Picks

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Tilda Swinton: The Surreal World

Tilda Swinton delves into the art-filled house—and dazzling minds—of legendary collectors Dominique and John de Menil.

Tilda Swinton

Dominique Levy’s New Home

Joseph Duveen, the early 20th-century British art dealer who first put European masterworks in the hands of American collectors, famously quipped, "Europe has a great deal of art, and America has a great deal of money.” Clearly, things have changed. Today, American dealers are staking out real …

Design

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

Incredible Time-Lapse of Graffiti Artist Sofles Covering a Warehouse in Street Art

Australian graffiti artist Sofles creates a series of stunning works on the walls of an abandoned warehouse in this motion control time-lapse. The …

Street Art

20 Breathtaking Black and White Photos of Hong Kong from the 1950s Taken by Fan Ho

Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1937, but immigrated with his family to Hong Kong at an early age. Ho began photographing at a very young age with a …

Hong Kong

See Inside Sweden's Incredible Ice Hotel That Will Melt Away In A Few Months

Every year for the past 25 years, the Swedish town of Jukkasjärvi has erected its famous ICEHOTEL. Built almost entirely from the ice of the nearby Torne river, the building begins to take shape in October and is ready for business by December.<p>Fifty thousand people visit annually, many choosing to …

India's Fascinating Tree Root Bridges Grow Stronger Every Year

In the wettest place on Earth, the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India are some of the most fascinating bridges you'll ever see. These “living bridges” are formed by locals who have trained the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges. They are sturdy enough to far outlast man-made …

Engineering