Monique Dikmoet

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The Liberation of Steve McQueen

A decade and a half ago, the British filmmaker Steve McQueen took a plane to Grenada, the tiny West Indian island, to visit a beautiful place where …

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

Space

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Hand Sewn High Toscano Naturale

Hand Sewn High Toscano NaturaleHand Sewn & SupercleanThese <b>sneakers</b> are truly a luxury item. They are constructed entirely by hand, from one …

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Report: American Education Isn't Mediocre—It's Deeply Unequal

Students in Massachusetts are doing great compared to their international peers, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Students in Alabama, Mississippi, and D.C., however, are languishing.<p>It’s so common to see studies about the United States’s lackluster academic performance …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Raspberry Bars: Creamy goat cheese and fresh raspberries come together in these delicious bars. 

<b>Raspberry Bars:</b> Creamy goat cheese and fresh raspberries come together in these delicious bars.

Classic New York-Style Cheesecake: A light layer of sour cream adds luscious flavor to this delicious cheesecake. 

<b>Classic New York-Style Cheesecake:</b> A light layer of sour cream adds luscious flavor to this delicious cheesecake.

Chocolate Lava Cakes: This gooey chocolate cake pairs perfectly with a scoop of ice cream! 

<b>Chocolate Lava Cakes:</b> This gooey chocolate cake pairs perfectly with a scoop of ice cream!

Applesauce Parfait with Cinnamon Breadcrumbs

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: A classic Norwegian dessert gets reworked for breakfast.</i><p>There’s a Norwegian dessert called “veiled …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

Scottish Oatcakes

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: A fantasy-worthy breakfast, for when you're not in Scotland.</i><p>I have this fantasy of traveling around …

Cook's Illustrated's Foolproof Pie Crust

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The secret pie crust ingredient (and technique) that changed what we thought we knew about pie.</i><p>We all get in pie ruts. Well, crust ruts.<p>While what goes on …

Baking

Tiny Houses: A Big Idea to End Homelessness

Advocates tackling the nation's homeless problem are thinking small.<p>In Austin, Texas, a village of 200 tiny houses is being built for the homeless. In upstate New York, Rochester Greenovation has designed a prototype for small-scale individualized shelters. “Homeless No More Survival Pods” have …

Homelessness

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Storytelling Tools 2014

Almost two years ago in April 2012, we published our Top 5 Storytelling Apps, our pick of the best desktop and mobile apps to help storytellers share …

Scientists Discover One Of The Greatest Contributing Factors To Happiness — You'll Thank Me Later

Spike Jonze’s Her: Sci-fi as social criticism

Director Spike Jonze replaces the genre’s usual escapism with a vision of the future that reveals hard truths about the present, writes Solvej Schou.<p>What does it mean to be human? That question, perhaps the defining one of our existence, fuels Spike Jonze’s new movie Her. Set in a near-future Los …

Are the Oscars progressive on race?

Several smart films about racial issues were released in 2013, yet only one of them, 12 Years a Slave, has received major Academy Award nominations. Why?<p>Last year felt like a breakthrough. Lee Daniels’ The Butler, a film about an African-American who attended to several US presidents, not only drew …

Film shows how Chinese web junkies are treated

An Israeli documentary at Sundance goes inside a Chinese centre for internet addiction – where teens are treated against their will.<p>One professor in China sees himself as such a pioneer that he has allowed Israeli directors Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia to film inside his ‘deprogramming centre’. …