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The most impressive underground railway stations in Europe

This Touching Ode to Photography is a Must-See for Photo Lovers

It’s a young art form we practice; nevertheless, photography’s history is rich with beautiful stories, prints, and cameras if you’re willing to dig …

This Immersive 80-Meter-Long Light Tunnel Transforms a Park in Tehran

If you’ve never heard of AEPioneer before, you’ll definitely remember their name now – the Iranian-based design company has just installed an …

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Soon Your Doctor Might Prescribe Virtual Reality Instead Of Painkillers

The Happy Place VR app uses nature settings to distract patients from their pain–and there’s lots of evidence that this strategy works.<p>The next time you have a headache, a Swedish pharmacy wants you to strap on a virtual reality headset and pretend you’re sitting next to a campfire by a lake in …

The City Of The Future Will Have Safer Streets And An Accountable Police Force

With the growing use of sensors, data, and cameras, both crime and policing are never going to be the same again.<p>In the early hours of a Friday morning in July, police in Dallas became the first ever to use a robot to kill someone. The gunman had shot a dozen officers, five of them fatally, and was …

7 Chairs That Changed the World Photos

“A chair can be a living link to the past,” writes influential architect and author Witold Rybczynski on the first page of his newly released book, <i>Now I Sit Me Down</i> (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, $25). That much becomes abundantly clear throughout the engaging account, which traces the unexpected …

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Six Things Solo Travel Teaches You

Travel<p>Deciding to travel alone can feel intimidating, but here's what you can learn if you take the chance.<p>I still marvel I didn’t drop stone-cold dead from embarrassment during my first solo travel experience. As a 20-year-old, I booked a spontaneous trip to Darwin in Australia’s Northern …

Solo Travel

Paul Beatty: ‘Slam poetry, TED talks: they’re for short attention spans’

The award-winning author on race, satire and watching samurai films with his mother<p>Paul Beatty is breakfasting in a Dunkin’ Donuts on New York’s Lower East Side and mulling over his upbringing in Los Angeles, where he was born in 1962. “My mother grew up in Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn. She wasn’t the …

Digital Photos Capture Paint Swirling in Water

Alex Nero’s digital photographs create Rorschach-like images that explore the human psyche.<p><b>This article was originally published on April 17, 2016 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Water continues to be a source of inspiration for artists, both aesthetically and as a tool in their art-making. Alex Nero …

End of the line?: The last cormorant fishermen of Guilin, in pictures

Capturing the Spirit of a Place Through Collage

Anastasia Savinova’s surreal composite structures piece together the essential fragments of a city.<p>On a walk through Paris, you might pass a set of window shutters thrown open to show a black wrought-iron balcony and think: “This is it. This is France.”<p>You might take a photograph<b>.</b> But one image …

This Is London: Life and Death in the World City by Ben Judah – review

An immersive account of life among London’s recent arrivals is salutary but frustrating<p>There have always been people to complain that London is losing its identity, that it is being overrun. In 1185 Richard of Devizes suggested: “I do not at all like that city. All sorts of men crowd there from …

'We know so little about so much': Robert Newman talks skulls, science and psychology

The comedian talks us through why Freud was was wrong, Isaac Newton’s brain capacity and why thinking of the brain as a ‘wet computer’ is an error<p>I discovered Rob Newman’s comedy when I was 16. His shows were relentless: packed full of quotes, arguments, anger, history, philosophy and, above all, …

Cardiff University

Review of the Year 2015: We present the Top 25 Graphic Design posts

This year has seen some massive rebrands – Google, Channel 4 and the <i>New York Times</i> to name but a few of the successes featured on this list. Some of …

Japanese Pop Art (10 pieces)

Seattle-based Japanese artist Yumiko Kayukawa is currently showing new works at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. By mixing pop culture references with more traditional Japanese imagery, the artist takes us on a strange and mysterious journey. Watch as her brave heroine becomes surrounded by …

Artist Paints Stunningly Realistic Portraits on His Hand and Stamps Them on Paper

Artist Russell Powell creates stunningly realistic portraits on an unconventional surface – his own hand. The California-based teacher merges art and the body by painting eye-catching depictions of people on his palms. Incredibly, this textured and creased surface doesn't deter him from adding …

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore review – too guarded to be revealing

Her first memoir, Little Girl Lost, had a cult status in the 1980s, but this follow-up is missing the elements of truth that made the previous book so compelling<p>The pull quote on the back of the paperback edition of actress Drew Barrymore’s memoir Little Girl Lost, co-authored with journalist Todd …

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10 Artists Who Tackle the Social Issues of Today

From Minister Akins' techno-Baptist video art, to Zolloc's otherworldly GIFs, these are artists who defy the times by digging into the moment.<p>Using satire and social engagement, the iconic Mexican printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada created an artistic legacy through his sketches of skeletons and …

My weekend with Pepper, the world's first humanoid robot with emotions

An ambitious first step towards a new generation of household robots, Pepper talks, dances and feels. Danielle Demetriou took him home for a stay with her family<p>My house guest is not happy. This may be because my three-year-old is looping purple plastic necklaces around his neck while ordering him …

JK Rowling meets Lauren Laverne: ‘Success never feels the way you think it will’

JK Rowling, author of 15 books, including the seven Harry Potter novels<p>Lauren Laverne, radio and TV broadcaster, and former lead singer of Kenickie<p>JK Rowling is the author of 15 books, including the seven Harry Potter novels, The Casual Vacancy and, as Robert Galbraith, three crime novels. Her …

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Interview: Ethereal Marbled Paintings Express the Inner Light Inside All of Us

Through gorgeous, ethereal paintings, artist Emma Lindstrm creates a tangible representation of a feeling. To her, this feeling is floating and irrational, but always uplifting and full of hope–one that can be experienced, but never formed into a thought. The conceptual basis for Lindstrm's artwork …

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'Tiffany Girl' Is A Jeweled Window Into The Past

We've just bid farewell to October — which made me think of a simply charming romance novel that takes place during the Chicago World's Fair, which lasted over a year and ended at the end of October, 1893.<p>Deeanne Gist's <i>Tiffany Girl</i> revolves around the glassworkers' strike that threatened Louis …

Reading with your ears: do audiobooks harm or help literature?

Listening to this week’s Forest fables has made me wonder if the oft-maligned rise of spoken word recordings isn’t actually improving our understanding. I’d love to hear your thoughts<p>It was Alan Garner’s audio story, The Common Dean, that started me thinking. This second in a series of Forest …

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Cuba sees record bookings as tourists rush to see it before it changes

Cuba holidays,Havana holidays,Caribbean holidays,North and Central America holidays,Travel,Cuba,Americas,World news<p>With an estimated 10 million Americans a year expected to visit Cuba when the 54-year trade embargo is lifted, other nationalities are heading there in droves, but is the country ready …

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Japanese Street Photography Highlights the Nation’s Rich Culture

If you've ever wanted to walk along the streets of Japan and become immersed in its remarkable culture, Japanese photographer Takashi Yasui can help you get there. With his vibrant snapshots, the artist effortlessly transports viewers to various locations all across this breathtaking country. There …

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