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Ramon Bruin's New 3D Illustrations Spring to Life

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, continues to create optical illusion drawings that make animals and objects seem as though they're popping off the page. The illustrator's skilled visual effects transform flat surfaces into seemingly three-dimensional subjects. Bruin gives depth to the …

Art

Urban decay to be replaced with farmland in Detroit

Bankrupt and hemorrhaging population, the city of Detroit is banking on greener pastures to lead its rebirth.<p>A private company is snapping up 150 acres on the Motor City's East End -- property where more than 1,000 homes once formed a gritty neighborhood -- and turning it into what is being billed …

Lebanon's gay-friendly reputation challenged by abuses

<b>Lebanon's capital, Beirut, comes alive under darkness. Its narrow alleyways meander into streets full of bars.</b><p>The locals, many dressed in designer clothing generously splashed with expensive fragrances, sit on the verandas drinking cocktails till dawn. The city's liberal demeanour really does make …

LGBTQI

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71

New York legend, who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, underwent a liver transplant in May<p>Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

Pop Culture

155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal

<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

The National Theatre at 50 – in pictures

Part of the National Theatre's original 1963 lighting team, Chris Arthur began taking backstage photographs as a hobby, eventually being allowed to sit in on dress rehearsals and snap away. His photographs have been collected in an exhibition to mark the National's 50th birthday. <br>Chris Arthur: …

Traditional Pinup Photos with Splashes of Milk as Clothes Captured with High-Speed Photography

Inspired by the classic pin-ups of the 1940’s and 1950’s, photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz came up with a current version of those iconic …

Hypnotic GIFs of Anthony Howe's Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Artist Anthony Howe's 3D kinetic sculptures are massive, moving pieces that utilize the united visual power of wind, metal, and mirrors. We first discovered his spectacular work earlier this year and now, thanks to VICE's <i>The Creators Project</i>, a series of equally hypnotic gifs (created by Jordan …

Art

Sport picture of the day: kangaroos crossing at the golf in Australia

First published on Thu 17 Oct 2013 08.39 EDT

Share your sun: post pictures of sunrise or sunset near you

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>In 2003-4, over two million people experienced artist Olafur Eliasson’s now iconic installation at Tate Modern, The Weather Project – the giant sun that bathed visitors in orange light. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Eliasson wants you to share your local …

The Story Behind an Iconic Rock n’ Roll Photograph

Photography can be a lot like fishing: you snag a great picture, by luck or by will, and then you start telling the story of how you reeled it in. …

Red Sea

North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".<p>The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of …

North Korea

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

Ten best photographs of the day

Topics<p>World news<br>• Best photographs of the day<p>Reuse this content

Best Looks: Lady Gaga

Wow.<p>Lady Gaga is an expert at leaving everyone guessing with her fearless sartorial choices. See all her most remarkable looks.

Chilean coup, 1973 - a picture from the past

First published on Wed 11 Sep 2013 10.25 EDT

World Trade Center, two days after 9/11 - a picture from the past

First published on Fri 13 Sep 2013 08.50 EDT<p>This article is over <b>4 years old</b>

Lewis Morley obituary

Lewis Morley, who has died aged 88, created many of the era-defining images of the 1960s. These include his portrait of Christine Keeler, almost nude, straddling Morley's studio chair, which was bought in a sale at Heal's furniture store and based on an Arne Jacobsen original design classic. For …

U.N. report likely to show chemical weapons use in Syria, Ban says

WASHINGTON – The<p>United Nationsinvestigation of a deadly attack in Syria is likely to show "overwhelming” evidence of chemical weapons use, U.N. Secretary-GeneralBanKi-Moon said Friday.<p>Ban's comments suggest that the long-awaited report, which could be released as early as Monday, according to U.N. …

Middle East

Guys, Here's Everything You Need To Know To Get The Perfect Shave

Unless you sport a 5 o'clock shadow like George Clooney or decided to grow a collar-skimming beard like Brad Pitt, your morning routine isn't complete without shaving. But do you really know what you're doing with that razor? If nicks, stubble or razor bumps are usual aftermaths of your facial hair …

Clotilde Dusoulier's Strawberry Tartlets with Breton Butter Crust

<i>All week long, Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate & Zucchini will be sharing recipes from her latest, The French Market Cookbook, answering our questions, and giving away copies of her book to a few lucky readers. With her as our guest editor, we're feeling slightly more French -- and significantly</i> …

Baking

After Allende: Chile 40 years on - in pictures

Chile from Within, an out-of-print chronicle of the fall of President Salvador Allende, is being published as an ebook, four decades after the coup. The digital version will add audio interviews and archival footage to the original book, which was a 1990 collaboration between Magnum photographer …

Remembering Another 9/11

Throughout the world, the date September 11 is associated with the 2001 attack on New York City’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, …