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Books

Jonathan Nolan says 'Westworld' will be dark, subversive sci-fi -- exclusive photo

Combine the obsessive detail of Disneyland, the populated virtual immersion of World of Warcraft, and the sinful catering of Las Vegas and you’re …

DIY A Christmas Story Wine Glass Lamps

Turn a classic Christmas movie into some classy dinner table decor with this ingenious wine glass leg lamp tutorial inspired by <i>A Christmas Story</i> from David Stark Design over at Design Sponge.<p>This could be a quick and easy way to add some indescribable beauty to your dinner table with just some …

The Best Longreads Of 2014 On World Affairs

The year 2014 was a tumultuous one, with more than its fair share of world-changing events. The media has covered the chaos using all the methods at its disposal: Live blogs, images and rapid on-the-ground reporting have allowed journalists to disseminate the news in real time, giving a visceral …

Billy Crystal imagines Robin Williams in heaven: Read the script here

When the world suddenly lost Robin Williams in August at the age of 63, friends and fans of the comedian were heartbroken. So was Billy Crystal, his …

Notable Lives of 2014 in Pictures

The 10 Best Movies You Didn't See in 2014

The simple fact is this: there are <i>so many movies</i> released every year. Even when it's your job to see movies, chances are that you miss a handful (myself included). But more, it can safely be assumed, have slipped by <i>you</i>. Which is a shame, because there were a ton of smaller movies that missed the …

Are old fairy stories too scary for kids?

The folk tales of old prepare a child for life<p>Moving house, stacking books in boxes, I came across a clutch of fairy books, Andrew Lang’s folk tales from around the world in their coloured cloth covers: yellow, brown, red, grey, blue. I picked up ‘yellow’, opened the cover and fell down a wormhole, …

Books

15 Clever Ideas For Your Home

If living in teeny-weeny living spaces over the past decade of my life has taught me anything, it’s that ingenuity and cleverness—at least when it …

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Finnish artist Janne Parviainen creates dazzling, futuristic images by painting with light. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him to get illuminated about this unique art form.<p>Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen …

Photography

Must-see morning clip: How is dressing up as other races “still a thing”?

John Oliver ridicules media personalities and celebs who promote stereotypes of other cultures<p>In America, the land of opportunity, we fight hard to protect our freedom -- especially our right to be racist. John Oliver asks: How is dressing up as other races "still a thing" in 2014? Good question, …

Legato: Cabinets with a Personality

Swedish design firm Claesson Koivisto Rune designed this series of candy colored cabinets for Casamania to have a soft and friendly appearance and a …

Furniture

Reading Room Romance Oxford Flat

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Feast Expected Pot Holder Set

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Work of Haute Faux-Suede Sheath Dress

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The Magical World Of Mushrooms In Macro Photography By Steve Axford

Mushrooms, the natural recyclers of our forests, are almost as diverse on their own as the entire animal kingdom. Nature photography usually focuses …

Artist Inserts Cartoons Into Real-World Situations By Doodling Them On Transparency Sheets

Stroyboard artist and self-described “scribbler” Marty Cooper has come up with a fun and clever way to augment and play with his surroundings. By …

Doodling

Editorial Submission :: Graham Carter

Post by Natalie<p>UK based illustrator Graham Carter has worked at the forefront of the industry for the last 15 years. His client list is extensive and …

The world's tallest waterslide: would you ride it?

Verrückt, the Schlitterbahn theme park's newest attraction, is taller than the Niagara Falls and the Statue of Liberty<p>Standing at 51.38 m (168 ft 7 in), the newest ride at a Kansas City theme park has been officially verified by Guinness World Records as the tallest waterslide in the world.<p>After …

Lisbeth Zwerger’s Rare and Soulful 1984 Illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s “The Selfish Giant”

From Austrian artist <b>Lisbeth Zwerger</b> — who also gave us those impossibly imaginative illustrations for <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> and <i>The Wizard of Oz</i> — comes a rare 1984 illustrated edition of <b>The Selfish Giant</b> (<i>public library</i>), one of the five short stories in Oscar Wilde’s 1888 collection for children, <i>The</i> …

Children’s Endearing Letters to Judy Blume About Masturbation, and the Beloved Author’s Response

In 1879, Mark Twain delivered a brilliant satirical lecture about masturbation, mocking the cultural hypocrisies around a practice so prevalent, so natural, yet so condemned. Nearly 130 years later, science writer extraordinaire Mary Roach traced the perilous religious roots of these hypocrisies. …