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Understanding Constant-Voltage Audio Distribution Systems

Loudspeakers<p>Sponsored by<br>Meyer Sound<p>The whole point of using these techniques is to optimize installation costs...<p>By Dennis A. Bohn • October 18, …

The faces of Kazakhstan’s isolated modelling industry

Although the ninth largest country in the world with a population of over 17 million people, the modelling industry in Kazakhstan is distinctly minute. It’s alleged that just one model, Alyona Subbotina, is the only native to cross borders and forge an international career in New York. Because of …

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Are We So Different From ISIS?

<i>All that is left of the Abbey in Dale Abbey</i><p>When I was younger, I used to work on archaeological excavations in the Middle East. I spent 8 seasons digging in Cyprus and Israel. When I was 22, I travelled overland across Central Asia to see the giant Buddhist statues in Bamyian, Afghanistan.<p>The …

Laws of Silence - Photographs and text by Jennifer McClure | LensCulture

<i>Jennifer McClure is one of the 50 best emerging photographers for 2015, as voted by the eight-member international jury for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2015. Here is her winning entry and artist’s statement. View her profile to learn more about her and to see more of her great work.</i><p><i>When</i> …

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Giant Installation in Pakistan Confronts Drone Operators with the Face of a Victim

In an empty field in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan, a massive portrait shows the face of a little girl, her eyes innocent yet piercing. This giant print was installed by a collaboration of artists and local villagers as a part of the project <i>#NotABugSplat</i>, designed to …

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Vatican blasts back at UN report on pedophile priests, abortion

The Vatican blasted back at a UN-authored Rights of Children report, saying its criticism of the church's stand on homosexuality is driven by critics of the church's "non-negotiable" teachings.<p>The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, whose members have included such nations as Saudi Arabia, …

Russian Mother Takes Magical Portraits of Her Two Boys and their Animal Friends

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova only got into photography in early 2012, when she acquired her first camera. But if you were to look through her …

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Choose the Right Lens to Make Flattering Portraits

<i>Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, F/3, 1.60s, ISO 800.</i><p>The lens you choose to make a picture strongly affects how the subject will look. When …

Vandalism or Public Service? New Project Aims to Eliminate Crappy Tourist Photos

If the major photography awards had a “service to mankind” category, the front-runner at this point would have to be #noshittyphotos, an inventive …

Who buys Leica cameras?

Leica M series cameras have almost legendary status among photographers. Even though they don't necessarily use the most cutting edge technology …

Lomography Konstruktor review: the $35 camera you build yourself

As camera-makers trim their point-and-shoot lines in the face of encroaching smartphones, one company is keeping the faith and doing what it's done for the past three decades. Lomography's wide range of film cameras dates back to the early ‘90s, when some students in Vienna discovered the potential …

El Wall Street Journal alerta que 'el llegat de Franco ressona a Espanya'

Notícies<p>Dilluns 02.12.2013 15:29<p>El Wall Street Journal alerta que 'el llegat de Franco ressona a Espanya'<p>Es fa ressò dels atacs ultres …

African migrants arrested after getting into Moroccan Spanish enclave of Melilla

Around 60 African migrants risked life and limb to scale the fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla as dawn broke on Wednesday.<p>But their joy was short-lived. They sought refuge in local houses, and it wasn’t long before Spanish police tracked down 20 of them.<p>Spanish media …

Colorado airport installs 'amnesty' boxes for pot users

Pot-smoking travelers at one Colorado airport who need to ditch their stash before boarding can deposit their marijuana in an "amnesty box."<p>The boxes began cropping up at Colorado Springs Airport on Wednesday to give passengers unaware it is illegal to carry pot on a plane the opportunity to dump …

Paris Hilton Gets Paid Too Much To DJ

That’s right you thought you wouldn’t have to hear her name ever again, sadly that’s not the case. Paris Hilton is reportedly getting paid $100,000 …

One Guitar Solo Explains Why We Need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just announced its 2014 nominees: Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, and The Replacements.<p>A worthy group, to be sure.<p>But it doesn't make the existence of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame any less strange.<p>For an art form predicated on challenging the …

Macaulay Culkin Is In A Velvet Underground Cover Band That Solely Sings About Pizza

The 33-year-old "Home Alone" star is currently part of a Velvet Underground cover band called The Pizza Underground, and as their name indicates, they're <i>really</i> into pizza.<p>In fact, every one of their songs is about pizza in some way or another.<p>Take for example songs, "Cheese Days," "Papa John Says," …

Nils Frahm made a new video, touring in March (dates)

Berlin-based artist <b>Nils Frahm</b> released <i>Spaces</i> back in November that straddled the line between modern composer and electronic worlds. We posted the …

This Year Will Be The End of the 'Disc Burning' Era

It all started happening in the early 2000's as the once expensive CD-R disc burners began to heavily drop in price and later came pre-installed in …

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Breathtaking Photos of Matterhorn From All Hours of the Day

On the border of Switzerland and Italy lies Matterhorn (aka Monte Cervino), Europe's 14,692-foot-high mountain. With one of the highest peaks of the iconic Swiss Alps, Matterhorn is an attraction for both climbers and photographers. Since the 19th century, many people have approached the mountain …

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