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haekli architects craft villa bruun country retreat in finland

<b>häkli architects craft villa bruun country retreat in finland</b><br>photo © jussi tiainen<br>all images courtesy of häkli architects<p><b>‘villa bruun’, a country</b> …

Bedrooms

Ashton Kutcher vs. Wal-Mart: Epic Twitter clash rages over poverty wages

Kutcher slams retailer: “You should be proud of your associates but I’m not sure if they should be proud of you”<p>Celebrity actor/producer Ashton Kutcher and retail giant Wal-Mart had a spirited Twitter debate Tuesday over Wal-Mart workers’ wages.<p>Kutcher (@aplusk) kicked off the dust-up by tweeting …

Vine

England: Mind the Gap

<b>Mind the Gap: The Transition to Independent Travel</b><p>There is a restricting uneasiness with terra incognita that ails any traveler venturing abroad for …

How Consciousness Works

Princeton neuroscientist Michael Graziano has penned a fascinating longread on the "hard scientific and philosophical problem" posed by …

Princeton University

Sting Offers Ships and Surprises on First Solo Album In a Decade

'The Last Ship,' an album of songs from the musician's upcoming Broadway show, arrives September 24th<p>Sting still recalls his earliest memory of …

Music

Win Bassett on 'The Poorest Rich Kids in the World'

<i>Win Bassett is a writer, lawyer, and seminarian at Yale.</i><p>My treasured longread of the week is Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s “The Poorest Rich Kids in the …

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Spike Lee’s List of Films Every Filmmaker Should See – /Film

<b>Spike Lee</b> has been in the news quite a bit recently. He’s got <i>Oldboy,</i> arguably his biggest movie ever, coming out soon, and just began a Kickstarter …

Boston Mobster Whitey Bulger Found Guilty of Racketeering, Murder

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After more than five days of deliberation, a jury in Boston has found notorious mobster James …

Nicole Naone at Waikiki Parc

An island of sun and sand, known for surfing and sea-scraping cliff vistas, Oahu now offers a platform to embrace the more recent flourish in its arts community. The University of Hawaii Arts Foundation is hosting a four-part art series to showcase the work of rising local artists. Located along …

Art

First Nighter: "The Designated Mourner" Still Wallace Shawn's Masterpiece, Only More So

Wallace Shawn's darkly sublime three-hour play--and worth every devastating minute of it--<i>The Designated Mourner</i> was done initially in a 1996 staged reading at London's National Theatre, directed by David Hare with Mike Nichols, Miranda Richardson and David de Keyser. In 2000, it premiered …

The Theatre

This Recycling Bin Is Stalking You

David Rakoff’s Heroic Couplets

You can make a novel out of just about anything these days: recipes, PowerPoint slides, e-mails, text messages. Still, not many novelists have turned to rhyming couplets. The novel is an expansive, necessarily flexible form. Couplets, by definition, are restrictive, far more so than other rhyme …

Pete Rock & Camp Lo Break Down "80 Blocks from Tiffany's Pt. II" Mixtape - The Mixdown

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Arianna Huffington's Smith College Commencement Speech On 'Redefining Success: The Third Metric'

Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, delivered the commencement address at Smith College Sunday, where she dared the graduates of the all-female college to change how they define success.<p>Success has largely been determined by money and power, Huffington argued, …

NSA surveillance: narrow defeat for amendment to restrict data collection

First major challenge to NSA's bulk collection of phone records defeated by only 217 votes to 205 in House of Representatives • The full roll call of votes<p>The first major legislative challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records from millions of Americans was defeated …