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After 30 We Pretty Much Settle Into Our True Selves

I am turning 30 in March, and so I was a little unnerved when I recently came across a question that researchers who study personality have …

In the Picture

A new biography of Diane Arbus.<p>In 1969, the Metropolitan Museum of Art agreed to buy three photographs by Diane Arbus, for seventy-five dollars each. Wiser counsels prevailed, however, and a few months later the museum decided to take only two. Why splurge? The Museum of Modern Art was more daring; …

Kenji López-Alt’s Obsessive Kitchen Experiments

Several times while reading “The Food Lab,” the new cookbook from J. Kenji López-Alt, I wished I had the text in a keyword-searchable format—I wanted to put on my Internet goggles and surf. López-Alt’s native format is the blog: he is the managing culinary director at Serious Eats, a Web site …

Eyes of the Soul

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Paris Review - Günter Grass, The Art of Fiction No. 124

Interviewed by Elizabeth Gaffney<p>Issue 119, Summer 1991<p>Günter Grass, by Tomi Ungerer.<p>Günter Grass has achieved a very rare thing in contemporary arts and letters, earning both critical respect and commercial success in every genre and artistic medium he has taken up. A novelist, poet, essayist, …

Ear Monitor Recordings From Jerry Garcia's Final Show Surface

<i>JamBase originally published this article in February ’14, but today we re-publish the post as we’ve reached the 20th anniversary of Jerry Garcia and</i> …

#Dead50 @ Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, Califórnia (27-06-2015)

Photographers Are in the Midst of the Biggest Storage Problem Ever

Mylio. Dropbox. Google Photos. EyeFi Cloud. Adobe Cloud. If you’re a more modern photographer, then all of these sound familiar to you. But if you …

The Grateful Dead Say Farewell: The View From the Bowl

A definition of symmetry: On May 5th, 1965, <b>the Warlocks</b> – a San Francisco rock band that would soon rename themselves <b>the Grateful Dead</b> – played their …

10 Photographers Share Their Favorite Pictures Shot with a Leica M Rangefinder

To mark the 60th anniversary of its M line of rangefinder cameras, Leica recently interviewed 10 well known photographers about their experience with …

Cameras

iOS 9 is turning the iPad into what it always wanted to be: the new-age PC

Split-screen multitasking and more pave the way for a more serious iPad<p>Apple's upcoming iOS 9 has a bunch of under-the-hood performance improvements and new features, like a new, more intelligent personal assistant. While all iOS devices dating back to 2011's iPhone 4S will benefit from the new …

Modinomics at One

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came into government one year ago promising to increase India’s economic well-being. How has he done?<p>His …

India

06. Lightroom Tutorial: Organize Your Lightroom Catalog

You will then receive the following message asking whether you want to remove the photos from Lightroom’s catalog or actually delete them from your …

Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority vs. Manual Mode | Which is Best?

You may have heard it from a friend, from a popular photographer on the social media outlet of your choice, or read it on a blog somewhere. Maybe it …

Paris Review - J. P. Donleavy, The Art of Fiction No. 53

Interviewed by Molly McKaughan & Fayette Hickox<p>Issue 63, Fall 1975<p>© National Portrait Gallery, London<p>This interview took place in March 1975 in New York City in a large apartment overlooking the East River. Mr. Donleavy was in the United States to deliver the manuscript of his latest book, <i>The</i> …

Paris Review - William Gaddis, The Art of Fiction No. 101

Interviewed by Zoltán Abádi-Nagy<p>Issue 105, Winter 1987<p>William Gaddis was interviewed on November 4, 1986, in Budapest where he had stopped for a day on his way home from a conference in Sofia. The proposal of an interview survived his discouraging reputation for being reclusive and avoiding …

The Decisive Moment By Henri Cartier-Bresson

If you’ve spent even a small amount of time researching Street Photography you’ll have come across the name Henri Cartier-Bresson at least a few …

The Leica M9 held its relative value better than any DSLR of its time By Karim Ghantous

Second go with the Leica M Monochrom By Chris H