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The complicated, inadequate language of sexual violence

My job is to write about popular culture. Fairly regularly, and especially for the past two months or so, as accusations of sexual assault and harassment have ricocheted across Hollywood, that has meant that my job is to write about sexual violence.<p>Writing incessantly about sexual violence is …

Melbourne’s Sleek Transportation Center by Zaha Hadid

World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid is working on a joint proposal with Brisbane-based firm Donovan Hill for Melbourne's Flinders St. Station competition. The design concept for the proposal is a modern elongated form that also pays tribute to the building's historic past. Hadid's main goal with …

Zaha Hadid

Edvard Munch Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes Posted by Lara

Watergate 40 Years Later: Newsweek Covers From the Summer of ’73

08.18.13 4:45 AM ET<p>AP

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The Geometric Artwork of Andy Gilmore

New Windows 8.1 build addresses first-time user complaints

Microsoft is expected to finalize its Windows 8.1 update in the coming days, but a near-final build has leaked online offering a closer look at some of the improvements. The 9471 build, a test version of the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build that will be made available later this month, includes …

Collage by Hugo Barros

Passport photographs of celebrities - in pictures

The passport photograph is the most universal and democratic form of portraiture ever invented. Everyone has to obey the same rules: eyes forward, no grinning. But, as these passports of the stars reveal, even the brutality of the photo booth cannot dim true glamour

INDRA Bookshelf by Bradley Bowers

Wanting to think outside the box, and I mean <i>way</i> outside the box, furniture and industrial designer Bradley Bowers, created his own version of a …

Hyperrealistic Photographer Makes Animals Appear Magical

To convey that contradictory effect, Johan creates intricate digital constructs using photographs of animals he has taken all over the world, and re-situating them in new environments constructed from other photos.<p>His newest works will be displayed at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City from …

New York City

Daily Inspiration #1520

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Mind Surf

Shooting panoramas at high Gs over Switzerland

By Bryan Chan, Los Angeles Times<p>Swiss panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann has made spherical images on a bridge 330 feet above an abyss, in a tunnel 1.5 miles below the surface, inside a LaFerrari sports car.<p>His latest feat was shooting for a series of panoramas in a cramped cockpit of an …

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air.<p>This doesn't always happen. "The …

Incredible Paintings on Maps Unify Countries

Madrid-based Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps for more than geographical purposes. For his <i>Atlas</i> series, the creative illustrator paints on old maps, transforming countries and whole continents into people, animals, and skulls. The collection of acrylic paint portraits applied and …