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Strippers, Insane Asylums, Assassination, and Termites: Inside the Insane History of the World’s Greatest White House Replica

Governor Huey Long was so anxious to get to the White House that he built his own in Baton Rouge. An assassin’s bullet cut short Long’s ambitions, …

13 Tattoo Artists Who Capture the Diverse Beauty of Flowers

Floral designs may be a perpetually popular request in tattoo studios across the globe, but that doesn't mean that all botanical body art is alike. As evident in this illustrated list of some of the best floral tattoo artists, flower-y depictions come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and styles.<p>Some …

Body Art

Use 375,000 images from the Met however you want, for free

If you want to use images of paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, like <i>Woman with a Parrot</i> by Gustave Courbet (above), you no longer have to worry about rights. All of the Met's approximately 375,000 public-domain artwork images are now available for free, unrestricted use. The new "Open …

Kedi, A Heartwarming New Documentary, Stars Istanbul's Street Cats

In Istanbul, the cat is king. The city is famous for its legions of feral felines. Even though no one technically owns them, these hundreds of …

Giant Pandas

Recipe: Guy Fieri’s Bacon Jalapeño Popcorn

Food Network star Guy Fieri and the Super Bowl go together like automobiles and gasoline: <b>One needs the other to achieve its full potential</b>. Though he’s a larger-than-life cultural phenomenon, a lot of people might not know that Fieri is a dad. His two kids, Hunter and Ryder, co-star in his newest …

The New York Times’ First Profile of Hitler: His Anti-Semitism Is Not as “Genuine or Violent” as It Sounds (1922)

I’ve heard it again and again. The now President-elect made vicious and belittling attacks on African-Americans, Muslims, immigrants, women, the …

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture a Different America During the 1950s

Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank is one of the most influential photographers of the mid-20th century; he was noted for ironic renderings of …

Los Angeles

Agatha Christie's dark side comes out for Christmas

BBC One's new Christmas production of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None is more Scandi Noir than Hercule Poirot<p>This time there will be no Poirot and his little grey cells to save the day, no comforting resolution by the clever little Belgian.<p>This time it’s the dark side of Agatha …

Star

Latest<p>When You Don't Want To DM Dungeons & Dragons, There's Gloomhaven<p>Board Games 17 hours ago<p>Board Games<p>Hot Toys’ Black Panther T'Chaka Figure is a …

Ryan Reynolds Twitter is my new favorite thing

That logic checks out

Whoever came up with the phrase, ‘The freaks come out at night’ has obviously never been to Wal-Mart during the day.

Top 10 conservative novels

While their politics may be unappealing, you’re missing out on some expert storytelling and brilliant characterisation if you ignore these books<p>I wanted to write a book about conservative popular fiction, since I’ve been studying it for decades. Old-fashioned Tory fiction fascinates me, partly …

What Bukowski taught us about life in nine quotes

In honour of Charles Bukowski’s birthday, BBC Culture asked readers to share their favourite lines by the author.<p>Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-born American novelist, short story writer and poet. Bukowski published his first story when he was 24 and began writing poetry at the age of 35. His …

Shakespeare probably smoked weed, scientists say

Several pipes excavated from William Shakespeare's garden contained cannabis, report scientists who used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to …

Whit Stillman’s hilarious high-society comedy Metropolitan returns to theaters

A title card at the beginning of Whit Stillman’s debut feature, <i>Metropolitan,</i> identifies the time period merely as “not so long ago.” At the time—the …

Manhattan

Meet the Bravest Woman in Comedy: Tig Notaro

<i>Tig Notaro is daring, funny, and bold—and man, does she know a thing or two about facing your fears.</i><p>This is a picture of my favorite comedian, Tig Notaro, on national TV without her shirt—or her breasts. What she's doing is brave and silly and modern and meaningful, as you'll see when her special,</i> …

Priorities, courtesy of Dave Grohl.

Drinking and praying

Photographer Ellie Davies plunges 'Into the Woods,' her eyes on the 'Stars'

Growing up in England, fine art photographer Ellie Davies spent afternoons frolicking in the forest with her twin sister, Rebecca — they played hide-and-seek, got blissfully lost in the dimness, cycled and foraged for wild mushrooms and exotic plants.<p>That magical landscape is now both Davies' …

Plants

Delicate Fish Paintings Express Artist’s Elegant Vision of the World

Painter Niharika Hukku‘s captivating work will make you realize that ordinary fish possess an innate beauty. More often than not, the artist uses simple, white pottery (which she constructs herself) as a functional canvas for her aquatic designs. “Starting with an idea, my work is an expression of …

Art

Understanding Anxiety in Pets

Thinkstock<p>Your pet's anxiety may manifest itself in many ways, including destruction. But, do not scold or punish him because that can frighten him …

32 Magnificent Black And White Celebrity Photographs

Forget 50 Shades of Grey. Here's 32 iconic black and white celebrity photographs from over the years.<p>Capturing some of the most well-known and …

A Primary School Librarian’s List Of 125 Books That A Child Might Want To Read.

The publication of yet another list of the “top 100 books” that children “should” read in primary school raised an extensive discussion on social …

21 Picasso Tattoos Everyone Will Fall In Love With

Abso-stractly beautiful.

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'Cloak & Dagger's Ally Maki on How Mina's Introduction Will Affect Tandy Going Forward<p>Marvel's Cloak & Dagger 6 minutes ago<p>Marvel's Cloak & Dagger<p>New …

I Was the Girl at the Center of Hunter S. Thompson's Drug-Addled Universe

Cheryl Della Pietra's debut novel tells the story of a 22-year-old assistant lost in Gonzoland.<p>What if it was your job to snort cocaine as if you had several nostrils to spare, stay drunk from dusk 'til dawn (longer, if possible), and amuse a rotating roster of celebrities, all in an effort to coax …

8 Travel Itineraries for English Literature Lovers

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Coffee-Stained Leaf Paintings Created with Remnants of a Morning Brew

Indonesian artist Ghidaq al-Nizar (aka @coffeetopia) began as a latte artist, but has taken his craft to another level by deconstructing frothy brews and utilizing their most basic component–coffee–as his medium of choice. Al-Nizar takes the steamy, soothing drink out of the cup and artistically …

Coffee