Cameron Messinides

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Art Is Vital

The best education enables artistic voice and creative habits of mind.<p>ASPEN, Colo. — It has been three years since the spectacular video of Lil Buck dancing to Yo-Yo Ma brought jookin—which draws from hip-hop, ballet, jazz, and modern dance—into mainstream consciousness. Ma would later call Buck a …

No Country for Old Pervs: The Fall of the Houses of Terry Richardson and Dov Charney

“Isn’t this fun?” That’s how model Anna del Gaizo paraphrased Terry Richardson’s assistant Leslie Lessin’s words as Richardson suddenly attempted to …

Spurs Crush Heat, Win Title, in Pictures

Advertisers Come Out Of The Closet, Openly Courting Gay Consumers

A recent Chevrolet ad made its LGBT-friendly message clear: Against a montage of different families, including single and same-sex parents, a voice-over intones, "While what it means to be family hasn't changed, what a family looks like has."<p>Of course, it's not entirely new for mainstream brands to …

Yes, All Women Part II: A Reading List of Stories Written By Women

My last Yes, All Women reading list was a hit with the Longreads community, so here’s part two. Enjoy 20 pieces by fantastic women writers.<p>1. “When …

Tampa Bay

The 'bionic men' of World War I

World War I slaughtered and mutilated soldiers on a scale the world had never seen. It's little wonder that its vast numbers of returning crippled veterans led to major gains in the technology of prosthetic limbs.<p>Virtually every device produced today to replace lost body function of soldiers …

Sam Smith Is the Next Big Sound - PAPER

"I'm way too open," says British singer Sam Smith. "Everyone tells me to shut my mouth. It's really bad. I've said too much." Smith's laid-bare lyrics about love lost and his lush, velvety voice have drawn comparisons to fellow UK artist Adele, whose soul-shattering pipes and 2011 breakup album won …

Paris Review - John McPhee, The Art of Nonfiction No. 3

Interviewed by Peter Hessler<p>Issue 192, Spring 2010<p>John McPhee, ca. 2009. Photograph courtesy of the Princeton University Office of Communications.<p>John Angus McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1931, attended college in his hometown, and still lives there today. He tells stories when he …

Expand Your Imagination with Alex Wiley

Plus a new song, "See The Day," and a playlist to get you ready for 'Village Party.'<p><i>Photos by Andrew Zeiter</i><p>Alex Wiley wants to blow your mind, and he's comfortable with the idea that you're not expecting it. After all, he wasn't really planning on this either—he was just in it for the jokes on …

Elderly Man Spent 10 Years Turning 150-Ft-Long Hedge Into Giant Dragon

If you happen to find yourself driving around in the U.K. and you spot a giant green dragon, don’t panic – it’s probably just this amazing hedge …

Mother Turns Fallen Soldiers’ Uniforms Into Teddy Bears For The Families They Left Behind

The tragic loss of a loved one is a difficult thing for any of us to swallow, especially for children – and if they lose a parent, the pain can be …

World leaders back campaign to drop Sudanese woman's death sentence

British PM David Cameron and US activist Jesse Jackson speak out against death row detention of Meriam Ibrahim<p>World leaders have added their voices to the campaign to lift the death sentence given to Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy. They join her husband, Daniel …

Anatomy of the Influences Behind Star Wars: A Mashup Masterpiece

<i>“All of us, we’re links in a chain,”</i> Pete Seeger said of creative work. <i>“And your way, is it really your way?”</i> Henry Miller asked before adding, <i>“The same goes for your ideas. You moved into them ready-made.”</i> This notion is also true — perhaps even <i>more</i> true — when it comes to highly popular works of …