M. C. Maltempo

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Here Are 25 Terms Every Photographer Should Know

If you're new to photography, you were probably recently excited to start learning how to create gorgeous images when you were suddenly blindsided by …

Photography

Lies, China And Putin: Solving The Mystery Of Wilbur Ross' Missing Fortune

<b>Amid President Trump’s headaches</b> confirming cabinet secretaries, from neophyte Rex Tillerson to conflict-prone Scott Pruitt to unprepared Betsy DeVos, all of whom squeezed through, Wilbur Ross was a tonic. With his blue power suit and decades of dealmaking, he had the look and the résumé of a …

Wilbur Ross

Luo Yang’s photos show women rebelling against classic Chinese femininity

Luo Yang’s photography was first exhibited in Europe as part of Ai Weiwei’s <i>FUCK OFF 2</i> – the sequel to the artist’s radical <i>FUCK OFF</i> (2000) – held at the Groninger Museum, Netherlands, in 2013.<p>Born in 1984 in northeast China, Luo studied Fine Arts and Graphic Design at the prestigious Lu Xun Academy …

The Arts

10 Romance Covers With Zero Abs

For one reason or another, I’ve recently noticed an unusually high number of people in my social media and in-person worlds complaining about the …

Cross-stitch

12 Challenging Books Readers Struggle to Finish

As a former English major, I've had the misfortune pleasure of coming across some of the most intellectually challenging literary works. Believe me, …

Literature

This is how Kate Middleton is showing Meghan Markle the royal ropes

<p>The <b>Duchess of Sussex</b> has been settling into her new royal life over the last month, appearing with Prince Harry <b>at the annual Trooping the Colour</b> …

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Will Meghan Markle choose Givenchy as her go-to designer?

Will Givenchy be Meghan's go-to? Duchess proves her loyalty to her wedding dress designer during outing with the Queen - following the lead of Kate …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

It took me a long time to understand that these classifications are as cruel as they are abitrary<p>I don’t like the classification of human beings into winners and losers. Or maybe I don’t understand it. I think of the symbols that identify a winner. Money, above all – that is to say, the possibility …

Books

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman

Product Details<p>ISBN-13:<p>9781599215235<p>Publisher:<p>Publication date:<p>09/01/2009<p>Edition description:<p>First Edition<p>Pages:<p>240<p>Sales rank:<p>392,446<p>Product …

Coco Chanel

Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer Acknowledge That They Are Pretentious

Back in 2016, Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer engaged in an instantly iconic email correspondence for <i>T Magazine</i>, in which they waxed poetic …

Natalie Portman

'Little Fires Everywhere' is a beautiful novel that takes you places you'll never expect to go

In Celeste Ng's second novel <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i>, we're introduced to two families: the Richardsons and the Warrens.<p>On the surface, the …

Books

42 Found Photos That Capture Everyday Life of China in 1921

These found photos from motohakone who bought at a flea market in Cannes, France in 1982. Photos were taken by a French speaking person when he made …

Sugar Cane

These Tests Will Tell You Just How Good Your Eyes Are at Seeing Color

Let’s talk about how you’re perceiving color. The idea came to me when a coworker asked if they should get the computer with 100-percent sRGB or …

OLEDs

Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert. By Samanth Subramanian<p>The unravelling of a string of shocking old master forgeries began in the winter of 2015, when French police appeared at a gallery in Aix-en-Provence and seized a …

Art

Meghan Markle, the woman the world is crushing on

Meghan Markle will go down in history as an iconic addition to the royal family, but are you clued up on who the former actor is and how she will use …

Los Angeles

How Can You Trust Anyone When You're An Undercover Spy?

In this excerpt from Who Is Vera Kelly? a CIA operative meets her target's girlfriend — and she suspects she knows more than she's letting on.<p><i>It’s 1966 in Buenos Aires, and CIA operative Vera Kelly has been tasked with infiltrating a group of leftist students at the local university. In this</i> …

Buenos Aires

How to Use a Phone Screen for Magical Portraits

Wedding photographers are always looking to take creative, novel portraits and a quick, simple trick is often sitting right in their pocket. By using …

Photography

Fans Spotted the Queen’s Personal Pic of Meghan Markle — Here’s How to Shop Her Look

All die-hard Duchess <b>Meghan Markle</b> fans out there have spent a lot of time checking out her best style moments on the internet, from her engagement …

Queen Elizabeth II

How other bookstores can learn from Lake Forest Book Store

I had an unfortunately rare pleasure over the Memorial Day holiday: I visited a <i>real</i> bookstore.<p><i>How can this be, O Biblioracle?</i> you’re wondering. How could you not be spending hours upon hours in bookstores?<p>I’ll tell you why: The town in which I live, Mount Pleasant, S.C., doesn’t have a bookstore.<p>We …

Barnes & Noble

21 Western Novels Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

“The western story, in its most usual forms, represents the American version of the ever appealing oldest of man’s legends about himself, that of the …

Books

Making Money on Instagram- What No One Told Me?

In this video Evan Ranft breaks down three pieces of information no one ever told him when it came to working with brands on social media.<p><b>Who finds</b> …

Social Media

DXO Releases 2018 Nik Collection Image-Editing Plugins for Photoshop & Lightroom

Ever since DxO acquired the popular Nik Collection of image-editing software from Google last October, photographers have eagerly awaited an update …

Tutorials

No, I Didn’t Fake This Lava Photo

Yes, it’s possible. I did indeed capture what you see above in one shot. Although some of the Internet seem to disagree, it’s true. What you see …

Landscape Photography

Here’s a Super Simple Way to Shoot Dramatic Backlit Portrait Photographs (VIDEO)

Daniel Norton is a NY-based photographer known for his striking portrait and fashion images, and in this quick tutorial he demonstrates one of his …

Photography

Here’s How to Write a Book in 100 Days: 10 Steps

“Have you ever had a great book idea, tried to write it, and then failed?” I’ve asked this question to thousands of writers, and over eighty percent …

Writing

Russian VPNFilter Router Malware Much Worse Than Thought: What to Do

Remember that Russian router malware warning from last week? The situation is even worse than we originally thought, and a whole lot more router …

Wi-Fi

Calypso is David Sedaris’ warmest, darkest book to date

David Sedaris is now 61, and his latest collection of essays meets aging and death head-on. The first sentence of the first chapter tells the reader …

Books

How Judy Blundell wrote this summer's hottest (and smartest) beach read

Judy Blundell had been writing children’s books for decades before finally deciding to make her adult debut with <i>The High Season</i>.<p>Writing under the …

Books

Helen DeWitt Lacerates the Literary World

The literary world is small. Once you’ve worked a few jobs in or around the publishing industry—I’ve been an intern at a trade magazine, an editorial assistant at an old-school book review, a publicist for a university press, a freelancer for more publications than I can easily count, and a fiction …

Literature

Owning Print Books Feels Different From Owning E-Books

Researchers from the University of Arizona and Towson University have found that the psychological experience of owning an e-book is significantly different from that of owning a print book.<p>The results of their study into ”consumer interpretations of digital ownership in the book market,” published …

Books