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The Train-Hopping, Nazi-Fighting Literary Hero You’ve Never Heard Of

He wrote books of poetry, won a chestful of medals, helped inspire Pulp Fiction—and loved a good bathroom joke. Meet First Sergeant Charles Willeford.<p>…

Banksy Opens up About Dismaland and Contemporary Art

“I think a museum is a bad place to look at art.”<p>Banksy’s satirical Dismaland Bemusement Park is something that has managed to capture the attention of art and pop culture enthusiasts alike, with the main draw resting in one’s own interpretation of what it all means. In a rare interview with <i>The</i> …

The top 20 books every student should read before leaving secondary school

Which books should every teenager have read before they leave secondary school?<p>The Times Educational Supplement has compiled a list of novels for …

Literature

Articles about 6 all black facades on Dwell.com - Dwell

A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where …

Logging

The 100 best movies of all time

What are the best movies of all time? Depends on who you ask, of course. We’ve got our own ideas, ranging from the best movies out right now, to …

Mexican Government Asked Street Artists To Paint 200 Houses To Unite Community

A youth organization that’s been known to use graffiti as a means of expression has teamed up with the government of Mexico to rehabilitate Palmitas, …

Streetwear

Articles about 7 renovations centuries old structures on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and ...<p>Its true renaissance started 10 years ago with two new, dedicated owners.<p>Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a mid-century kitchen with her 21st-century taste to create a …

Architecture

There's a surprise in this teen's brilliant poem, and now it's going viral around the world

We all have those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. You know, when you spill something on your white shirt, and you miss the bus, and you …

Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners review: ‘a vivid picture of the spread of slavery profits’

David Olusoga was a thoughtful, thorough, unswerving guide to how slavery was abolished, but the underlying ideas and attitudes endure<p>David Olusoga’s two-part documentary <b>Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners</b> (BBC2) concluded last night by following the money. The money in question was that paid to the …

Black History

Ancient fort found under Monmouthshire housing estate

<b>This ancient fort could not look more different to the red brick housing estate currently occupying suburbia in Monmouthshire.</b><p>But archaeologist Steve Clarke believes this fortified farmhouse once stood on stilts on a manmade island in an Ice Age lake 4,900 years ago.<p>The "crannog's" timbers survived …

Archaeology

9 Titles Every Book Club Should Read

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>9 Titles Every Book Club Should Read<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Books

From Up to Brave: every Pixar movie, ranked from worst to best

1970s London graffiti tells a tale of a city in flux

LONDON — Graffiti can say a lot about a city. Scribbles, scrawls and scratches in overlooked corners act as signs of the times, offering insights …

'The Good Dinosaur' trailer: Pixar imagines a boy and his Apatosaurus

LOS ANGELES — What if the asteroid had just sailed on past, and humans were allowed to evolve alongside the dinosaurs? Well, we'd have much cooler …

Animation

The Real McDonald's Secret Menu: 6 Best Ways to 'Hack' McDonald's in the UK

The 'secret menus' at fast food restaurants (and restaurants in general) have long been shrouded in mystery. Do they exist? What bonkers stuff can …

McDonald's

50 Modern Scandinavian Kitchens That Leave You Spellbound

The beauty of Scandinavian design is such that you might already be enjoying its many benefits without actually realizing that you are adopting this …

Tate Britain to explore - but not celebrate - art and the British Empire

Art and Empire at Tate Britain will explore the nation's colonial past from a critical perspective<p>Tate Britain is to stage a “non-celebratory” exhibition devoted to art and the British Empire, taking a critical look at the nation’s colonial past.<p>The 200 works on display include paintings that were …

Art

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing

The McDonald's Secret Menu is real – here are the things you never knew you could order

A McDonald's manager has revealed all to Reddit, including confirming that the once-mythical McDonald's Secret Menu does in fact exist.<p>You can order …

McDonald's

A Museum Let Street Artists Do Whatever They Want On Its Walls. Here’s The Result

Many street artists are often discredited for their chosen line of art. A far cry from studio loft where he hibernate whilst working on their latest …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Turn your iPhone into a Super 8 camera

The iPhone is the gold standard for modern design – and that sometimes gets in the way of some of its amazing functions.<p>Take photo and video. Even the most serious photographers and filmmakers can create high art with an iPhone, but conventional cameras, no matter how clunky they seem today, were …

Artist Reimagines Everyday Objects as Playfully Over-Sized Sculptures

Artist Rmulo Celdrn reimagines everyday objects as larger-than-life sculptures for his playful series called <i>Macro</i>. Things like bottle caps, ice cube trays, and sponges are scaled hundreds of times bigger for the sculpture series. Sometimes, this makes them well over seven feet tall.<p>The gigantic …

Art

Today the Department of Astonishing Optical Illusions is playing a game with Norwegian artist Dino Tomic of Atomic Circus. Using color pencils on a piece of plain white paper he drew a single green leaf so realistic that, when surrounded by real leaves, it’s difficult to tell which leaf isn’t real. Can you tell the difference between the real leaves and the drawing? This video reveals the answer: Did you guess correctly? Last week Tomic created a new challenge using daisies. This time two of the flowers on the paper are drawings and the rest are real: Look carefully and make your guess. Tomic will be releasing the answer soon so keep an eye on his Facebook Page, DeviantArt gallery, or Instagram feed, where you can also check out more of his marvelous artwork. [via Neatorama]

Today the Department of Astonishing Optical Illusions is playing a game with Norwegian artist Dino Tomic of Atomic Circus. Using color pencils on a …

Atticus and Me

I read <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> the summer between 8th and 9th grade. It was a hot, Southern summer and my mom and I went into a bookstore to look for some indoor reading. She bought me the book, and I took it home and devoured it.<p>I was transformed, both in a moral and literary sense. I would never …

Empathy