Claire Ronan

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These Wild Sculptures Actually Generate Green Energy

The enormous sculpture looks, in the artist’s rendering, like the sails of a fleet of futuristic ships whose bodies have just sunk beneath the …

Santa Monica

Chloë Grace Moretz: Why 'Neighbors 2' is the first movie to really get young women

But in fact, it's the rare sequel that works as a standalone. The frat humor from the original is cleverly flipped, so the material speaks directly to college-age women.<p>That's right, Seth Rogen made a movie that empowers women.<p>And the face of the movie isn't so much Rogen as its costar Chloë Grace …

11 New Movies to Watch at Home This Week

Dost thou wish to live deliciously in HD?<p>The Witch is new to Blu-ray, along with these other 11 releases.<p>Pick of the Week<p>Southbound<p><b>What is it?</b> Two …

Google veterans head off on their own to work on self-driving trucks

Otto counts self-driving pioneer Anthony Levandowski as a co-founder<p>Former employees of Google, Apple, Tesla, Cruise Automation, and others — 40 people in total — have formed a new San Francisco-based company called Otto with the goal of turning commercial trucks into self-driving freight haulers. …

Sho Nuff (Unreleased song from the De La Soul Is Dead sessions 1991 www.delasoulisdead.com)

Photos: The Beautiful Architecture of India’s Ancient Stepwells

Over the past several years, Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman has traveled through India numerous times, visiting over 120 ancient stepwells …

Are prefab boxes the answer to Britain's severe housing shortage?

Design company Bert & May says portable units are an affordable way to add extra space to homes<p>Britain needs to build around 250,000 new homes a year to ease the chronic housing shortage, although current figures show homebuilders are achieving just half of that. Now one company claims to have …

Guest Editorial: Why Saturday's Bernie Sanders Rally Left Me Feeling Heartbroken

Guest Editorial: Why Saturday's Bernie Sanders Rally Left Me Feeling Heartbroken by Pramila Jayapal[ Comment on this story ][ Subscribe to the …

Bernie Sanders

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Grimes Discusses New Album

<i>Photo by Daniel Cavazos</i><p>Grimes is on the cover of the latest issue of <i>Fader</i>. In the cover story, Claire Boucher discusses the creation of her new album (which she has said will arrive in October) and some of the ideas that informed its songs. She also clarifies that whole "Grimes scraps album" …

New Documentary Film, Twinsters , Shines a Light on Twins Separated at Birth

What would you do if you found out you had a twin you never knew existed?<p>Such is the incredible true story of Samantha Futerman and Anaiis Bordier, two strangers (one, a French fashion student, the other, an actress in Hollywood) who by chance found each other on Youtube and Facebook. Thinking they …

South Korea

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

Ornette Coleman, Jazz Iconoclast, Dies At 85

Ornette Coleman, the American saxophonist and composer who liberated jazz from conventional harmony, tonality, structure and expectation, died early on Thursday of cardiac arrest in Manhattan. He was 85.<p>Coleman was an American icon and iconoclast — a self-taught musician born poor and fatherless in …

Jazz

Can meat actually be eco-friendly?

Should we eat meat? That’s the big question, which — for this series — I’m asking three different ways: in terms of environmental sustainability, …

Agriculture

These are the 10 dirtiest power companies in the U.S.

<i>This story is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Coal-fired power plants are the single biggest driver of global climate …

Fossil Fuels

A Black Woman’s Body on the Tennis Court: Claudia Rankine on Serena Williams

What does a victorious or defeated black woman’s body in a historically white space look like? Serena and her big sister Venus Williams brought to …

SERENA OVER EVERYTHING: Why Black Women Love Miss Williams

<b>In a year wrought with soul-killing headlines</b> of racialized and gendered violence, the #SerenaSlam came right on time for Black women across the …

Feminism

Writing is About Hypnotizing Yourself

A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation<p>by Noah Lukeman<p>Adventures in the Screen Trade<p>by William Goldman<p>APE: Author, Publisher, …

40 Campfire Meals to Keep You Well-Fed in the Great Outdoors

Head to the great outdoors and eat in style with 40 recipes destined for campfire greatness.<p><b>Eating (very) well in the great outdoors</b> isn't hard. Pack up a cooler (or two) with all the fixings for chilaquiles, bacon-wrapped trout, skillet peach crisp, and yes, a proper cocktail—we're going camping.

Cooking

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Middle-class

Nykhor Paul, ‘Tired of Apologizing’ for Her Blackness, Fights Fashion Racism

When Nykhor Paul rounded on makeup artists for not getting their ‘shit right’ when it came to black skin, she was highlighting yet another aspect of …

Fashion Shows

Donghyun Kim's Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

1/7<p>Donghyun Kim Micro Housing Concept<p>Micro-housing has become a hot topic as New York City aims to reconcile its lack of affordable housing with its …

Housing

#LoveSerenaHateRacism A Discourse On Western Attitudes Towards Serena Williams

<i>It was a tough crowd out there … the story of my life. ~</i> Serena Williams<p><i>I once said that I am the most underestimated Grand Slam winner. Every</i> …

Why Art Has a Big Vagina Problem

An Anish Kapoor sculpture in Paris of a vagina—a vagina of a queen, no less—has drawn outrage. But arguments over female genitalia in art are nothing …

Robert Mapplethorpe

Freaks: ‘A fleeting glimpse of the Old Weird America’

I love <b>Freaks</b> – the notorious 1932 film rereleased in UK cinemas this week – for any number of reasons. As a fleeting glimpse of the Old Weird America of tent-shows and carnivals and rural backwardness that was long gone before anyone thought to commit it to celluloid. Because after its original …

Horror

New book resurrects troubled, talented poet Frank Stanford

Lit Life<p>Think of all the poems ever written — scratched on clay tablets, inscribed on paper, transformed into pixels. A few poems achieve …

Gael García Bernal: ‘I feel hopeful and naively optimistic for the future’

When he was 13 years old, Gael García Bernal starred in a telenovela called <i>El Abuelo y Yo</i> (My Grandparents and I). Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, the child of theatre actors, he had been on stage since he was a year old, but this was his first taste of real fame. One scene became a national talking …

Buenos Aires

Paulo Coelho on How You Can Become a Better Writer

“There are two types of writers: those who make you think and those who make you dream” says Brian Aldiss, who made me dream for such a long time …

Same-sex marriage: Catholic church needs reality check, says Dublin archbishop

Diarmuid Martin, who says he voted no in Ireland’s historic referendum, believes decision symbolises a social revolution<p>One of Ireland’s most senior Catholics has said the church needs a “reality check” following the country’s overwhelming vote in favour of same-sex marriage.<p>The first gay marriages …

Same-sex Marriage

Nick Cobby explores the human mind in music video for Max Cooper and Tom Hodge

<b>Music:</b> the 3D visuals in this music video by animator Nick Cobby for Max Cooper and Tom Hodge's track Remnants explore the relationship between the …