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Thieves Steal Street Art by Bambi the Female Banksy

Analysis<p>,<p>A work by street artist Bambi that will be auctioned to benefit London charity Art Against Knives.<p>Art thieves made off with street art by …

New Banksy Piece Spotted in Bristol, UK

Following from a recent hoax alleging Banksy’s arrest, a new piece has surfaced in the iconic<p>Following from a recent hoax alleging Banksy‘s arrest, a new piece has surfaced in the iconic street artist’s hometown of Bristol, UK. In usual fashion, Banksy took to his webpage to unveil the rendition. …

Diets: Fear of fat is melting (Opinion) - CNN.com

Fad diets come and go, but the idea of dieting itself has been around for centuries. From President Taft to Victoria Beckham, and the Grapefruit Diet to Slim-Fast, here's a look at some of the most famous (and infamous) moments in dieting history.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Diets through history<p>Diets through …

Incredible Thread and Wire Sculptures by Yong Won Song

Korean artist Yong Won Song creates life-size thread and wire sculptures that look like scribbled drawings come to life. Somewhere between a dream and a nightmare, fantasy and reality, the artist's pieces explore the unconscious mind. Taking the perspective of a writer merging real-life experiences …

The Best Cereal for Weight Loss

Not only does it stop cravings, but it’s also totally delicious<p>Oatmeal has been trendy with foodies and celebs for a while now, thanks in part to its rep as a low-fat, high-protein superfood. But here's another reason to boil some water and make yourself a bowl tomorrow morning: Oatmeal can help …

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5 Tips for Getting Started with Interior Photography

If you plan on making the cover of a prestigious architectural or interior design magazine or catching the attention of Martha Stewart, this article …

2013 AOP Photographers Awards: the winners - in pictures

All the winning images from this year's Association of Photographers awards

Colour in the making - in pictures

From deeply toxic vermillion and precious ultramarine to the light-based systems of photography and digital inkjets, a new book offers a vivid insight into humanity's pursuit of colour over the centuries

Anatomically Infused Branding

Christian & Allegra Poschmann, the design duo behind Montreal based Booth, created this anatomically infused branding for Dr. Cheryl Donah’s podiatry clinic.<p>Eighteenth-century anatomical illustrations add an intellectual touch to a clean and classic approach to the brand.<p>I love seeing anatomy in …

Anne Mondro – Crocheted Wire Hearts

Associate Professor at the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, Anne Mondro is not your average crocheter. Instead of wool, she carries a thin 26-gauge tinned copper wire. Using the wire and a pair of crochet needles, she built sculptural forms in the shape of anatomical hearts. …

Pinball Journey Through the Human Body

Ho Yan (Howie) Tsui is a Canadian visual artist, born in Hong Kong (1978) and raised in Nigeria and Thunder Bay (Ontario). A recent winner of the $5,000 emerging artist award from the Council of the Arts in Ottawa, Howie was asked to create a new medical themed work for an exhibition on the …

A professor brings in a new student for his bio lecture. (Photo via @carcat on #tumblr)

It's the End of the Road for This Waterlogged Roller Coaster

Brain Pickings

“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before.” Neil Gaiman's fantastic advice on life and art

How creativity works – the 6 signs of habit vs. originality http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/05/20/arthur-koestler-creativity-bisociation

Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating

Questions of why creators create, how they structure their days, and where they look for inspiration hold a strange kind of mesmerism over us mere mortals, an elusive promise of somehow reverse-engineering and absorbing genius through voyeurism. In 2003, artist Joe Fig began interviewing famous …

If you read one thing today, make it Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson's timeless advice on creative integrity and life: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/05/20/bill-watterson-1990-kenyon-speech/

Anton Chekhov on the 8 Qualities of Cultured People

What does it mean to be “cultured”? Is it about being a good reader, or knowing how to talk about books you haven’t read, or having a general disposition of intellectual elegance? That’s precisely the question beloved Russian author <b>Anton Chekhov</b> (January 29, 1860–July 15, 1904) considers in a …

History of the cuckoo clock

Over at Smithsonian, Jimmy Stamp shares a brief history of the cuckoo clock, likely invented in 17th century Germany.<p>After a century of development …

IMDB's Greatest Movies Ever, Beautifully Organized By Genre [Infographic]

Sorry, animated movies. Drama is top dog.<p>You probably have your own choice for Greatest Movie Of All Time. But what do the masses say? The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has a set of picks, rated by users, that you can peruse. And if you want to know a little more about what <i>kind</i> of movie makes it …

20 Artistic Takes on Disney Princesses

Fans of <i>Brave</i>'s heroine, Merida, have been up in arms the last week over a Disney redesign that left the princess looking skinnier, sexier, and more …

12 Words English Got from the Aztecs

Planning a barbeque this weekend? You can thank the Aztecs for some of the items on your list. A typical Aztec meal from 1519, when Spanish …

Fight back against restaurants' cruel abuse of wine drinkers.

The other night, I was having dinner with some friends in a fairly decent restaurant and was at the very peak of my form as a wit and raconteur. But …

Pahiatua’s Polish World War II refugees: A group of young Poles made a new life in New Zealand.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—A fish restaurant in New Zealand seemed an odd place to discuss a war that took place several thousand miles away and several …

Black in Camelot: Race & Ethnicity in Arthurian Legend

Imaginary encounter between Richard I and Saladin, 13th century manuscript.<p><b>Black in Camelot (Africans in Arthurian Legend)</b><p>Kris Swank (Pima Community …

Civic and Religious Understanding of the Mentally Ill, Incompetent, and Disabled of Medieval England

<b>Civic and Religious Understanding of the Mentally Ill, Incompetent, and Disabled of Medieval England</b><p>Wendy J. Turner<p><b>Session: Mental Health in</b> …