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The Book That Predicted Trump’s Rise Offers the Left a Roadmap for Defeating Him

Twenty years ago, Richard Rorty warned that “a spectatorial, disgusted, mocking Left” would give rise to a populist demagogue. Is it ready now to take his advice?<p>Twenty years ago, in a series of lectures on the history of American civilization, the philosopher Richard Rorty offered a prediction. …

8 things Americans can learn from China

I LIVED IN CHINA for over a year and was hit with culture shock almost every day. It wasn’t just Asian culture in general that gave me a jolt, but …

This May Be The Most Boring--And The Most Useful--Article You Read All Day | Inc.com

As an entrepreneur, you might be tempted to jam-pack your schedule you're doing something productive every minute of the day. But one activity you might not have considered making more room for: boredom<p>According to recent studies, boredom is a productive, regulatory state. It warns us that we are …

Creativity

The Darkness of Night Is this Photographer’s Creative Solace

Capturing the dark majesty of Nordic and European landscapes, Øyestein Aspelund creates pitch-black magic.<p>Sacrificing human contact for the uncompromised beauty of nature comes with the territory for a photographer who prefers the majesty of night. Øystein Aspelund finds his creative groove …

Nighttime Is the Right Time for the Beautiful Moody Street Photography of Justin Carey

London-based photographer Justin Carey says he is “fascinated by solitude, sentiment and the particular beauty found in unexpected places,” and his …

America must lead the free world – the alternative is chaos

Margaret Thatcher, much mentioned by Theresa May on the eve of meeting Donald Trump, often liked to say: “There is no alternative” (Tina, for short). May didn’t use those words this week, but perhaps she should have, for that was the thrust of her message.<p>On Nato, Donald Trump needs a history …

Geopolitics

How to Tame Donald Trump

A lesson for the opposition, from Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Richard Nixon.<p>In the spring of 1973, as the Watergate scandals shattered the Nixon presidency, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote a long, brooding letter to a former colleague on the Harvard faculty. Moynihan, a Democrat, had joined the Nixon …

Tea Party

Trespassing in the World's Most Remote Landscapes with Sebastião Salgado, Far-Flung Photographer

The Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado has traveled to well over 100 countries over the last three decades, immersing himself in far-flung communities for weeks at a time. His trademark black-and-white photograph series have documented everything from the lives of manual laborers across the …

Teenage Photographer Captures Life In Hong Kong In The 1950s

Street photography is nothing like shooting in the studio, because you're capturing life in the moment and shooting from a bystander's perspective …

Photography

Kenya's slum ballet school – in pictures

The Kibera ballet school is part of the Anno’s Africa and www.onefineday.org projects working in slum areas in Kenya. Weekly ballet classes are held by the teacher and former dancer Mike Wamaya. In collaboration with a ballet studio in Karen, an upperclass area in Nairobi, young dancers are given …

Dance

Photography Composition Tip: Using a Frame Within a Frame

What if I told you that there is a compositional element so powerful that you could direct the viewer’s eye, obscure an unsightly element, or add …

Landscape Photography

How the 4th Industrial Revolution Becomes the Opportunity of a Lifetime

<i>At this year's World Economic Forum taking place this week in Davos, Switzerland, we have reason to be optimistic. As the world's CEOs and heads of state gather, we can be certain of one thing - change and speed are needed to unleash the power of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Globalization,</i> …

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO Settings<p>Learn to Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings for Every Occasion<p>In this clip …

Shutter Speed

How to Create a Strong Focal Point and Manage Attention Inside Your Photos

Focal point is a term that photographers and photography blogs throw around continually. “Create a focal point,” it’s said, “it should be the first …

SNAP

These Are the Jaw-Dropping Winners of the 2016 Monochrome Awards Photography Contest

These stunning images are among the winners of the 2016 Monochrome Awards, an international competition that celebrates the best black-and-white …

Nature Photography

Solar Employs More Workers Than Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Combined

U.S. solar employs more workers than any other energy industry, including coal, oil and natural gas combined, according to the U.S. Department of …

Renewable Energy

On the Fear of Photographing in Public

The joy of photographing on the street comes from close and engaging photos. Displaying the human nature and emotions in a way that the audience can …

What Exactly is Fine Art Photography?

People frequently ask me what exactly is fine art photography? Before I answer, I usually take a big breath and brace myself to answer the question …

Russia Is Already Winning

If you understand what the Kremlin is up to, the news is grim. But it also gives us a clear path to fight back.<p>The whirlwind of Russian spy news over the past few weeks has forced Americans to confront questions that previously would only have seemed possible in fiction: Did a foreign power …

Russia

The Oil-Rich Middle East Is Also Sun Rich, And Now It’s Pushing Solar Hard

As oil revenues dry up, can Arab countries replace one abundant energy source with another?<p>Is it possible that Saudi Arabia is more forward-thinking than the U.S. when it comes to the end of oil, and sustainable alternatives? The answer is, incredibly, maybe. The oil-rich countries of the Middle …

Renewable Energy

3 Common Misconceptions About Your Camera’s Histogram

If you’re obsessive about checking every exposure on your camera’s histogram, this informative little video is a must-watch. In it, Matt Granger …

After The Kit: 5 Killer Lens Upgrades for Canon

Canon is still the top dog in this industry and no doubt many of you received a new camera over the recent holiday season, quite possibly a Canon …

Cameras

On Photographing Your Loved Ones

My Mom at the Site of Her Childhood Home, 2013What if we photographed our loved ones as if it were their last day on earth?How to love others …

Street Photography

An Ice Shelf Is Cracking In Antarctica, But Not For The Reason You Think

A group of scientists is gathering this week in the U.K. to discuss a slab of ice that's cracking in Antarctica. The crack could soon split off a frozen chunk the size of Delaware.<p>One glacier scientist, Heidi Sevestre, spent six weeks last year living on that giant slab of ice off the Antarctic …

Antarctica

4 Reasons to use your Camera's Liveview

One evening while I was out photographing, I had set up an awkward, uncomfortable composition that kept me looking through my viewfinder. I had to …

Landscape Photography

Once a superpower, how strong is Russia now?

Not since the end of the Cold War has Russia dominated U.S. headlines to the degree we’ve seen during this election. According to U.S. intelligence …

Russia

My Town Photo Series by Marietta Varga

‘My Town’ vol. II – calm and nostalgic photographs by Marietta Varga.Marietta Varga is a Hungarian photographer with a passion for architectural and …

Photography

8 Dramatic Landscape Photos to Inspire Your Weekend

It’s Friday, and I’m ready for the weekend!If you’re like me, you use at least some of your free time on the weekends to head to the great outdoors …

Landscape Photography

The Ottoman Empire - Photographed by the Abdullah Frères

An Empire Spanning More Than 600 Years!<p>The Abdullah Frères also called the <b>Abdullah Brothers</b> were a group of three Ottoman brothers who were …