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James Taylor Teaches You to Play “Carolina in My Mind,” “Fire and Rain” & Other Classics on the Guitar

Some days you'd think that Salman Khan was the only person who had the bright idea of putting tutorials on YouTube. But, if you're an amateur …

Bonjour Brittany: a toddler-friendly holiday in rural France

Our writer heads for the Brittany coast to kick back in a farmhouse B&B that combines style and a wealth of vintage finds, while still staying toddler-friendly<p>Brittany, to me, means family holidays. In a faded photo album somewhere at home there’s a record of the summers I spent there as a child …

France

Elliott Landy: Shooting The Band

There aren’t many people for whom an altercation with <b>Bob Dylan’s</b> imposing ’60s manager, Albert Grossman, would be an auspicious opportunity, but for …

Review: Kick Lightroom Up a Notch with PFixer and a MIDI Controller

Not so long ago I posted a little rant against Lightroom on Reddit. I use Lightroom on a daily basis. It’s a great piece of software, and it does two …

Software Used by Hayao Miyazaki’s Animation Studio Is Now Officially Ready to Download

FYI: Early last week, Colin Marshall gave you a heads up that Studio Ghibli, the animation studio behind Hayao Miyazaki’s <i>My Neighbor Totoro</i>, <i>Princess</i> …

Hear Robert Frost Read His Most Famous Poems: “The Road Not Taken,” “Mending Wall,” “Nothing Gold Can Stay” & More

Robert Frost has the dubious honor of being known the world over as the poet of a seize-the-day cliché. His poem “The Road Not Taken” (read by Frost …

12 enchanting secret gardens in NYC

New York may be often seen as a concrete jungle, but there are small pockets where greenery not only thrives, but provides a welcome respite from the …

The Lost Guitar Solo for “Here Comes the Sun” by George Harrison, Discovered by George Martin

Here Comes the Sun -- it's one of George Harrison's contributions to <i>Abbey Road</i> (1969). And, among the many great Beatles' songs, it's my sentimental …

The Only Footage of Mark Twain: The Original & Digitally Restored Films Shot by Thomas Edison

We know what Mark Twain looked like, and we think we know what he sounded like. Just above see what he looked like in motion, strolling around …

7 Short Stories by Junot Díaz Free Online, In Text and Audio

As much as any contemporary writer of literary fiction ever does, Junot Díaz has become something of a household name in the years since his debut …

Ursula Le Guin Gives Insightful Writing Advice in Her Free Online Workshop

Though it's sometimes regarded as a pretentious-sounding term for genre writers who don't want to associate with genre, I've always liked the phrase …

815 Free Art Books from World Class Museums: The Met, the Guggenheim, the Getty & LACMA

Whatever else Banksy's 2010 documentary <i>Exit Through the Gift Shop</i> suggests about the strange relationship between the worlds of gallery and street …

The alternative city guide to Gothenburg, Sweden

Overview<p><b>By Steve Vickers, founder of Sweden travel guide</b> <b>routesnorth.com</b><br>Best known for churning out heavy metal – in the form of ships, Volvos and bands such as In Flames – Gothenburg has spent the past couple of decades reinventing itself. Industry is still important, but now the west coast’s …

Gothenburg

Jonah's "Energetic and Clean" Nursery

(Image credit: Submitted by Ashley)<p><b>Name:</b> Jonah ( 4 months) <b><br>Location:</b> Toronto, Ontario<p>I am an interior designer in the Toronto area and this is the …

Small Spaces

He gave his unforgettable work for nothing. Shouldn't the designer of the peace symbol be commemorated?

The logo that Gerard Holtom created without copyright for an anti-nuclear war protest group in the 1950s has been perennially adopted and adapted around the world ‑ perhaps most memorably in the wake of the Paris attacks<p>In the early evening of 21 February 1958, a middle-aged man travelled right …

Vietnam War

The Delicious Dozen: 12 Strategies for Eating Healthy and Cheap

We have five people living in our home – two adults and three children. With that many mouths to feed, a large monthly food budget is simply a fact …

Cooking

12 Sneaky Places To Hide Ugly (But Necessary) Everyday Stuff

Between piles of unopened mail and squirreled-away stashes of cleaning products, it's easy for any home to quickly get overrun by clutter. This is especially true in smaller spaces and studios, where even your bed can seem like an eyesore. (Have you ever looked at homes for sale in New York or …

Dining Rooms

How Sitting Is Harming Your Body and What You Can Do to Counter Its Perils

“Bodies are built for motion — not for stillness.”<p>More than a century after Thoreau’s magnificent manifesto for the rewards of walking and the evils of sitting, we have finally put data around the all too obvious fact that the human body, a marvelous machine animated by motion, is not meant for …

books, books, and more books

First up on the subject of books, I'm very happy to say that I've just reopened my little shop, with signed copies of all of my books. I really love …

in her room

Ah, her room! I had such fun putting this together for her, and thank goodness she adores it just as much as I had hoped she would. Besides the …

Infographic: London's hipster coffee shops dissected

Sonya is the former news and events editor at Time Out London. She spontaneously combusts if she leaves the confines of the M25. Follow her on …

ANKR: Peace of Mind About Your Camera Bag for $25

I just installed an ANKR in my camera bag. Over the past 10 years I’ve had this reoccurring dream about my camera gear and my backpack being stolen. …

San Francisco

The man who branded Sainsbury’s

Thursday, 4:00pm<br>18 June 2015<p>Sheffield designer Leonard Beaumont created the UK supermarket’s first postwar identity<p>Sheffield-born Leonard Beaumont …

Graphic Design

Oliver Sacks on Storytelling, the Curious Psychology of Writing, and What His Friendship with the Poet Thom Gunn Taught Him About Creativity and Originality

“The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing… a special, indispensable form of talking to myself.”<p>Who we are and who we become is in large part the combinatorial product of the people and ideas we surround ourselves with — what William …

The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book

<i>The following is a transcript of the Hearst New Media lecture I gave last night at Columbia University, subtitled “Two Paths For The Future of Text.”</i> …

Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last

“Stories … are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.”<p>Stories have shapes, as Vonnegut believed, and they in turn give shape to our lives. But how do stories like the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm or <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> continue to enchant the …

Things I've Learned: Gus Van Sant's Six Golden Rules of Moviemaking

Gus Van Sant is one of America’s most heralded, iconic independent auteurs.<p>Based in Portland, Oregon, the low-key Van Sant has written, directed, …

Sneak Peek at IKEA's Upcoming 2015 & 2016 Collections: The Top 10 Things We Can't Wait For

(Image credit: Janel Laban)<p>A few weeks ago I took a last-minute, wonderful whirlwind of a long weekend and visited IKEA's design headquarters in …

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