Gracie Gebhard

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How A Synesthetic Artist Sees Sounds And Turns Music Into Paintings

<i>Artist Christina Eve has synesthesia, a rare neurological condition that entwines the senses. In Christina Eve's case, she sees sounds. Last year she sent me a handful of her colorful paintings she made based on music she heard and the visions she had when she listened. I was so fascinated by the</i> …

Visual Art

The Rise of the Rural Creative Class

A growing body of research shows that innovative businesses are common in rural areas, and rural innovation gets a boost from the arts.<p>One of the most persistent myths in America today is that urban areas are innovative and rural areas are not. While it is overwhelmingly clear that innovation and …

The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?<p>Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research, …

Psychology

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. It was a delicate operation that had become a daily routine — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years, on and off, and was …

Depression

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

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Houston

'I Thought Depression Was a White People Disease': a Conversation with Depressed While Black

The creator of the #DepressedWhileBlack Twitter account on the specific challenges she faces at the intersection of depression and blackness.<p>I first encountered the #DepressedWhileBlack Twitter account through her brave, real, and sometimes painfully-funny tweets like “I honestly feel I’m the most …

Mental Health

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

Fake processed food is becoming an epidemic in African urban life

In late February, 14-year-olds Nahima and Yayaya, died after eating tainted biscuits at a classmate’s birthday celebration in their school, located just outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja. Several other children in their class were hospitalized. Panic and threats from angry parents forced a temporary …

Agriculture

Rock From Another Star System Has a Carbon-Rich Coating

The interstellar interloper ‘Oumuamua is caked with reddish material likely formed by radiation—but hints of alien tech remain nonexistent.<p>The first object to visit our solar system from interstellar space is currently making a clean getaway from our cosmic neighborhood. But according to …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

13 Pieces Of Indispensable Wisdom From Ursula K. Le Guin

"The hell with The Great American Novel."<p><b>In her new</b> collection of essays, beloved fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin meditates on aging, literature, human nature, and, of course, cats. Pulled from her blog, her short pieces are as funny as they are thought-provoking — little …

The Best Fiction Books Of 2017

It's been a tough year — but a great one for books.<p>In 2017, the cultural conversation has been dominated by the constant churn of political news. But, as always, we found comfort and inspiration in books.<p>Fiction can offer an escape, but also new insight into the problems that plague us in the real …

Who was Georgia O’Keeffe?

Image via <i>Wikicommons</i> Georgia O’Keeffe is predominantly remembered for her oeuvre of large paintings of flowers, bleached bones, and the splendor of …

Nazi-era art dealer's hidden hoard on show for the first time

<b>(CNN) —</b> The discovery of over 1,400 works of art in a shabby apartment in Munich in 2012 stunned the world.<p>The vast collection was uncovered in the home of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of Hildebrand Gurlitt, an art collector who dealt in works for the Nazis. Experts believe many of the discovered …

Fine Art

Colourful lives: salvaged snapshots from the Kodachrome era - in pictures

The Anonymous Project’s mission is to rescue collections of slide photography from flea markets and house clearances to digitise them before the chemicals degrade. Here is a selection of their favourite salvaged transparencies – photographers and (almost) all subjects unknown

Chemicals

The Hidden Meaning of Kids' Shapes and Scribbles

Your child’s quirky art isn’t just cute—science suggests that even the most bizarre depictions can have deep creative intention.<p>High on the list of awkward social interactions is the moment when a dentist or a coworker shows off her young child’s nonsensical art. A bystander might think the art—or …

We Talk About Fonts All Wrong. Here's A Better Way.

"Never Use Futura" author Douglas Thomas thinks we need to have a more positive conversation about typefaces.<p>The average person today has access to seemingly unlimited fonts ― and with such great power comes great responsibility. One <i>can</i> use Curlz MT on a resume or Brush Script for a party …

Floral Portraiture | artsandculture

21 London exhibitions you need to see this summer

The best of art and fashion this summer<p><b>1. Prix Pictet</b> <br>Now in its seventh year, the world’s leading photography prize draws attention to the global …

Art

Artist Reimagines Michelangelo's 'Creation' Painting To Honor Black Women

Harmonia Rosales replaced the white men on the Sistine Chapel ceiling with women of color.<p>Harmonia Rosales, a 33-year-old artist in Chicago, grew up loving classic paintings.<p>This included works such as Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam,” a piece painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel that …

Honest Nude Paintings Contemplate the Complexities of Flesh

Chuck Miller's elegant paintings transform the naked form into pure, formal compositions.<p>Nudity's role in art history is strangely dualistic. It's a subject endlessly depicted over the centuries but almost always with little variation, like an endless smashing of the same note over and over again. …

See The World Through The Eyes Of Louise Lawler At Her New MoMA Show

The exhibition opens on April 30<p><i>The following feature appears in the May 2017 issue of</i> NYLON.<p>Museums and galleries are inherently designed to shape the viewer’s experience of the artwork on display. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, a movement of institutional critique became popular among artists …

Art

Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey Made Skate Decks to Honor Trump’s 100 Days

Also in the news: the 2017 NFL draft and censorship on Instagram.<p><i>A lot went down this week in the weird and wild world of Art. Some things were more scandalous than others, some were just plain wacky—but all of them are worth knowing about. Without further ado:</i><p>+ Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey made …

Figure Drawing Resources Redux

-By Arnie Fenner <br>Back in 2014—and again in 2016—I did a post about a free resource for nude models on YouTube. As I said before, since there are …

Contortionist Pencil Drawings Show Bodies at Their Most Intimate

These pencil drawings will get you twisted.<p>Overlapping and contorting, there is something both disturbing and inadvertently enthralling about the doughy fleshed out pencil drawings which approach body contortions in new light. Wrapped up in one another and without a proper beginning or end, the …

Previously untouched 600BC palace discovered under shrine demolished by Isil in Mosul

Archaeologists documenting Isil’s destruction of the ruins of the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah say they have made an unexpected discovery which could help in our understanding of the world’s first empire.<p>The Nebi Yunus shrine - containing what Muslims and Christians believe to be the tomb of Jonah, as …

Archaeologists trying to find murdered king's body

Almost exactly 580 years ago, King James I of Scotland was murdered by a group of conspirators in a sewer tunnel beneath a monastery as he attempted to escape, recounts the BBC.<p>Stabbed dozens of times, he is said to have died in a pool of his own blood. His tomb, however, has been lost to history, …

Yogurt could be the key to happiness: The surprising link between your gut and your mental health

Research suggests the bacteria in yogurt may help relieve anxiety and stress by reducing a specific brain activity<p>Reynard Loki<p>December 16, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Scientists have long known that the brain sends signals to the gut, a process that reveals why …

New Documentary Gives Scientific Proof That Sound Can Effect Consciousness in Extraordinary Ways | Spirit Science

Song of the New Earth is a new feature documentary about one man’s quest to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through sound.<p>Tom Kenyon …