>My wife: “That’s a lot. Why …

Time I

The big, broad, beautiful American left: how marching in DC gave me hope | Steven W Thrasher

Protests against Donald Trump have revealed a willingness to have difficult conversations but still unite against a common enemy<p>There is an American left, and it has shown in the past few days that it is ready to werq.<p>It has been easy to forget this in recent years. The left has been under assault …

Donald Trump

Watch Stevie Wonder Join Man Singing ‘Superstition’ in Hotel Lobby

A young singer named Grayson Erhard had a pleasant, albeit nerve-wracking, surprise when Stevie Wonder happened upon him singing his classic …

Michelle Obama

Weird and Wonderful Digital Art from a Millennial POV

Artist Francesco Vullo intelligently lampoons popular trends with his digital compositions.<p>In a misty abyss depicted in <i>Wanderer above the Sea of Fog</i>, allights an alluring symbol of modern civilization: McDonald’s golden arches. Italian artist Francesco Vullo intelligently lampoons popular trends …

Digital Art

'There's No Perfect BJ Technique' and More Realistic Sex Advice

We spoke to the authors of a new book that aims to provide the kind of practical sex advice you'd never find in 'Cosmo.'<p><i>Top photo via Flickr user Michelle</i><p>Overconsumption of terrible sex advice has a tendency to make you feel like a well-trained circus animal, flipping nervously from position to …

The Women’s March didn’t resolve all feminist debates. It didn’t need to.

They drew inspiration from Princess Leia, “Hamilton,” and Leslie Knope, and Beyoncé’s “Sorry,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and the late Fred Rogers. They walked down to the Mall carrying signs that said “Three Doors Down Hasn’t Had a Hit in Ten Years,” “We Are The Granddaughters Of The Witches …

Recipe: How to Make Shanghai-Style Soup Dumplings

A few years ago, I was living in LA and taking regular trips to the San Gabriel Valley, home to hundreds of restaurants serving regional Chinese food (among other cuisines). With friends in tow, I’d drive into the parking lot of whatever dumpling house living legend/noted food writer Jonathan Gold …

Food & Dining

‘House of Cards’ gets a new, dark teaser on Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day

In a bit of clever marketing that certainly can’t be coincidental, Netflix has released an ominous teaser for the fifth season of <i>House of Cards</i> on …

‘House Of Cards’ Has A Season 5 Premiere Date And A Very Timely Teaser Trailer

It’s been almost a year since Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) tortured <i>House of Cards</i> viewers with his atrocious peanut butter and jelly sandwich-making skills. However, with the inauguration of President Donald Trump (and Speaker Paul Ryan’s apparent love for the Netflix show), perhaps now is the …

Entertainment

Make a Wall Mounted Desk With a Secret Compartment Underneath

A desk is a great place to work, but it’s also a great place to hide stuff. Over on YouTube, DIY Creators put together a desk that mounts to a wall, …

The Fetish Community Is Ready to Whip President Trump

We had six voices from the leather and fetish community pose before our nation's greatest monuments and tell us their hopes and fears for Trump's America.<p>It's no secret that a number of marginalized groups have much to fear about the incoming Trump administration, and the leather, fetish, and BDSM …

The original iPhone changed phones as we knew them, but iPhone 4S was a game-changer, too

Remember compact digital cameras?<p>Last week the tech internet lit up with a collective nostalgia around the 10-year anniversary of the launch of Apple’s iPhone. The iPhone dramatically changed a lot of things, least of all the way we use phones. It changed the way we use apps and maps and cameras …

LSD, Mushrooms, Hallucinogens Making a Comeback in Teeny-Tiny (Illegal and Dubious) Microdoses

"LSD is similar to cutting out dairy or meat, how can I experiment on myself while becoming a healthier person," says an A-list-serving private art …

Consciousness

7 Ways To Eat Healthier This Week

All doable, all delicious.