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The Problem With Helicopter Colleges

The Harvard professor Steven Pinker objects to a proposal to ban various undergraduate social clubs, citing a model of higher education that many elite institutions are rejecting.<p>As a coda to yesterday’s article on Harvard University, where a committee is trying to ban undergraduates from joining …

Higher Education

POV Sketches Put Viewers in the Drawing Seat

Thomas Cian hits the road with sketchbook in hand.<p>A unique worldview and clear vision can uplift an artist’s work, but sometimes it’s hard to separate a stunning final product from its development. In a series of sketchbook drawings, Italian artist Thomas Cian offers a peek behind the curtain and …

Legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki calls AI generated animation "an insult to life itself"

Legendary Studio Ghibli animator Hayao Miyazaki was recently screened a demo of AI generated animation after which he vehemently responded, "I would …

When JRR Tolkien bet CS Lewis: the wager that gave birth to The Lord of the Rings

Eighty years ago JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis dared each other to write a sci-fi novel. It was a challenge that would lead to the creation of The Lord of the Rings<p>Once upon a time two friends made a wager. "Tollers," one said to the other, "there is too little of what we really like in stories. I am …

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Recipes

During her schooling at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Polish painter Justyna Kisielewicz was forced to create monochromatic paintings

During her schooling at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Polish painter Justyna Kisielewicz was forced to create monochromatic paintings. But after she graduated, she took things in a new direction.

A ‘restaurant recession’ sounds scary. Are we really on the brink of one?

In the past several weeks, the picture that we’ve gotten of the restaurant industry hasn’t exactly been a promising one. Dunkin’ Donuts saw traffic slip at its U.S. locations in the latest quarter. Potbelly Sandwich Works said it expects to be challenged by a “more cautious consumer” in the near …

Mira Dancy Is an Artist on the Rise and a Dynamic Name to Watch

Mira Dancy’s studio, in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, is bursting with voluptuous nude bodies—fluorescent-pink, purple, and blue odalisques in fluid motion, painted larger than life on canvas, on shaped Plexiglas sheets hanging from the ceiling, and populating a vast black-and-white mural that …

Los Angeles

How Akira sent shockwaves through pop culture and changed it

Ask anyone – Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 film <i>Akira</i> is largely considered the most important animation of all time. OF ALL TIME, Kanye West will tell you. It served as a visual ammo for his video for “Stronger”, some of its signature graphics recreated exactly as they appeared in the film.<p>One of <i>Akira</i>’s …

Yayoi Kusama: ‘I overcame dark days with the power of art’

When arriving on foot at the Victoria Miro Gallery in east London, the city’s ever-multiplying skyscrapers and building sites en-route tell you to look up; inside, the gallery’s famously narrow staircase and multiple levels have a similar vertiginous effect. This summer, the gallery plays host to …

Art

An artist creates 3D paintings that will play tricks with your brain

Sometimes the eyes on an especially well-painted portrait will appear to follow you around the room, but Patrick Hughes' mind-boggling 3D art takes the concept to a whole other level.<p>Hughes uses a style he created called "reverspective," painting uncanny optical illusions of a rooms with an eerie …

Meet the Artist Proving Just How Powerful Nudity Is

Spencer Tunick is organizing 100 nude women for a ground-breaking art installation at the Republican National Convention this summer.<p><i>As part of Bazaar.com's #NudeWeek, we look at the political power of nudity in art.</i><p>At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July, 100 naked women will …

Reality TV

10 Nudes That Changed Art History

Christie's Vice President, Sara Friedlander, takes BAZAAR behind the virtual fig leaf and pinpoints ten of history's most impactful nude paintings.<p>Sara Friedlander—Vice-President, Head of Evening Sale at Christie's and a grad of Sotheby's Institute of Art—takes BAZAAR behind the virtual fig leaf …

Art

This 100-year-old antiwar graffiti is going to be saved

Richmond Castle has been standing since shortly after William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066.<p>Throughout its long history, the fortress in North Yorkshire has held a lot of prisoners. Surprisingly, it was still being used for this purpose as recently as 100 years ago, during World War …

Mrs. Obama Saves The Cardigan: 'The Obama Effect' In Fashion

Ah, the cardigan: your granny's cozy go-to used to be available year-round, but in limited quantities and colors. It was considered the sartorial equivalent of flossing: necessary, but not glamorous.<p>"The cardigan used to be something to keep you warm in the work place," explains Teri Agins, who …

The compelling reason Beyonce is launching Ivy Park - a new sportswear line

You can’t move these days for box-fresh adidas Stan Smith trainers or ‘power leggings’. Sportswear has crossed the fashion frontier to such an extent that it’s a way of life. Trainers and sporty silhouettes speak not only of physical strength and inner confidence but also that the woman wearing …

Athletic Apparel

Europe begins sending people back across the sea, defying human rights outcry

MYTILENE, Greece — The European Union began offloading its refugee crisis onto its Turkish neighbors Monday, sending back more than 200 migrants in the first stage of a plan to deport thousands that has drawn condemnation from human rights groups.<p>The returns — carried out at dawn and under heavy …

Human Rights

Tesla Model 3 First Ride: Yes, Tesla Will Sell A Ton

Tesla Motors domination of the future U.S. electric car market seems likely now.<p><b>Test Ride:</b> As soon as I arrived at the SpaceX facilities in Hawthorne, Calif., a Tesla employee whisked me to the Model 3 for a test ride with two other passengers. The ride was brief but it isn’t hard to see where all …

Tesla

eric yahnker captures the absurdity of pop culture and politics in colored pencil

In his new exhibition of exquisitely rendered large-scale drawings and sculptures, Yahnker tackles Trump, Prince, and Rachel Dolezal.<p>In "Purple Lives Matter," a 7-foot-tall colored-pencil drawing on paper, artist Eric Yahnker reimagined the cover of Prince's iconic record <i>Purple Rain</i>. Prince still …

Obama spars with Cuba's Castro over human rights in historic visit | Reuters

HAVANA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve human rights during his historic visit to the Communist-led island on Monday, publicly sparring with President Raul Castro who showed flashes of anger and hit back at U.S. “double standards”.<p>Obama praised Castro for openly …

5 Reasons To Avoid Any Juice Cleanse Or Detox Diet

The radical health fad isn't supported by any science<p>Thinking about trying a juice cleanse or radical detox to kick off the season? We don't blame you: The allure of these diets is strong. Who doesn't want to chimney-sweep their insides, clearing out all the crap you put in there? But as attractive …

5 "Almost Spring" Recipes to Make This Week

Warmer weather is just around the corner, so it's time to think about lightening up. These five simple recipes will help you swing right into spring!<p><b>1. Green Pea & Asparagus Soup with Feta & Mint</b><p>This soup, made from fresh asparagus and frozen peas, is the perfect prelude to spring. Feta cheese and …

What These Artists Do with Ballpoint Pens Is Unreal

Artists Kai & Sunny turn straight lines into straight-up hypnotic artworks.<p><i>Whirlwind of Time (section), Kai & Sunny. Image courtesy of the artists</i><p>The ballpoint pen may be a humble tool for creating art (although it has earned its place in MoMA's permanent collection) but that doesn't mean to say …

There's a reason candidates 'suspend' their campaigns instead of ending them

The choice of language is purposeful and motivated by both political and financial calculations.<p>Under election law, the term "suspend" has no formal meaning. The Federal Election Commission still considers candidates who have suspended their campaign to be running. The FEC won't formally recognize …

Dance Music and Ritual in Manipur

Dance Music and Ritual in Manipur, is the very first in depth photography study of this subject. The book explores the in need of protection and …

What to Make With Campari: 16 Cocktails Everyone Should Know

Okay, it's not gin or whiskey. You can, of course, make plenty of drinks <i>without</i> Campari. But when it comes to liqueurs, this bitter, herbal, and fruity aperitif is one of our go-tos. Dark red Campari adds bold flavor wherever you pour it, equal parts sweetness and bitter punch. Start with one of …

This Woman Was Selling Bread And Accidentally Became A Model

This is one amazing story.<p>Photographer Ty Bello was snapping photos of British musician Tinie Tempah in Nigeria recently when a woman selling bread happened to walk into her shot.<p>Struck by the woman's beauty, Bello took to Instagram after the shoot in an attempt to find out more about her. "I'm …

I Gave Up Coffee For A Week. Here's Why I Won't Be Going Back.

I'm going to approach coffee like I do desserts -- every once in a while. 🍰 ☕️<p><i>This story is part of a 10-piece series for which HuffPost staffers agreed to experiment with improving their health and decreasing their stress on the job. It’s also part of our month-long “Work Well” initiative</i> …

The Best Diet Ever: Three Key Ingredients

As weight loss and maintenance is one of my specialties, I am often asked, "What is the best diet?" People are often disappointed by my response. I tell them, "The best diet meets three conditions:<p>It's a healthy diet.<br>• It's a diet that includes your favorite foods, in moderation, even if they're not …