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17 Hidden Shows On Netflix With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Is there such a thing as <i>too much</i> of a good thing? Peak TV is certainly putting that theory to test, overwhelming viewers with myriad content and …

This is the best smartphone camera of 2017

iPhone X vs. Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. HTC U11 vs. LG V30<p>Smartphone cameras get better every year, but this year more than ever truly felt like a leap. For once, we can talk about more than just Apple and Samsung (and Google) when referring to the “top tier” of smartphones with good cameras. And …

Mobile Photography

The 28 best films of all time you've probably never seen

When it comes to awards and appraisal, there are some films that clean up every year.<p>In 2017, we had "La La Land" and "Moonlight," while 2016 saw …

The 10 Best Spy Movies Ever Made

Some unconventional picks.<p>Spying is not so different from making a movie. "Twenty-four lies per second" is how director Michael Haneke describes filmmaking. Alfred Hitchcock knew that well, which is why he kept returning to the subject of professional liars again and again. He could relate. The …

Movies

The Idea of 'Talent' Is Toxic to Childhood Development

A Hungarian film titled “Sing” recently won the Oscar for best short film. “Sing” tells the story of young Zsófi, who joins a renowned children’s …

Dancing Queens: Uncovering 'The Hits of ABBA in Hindi'

How two Indian sisters in 1981 made a joyful ABBA covers album for an Indian audience.<p>I don't know what it is that makes me fall mystically in love with a three-minute collection of noises then feel compelled to listen to it numerous times over, every day, for months, until the neighbors threaten …

Music

18 Of The Most Dangerous And Dramatic Roads In The World

Don't slip. 😶<p>Do you love driving and yearn for adventure? If so, these photos will throw you for a loop. Tides, rivers, snow, waves and cliffs are just a few of the features that make for some of the most dramatic and adrenaline-pumping ― and sometimes truly treacherous ― road trips in the …

The Opposite of a Muse

In the course of two decades, a medical secretary in Paris persuaded scores of renowned photographers to take her picture.<p>On the 25th of October, 2002, the Lebanese artist Fouad Elkoury wrote an e-mail to a woman he’d never met:<p>Thursday, 10h30, getting ready to get on the plane (I hate leaving), …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

You'll Never Guess Who Is Buying All the Birkins

The fashion industry has been undergoing some drastic changes in the past few years. One of the fastest-growing sectors? The luxury resale market. …

Surreal Graphic Illustrations by Nader Sharaf

L’artiste madrilène Nader Sharaf crée de superbes illustrations loufoques sublimées par un coup de crayon précis. Ces scènes surréalistes donnent …

Art

The Fruits of Your Labor: Apartment Friendly Indoor Trees

You know you can have an indoor herb garden, or grow veggies indoors. But did you know you can even grow your own indoor trees? Yes, I have small …

Plants

The Attenuated Elegance and Lyrical Brio of Ico Parisi

I just returned from a buying trip to Europe for my Los Angeles showroom, and I brought back some wonderful pieces by the 20th-century furniture and …

The mystery of India’s deadly exam scam

On the night of 7 January 2012, a stationmaster at a provincial railway station in central India discovered the body of a young woman lying beside the tracks. The corpse, clothed in a red kurta and a violet and grey Puma jacket, was taken to a local morgue, where a postmortem report classified the …

India

Artist RPW's Sketchy Girls (10 Total)

These girls are sketchy! With a use of his pen and some watercolors, artist RPW creates a fantasy world of gorgeously dangerous women. His work has that delicate blend of sexuality and laid back playfulness that few can achieve. RPW was born in 1969 and graduated from the NSCAD university in 1993. …

Art

15 Digital Marketing Trends for 2016 That Could Destroy Your Business

Marketing today is a new game.<p>The “Mad Men” of the Madison avenue era of wine, whisky and women as inspiration, are now a distant but fond memory. …

Marketing

Don’t You Dare Cut A Piece Out Of This Chocolate Zoetrope Cake

Most cakes you just eat. This cake you spin. When you do, its tiers and decorations come alive, melting together into a chocolate layer zoetrope, covered in licking flames, gobbling Pac-Men, and cartoon mouths sucking up popping popcorn.<p>It’s called <i>Melting Pop</i>, and its the latest piece of art from …

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

Books

The Incredible 3D Printed Zoetrope

Here’s a wonderfully neat project to perhaps spark some creativity as we head into this holiday weekend: the 3D printed Zoetrope.<p>Take the concept of a flipbook — a series of frames displayed quickly to trick your brain into seeing an animation — and make it 3D, swapping out the still images for …

Why The Patience Stone is the one film you should watch this week - video

The Patience Stone follows a woman explaining her life to her abusive husband, who has been paralysed and is unable to talk after being shot in the neck. Peter Bradshaw explains why this moving drama, headed by a stellar performance from lead actor Golshifteh Farahani, deserves your attention this …

How to Make Soap at Home (Even if You Failed Chemistry)

I first started making soap at a time in my life when I was enamored with doing things the long way: baking all my own bread, making my own candy, knitting my own socks. It’s a rewarding, if time-consuming, approach to life, and it gave me a lasting appreciation for goods made with quality …

Coconut

Breath: A Stunning New Collection Film Exploring How We Breathe | Colossal

<p>Over the past few years the production team at The Mercadantes (formerly known as Everynone) have created a legendary reputation for their unique …

Pixel: A Mesmerizing Dance Performance Incorporating Interactive Digital Projection | Colossal

<p>Pixel is an innovative dance performance conceived by French performance artists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne, known collectively as the …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Why Lefties Make Less

They've been subtly discriminated against since biblical times, but modern data suggests a significant gap in earnings.<p>There’s a stereotype that left-handed people are clumsier, but that might have something to do with the fact that they live in a world of objects optimized for the right-handed: …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Track Down

The top 10 words invented by writers

I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it into the larger language, especially at a time when the English language seems to have more than enough words to sustain itself. It is one thing to create a new word or catchphrase and quite another …

Imposing House and Studio Visually Competing With Its Scenic Views

Looking out the window to see a massive mountain range unraveling its majesty is in itself a reason for happiness. Add a spacious, modern residence …

Two Apartments In Modern Minimalist Japanese Style (Includes Floor Plans)

Architect: Sinato Photographer: Toshiyuki Yano <br>The first apartment is a renovation, done by the team at Sinato Architects. The house is known as …

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look Like A Million Bucks

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …