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10 maps that explain Russia's strategy

In fact, they are the first place to start thinking about a country's strategy, which can reveal factors that are otherwise not obvious.<p>The 10 maps below show Russia's difficult position since the Soviet Union collapsed and explain Putin's long-term intentions in Europe.<p><i>This article was originally</i> …

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Takashi Murakami Has a Massive Retrospective Show in Chicago

The prolific Japanese artist’s new traveling exhibition showcases fifty plus artworks that span more than 30 years.<p>In his 30+ years as an artist, Takashi Murakami has developed an iconic signature style embodied by a colorful cast of characters that find themselves somewhere between adorable and …

Why James Comey's congressional testimony will be 'one for the history books'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>Few reporters know deposed FBI Director James Comey as well -- or have been covering him as long -- as CNN's Eric Lichtblau</i><i>. Lichtblau, a new CNN'er after spending 15 years at The New York Times, has been reporting on Comey for more than a decade -- all the way back to the</i> …

These Paleo Blender Muffins Are the Perfect On-the-Go Snack

<i>The following post was originally featured on Peanut Butter Fingers which is part of POPSUGAR's influencer network.</i><p>Today's recipe is inspired by the Paleo blender muffins my friend Danielle made for the adults and kids to enjoy during a play date at her house on Monday. I'm not sure who ate the …

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A Streamlined, One-Pot Wonder Risotto—the Ottolenghi Way

I recently asked a few friends for their back-pocket recipes—the ones that never fail to please, the ones they can make in their sleep. One friend told me she has yet to feed the barley risotto from Yotam Ottolenghi’s <i>Jerusalem</i> to someone and not have them like it. She also noted that she improvises …

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Sincere, Ethereal Oil Paintings Prove "Kitsch" Isn't a Bad Thing at All

We talked to Welsh artist Richard J. Oliver about why a little kitsch can't hurt you.<p><i>In the late 19th century, Southern California attracted misfits, idealists, and entrepreneurs with few ties to anyone or anything. Swamis, spiritualists, and other self-proclaimed religious authorities quickly made</i> …

Artist Creates Delicate Drawings of South Korea’s Small Convenience Stores

When choosing her subject matter, South Korean artist Me Kyeoung Lee foregoes the country's jaw-dropping landscapes and eye-opening landmarks for lesser known gems: its tiny bodegas. Seemingly spotted on every corner, these local shops have inspired the artist with their simple yet appealing …

Exquisitely hand-colored portraits offer a glimpse of 1870s China

People of China<p>A hand-colored look at the subjects of the Qing Dynasty<p>Born to an aristocratic Austrian family in 1839, Baron Raimund von Stillfried …

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Ready for the Super Bowl? Score big with these 20 recipes

Super wings, grilled shrimp cocktail, double-chocolate brownies, stuffed peppers, beer nuts and more. The Super Bowl is this Sunday — do you have a game plan ready to feed your hungry fans? Beyond the big screen TV and a cooler stocked with ice cold drinks, this is one party that's all about the …

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The First Non-US Animated Short to Win an Oscar Was Made by a Director From Croatia

Oscar nominations were announced on January 24. Once again, no Croatian films are in the running for an award, although “On the Other Side” was …

Animated Movies

Try this spicy Moroccan carrot salad recipe for Meatless Monday

This salad may look rather simple, but Yotam Ottolenghi's spicy Moroccan carrot salad is packed with bright and robust flavors. Tender but crunchy carrots are combined with caramelized onion, garlic, chile, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, preserved lemon and fresh cilantro leaves. …

Watch Alec Baldwin Imitate Donald Trump During NYC Protest

Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, Reverend Al Sharpton and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio united Thursday in New York City …

How to make those amazing garlic-shallot butter mushrooms from Craft Los Angeles

When it comes to mushroom recipes, it doesn't get much easier than this: a blend of mushrooms — crimini, shiitake, oyster, trumpet royale and maitake — sautéed in a garlic-shallot butter and tossed with chopped fresh herbs. Simple, perhaps, but the flavor is rich and earthy, with plenty of garlic …

Make Chicken Under a Brick with Crispy Skin, Indoors, in a Half Hour

Chicken under a brick isn’t a new dish, and it’s most often prepared on the grill, but this method from Bon Appetit combines everything I love about …

Trump's conflicts of interest: a visual guide

Nadja Popovich and Jan Diehm, Guardian US interactive team

Bypass TV with online tools, live streams on Election Day

NEW YORK (AP) — TVs are so last century. News outlets are using Facebook Live, Snapchat, YouTube and other tools to offer live coverage of Election …

A Podcast Listener's Guide to the 2016 Election

The best audio sources to get through the next few days<p>I’m an avid podcast listener and have been unable to stop myself from devouring pods related to the election. In many ways, though, podcasts are the perfect counterbalance to other media. They’re chiller than the hot-take industrial complex, or …

Meet the artists changing the landscape of environment art

With the fidelity of video game CG and film effects growing by the day, the ability to create spectacular environment and landscape art has never …

10 amazing Inktober 2016 artists

Another October is nearly at an end, and that means another Inktober challenge will be drawing to a close. Aimed at giving artists all over the world …

A New Leaf: Artist Jenny Kiker’s Botanical Paintings

We’re obsessed with botanical artist Jenny Kiker’s beautifully detailed paintings of leaves and plants (which she sells individually as she paints …

Artist Rafael Varona crams magical stories into tiny GIFs

"It saved my life."<p>The second edition of "Impossible Bottles" features miniature worlds that are even more dense with detail than the originals. One bottle shows a mad scientist powering his home with a massive, lumbering robot underground. Another features a group of foreign explorers apparently …

Guy Billout Illustrations

Discover the surreal and ironic work of French illustrator Guy Billout.<p>The French artist and illustrator Guy Billout was born in Decize in 1941. …

The Lost Drawings Of An Artist Who Spent His Life In A Lunatic Asylum

James Edward Deeds Jr. was an incredibly prolific artist–whose life’s work was almost lost forever.<p>James Edward Deeds Jr. was destined to be a completely unknown artist.<p>Declared insane in 1936 at the age of 28, Deeds spent his life in a Missouri mental hospital known as State Lunatic Asylum No. 3, …

Street Mural of Donald Trump Kissing Vladimir Putin Goes Viral

A mural on the side of a restaurant in Lithuania has gone viral for depicting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kissing Russian …

Imagine Making One Dress You’ll Wear Every Day for Life: Short Film Showcase Filmmaker Q&A

Changing Planet<p>Roughly 10 women in a town in Sardinia still wear the traditional dresses they made as adolescents. These hand-embroidered garments are reversible, with the elaborately decorated side worn during major life events and a plain side worn on a daily basis. Filmmaker Andrea Pecora‘s …

A Hypnotically Beautiful Animation of a Forgotten Penny Arcade Wooden Doll Endlessly Wandering

Animator Uri Lotan has created an absolutely hypnotic music video for the Jane Bordeaux song Ma’agalim (Circles). Throughout the video, a wooden …

Music Videos

It’s #TattooDay — Check Out These Inkers Who Elevate The Art Form

Tattoos are becoming damn near ubiquitous these days. It’s pretty hard to think of a celebrity under 40 that doesn’t have at least one (or more). Any amount of time spent watching sports, scrolling through Instagram, or drinking at a bar, and you’re going to see some ink.<p>I’ve been getting tattoos …

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