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Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

15 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

Our friends at SkyPixel are running a drone- and aerial-themed photography competition and some of the submissions have been (very literally) over the top. This technology has already changed the way we capture our travels—providing new angles on everyday subjects. Here are 15 of our favorite …

Photography

Playful Photo Booth Portraits Showcase Adoptable Dogs’ Sweet Personalities

There's no shortage of pets that need a good home, but how do you best show people that their new pal is waiting for them at the shelter? The Humane Society of Utah has an ingenious way of enticing potential owners to adopt homeless dogs. Photographer Guinnevere Shuster captured the pups' colorful …

Photography

10+ Best City Views Of The World's Most Iconic Skylines

Take a look at the most sensational skylines across the globe.<p>From Hong Kong to New York, these major cities all have one thing in common: spectacular architecture. Here's a look at their jaw-dropping skylines.

The Resurrection—and Destruction—of a Roy Lichtenstein Mural

This painstaking re-creation of a massive wall painting, like the original, will be destroyed<p>In a Chelsea gallery as big as any around the globe, a momentous painting with a blue-chip pedigree has been taking shape under a curious condition: It can neither be bought nor sold and will be destroyed …

Roy Lichtenstein

New York Fashion Week Begins: Pictures

Fashion Week

13 Of The World's Most Colorful Lakes

These 13 colorful lakes are like something out of a dream.<p>These naturally bold beauties are like something out of a dream.

Bolshoi Ballet Legends Discuss The Most Romantic Ballet Of All Time

Evgenia Obraztsova, Anastasia Stashkevich, Nina Kaptsova and Artem Ovcharenko talk "Giselle."<p>"Giselle isn't the role you prepare for once and dance the same way every time," prima ballerina Evgenia Obraztsova explained. "I've already had several eras of Giselle in my life. When my Giselle was …

Ballet

The grand opening of the Golden Gate Bridge | CNN Travel

This Huge Work of Street Art Looks Like a Hole to the Center of Earth

There’s a new portal to hell in Paris.<p>If a screaming-fast meteor were to punch a hole through the planet, you might get a scene resembling this new piece of street art in Paris.<p>The virtual abyss, whose cliff “walls” are rimmed with hellish red akin to incandescent rock, was made by Germany’s 1010, …

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The Pageantry of Royal Ascot

The purrrfect cuppa: Taipei's best cat cafes

Taiwan is famed for its delicate teas and the capital, Taipei, teems with excellent cafes. The past decade has seen a craze in cat cafes (or cat coffee as they’re known in Taiwan). A cafe qualifies if it has one or more cats strolling – or more likely dozing – on the premises.<p>We’ve padded the …

Students' end of year artwork – our favourites so far

As part of our new Students Express series, we asked you to share your end of year artwork with us. The Guardian’s picture editor Roger Tooth selects some of his favourite contributions submitted before 26 May.

Angelina Jolie Turns 40

Thousands Gather for the Centuries-Old Appleby Horse Fair

For hundreds of years, members of the travelers community in the United Kingdom have gathered by the thousands in Appleby-in-Westmorland, in Northern England, to sell and trade horses and celebrate as a community. During the loosely organized event, horses are washed, displayed and run for buyers …

Feeling sad and tired? Watch Grumpy Cat, say scientists

Watching cat videos boosts viewers' energy and positive emotions and decreases negative feelings, scientists found<p>If you get that warm, fuzzy feeling after watching cat videos online, the effect may be more important than you think.<p>The Internet phenomenon of watching cat videos, from Lil Bub to …

18 Ways to Use Matzo for More Than Soup

Whether you’re using matzo out of necessity or not, it’s a delicious ingredient to use in all types of meals from breakfast to lunch to dessert. And with this many tasty recipes to choose from — 18 to be exact — you won’t want to reserve the bread’s consumption to just Passover alone. Matzo …

Artist Creates Incredible Watercolor Portraits Using Coffee

Artist Maria Aristidou creates incredible portraits of famous figures using a surprising material: coffee. The United Kingdom-based painter initially stumbled upon the medium as a substitute for traditional water coloring, but now she's developed it into a kind of science. She's experimented with a …

Coffee

The colourful world of Sonia Delaunay

The abstract artist's first ever British retrospective paints her as a key player in the history of creation – about time too, says Lucy Davies<p>Sonia Terk was 22 years old and already an established artist when she met the aristocratic painter Robert Delaunay in 1907.<p>Within a year of arriving in …

A 30-year-old is resurrecting one of Chicago’s most endangered landmarks

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>After years in the dark, the New Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois, is close to reopening its doors. The architectural landmark, originally known as the Avalon Theater and designed in the Moorish Revival style by the prolific emigre John Eberson, has been a venue for …

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Exposing Asia’s Fashion Empires

The fortunes of many global brands are now in the hands of a few powerful families pondering what comes next for their fashion dynasties.<p><b>HONG KONG,</b> …

Hong Kong

Exquisite Pen Drawings Created with Thousands of Tiny Dots

Using thousands upon thousands of tiny dots, Spider Money produces gorgeous artworks that are awe-inspiring in their detail. The Bangkok-based creative wields a mighty Micron pen and draws fancy flourishes with photo-realistic depictions of eyes, noses, and lips. It's in these facial features that …

Drawing