Megan Ellis

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The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

Karen O channeling Robert Plant? Rad! We picked one essential cover from each of the last ten years<p>This century has been a golden age for cover …

Cee-Lo Green

Late Night 'Thank You Notes' From Jimmy Fallon

<i>This interview was originally broadcast on May 23, 2011.</i><p>Every single day of Jimmy Fallon's life is like Thanksgiving. The comedian and host of <i>Late Night</i> tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that he is appreciative of the word moist — for being the "worst word ever." He's thankful, too, for taco shells that …

Objects & Figures Form Human Faces in Optical Illusion Paintings

Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak cleverly arranges objects, figures, and other elements in his paintings so that they suggest the form of a person’s …

New York Show Closes Week-Long Tribute Series to Elliott Smith

Joseph Arthur, Wilco's Pat Sansone among guests to benefit homeless LGBT youth<p>Elliott Smith opened his own tribute show Saturday night at Bowery …

Nonprofits

Woody Allen’s Best & Worst Movies: ‘Annie Hall’ ‘Match Point’ & More (Video)

As ‘Blue Jasmine’ opens, Malcolm Jones picks his favorites of the director’s 40+ films—and a few clunkers.<p>Woody Allen has written and directed more …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart pound and catch a lump in your throat. For the latter type of experience, head to the mountains: The rivers are calling.<p>Whitewater rafting can spice …

Incredible Paintings on Maps Unify Countries

Madrid-based Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps for more than geographical purposes. For his <i>Atlas</i> series, the creative illustrator paints on old maps, transforming countries and whole continents into people, animals, and skulls. The collection of acrylic paint portraits applied and …

Digital Art

The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.

French Polynesia

Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Is The Best Thing You'll See All Day (PHOTOS)

Few of us mere mortals are lucky enough to write like Ernest "Papa" Hemingway. But a surprising number of folks are lucky enough to resemble him. For proof, just peruse this incredible photography series by photographer and genuine Hemingway enthusiast, Henry Hargreaves.<p>The photos were taken at a …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Movies

25 Crowdsourced Covers For Literary Classics

A few months back, we wrote about a project called Recovering the Classics, which planned to crowdsource enticing new covers for 50 literary classics–great books like <i>A Tale of Two Cities</i>, <i>Grimm’s Fairy Tales</i>, <i>Frankenstein</i>, and <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>. By now, the masses have had time to file an incredible …