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Patti Smith’s 40 Favorite Books

<i>The Master and Margarita</i> by Mikhail Bulgakov<p><i>Journey to the East</i> by Hermann Hesse<p><i>The Glass Bead Game</i> by Hermann Hesse<p><i>Heart of Darkness</i> by Joseph Conrad<p>…

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night review – exhilarating vampire girl power

Ana Lily Amirpour’s feature debut is a bloody triumph…<p>Iranian-American writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour describes her weirdly exhilarating feature debut, which premiered at Sundance last year, as the Iranian love-child of Sergio Leone and David Lynch, with Nosferatu as a babysitter. It is set in …

Horror

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

How These 6 All Stars Turned Instagram Into a Full-Time Job

These women are young, talented, and building careers through the photo-sharing app, one follower at a time.<p>Five years ago, Instagram didn't even exist. Now, 300 million of us are snapping, filtering, and sharing more than 70 million photos a day. And for a growing number of users, the app goes way …

Homelessness up 12% in Los Angeles

The homeless population jumped 12% in the last two years in both the city and county of Los Angeles, according to figures released Monday, demonstrating the continuing difficulty of taming the problem amid soaring rents, low wages and stubbornly high unemployment.<p>Countywide, 44,359 homeless people …

Christopher Hitchens Creates a Revised List of The 10 Commandments for the 21st Century

Christopher Hitchens was there, railing against religion and war criminals one minute, and the next, it seems, he was gone, a victim to esophageal …

Christopher Hitchens

Werner Herzog Picks His 5 Top Films

If one can characterize Stanley Kubrick by his complete control over the medium and his dogged insistence on staying within 30 miles of his house …

Simple Living vs. Minimalism -- What's the Difference and Which Are You?

With all the talk of minimalism and simple living on the Internet I am still constantly surprised to see how many interpretations there are. I'm also seeing lots of confusion. That's probably because we are all usually attracted to certain authors who are writing about the subjects without concern …

Minimalism

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522272000_5f081ae367adf46381a9fcb8aa6e601b<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

Singularity

16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Do We Live in a Time of Narcissism

No, we don't live in a time of Greek Mythology but we use words of past historical and mystical figures and gather images of centuries past. "Narcissus fell in love with his own image in a pool of water and finally changed into a flower." This flower bears his name "Narcissus" to this day. Many …

Cyber-attacks

How Your Webcam May Be Spying on You

Remember that song from 1984, “Somebody’s watching me?” It was a great foreshadowing of things to come: These days, people really CAN watch you while you go about your business at home…through your computer. So if someone confides in you that “they’re spying on me through my computer,” don’t be too …

Spying

behold, the raddest kickstarter ever

it’s backed by kim gordon, sia, and courtney love.<p>When the coolest ladies around--like Kim Gordon, Courtney Love, Sia, and Natasha Lyonne--decide to band together and back a Kickstarter campaign, you know the cause has got to be good. Trust us, The School of Doodle definitely does not disappoint.<p>As …

Peer-to-peer

The Making of ‘Boyhood’: Richard Linklater’s 12-Year Journey to Create An American Masterpiece

Filmed off-and-on over the course of 12 years, Boyhood chronicles the growth of a young boy from first grade through entering college. The cast and …

Aaron Swartz and 21st-Century Martyrdom

Brian Knappenberger's documentary <i>The Internet's Own Boy</i> speaks to Aaron Swartz's martyrdom and a deep strain of malevolence in American culture.<p><i>Aaron Swartz at a rally against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in 2012. Photo via Flickr user Daniel J. Sieradski</i><p>In early 2013, David Karp, the …

Online

Playing with type and images in Photoshop

Following our new series of positive thinking wallpapers today we will show you how to create a simple and soothing image using Photoshop. The author …

Graphics

New Enchanting Oil Painting Portraits by Mary Jane Ansell

Brighton, UK-based artist Mary Jane Ansell is back with more fantastic oil paintings of enchanting and mysterious young women. Although Ansell displays her impressive skill in rendering realistic lights, shadows, skin tones, and textures, the portraits are not quite in the realm of hyperrealism. …

Art

Articles about 10 cozy modern living rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>Cabin living promises a connection with nature and a more calm, simple life with just what you need at your fingertips.<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to …

Architecture

Lelaina, the '90s Hannah Horvath? A 'Reality Bites' Virgin Reacts to the Movie

Universal<p>"Reality Bites" turned 20 years old last month, and we're guessing you've probably spent at least half that amount of time attempting to exorcise Lisa Loeb's "Stay" from your head. While my sister was aware of the hit single spawned by Ben Stiller's 1994 comedy-drama -- which stars Winona …

How Leonardo DiCaprio's Past Roles Cost Him This Year's Oscar

Once the booze wears off from Matthew McConaughey's final "Alright, alright, alright," of our year in film, we can get down to the really important part of the Oscars and start second-guessing the winners.<p>Sunday night is all about rewarding actors and filmmakers for their hard work in the past year.<p>…

Wall Street

25 Wes Anderson Movie Facts To Fill You With Whimsy

Wes Anderson’s eighth feature film, <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, releases this Friday and so far has been positively received (Vince’s review). The film’s IMDB page lists about half of Hollywood in the cast, with Ralph Fiennes in the starring role as a hotel concierge trying to prove his innocence …

Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

The revered director earned an Oscar nomination for his controversial 'The Wind Rises'<p>On February 21st, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, director Hayao Miyazaki's …

What Each of Facebook’s 51 New Gender Options Means

For ten years, the social network limited billions of people identifying as either male or female. Now there are dozens of terms to pick from. Here’s …

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

<b>Listen · 8:54</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't see the monster at first, and when he turned around, he was only inches from Frankenstein's green …

Gorgeous Palette Knife Paintings of Flowers by Carmelo Blandino

Most of the time, fine artist Carmelo Blandino uses oil on canvas to create beautifully detailed paintings of flowers. His <i>Single Flower Series</i> explored the delicate beauty of individual flowers while his more recent flower series takes on a more messy approach. How and why did he completely switch …

Art

25 Reasons Why You MUST Go To Burning Man Once In Your Life

Burning Man is the biggest and most bizarre party in the world, comprised of 60,000 people camping in the desert of Nevada for a week. It’s utter …