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Photographer Overlays Photos, Creates a Window to the Past

Hungarian artist and photographer Kernyi Zoltn compares images from the past to the present in his series titled <i>Ablak a Mltra</i>, translated as <i>Window to the Past</i>. The photographer takes images from Fortepan, a site with an online collection of amateur photos from 1900 through the 1990's, and overlays …

Photography

Built upon Bones

<b>When King Henry III’s</b> (A.D. 1216–1272) workers began the monumental foundations for a Gothic-style Westminster Abbey, they encountered burials dating …

Archaeology

9 medieval battles more significant than Agincourt

It is 600 years since Henry V led England to victory at the battle of Agincourt, defeating a French army significantly bigger than his own. But …

World History

Putin Just Warned Global War Is Increasingly More Likely: Here's Why

Vladimir Putin is basking in Russia’s triumphant return to the world stage.<p>What began with a land grab in Crimea and escalated with support for the …

What Hitler and the Grand Mufti Really Said

This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked a wave of backlash when he argued that the Holocaust was the brainchild of the Grand …

Israel

The Power of Poo: Waste and the Medieval Environment

<b>The Power of Poo: Waste and the Medieval Environment – A Comparative Study of Three Cities – Siena, London and Gdansk (1150-1550)</b><p>By Leslie Carr-Riegel<p>…

12 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Wars of the Roses

Usually viewed as being fought over the course of 30 years between the Houses of Lancaster and York for the English throne, the Wars of the Roses …

British History

Working WWII German ‘Enigma’ Machine Auctioned For Record-Breaking Price Along With The Only Existing Alan Turing’s Autographed Manuscript

One of the few remaining Enigma machines was recently sold at a Bonhams auction earlier this week for a record-breaking price. Among other …

Beyond London: 10 Other Places to Discover in the U.K

Not that there's anything wrong with London, but Hopper wanted to find you some other places to fly in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales! Some are large cities, other tiny dot-sized villages hidden in the rolling countryside.<p><b>Oxford, England</b><p>Yes, Oxford is the home of Oxford, one of the …

Isle of Wight

Islamophobic crime in London 'up by 70%'

<b>Hate crimes against Muslims in London have risen by 70% in the past year, according to Met Police statistics.</b><p>Figures for the 12 months up to July showed 816 Islamophobic crimes, compared with 478 for the previous 12-month period.<p>Tell MAMA, an organisation that monitors Islamophobic attacks, claimed …

Extremism

The German War by Nicholas Stargardt review – the Third Reich’s home front

A penetrating study of ordinary Germans’ lives during the second world war<p>One of the many curiosities of Greece’s recent bailout battle with the EU was the ease with which old Nazi caricatures were thrown at the Germans. Surely the three postwar generations knew all there was to know about …

World History

Making chocolate truffles is actually pretty easy—here's how it's done

Chocolate!<p>I feel like I could end my post there and just give you the recipe and it would be OK, because I love chocolate so much. Why expend energy …

15 Secrets to Great Skin

Three Miami Swim Week Trends You'll Actually Want to Wear

Miami Swim Week—a quick (and disorganized) hodgepodge of runway shows, presentations, and parties—has drawn to a close. Swimwear shows have a tendency to go over the top, but look past the stunts (puppies on the runway) and the overworked styling (Kate Upton as a bikini bride complete with …

Kate Upton

Five attempts to present Kate Middleton and Prince William as a 'normal' family that backfired

BRITAIN'S Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have become two of the most popular members of the royal family, largely by appearing more accessible and …

Rolls-Royce is releasing a beautiful new car for Singapore's birthday

Rolls-Royce will be celebrating Singapore’s 50th year of independence with a special bespoke luxury car, the first time the carmaker has commissioned …

Rolls-Royce

The future of color in Web design

Instead of only focusing on single hues, more projects will take on a styled color palette that mirrors popular culture. Examples include color styles that look like popular filters from the social media sharing site Instagram or colors that when combined have a vintage or period look and …

Meet the man who flies the world for free

To most, flying is a necessary evil required to shift you from your home to your holiday as quickly as possible. To others, it’s a passion - and a profession.<p>Meet Ben Schlappig, an airline obsessive and travel blogger who has made it his life’s goal to travel around the world as much as possible …

New York Times

26 Graphic Design Contests for 2015-2016

Advertisement<p>Design contests are a great way to show off your work and put your name out into the design community. You can even compete in design …