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Build A Balanced AMD-Based Gaming PC On A Budget

We’re revisiting an age-old question with a modern twist: can you build a balanced gaming PC with a sub-$100 CPU and not be limited by graphics …

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Soaring Above the World from a Bird's Perspective

<i>Proud Wanderer</i> is a creative series by nature and animal photographer Howard Lau, aka HOWLD, that captures the exquisite motion of birds in mid-flight. In the series, Lau creates sensations that viewers are soaring high up in the sky alongside each bird. He provides us with a rare opportunity to …

Alain de Botton's guide to art as therapy

Can visual art offer solace, hope and reassurance as music can? The writer chooses the works that make him feel less alone<p>It comes naturally to most of us to think of music as therapeutic. Almost all of us are, without training, DJs of our own souls, deft at selecting pieces of music that will …

Norman Foster unveils plans for elevated 'SkyCycle' bike routes in London

Plan for 220km network of bike paths suspended above railway lines could see commuters gliding to work over rooftops<p>Gliding through the air on a bike might so far be confined to the fantasy realms of singing nannies and aliens in baskets, but riding over rooftops could one day form part of your …

Revealing Photos of New York Teen Gang Members in 1959

Renowned photographer Bruce Davidson has played an integral part in documenting New York City life and culture throughout the decades. The documentarian's project titled <i>Brooklyn Gang</i> is an especially interesting series that follows a group of teens in 1959 that were members of a gang.<p>After reading …

1930s bank robbers - a picture from the past

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Humor: Portraits of Wet Dogs Taken Mid-Bath

Our quest to continue giving dogs the attention they deserve in the photography world continues (for the record, we don’t dislike cats… we just think …

Saul Leiter obituary

Saul Leiter, who has died aged 89, was one of the quiet men of American photography. A pioneer of colour, he remained relatively unsung until he was rediscovered by curators and critics in his early 80s. Even then, Leiter was reluctant to accept the belated praise heaped upon him. "What makes …

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David Hockney unveils his iPad art

One of Britain's most celebrated living artists, David Hockney, is pioneering the art world yet again, turning his index finger into a paintbrush and his iPad into a canvas in a new exhibit in San Francisco<p>Hockney, 76, started drawing on his iPhone with his thumb about five years ago, sending his …

The Gorgeous Fjordlands of West Norway

Photographer and geographer Kilian Schnberger has an incredible eye for documenting the stunning wonders of nature. From massive mountains to running rivers, the German artist provides a glimpse of the world from unique perspectives. He says, “I prefer temperate and high latitudes and alpine …

A New Book Gives A Rare Glimpse Into The Life of Lucian Freud

A new memoir exposes intimate details of the artist’s private life—from his burning temper, and excessive gambling to nude sittings with his …

Dan Stevens: 'The value of art is in its worth, but to whom?'

In his monthly column, Dan Stevens talks about artistic addictions and the value of Banksy<p>I’m an addict. I don’t count the cost: if there’s an orchestra live-scoring a <b>movie</b> I am compelled to go and suddenly I’m there taking it in both eyes and ears. I nearly flew back to London just so that I could …

Frieze art fair 2013 - in pictures

A cutesy kitty-in-a-sock sculpture, traffic cones brought to life, and a giant black boulder dangling ominously over punters ... it could only be Frieze. Here's our pick of the best in show at this year's Frieze London and Frieze Masters fairs, which run from 17-20 October 2013 in London's Regent's …

Breaking Bad Recap: What Walt Deserves

"Guess I got what I deserve," sings Badfinger as the camera pulls away from Walt in the final shot of <i>Breaking Bad</i>.<p>Not even close.<p>Walter White was …

Breaking Bad Recap: Why Don't You Just Die?

At one point early in the show, the terminally ill Walter White calculates exactly how much money he needs to make in order to ensure that his family …

All-Electric Formula E Will Be the Race to Watch in 2014

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 09.17.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The first all-electric auto racing series …

All Art Is Contemporary, Part 1: Rome

ROME, Italy — Going to Rome means going to Caravaggio’s St. Matthew cycle in the Contarelli Chapel of the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, near the …

Garry Fabian Miller: Sea Horizons – in pictures

Sections of England: The Sea Horizon is a series of photographs made in 1976 and 1977 by Garry Fabian Miller, capturing the dark and strange serenity of the sea and sky. A new show presents the pictures alongside new, camera-less horizons – entitled Middle Place and Voyage – which the artist …

Not so blindingly obvious

CATARACTS are relatively common in people who live to a ripe old age. They are sometimes seen in animals that live in zoos as well, but in the wild …

Lady Gaga and Jay Z bodyguard tasered to death by police while naked

Norman Oosterbroek died earlier this week (September 2), say reports<p>A bodyguard who worked for the likes of Lady Gaga and Jay-Z was tasered to death …

Antique TV Set Converted into an Aquarium

If you've ever felt like there's nothing good to watch on TV and you happen to have an antiquated TV set, built like a giant brick, you might be interested in a crafty and doable project that would turn the old box into a vintage-style aquarium. Thanks to a series of instructions edited and refined …

Amazing Landscapes Distorted with Geometric Fragments

In this series, entitled <i>Landscape Monolith</i>, Reynald Drouhin alters crystal clear landscapes by turning sections of the land upside-down. Each odd shape, placed directly in the center of the horizon, offers a small window into a distinct, new place that perfectly blends with the surrounding …

Breathtaking Photo of Venus Crossing the Sun During Last Year’s Transit

Last June, something happened that won’t be happening again until the year 2117: Venus eclipsed the Sun. Of course, seeing as Venus is both small and …

Painted Gradients Create Shocking Illusions of Space

These everyday scenes don't seem that exciting until the actual behind-the-scenes process is revealed. In his work, London-based photographer Benedict Morgan creates all kinds of optical illusions. This series, entitled <i>Painted Stripes</i>, features two photographs that will have viewers automatically …

Stunning Rural Landscapes Blur Reality with Abstraction

In these dramatic landscapes, photographer Lisa Wood perfectly blurs the line between reality and abstraction. The series, entitled <i>Art of Farmland</i>, documents the gorgeous countryside of the artist's hometown in Sun Valley, Idaho. However, as viewers gaze upon the visually stunning images, it …