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Is stealing sun in the Norwegian town of Rjuken playing with fire?

Artist Martin Andersen's giant mirrors have brought light to a dark town in Norway, but our exact need for the sun is enigmatic<p>A group of almost nervous-looking Norwegians gather to greet the sun. It is rising in silver splendour over the mountains that enfold their little town, casting a pool of …

Derek Jarman, Honoré Daumier, Louise Bourgeois: the week's art shows in pictures

From Derek Jarman's Black Paintings in London to Louise Bourgeois's Insomnia Drawings in Edinburgh, Skye Sherwin and Robert Clark find out what's happening in art around the country

Can Millet Take On Quinoa? First, It'll Need A Makeover

Walk through a health food store and you'll find amaranth, sorghum, quinoa — heritage grains that have been staples around the world for generations. Americans are just discovering them.<p>There's another age-old grain that grows right here on the Great Plains: millet.<p>The millet plant is …

Earl Of Sandwich Blended Frappes Long Before Starbucks

In the ranks of English nobility, the Montague family may have just been earls. But in the kitchen, they were kings.<p>A historian has stumbled upon the first English recipe for a frozen chocolate dessert — think chocolate sorbet crossed with a Slurpee. Even in 17th century speak, it sounds</i> …

Carmen Quintana: Set on fire by Pinochet's soldiers

<b>Forty years ago, Gen Augusto Pinochet seized power in Chile - 17 years of military rule followed, during which thousands of people were tortured or killed. One woman who was doused with kerosene and set on fire, survived to tell the tale.</b><p>Carmen Quintana has one lasting image from the day, 27 years …

Latin America

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

Baking

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Language

2,600 Slang Terms For Genitalia Throughout The Ages

You really don’t want to know how your great great great great great grandmother talked.<p>The mouse. The fork. The cork. The ploughshare.<p>The staff of life. The placket-racket. The whim-wham. The peacemaker.<p>These are all words for a man’s bagpipe. But women, never to be outdone, have plenty of names …

Would You Move Into A 5-Foot-Wide Home?

Can’t afford to live in the heart of a major city? A new scheme has designs on the spaces in between buildings.<p>As the world urbanizes and the density of cities scales up and up, there’s the pressing architectural and urban planning reality of where and how to create new housing. In a city like New …

Articles about easy being green 5 incredible sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.<p>Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a...<p>Ah, sweet sweet summertime. What better way to sit back and relax, than …

Sustainability