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The State That I Am In: Hannah Arendt in America

IN 1975, AT THE FUNERAL of Hannah Arendt, the philosopher Hans Jonas asked a counterfactual question. Jonas, a friend of Arendt’s since their days as …

German Philosophy

Astonishing Color Photographs of Life in the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II

Between 1909 and 1915, Tsar Nicholas II commissioned innovative color photographer and chemist Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii to document what …

Marcel Proust

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Andy Warhol

The Acceptance of Change

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

‘In de Tweede Wereldoorlog hadden we wél wat te verbergen’

Op 27 maart 1943 pleegde een verzetsgroep een aanslag op het toenmalige bevolkingsregister in Amsterdam. Dit bevolkingsregister was voor de Duitse …

Online Photography Marketplace ‘Crated’ Offers an End-to-End Platform Like Never Before

When it comes to wanting to sell physical prints of your photographs online, there are but a few platforms. And of the platforms that do exist, many …

The Neglected Suicide Epidemic

On a January morning six years ago, Jonny Benjamin walked halfway across the Waterloo Bridge, in London, stepped to the edge, and prepared to jump. Benjamin, who was then twenty, had just been given a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder; he felt that all the days ahead were doomed. As he was …

'We Are Made of Star Stuff'

From New York magazine and The Cut, an essay from Sasha Sagan about the lessons that her father, astronomer and author Carl Sagan, taught her. Here, …

Leica M-E - why it's worth the money

Guardian photographer Sarah Lee on the camera that has reinvigorated her passion for photography, and how to justify the cost attached to it<p>"How much?" was the response I got when I admitted what my new Leica M-E camera set me back. Since then I've tried to dodge the question – "Oh look, a hoopoe …

Datenbrille Google Glass - Die Stasi hätte sie geliebt

The Rise of Mailerism

In a six-decade career, Norman Mailer has written thirteen novels, nineteen works of nonfiction, two poetry collections, and one play. He’s directed …

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg: Lovely Illustrated Children’s Adaptation of Thoreau’s Philosophy, Full of Universal Wisdom for All

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her sublime meditation on presence vs. productivity. There is hardly a more enduring embodiment of this spirit than Henry David Thoreau, for whom the very definition of success rested on the ability to greet one’s …

Marcel Reich-Ranicki in der Frankfurter Anthologie: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: „Freudvoll und leidvoll“

Marcel Reich-Ranicki in der Frankfurter Anthologie Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: „Freudvoll und leidvoll“<p>Aktualisiert am 20.12.2013-16:06<p>Bild: …

Nach der Nationalratswahl: Österreichisches Dilemma

Der Ausgang der Nationalratswahl in Österreich zeigt: Je zersplitterter die Parteienlandschaft ist, desto schwieriger wird das Regieren. Also weiter …

Be the Engineer of Your Own Portfolio Website

A major aspect of being a professional photographer is to showcase your work online, so that potential clients would find you. But why take the …

PicSurge: Upload and Share Large Image Galleries Quickly and Easily

Australian wedding photographer Mark Tolson often finds himself needing to share huge image galleries with friends and clients, but the current …

Die meisten Menschen überschätzen sich grandios

Ob Parlamentswahl, Finanzkrise oder Impfungen: Die Themen können noch so komplex sein - Menschen glauben dennoch, dass sie alles verstehen und …

Striped Photographs Created Entirely In-Camera by Painting the Set

At first glance, these photos by London-based photographer Benedict Morgan don’t seem like anything special. That is, until you find out that what …

Wirkung, Wirksamkeit und Nutzen: Eine Begriffskunde

- Wie vor vielen Jahren in Monty Pythons Kultfilm "Das Leben des Brian" erhitzte kürzlich wieder eine Sandale die Gemüter - allerdings nicht im …

Veggie-Day und Unisex-Toiletten - Aufmarsch der Hyperkorrekten

Carl Sagan on Science and Spirituality

The friction between science and religion stretches from Galileo’s famous letter to today’s leading thinkers. And yet we’re seeing that, for all its capacity for ignorance, religion might have some valuable lessons for secular thought and the two need not be regarded as opposites.<p>In 1996, mere …

5 Important Components of a Powerful Image

A Contribution by Mitchell Kanashkevich – author of 3 dPS eBooks on the topics of Natural Light, Travel Photography and Colour. Quite often people …

Masterclasses for Processing & Editing Photos in Lightroom

In just a few short years, Adobe Lightroom has gone from being a new addition to the world of RAW image file converters to a powerhouse that has …

87 Photography Articles and Images To Put a Smile On Your Face

The internet is home to a terrific group of artists and bloggers creating great content on a regular basis. Toad Hollow Photography has been …