Elizabeth Wieck

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What Happened to the Internet Productivity Miracle?

With <i>The New Yorker</i> launching a new online science-and-technology hub today, along with our Elements blog, I thought it a good time to step back and look at the impact of the communications revolution in a broader way than asking whether Samsung is becoming the new Apple. (Although that’s an …

The Thrill of Proust’s Handwriting

The first time I saw Proust’s bedroom, in the Musée Carnavalet, in Paris—a tiny tableau cordoned off by a chain, lined in cork, and crammed with undistinguished, illogically placed furniture—I was struck more than anything by the modesty of the bed. Proust famously preferred to write in bed, and, …

How Ashley Greene and Mark Cosmetics Are Helping Women

Photo: Courtesy of Mark Cosmetics<p>It seems inevitable that all actresses, at some point in their careers, will join forces with a charity. And in this case it's <i>Twilight</i> star Ashley Greene who is teaming up with Mark Cosmetics to raise awareness about dating violence and sexual assault via the No …

Mystery Solved: The Only Way to Travel on the Orient-Express

V.F.'s travel expert recommends a reverse commute on the iconic train and shares her favorite destinations in Cape Town, South Africa.<p>**<p><i>Dear Victoria,</i><p>**<p><i>I am thinking of taking my wife on the Orient-Express from London to Venice as a special, luxurious treat. Do we have to be very …

Audrey Hepburn’s Son: My Mother Never Thought She Was Beautiful

“She didn’t live a life secluded or behind bars; she would walk around and everybody knew her. She was part of the city. The majority of these photos are in the streets,” Audrey Hepburn’s son Luca Dotti tells *Vanity Fair’*s Laura Jacobs about the time his mother spent in Rome. To prepare for his …

Cranial Pursuit: Obama’s Plan to Map the Brain

Big science news today, as Barack Obama has proposed a $100 million brain-mapping government initiative called, naturally, B.R.A.I.N—which, <i>duh,</i> is an acronym meaning Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. Use your H.E.A.D. (Hollow inter-Ear Abyss Device).<p>What will the …

10 Sandwiches You Must Eat Now

We're living in the golden age of the sandwich, and BA Foodist Andrew Knowlton has proof: Here are his picks for ten of the top sandwich shops in America<p>If you're not eating a sandwich right now, you're missing out on the dish of the moment. With practically every chef reimagining old standbys or …

Let's Get Chip-Faced: New Kettle Brand Chip Flavors, Maple Bacon and Sweet & Salty

While folks around the country mark the start of sweet spring by the blossoming of trees, the planting of crops, and the hang time of the sun, Bostonians use a slightly different measure: kindness.<p>At the start of April, denizens of this quirky town morph from aloof, quick-tempered, snow-covered …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Photos of Modern Day Locations Blended with Shots of Major Historical Events

In 2010, photographer Seth Taras created a series of photographs for a worldwide marketing campaign for the History Channel with the message “Know …

Combining Fire with Fashion Photography

Ben Von Wong has released yet another pyrotechnic photography tutorial complete with behind the scenes footage and insights. As you may remember, Von …

How to Balance Subject and Background Exposure - A Real World Example

Wedding photography involves a lot of compromises because we aren’t always allowed the optimum circumstances in which to create beautiful images. …

The Importance of a Focal Point

A focal point is the part of an image that draws the eye of a viewer to the most important part of the image or the area that you want to highlight. …

New York Times Puts Instagram Image on the Front Page

In November of 2010, <i>The New York Times</i> made headlines of their own when they chose four Hipstamatic photos to grace their front page. And now, …

Articles about illustrator we love thibaud herem on Dwell.com - Dwell

Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes versatile, industrial-inspired lighting that won't break the bank.<p>The two Toronto curators behind this showcase for innovative …

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