Alek Napieraj

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5 Books That Will Improve Your Writing

Remove the fanfare and most writing advice boils down to read more, write more, and get better feedback.<p>Let's talk about that first one. If writing is output, reading is often the most important input. You'll understand what makes Hemingway's writing exceptional (or overrated) by reading his books, …

Public photos mined to create beautiful time-lapses

In many ways, the internet is simply an extremely badly coordinated attempt to document our planet. Hundreds of millions of photos are uploaded online every day, depicting ourselves, our cities, our landscape, and our food. However, they're also isolated and disparate: it's difficult to sieve …

10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

From a rave in an abandoned Polish coalmine to bonfires and bunting in the Bulgarian mountains, these under-the-radar festivals are an excuse to explore new musical landscapes<p>Compare the costs of festivals around the world<p>Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria<p>With a wild camping vibe – bonfires, small …

European Travel

The Stunning Mansion in Ex Machina Is (Mostly) Real, and You Can Spend the Night There

Production designer Mark Digby explains how movie magic, and metaphor, turned a real hotel into a sci-fi estate.<p>There are many stunning, otherworldly sights in <i>Ex Machina</i>, the science-fiction film directed by <b>Alex Garland</b> that features a robot so lifelike she’s played by actress <b>Alicia Vikander</b>. But …

William Shatner apparently thinks a Kickstarter-funded water pipeline will save California

Is William Shatner crazy, or did he just make a bad joke? You might start asking yourself that question after hearing the latest idea from the 84-year-old star: a Kickstarter-funded, $30 billion water pipeline to save California from its devastating drought.<p>In an interview with <i>Yahoo Tech</i>'s David …