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LOL: Legal Analysis of the Ending of 'The Dark Knight Rises' – /Film

Almost a year has passed since <b>Christopher Nolan</b> released <b>The Dark Knight Rises</b> and, by this time, we’ve all come to peace with it. Since that time it …

The Dark Knight

10 Writing Exercises to Break You Out of Your Creative Rut

Writing exercises that will help you surprise yourself and the reader<p><b>You don’t have to be suffering from writer’s block to feel like you’re in a</b> …

The Thrill of Proust’s Handwriting

The first time I saw Proust’s bedroom, in the Musée Carnavalet, in Paris—a tiny tableau cordoned off by a chain, lined in cork, and crammed with undistinguished, illogically placed furniture—I was struck more than anything by the modesty of the bed. Proust famously preferred to write in bed, and, …

Oppression by Omission: The Untold Story of the Women Soldiers Who Dressed and Fought as Men in the Civil War

Conventional narrative has framed the Civil War as a man’s fight, with historical accounts focusing almost exclusively on the men who fought as Yanks and Rebs in the 1860s. But such commonly accepted accounts present, like all history, a revisionist history that excises the stories of the women …

How to Enjoy Poetry

<i>“True poetic practice implies a mind so miraculously attuned and illuminated that it can form words, by a chain of more-than coincidences, into a living entity,”</i> <b>Edward Hirsch</b> advised in his directive on how to read a poem. But how, exactly, does one cultivate such “true poetic practice”? In an …

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Using Photography to Document Shocking Ocean Tide Changes

In his book “Sea Change,” English photographer Michael Marten explores the duality of a natural cycle that’s been going on since the dawn of time—the …

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Dark Secrets – Fine Art Photography by Helena Aguilar Mayans

Helena Aguilar Mayans is a fine art photographer based in Barcelona/Olot, Spain. Her work has a dark kind of beauty and a mystical, ancient …

Art Photography

Pictures: Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2012

Glowing cockroaches and a destructive fungus make the grade in Arizona State's list of top 10 new species of 2012.

How Does a Baby Giraffe Sleep?

Duh! With its eyes closed, of course! Take a look at these cute photos of baby giraffes sleeping, using their own bodies as pillows for their heads, …

28 Beach Outfit Ideas to Steal from Celebs on Vacation

The sarong envy is real.<p>"Celebrities on vacation" season is fully underway, so naturally we're looking to them for cues on how to style our flip-flops and sunhat staples. Ahead, 28 celebrities keeping their style game strong even on their off-hours—poolside, beachside, and deckside—to serve as your …

World War II Drawings By Weston Emmart Go Viral After His Grandson Posts Them Online (PHOTOS)

Many grandparents tell stories with such vivid descriptions their families can almost visualize the action. Talented illustrator Weston Emmart took his storytelling skills a step further, drawing his memories to best capture and share every single moment.<p>During his time serving in World War II, …

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical.<p>You’ll spot sharks, coral, and fish of the likes we’ve never seen before.

May Was A Huge Month For Marijuana Legalization And Virtually Nobody Noticed

May was a huge month for marijuana reform supporters, with a string of significant wins and important milestones as more and more states lean toward a laissez-faire approach to marijuana.<p>First and foremost, the Colorado Legislature successfully navigated its first big regulatory test, inventing the …

“When you come please be so kind as to check your neuroses and psychoses at the gate.” Only the best thing ever: The handwritten notice to visitors Henry Miller nailed to his door at Big Sur: http://j.mp/16jEbRT

David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work

Great times and tall deeds for <b>David Byrne</b> this week: First his fantastic collaborative album with St. Vincent (which made a cameo on <i>Literary Jukebox</i>), and now the release of <b>How Music Works</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a fascinating record of his lifetime of curiosity about and active immersion in music. But …

Gorgeous Black-and-White Vintage Photos of Early NASA Facilities

Among the great joys of spending countless hours rummaging through archives is the occasional serendipitous discovery of something absolutely wonderful: Case in point, these gorgeous black-and-white photographs of vintage NASA (and NASA predecessor NACA) facilities, which I found semi-accidentally …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

The world's top tile and stone manufacturers showcased increasingly ambitious products this year.<p>Illuminated beneath each brand's most daring designs, it was hard to ignore the finish that just won 't seem to go away: matte black.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May …

Herzog & de Meuron

The Shorebreak Art of Clark Little

Marlin<p>Little thinks this is probably his favorite shot of all time. “I remember taking it. I saw it for a split second and I’m like gosh, this is unbelievable,” he says. “It’s just this frozen water that looks like a glass blown image. It’s just this crazy shot that I’ve never been able to get …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

A Stack of Photography Links That Just Plain Rock

Join us once again as we enjoy this list of links from Toad Hollow Photography that shares the best tutorials, reviews, special features, …

Landscape Photography

Hidden Treasure: Ten Centuries of Rare Archival Images Visualizing the Body

For the past 175 years, the The National Library of Medicine in Bethesda has been building the world’s largest collection of biomedical images, artifacts, and ephemera. With more than 17 million items spanning ten centuries, it’s a treasure trove of rare, obscure, extravagant wonders, most of which …

Yarn Bombing Helsinki (j) Granny Square Afghans on the steps outside Helsinki Cathedral, Finland. via Vintage Culture Melbourne

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

A Cinema Camera for $500: Magic Lantern Unlocks RAW Video in the Old Canon 50D

The Magic Lantern team deserve some sort of award … or a ribbon … or at the very least a hug. That’s because, lately, they’ve been making …