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Super Trippy Abstract Time-Lapse Covers Everything from Riots to Decaying Roadkill

There are times where words don’t do a piece of artwork justice. Such is the case with <i>Circle of Abstract Ritual</i>: a trippy, creepy and downright weird …

The Joy of Being Elusive and Unstable: An Interview with Author Rivka Galchen

What one moment seems to me like nothing, the next moment, through Rivka Galchen’s eyes, becomes the world. I think one could ask nothing more from a her collection of stories.<p><i>Photo courtesy of Rivka Galchen</i><p>One day I was at a café I’d gone to every Friday for three years, and something strange …

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The French Riviera: ‘A sunny place for shady people’

Writers like Fitzgerald, Nabokov and Wharton have all perfectly captured the beauty and corruption of the French Riviera. Jane Ciabattari explores its appeal.<p>The French Riviera, that dazzling Mediterranean coastline from St Tropez to the Italian border, has drawn many writers over the centuries, …

Girls’ friendships: A new chapter

Several new books and films explore the complex relationships between women. Lucy Scholes explains why an issue once sidelined has come into the mainstream.<p>Emmeline and Cecilia, the protagonists of Elizabeth Bowen’s 1932 novel To the North happily share a house in London until Emmeline’s world is …

A Womb of Her Own: DIY Abortion and Birth Control After Hobby Lobby

In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision that men need Viagra but women don’t need birth control, one reproductive rights activist released a DIY guide to the basics of abortion, birth control, emergency contraception, and more.<p><i>Abortion-rights activists rally outside the Supreme Court on</i> …

'Drift' by Prism House

If you’re looking for something to pair nicely with the dopamine that’s been caking your neuron receptors since you ate that space cake yesterday afternoon, you should listen to Prism House’s latest single, “Drift.”<p>If you’re looking for something to pair nicely with the dopamine that’s been caking …

New Report Confirms That America Is Pretty Much an Oligarchy

Researchers from Princeton and Northwestern crunch 20 years of data and conclude that the USA is an oligarchy.<p><i>An Occupy Wall Street protester doing her bit to fight the oligarchy. Photo by Harry Cheadle</i><p>A new report from researchers at Princeton and Northwestern universities reveals a deeply …

Letter from the Archive: The Genocide in Rwanda

_Monday, April 7th, will mark the twentieth anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda—a systematic, nationwide attempt to exterminate the country’s Tutsi minority in the course of about a hundred days. (In Rwanda, April 7th is Memorial Day, commemorating the genocide against the Tutsis; July 4th, …

Startling facts about Ireland’s most famous writers

Who would the author of Ulysses hide behind in a fight? For St Patrick’s Day, BBC Culture unearths six weird and wonderful facts about Irish writers.<p><b>James Joyce used Ernest Hemingway as a bodyguard</b><p>The author of Ulysses met Hemingway in Paris during the 1920s. Both renowned heavy drinkers, they …

Scandinavia’s sexy cinema

Sweden and Denmark have a long tradition of risqué filmmaking. But what effect did these movies have on the rest of the world? Nicholas Barber looks back.<p>There aren’t many films like Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac. It’s five hours long; it’s been edited down into two volumes by its producers; it’s …

The great writers inspired behind bars

The horrors and deprivations of life behind bars have inspired some great works of literature – from Cervantes to Solzhenitsyn. Jane Ciabattari takes a look.<p>Legend has it that Miguel de Cervantes’ masterpiece Don Quixote was conceived and at least partially written in prison – “where every …

A Better Way to Buy Bitcoin?

When Zach and Josh Harvey opened a guitar store in Tel Aviv, in 2006, they only sold instruments made by musicians who viewed the pieces as works of art. To the brothers, who were twenty-six and thirty-two at the time, the idea of plugging in a mass-produced electric guitar wasn’t in keeping with …

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

A letter to … my friend whose boundaries I overstepped

I was 18 months into my marriage when I met you. I had made the mistake of marrying someone out of loyalty as a friend, and fear of solitude, and had no idea at the time how that carried a risk of deep unhappiness and loneliness on a level I'd never previously known. Before my wedding, I moved to a …

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The toughest, most baffling internet mystery solved

Our pick of the week from around the web, including the man who cracked Cicada 3301, Hans Rosling on the African century and the looming second age of machines.<p>Baxter and the second machine age<br>Andrew McAfee & Erik Brynjolfsson | Medium | 3 February 2014<br>Extract from The Second Machine Age. It’s easy …

Understanding Autism: Baby's Delivery May Be Key

Quieting nerve cells in the brain during birth in mice seems to protect against autism, according to a new study.<p>Autism is as mysterious a disease as it is tragic. While there is clearly a genetic component to some forms of the illness, it remains unclear how many genes are involved and what role …

Is praising a child good or bad for them?

We assume that enthusiastic words motivate children to try harder. But when you look at the evidence, it’s not that clear-cut. It all depends on the wording.<p>Your child presents you with their latest artistic creation. It’s a painting of a figure with very long thin legs, no body and big hair. It’s …

'Tiger Mother' Author Spells Out 3 Traits That Drive Success In The U.S.

If you're a fan of parenting books or just raucous debates about parenting styles, then you probably know about Amy Chua. The Yale Law School professor kicked off a ferocious debate with her 2011 memoir, <i>Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother</i>. She took pains to point out that the book was tongue-in-cheek, …

Hunting for the Vampire of Barcelona

At the turn of the 20th century, Enriqueta Martí, a woman from the witchcraft-steeped countryside of Cataluña, came to Barcelona. There, she became her country's answer to Jack the Ripper, luring children back to her house, killing them, and then...<p><i>People chasing the car in which Enriqueta was</i> …

Costa book award won by Nathan Filer for debut novel, The Shock of the Fall

Judges for one of the UK's most prestigious literary prizes on Tuesday heralded a major new talent when they named mental health nurse Nathan Filer winner of the 2013 Costa book award for a moving account of schizophrenia and grief.<p>Filer won against more fancied contenders, not least Kate Atkinson, …

Japanese Taxi Driver Takes Multiple Exposures While Looking for Passengers

Taxi driver Issui Enomoto captures unique multiple exposure photographs of Yokohama, Japan and its residents as he drives around at night looking for passengers. He always keeps his camera with him in his taxi so that he can shoot various scenes of the town as they strike him. For this series …

Fieldwork – Or How To Still Explore The World À La Indiana Jones

Changing Planet<p><i>National Geographic Young Explorer Alizé Carrère is researching an innovative method of agricultural adaptation in the Malagasy highlands that has emerged in the face of severe deforestation. Known to locals as “lavaka”, literally meaning “hole”, they are massive erosional gullies</i> …

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Alberta Ferretti

<b>ICELANDIC SEASCAPE</b> <b><br>New York:</b> The barren Icelandic seascape within photographer Joseph Hoflehner’s portfolio gave rise to Alberta Feretti’s Pre-fall …

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The art of praising children – and knowing when not to

Some parents are blessed with a soul that lights up every time their little precious brings them a carefully crafted portrait or home-made greetings card. I am not one of those parents.<p>It is not that I don't love my kids, or that I don't appreciate the gesture. I rather like it when they come …