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Top 10 arthouse movies

Peter Bradshaw on art movies<p>This is a red rag to a number of different bulls. Lovers of what are called arthouse movies resent the label for being derisive and philistine. And those who detest it bristle at the implication that there is no artistry or intelligence in mainstream entertainment.<p>For …

Seven Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Running

<i>It isn’t hard to get started running, but once you get into the swing of things, it’s easy to injure yourself or ignore little things that make you a</i> …

Perfectly Pack T-Shirts with the Six-Inch Military Roll

Rolling your t-shirts makes them space-efficient and prevents wrinkles when you are packing, and there’s no better way to fold them than a military …

Why You Need to Start Paying Attention to Irish Cinema

It’s no real surprise that Mark O’Connor’s self-proclaimed “manifesto” for Irish film, unveiled in July 2012 before the premiere of his film …

Watch: Slavoj Žižek Talks ‘The Dark Knight’ Plus Christopher Nolan Chats With Richard Donner

Watch: Slavoj Žižek Talks 'The Dark Knight' Plus Christopher Nolan Chats With Richard Donner<p>Even though a new iteration of Batman is on the way with</b> …

Paris Review - Henry Miller, The Art of Fiction No. 28

Interviewed by George Wickes<p>Issue 28, Summer-Fall 1962<p>Henry Miller: Self portrait.<p>In 1934, Henry Miller, then aged forty-two and living in Paris, published his first book. In 1961 the book was finally published in his native land, where it promptly became a best-seller and a cause célèbre. By now …

Artist Candas Sisman Reinvents Reality By Shifting The Way We Think About Digital Data

The Turkish digital artist discusses a new language born of digital and physical mergers.<p><i>DEEP SPACE MUSIC.</i><p>We recently stumbled across the work of digital artist Candas Sisman and were smitten by his ability to enliven physical matter with digital life in order to arrive at what he refers to as a …

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

15 Fascinating Photos of Monkeys Deep in Thought

So far, we've taken a look at some incredibly expressive owls as well as some personality-filled frogs. In our search to compile the most fascinating wildlife photography, how could we not post about monkeys? The highly intelligent animals are the main subject for many photographers because they're …

Harnessing the Power of Feedback Loops

Author: Thomas Goetz. Thomas Goetz Magazine<p>Date of Publication: 06.19.11.<p>Time of Publication: 9:45 am. 9:45 am<p><b>In 2003, officials</b> in Garden Grove, …

Dave Glasheen: The Lost Boy of Restoration Island

And when Dave swung the dinghy wide around the cape, his customer at last caught sight of the island, a shark’s tooth of sand and grass jutting from …

Beautiful Games: wilderness skiing

Shot on some of the most remote slopes in the world, including those of Antarctica, these images by American photographer and adventurer Jim Harris are rather spectacular. The combination of pristine snow, beautiful vistas and daredevil skiing is enough to make us envious of his career. His pics …

How to Teach a Robot to Improvise

Drones are learning the difference between a car and a tree--and how to make their next moves<p>Self-piloted drones have become sophisticated enough to land on moving aircraft carriers, but put a single unexpected tree in the way, and they will crash. Now a five-university group that includes …

“Silence in Suburbia” by Brandon C. Long

The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

This century has been a golden age for cover songs. Thanks to YouTube, we're always there whenever a band plays a must-hear version of some recent …

The Art of Thought: A Pioneering 1926 Model of the Four Stages of Creativity

In 1926, thirteen years before James Webb Young’s <i>Technique for Producing Ideas</i> and more than three decades before Arthur Koestler’s seminal “bisociation” theory of how creativity works, English social psychologist and London School of Economics co-founder <b>Graham Wallas</b>, sixty-eight at the time, …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish

Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are commonplace, and decaying science facilities sprout from the harsh Scandinavian landscape. There's even a rumor …

11 Body Hacks that You Should Know About

Have you got any tiny itchy issues with your body sometimes but don’t know how to deal with them? Say how to kill the brain freeze or what to do when …

San Francisco On The Cheap: Do This, Skip That In Hipsterland

Despite its low-key vibe, San Francisco is notoriously not cheap. It's been called the most unaffordable city for homeowners, and last year, it was named America's fourth most expensive big city to visit [fun fact: Hawaii placed first].<p>But San Fran <i>can</i> be cheap! Behold these low-cost (and way …

Digitalism Hit Hard With 'Electric Fist' - Song Premiere

Digitalism's new track, "Electric Fist," has a title that's all too fitting. The German duo kick off the electro cut – which they and collaborator …

Death Grips Unleash Dark, Psychedelic 'Birds'

In early August, the massive love for Death Grips took a hit when the group failed to show up for their scheduled performance at Lollapalooza. Fans …

Psychedelia

Frightened Rabbit Stream New Song 'Radio Silence'

Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit are streaming a new song from the band's upcoming <i>Late March, Death March</i> EP. "Radio Silence" details the orbiting …

New Singles

Five Must Do Adventures in Latin America (PHOTOS)

PHOTO GALLERY<p>Five Must Do Adventures in Latin America<p>Forget about sitting on a beach chair somewhere in the tropics. Bring out the adventurer in you and experience Latin America in a way that few other travelers do. Here are five ways to explore Latin America that will leave you wondering why …

Guerrilla Disney World Indie ‘Escape From Tomorrow’ Headed to Theaters and VOD

Guerrilla Disney World Indie 'Escape From Tomorrow' Headed to Theaters and VOD<p>“Escape From Tomorrow,” the provocative indie shot guerrilla-style at …

These Surreal Video Portraits Are Terrifying In The Best Way

Once you're done recoiling in fear, they're pretty great<p>Artists Enrico Ascoli and Donato Sansone (who goes by the name Milkyeyes and whose very, very NSFW work you can find here) teamed up to create these nightmarish video portraits as part of a project simply called "Portrait." The mini-videos are …

Parametric Architecture Rattles The Italian Alps

With the Paramount Alma Residence, PLASMA Studio places a contemporary and well considered wake-up call in a sleepy town of quaint chalets.<p>Tucked away in the northernmost part of Italy’s South Tyrol province is the picturesque town of Sesto. The thousand-year-old hamlet sits at the base of the …