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As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

Demographic shifts rippling across the nation are fueling fears that their culture and standing are under threat.<p>Even after the coal mines closed and the factory jobs disappeared and the businesses began taking down their signs on Broad Street, even after the population started its steady decline …

Demographics

Frogs hitch a ride on baby crocodile's back

Five frogs managed to hitch a ride on the back of a bemused saltwater crocodile.<p>The pictures show them waiting in turn to climb on to the crocodile, which sat still throughout as they all climbed aboard.<p>Tanto Yensen, 36, took the pictures while visiting Tangerang in Indonesia.<p>The tree frogs at one …

A humiliating experience opened my eyes to discrimination that has become common in post-9/11 America under the pretext of safety and security<p>A recent news report documented the removal of two Muslim women working for the federal government from an American Airline flight. On its surface the …

Religion

This is Classical Guitar

Weimar Guitar Quartet Play Nebulae by Olga Amelkina-Vera<p>An Introduction to Brouwer and Sonata V<p>SoloDuo Play Sonata no. 8, op. 13 “Pathétique” by …

Guitar

The Best Classical Guitar?

Would you like to study classical guitar?<br>Take lessons with one of the <b>best online classical guitar courses available.</b><p>Ask 100 different guitarists what …

What is guitar scale length and why does it matter?

Guitar scale length and why it matters<p><i>Guitar scale length plays a very important role in how the instrument sounds. Here's why.</i><p><b>If, like most guitar</b> …

Top 10 Best Classical Guitar Songs

Although there are thousands of great classical guitar songs, a few of them stand out from the crowd... a few that captivate audiences and inspire …

Guitar

Hill Guitar Company

Handmade Classical Guitars by Zebulon Turrentine

The values behind my work and some events that shaped them.<p>My main model, some custom projects and the ideas guiding them.<p>Pictures of some …

Music Production

Playing Music Gives Brains A 'Full Body Workout,' Says Science

Anyone who's picked up an instrument knows the joy and pain of coordinating all the physiological pieces required to really rock out. Turns out that sensation is unique even at the neurological level, as explained in the nifty animation above summarizing a TedEd lecture by arts educator Anita …

X-E2 in London

During 2015 I undertook a personal project to document my day-to-day life in London, UK as I knew it would be my last year in the city I’d called …

FIRST LOOK: FUJIFILM X-Pro2 camera review (part 2)

In part 2 of the brand-new Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera review we will have look at some sample images I shot during the few weeks I had the camera before …

Things That Stay With You

I had always wanted to meet Julian Bond. He had been a hero of mine since growing up in the sixties. He was a strong, articulate voice for fairness …

Go Where the Light Already Is

The Kentucky Headhunters are an amazing, down home, rockin’ band. They’re also a helluva nice bunch of guys. Super talented. Grammy winners. A …

How to make your office coffee taste better so you don't spend half your rent on Starbucks

Offices are all about productivity, and productivity is all about coffee. Which basically means automatic single-cup brewing systems make a lot of sense. Just like sweatshops!<p>These days, though, there's no excuse for coffee to taste like crap, even if it's brewed in a break room.<p>You just have to …

THE SHOT: Robyn's Odyssey

In 1977, I was given the ultimate National Geographic assignment: track down a mysterious and stunningly beautiful young woman named Robyn Davidson who crossed 2000 miles of treacherous Australian outback alone with four camels and her dog Diggity. I photographed her five times during her nine …

Sleeping Giant

I’m really excited to share this interview with Alireza Sheshmani, an extremely talented iPhone street photographer based in Tehran, Iran. The way he …

Mobile Photography

An Inspiring Video About a Landscape Photographer Hunting for a Perfect Moment

23-year-old videographer Nejc Miljak created this inspiring short film about Slovenian landscape photographer Janez Tolar. It’s titled, “Before You …

THE SELECTS: More From the Grand Canyon

THE SHOT: Floating Above the Grand Canyon

Harun Mehmedinovic captured a rare weather phenomenon this month when the Grand Canyon was filled with a stunning sea of clouds. “The shoot came up somewhat spontaneously”.<p>I work with BBC Earth, and for a while I have wanted to team up with National Geographic’s John Burcham for a shoot. We picked …

The True Henri Cartier-Bresson

Over the years, the famed photographer's work has been the subject of many shows. But a new retrospective in Paris takes a more complete look at the …

Beyond Cartier-Bresson: A History of a Master's Early Work

Rowers in the Ivory Coast, 1931<br>Henri Cartier-Bresson— Magnum<p>1 of 9<p>The primary (but hardly the sole) merit of this extraordinary Cartier-Bresson …

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A man raises his hands to pray near the sea at sunset after a day of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan in Benghazi, Libya, on July 24, 2012. …

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Hands of a Muslim boy offering Ramadan prayers at Nepali Jame Mashjid in Kathmandu, Nepal, on July 26, 2012. (Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar) - Via In …