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Pictures of the Week 3.5.15

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Photos of the Week: 2/21-2/27

This week we have a fireball above Calgary, wintry weather from Saudi Arabia to New York City, Iranian speedboats destroying a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier, a Japanese polar bear caretaker robot, Chadian soldiers taking the fight to Boko Haram insurgents, a view of the Moon alongside Venus …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Osama Bin Laden

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families in the Caribbean

Whether you're a family of three or of five, with toddlers or with teens, these five best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts promise carefree good times in a natural paradise with unbridled fun under the sun for the whole family.<p>Whether you're a family of three or of five, with toddlers or with teens, …

Dominican Republic

9 Bisexual & Sexually Open Celebrities

Over 1.8% of the population identifies as bisexual. In other words, 4.5 million people consider themselves sexually attracted to males <i>and</i> females, and place themselves someplace in the middle of the sexuality spectrum.<p><b>Michelle Rodriguez's</b> frank admittal of her bisexuality last year got us thinking: …

'2022 Qatar World Cup should be played in January and February and Winter Olympics be rescheduled'

Europe's top clubs controversially propose switching Qatar World Cup to cooler months and moving Winter Olympics date<p>The 2022 World Cup should be played in January and February and the Winter Olympics forced to move to accommodate it, Europe’s top clubs controversially proposed on Wednesday.<p>The …

Too soon? #tbt #BillabongProTahiti

Photos of the Elusive, Vagabond Circuses of El Salvador

For <i>Circo El Salvador</i>, New York-based Photographer Steven Laxton captures the magical moments behind the scenes of El Salvador’s traveling circuses. …

Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Slow-cooked short ribs are a pitch-perfect winter meal. This version gets burnished with a rich red wine, …

Five big trends driving the Detroit auto show

From engines to color, the North American International Auto Show points to the future<p>DETROIT — The last car has emerged through a haze of fake fog. The blaring techno-music has finally stopped. And no more auto executives are parading across stages tossing out cliches about how their new models …

The Most Memorable Hair Transformations of 2013

After taking a look back at the past 365, these A-listers made the most noteworthy hair changes (from good to bad, subtle and extreme), proving they are true beauty chameleons.<p>After taking a look back at the past 365, these A-listers made the most noteworthy hair changes (from good to bad, subtle …

A photographer's year in review: 2013 Edition

Motorsports of moments ago.<p>2013 had me shipping myself all over the globe. Starting in Barcelona with Formula 1 testing, I made a slight detour in Geneva with the <i>Road & Track</i> crew. I watched the unveiling of the stunningly wild Lamborghini Aventador at the VW Group gathering, and I watched Luca …

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

10 Discontinued Cars We're Going to Miss

Last week we looked at cars that deservedly got the ax in 2013. This week we'll be a lot kinder because we're looking at the models that are disappearing altogether or making way for generation 2014, but that we'd love to have in our garage.<p>Last week we looked at cars that deservedly got the ax in …

Beyoncé Surprise Releases First-of-Its-Kind Visual Album

Photo: Getty<p>Minutes before midnight last night, Beyoncé released a new album, <i>BEYONCÉ</i>, exclusively on iTunes. No one saw it coming— not even <i>Rolling Stone</i>, who reported just three days ago that the album wouldn't come out until 2014. The album's middle-of-the-night sneak attack is dominating the …

The World's Largest Vessel Enters The Water In South Korea

Shell has just floated the hull of the world's largest vessel out of its dry dock in South Korea. It's so massive that if you stood it up, it would be 1,601 feet tall, reaching higher into the sky than the Empire State Building.<p>The vessel, called the Prelude, will actually be used more as a …

The Best Street Style Looks From 2013

Check out 25 of the best streetstyle looks from 2013.<p>From fashion editors to bloggers, street style ensembles have fast become the new catwalks. Check out 25 of the best looks from 2013.

100 Best Songs of 2013

100<p>The Killers, “Shot at the Night”<p>Produced by Anthony Gonzalez of French dreamrockers M83, this grandiose ballad is where the Killers' gigantic …

Paul Walker Was the 'Happiest He'd Ever Been' as a Dad

He may have been a movie star, but friends say the role Paul Walker cherished most was Dad.<p>At the time of his tragic death on Saturday, the actor was …

2014 Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe spied

Banksy’s Top 10 Most Creative and Controversial NYC Works

For the whole month of October, Banksy took over the streets of New York City with his <i>Better Out Than In</i> project, leaving his mark in different areas every single day. Though some of his graffiti has been painted over and his installations taken down, we're lucky enough to live in an age where …

Test Drive: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

"There is no bumper, there’s only form" Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s design director, explains when briefing us on the 2014 Vanquish Volante in advance of our spirited drive through the deserts surrounding Palm Springs. Reichman is a proud Brit, with a long heritage in automotive design, who took …

Mouthwatering Maserati

Maserati is the quintessential Italian sports tourer legend, so trying to perfect what many believe is perfection seems like a daunting task. But …

Typography Mania #209

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design works on the web, from type videos to …

Graffiti Artist Le Module de Zeer Transforms a Room at the Les Bains Night Club | Colossal

<p>Back in April we took a peek inside the near complete transformation by fifty street artists of the Les Bains nightclub prior to its demolition. …

Dina Bustin

Before being the professional behind the camera, Dina Bustin was working as a retoucher in New York City for some of the most high-end fashion and …