Michael Finkelstein

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Why I don’t take pictures when I travel

The mother giraffe reached to the top of the tree, pulled off a leafy branch, and then bent down to give it to her child. We sat dead silent in the …

How the Disaster of a Small Italian Town Helped a New Yorker See Through Sandy

There I was, sand in my toes, saltwater in my hair, sitting at a round picnic table just steps from the beach. As took a bite of a fish taco with mango slaw, I heard hammering. Lots and lots of hammering. Yet I had an appetite for appreciation, and so I opened wide with a smile.<p>The midday sun shone …

Socially Critical Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski

Critical Illustrations.<p>Pawel Kuczynski is an artist and illustrator from Poland. He is well known for his style and his socially critical …

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

Natural Gas

Open Letter to Law Schools: What Law Students Need to Learn to Be Hired By Tomorrow’s Largest Legal Employer – Solos & Smalls

Dear Law Schools,<p>I’m guessing most of you don’t read my blog (not sufficiently academic or arcane) so permit me to introduce myself. I am a real, …

No. 6 LSU gaining steam again, focused on Ole Miss

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Les Miles always says he wants his team playing its best at "the back end" of the season, and hopes his Tigers are on that track.<p>For the second straight season, LSU put its back to the wall with a Southeastern Conference road loss in October. And like last year, …

The ancient city of Ragusa, Italy glows during the "blue hour" of twilight. http://on.natgeo.com/19LcTmC Photograph by Emanuele Siracusa, National Geographic Your Shot

Chicago Sun-Times Now Selling the ‘One-of-a-Kind’ Photos Taken by Fired Photogs

In a move that is completely legal and yet already has some people wondering just how much bad press the Chicago Sun-Times is looking to absorb, the …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

Associated Press News

The Best Pizza In 10 Big Cities Around The US

In celebration of National Pizza Month, the editors at Zagat shared the best pizza joints in 10 big cities around the U.S.<p>From Atlanta to Washington, D.C., here are some epically delicious pies.

Banksy Has Unannounced Art Sale with Genuine Signed Canvases in Central Park, Sells Almost Nothing | Colossal

<p>For his 13th day in New York, Banksy pulled a fantastic prank on unsuspecting passersby in Central Park yesterday by setting up an unannounced art …

This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website.<p>The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition called, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," showing currently …

Brooklyn Museum

Colosseum Renovations Set To Begin, Rome Attraction Covered In Scaffolding (PHOTOS)

The Colosseum in Rome is sporting a scaffolded look this fall while awaiting renovations to its exterior. Work recently began on a three-year project that will clean the site, rebuild the exterior arches and reportedly open 25 percent more of the Colosseum's tunnels and cages to tourists.<p>Tod's, …

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

Don't Look Down<p>From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's …

40 images of Peru we can’t stop looking at

IT’S EASY to cast Peru in superlative terms. The nation has the world’s deepest canyon, a selection of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest mountains, …

South America

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black and white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Streetwear

LSU vs. Mississippi State: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Tigers

<b>Final Score:</b><p><b>LSU 59, Mississippi State 26</b><p>The No. 10 LSU Tigers went into Davis Wade Stadium and lit up the Mississippi State Bulldogs. With dominant performances on the ground and in the air, LSU reminded everyone just how good they can be.<p>For a full box score, visit NCAA.com.<p><b>Postgame Analysis:</b><p><b>Pass</b> …

Smartwatches Will Be Huge By 2017: Report

Prepare for a world of cyborgs.<p>Wearable technology, which includes camera-equipped smartwatches like the Galaxy Gear and Internet-connected eyewear like Google Glass, is set to explode over the next few years, according to a report released Friday.<p>The report, from Swedish telecom market researcher …

All Players United: How college football players are following baseball's model

Why are college football players wearing that #APU hashtag? It's a show of support of a movement that could change college sports -- and not by asking universities to pay players.<p><i>Update, Jan. 28 2014: ESPN's Outside The Lines reports departing Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter is leading former</i> …

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Product Reviews

5 Fascinating Former DDR Locales

For Germans, October 3 marks the Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit), a national holiday commemorating Reunification in 1990. The country's five eastern German states -- previously their own country under Soviet rule -- merged with West Germany to form one nation shortly after the fall …

Britain Launches $16 Million Fund to Celebrate Its Own Culture

Britain’s “island story” is to be celebrated with £10m designated by the culture secretary, Maria Miller, to mark anniversaries of events such as the …

7 Reasons to Visit Hong Kong Now

Hong Kong has flourished for more than 150 years as a gateway between East and West. As one of the world’s most expensive, fast-paced, and elegant …

Julian Germain's best photograph: Charlie in his kitchen stirring the gravy

One weekend in 1992 I was on my way to take photographs at a football match in Portsmouth, when a brightly painted yellow and orange house caught my eye. I went to have a closer look, and noticed there were things for sale in the window – plants and shells and other bits and bobs picked up from the …

Americana by moonlight - in pictures

Noel Kerns uses a technique called light painting to create vivid nightscapes of abandoned American roadside spots, from drive-ins to motels. His photographs combine long exposures of moonlight with spots of artificial coloured light. His photobook Nightwatch is available now