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Fall Movie Preview 2015: Biopics, Bond and 'The Force Awakens'

From Oscar contenders to new Tarantino and 'Star Wars' films, all you need to know on the season's big movies<p>26<p>By<p>Fall is the time of the year when …

Movies

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

The Quiet Surrealism of Li Wentao

Chinese painter <b>Li Wentao</b> has a peculiar vibe; these portraits are stunning and quiet, moving and eerie. We came across the work months ago and …

Why are French women so damn cool? The 17 chicest French ladies to have ever walked the planet

French women 'don't get fat' (apparently) But they do age gracefully. They're always elegant, even when they're scruffy. They don't slavishly follow …

Artist Creates Traditional Chinese Landscape Paintings Using Roller Skates

Tian Haisu has an unconventional method for applying paint to a surface – she uses roller skates! The artist wears a modified pair of inline riders that are adapted to hold small pots of black pigment. Her giant works – sometimes as large as 43 feet by 20 feet – mimic traditional Chinese landscape …

Art

An Open Letter to Young Artists: or 'Note to Self'

<i>A committee of the Tisch School of the Arts solicited speech proposals from the student body for the upcoming 2015 Tisch Salute. My speech was rejected. It has since been revised, though the majority of the second half remains essentially identical. I took out a lot of jokes, because frankly, they</i> …

14 Iron-On Projects That Will Make You Feel like a DIY Pro

Iron-on transfer paper is basically the DIY world’s dirty little secret. In as little as 10 minutes, you can make something like a basic t-shirt or tote bag look totally professional. Nobody needs to know that all you did was print, cut and iron. We won’t tell if you don’t. And as far as what you …

Colour analysis: fashion’s search for the perfect shade

Veronique Henderson is “cool”, “clear” and “light”. She glows in navy and grey, looks great in fuchsia, but in mustard or khaki, she says: “I would look green. Like death.”<p>If anyone should feel confident about the shades that suit her, it is Henderson, managing director of image consultancy Colour …

Red Carpet

DIY Water Balloon Luminaries

Making candles at home seems like a dull activity, but when a lumiere is involved, things seem to change a little, for the better. This DIY project …

Crafting

The Secret Life of Yo-Yos

The modern version of the toy is practically unrecognizable, an Object Lesson.<p>The man behind me in the queue was trying to be helpful: “It’s true, though, right? They are used as weapons in Asia. I go there a lot and I’ve seen them do it—they’re lethal.” He made a sudden gesture, like Spiderman …

Enter the Cosmic Spiderweb Sculptures of Tomás Saraceno

Inside 'Hybrid Solitary … Semi-Social Quintet … on Cosmic Webs …' the 'Cloud City' creator's ongoing show at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.<p>Hidden within many of Tomás Saraceno’s grand visions of cloud cities, climbable structures, and solar balloons, a single thread runs through his fascinating worlds: …

Karl Lagerfeld’s Method

Over the past six decades, Karl Lagerfeld has served as creative director of Chloe, Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous collection. This week, <i>Karl Lagerfeld: Modemethode</i>, which translates to “Fashion Method”—an exhibition curated by the designer’s muse Lady Amanda Harlech*—*opens at the Art and …

Karl Lagerfeld

36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without

Are you wanting to create more visual content but don’t know where to start?I asked 19 visual social media experts about their favourite, go-to, can’t-live-without visual content tools. What follows is their best of the best picks - all 36, and quotes about their favourites.<p>Want more detail? Click …

Infographics

Learning the Duolingo – how one app speaks volumes for language learning

Bill Gates, the billionaire philanthropist, can lay claim to a lifetime of achievements, but confessed earlier this year that a foreign language was missing from his CV.<p>During an online chat, the former Microsoft chairman and world’s richest man said he feels “pretty stupid” that learning a foreign …

Language Learning

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Mindfulness

Fashion's Groundhog Day – the trends that just won't die

2 February is Groundhog Day – officially a festival in which a woodchuck’s emergence from its burrow predicts the arrival of spring (baffling), but forever linked with the Bill Murray movie about reliving the same 24 hours indefinitely. Here are the fashion trends stuck on repeat<p>1. The plaid …

Groundhog Day

Meet the Muslim superhero fighting bigotry on San Francisco buses

Ms Marvel has been drafted in by culture jammers in San Francisco to protest against Islamophobic adverts – it’s the latest chapter in comic book diversity<p>At the start of the year, the extremist anti-Islamic group the Freedom Defense Initiative purchased 50 controversial ads to be displayed on San …

Comics

Berlin's flourishing world of art

Since the collapse of the Wall in 1989, Berlin has become a hotshot in the art world, boasting a flourishing gallery scene, its own annual art fair and the Biennale exhibit of cutting-edge works. Creative synergies, a free-spirited climate and cheap rents have turned the German capital into a major …

Behind the Paint Cans: Austin Street Art

Austin street art (Credit: 1138Studios.com)<p><i>Guest article by Gino Barasa</i><p>It’s five in the morning and I’m somewhere off 51st Street with Austin’s most …

Streetwear

World Leaders Hilariously Re-Imagined as Hipsters

In his original painting series, designer Amit Shimoni's <i>Hipstory</i> portraits re-imagine iconic world leaders as members of the youthful hipster subculture. The subjects are seen against solid pastel backgrounds with classic facial features and expressions that distinguish the historical figures. But …

Winston Churchill

Instagram's #empty movement creates a marriage of art and photography

When Dolly Brown, or @londonlivingdoll as she’s known on Instagram, first spotted the hashtag #emptymet and its accompanying, captivating images of a deserted Metropolitan Museum in NYC, she was intrigued.<p>Pioneered by American Instagrammer Dave Krugman, the #empty movement began in 2013 when New …

Social Media

1,000 Light Paintings Form One Beautiful Stop-Motion Animation

Darren Pearson's 'Lightspeed' is a luminous journey through the California wilderness.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>If you've ever created a light painting, you should know how much effort it takes to capture them beautifully <i>and</i> in focus. Now, imagine that …

Photographer Captures an Eerily Empty New York City

It was suppose to be the snow storm that paralyzed New York City, but it in the end it turned out to be a bust. Still, a few days ago, everyone cleared out, making it the perfect place to shoot a rarely ever empty New York City. Who else was there on hand but photographer Vivienne Gucwa, a native …

New York City

Putin’s Polonium-Poison Revenge on ex-Spy Laid Bare in UK Inquiry

Details of the defector Alexander Litvinenko’s gruesome death in 2006 finally get aired in a public hearing. Thousands of innocents were put at …

Russia

A supercut of stares in Darren Aronofsky movies

Darren Aronofsky can be a grandiose director. Think of his big set pieces: <i>Black Swan</i>'s ballet or <i>The Wrestler</i>'s final match. But, as with other directors, the tiny moments add up. This supercut, from Vimeo user WarmBakedBread, explores Aronofsky's movies through a particular lens: the eyes. …

The best of Paris haute couture 2015 – in pictures

Couture ends today. From sequinned catsuits at Dior to male bridesmaids at Chanel, here are the highlights

Haute Couture