Alex Edwards

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Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

Segregation Now ...

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back.<p>Though James Dent could watch Central High School’s homecoming parade from the porch of his faded-white bungalow, it had been years since he’d bothered. But last …

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Henri de Toulouse Lautrec - In Bed (1893)

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

On February 21st, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, director Hayao Miyazaki’s 11th, and supposedly final, feature film hits American theaters. The movie is a departure …

Animated Photo Collages by Qi Wei Fong Shimmer to Life as Time Passes | Colossal

<p>Several months ago we featured a photographic series called Time is a Dimension by artist Qi Wei Fong that depicted layered collages of landscapes …

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

Vinyl Records

Creative Lip Synching Music Video Created from 4,000 Portraits of 350 People

It’s getting harder to impress these days when it comes to music videos, because there seems to be an abundance of uber-creative people putting …

Louis C.K.'s Explanation of Why He Hates Smartphones Is Sad, Brilliant

In a clarion call that will likely rival his insta-legendary "everything's amazing and nobody's happy" diatribe delivered nearly five years ago on</i> …

Louis C.K.

Daniel Pelka's horrendous death: the buck-passing must stop here

The details of the death of four-year-old Daniel Pelka are almost too horrific to read. Beaten and tortured, he was kept locked in a filthy box-room and systematically denied food before dying from a blow to his head. In his last months he looked like a concentration-camp victim. Twelve years …

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Authors' favourite words – a video alphabet

Edinburgh international book festival,Books,Culture,Neil Gaiman,Steve Jones,Ruby Wax,Alexander McCall Smith,Melvin Burgess,Ian Rankin,Patrick Ness,Michelle Paver,Alasdair Gray,Ann Widdecombe<p>The Edinburgh international book festival welcomes writers from all over the world. We've been asking writers …

Debunking Grammar Myths

<i>This week we're joined by a special guest blogger. Patricia T. O'Conner, a former editor at</i> The New York Times Book Review<i>, is the author of the</i> …

Linguistics

Farewell, Philip French: the film critic's critic answers your questions

It says a lot about Philip French that after 50 years as the <i>Observer</i>'sfilm critic – five decades in which he has watched more than 2,500 movies, written six books on the subject and received an OBE for his services to film – he is nervous enough about this interview to have researched his answers …

Time-lapse Photography: Full Tutorial on Each Step of the Process

With so many timelapse videos floating around the internet recently, you may be looking to create your own timelapse. Well look no further than …

Time-lapse Photography

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Max Hazan's 1996 Royal Enfield Bullet 500

With a background in building airplanes, boats and even custom furniture, Max Hazan has an endless list of references to pull inspiration and ideas from. Through this varied experience Hazan has found motorcycles to be his be all and end all in terms of artistic medium. Using a range of materials, …

Motorcycles

Photographer Seeks to Match All Pantone Colors to Real World Things

The Pantone Color Matching System is a standardized way for printers to make sure that they’re all using the same color without having to constantly …

This Many Great Photography Links May Cause Uncontrollable Happiness

As another week rolls by us here, Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy looking in all corners of the internet for links to the best tutorials, …

A Look at Reducing Noise in Photographs Using Median Blending

Between a recent post here on PetaPixel about the Beauty of Space Photography, and my own experiments on blending series of images using averaging …

Star Trails and the Best of Light Stalking this Week

Each week we compile the best articles posted to Light Stalking, weekly photo contests, notable forum topics and great shots uploaded by our rapidly …