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Photo London 2015: Editors’ Preview - Photographs will be exhibited at the 2015 Photo London | LensCulture

<i>Photography is the only medium whose history is a continuous boom. It continues to expand into new fields and take them over.</i><p>—Francis Hodgson, <i>Financial Times</i><p>An all-new world-class photography fair opens this May — Photo London. Centrally located at the grand Somerset House on the Thames, Photo …

Artist Johnie Thornton

Paintings by American artist Johnie Thornton.<p>Born and raised in Southern California, Johnie Thornton is a Los Angeles based artist who is mainly …

‘Get Ready to Die’: Two Teens Were Only Seconds From Tragedy When a Mystery Man Showed Up on His Motorcycle

They saw their lives flash before their eyes as a man wielding a gun in front of them told them to “get ready to die.” That was, until someone passing by got ready to do something else.<p>According to KPTV, two boys in Salem, Oregon, were crossing the street when they stepped in the way of 59-year-old …

Teen Boy Finds Dead Parents Mutilated by Chainsaw

Police say a 14-year-old boy found his parents’ mutilated bodies on Tuesday afternoon.<p>The 48-year-old man and 43-year-old woman were discovered “with …

A Social Network Designed to Combat Depression

Social networks aspire to connect people, which is a noble but naive goal. When we uncritically accept connection as a good thing, we overlook …

Mental Health

Science wouldn’t lie: You can bring a corpse to orgasm

<b>("Game of Thrones"/HBO)</b><p>The bizarre but true science, and other strange facts about sex<p>Anna Pulley<p>April 1, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Science has made many groundbreaking discoveries through research and experimentation (and sometimes guessing and getting lucky). …

University of Pennsylvania

French Artist ‘Levalet’ Injects Humor into the Streets of Paris with New Site-Specific Street Art | Colossal

<p>A bronze bull head fountain is suddenly transformed into a minotaur. A decrepit corner of an alley becomes a holding pen for ostriches. If any of …

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden Are Officially Married

Yes, you heard correctly: Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz have tied the knot! The couple surprised us all when they walked down the aisle to become …

The 100 best novels: No 68 – Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry (1947)

It is November 1939, the Day of the Dead in Quauhnahuac, Mexico. Two men in white flannels, one a film-maker, are looking back to last year’s fiesta. It was then, we discover, that Geoffrey Firmin – the former British consul, ex-husband of Yvonne, a rampant alcoholic and also a ruined man – …

Literature

12 Crystal Clear Reflections of Skyscrapers in Busan

Busan is the second largest metropolis after Seoul with a population of about 3.6 million. It's also the largest port city in South Korea and it has Korea's largest beach and longest river. High-rise developments and luxury hotels in its Marine City has drawn the wealthy to flock to the area. …

Dutch street artist Max Zorn lives in Amsterdam where his artistic medium of choice is humble brown packing tape, which he uses to create awesome illustrations by layering lengths of tape on pleciglass panels and cutting it with an X-Acto knife. The more layers of tape applied, the darker that part of the image becomes. When illuminated from behind Zorn’s creations spring to life with a wonderfully cinematic feel. Click here to watch a time-lapse video of Zorn creating one of his larger pieces. Visit Max Zorn’s website to check out many more examples of his beautiful adhesive tape artwork. [via WHUDAT]

Dutch street artist Max Zorn lives in Amsterdam where his artistic medium of choice is humble brown packing tape, which he uses to create awesome …

The 25 Most Popular Street Art Pieces of 2014

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• December 26, 2014<br>• 19<p>1- Banksy – UK<p>With 2014 coming to an end, its time to reveal the 25 most popular street pieces that our …

How The Human Element Takes a Photograph to a Whole New Level

When I was just starting out in photography (photographing using my cell phone since I couldn't afford film or DSLR), I was photographing mostly …

Stunning Underwater Shipwreck Portraits Taken Off the Shores of Bali

Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong, who wowed us with his shockingly creative photos of a man on fire, is no stranger to epic concepts and photo shoots. His most recent adventure may have been one of his most ambitious yet: a large-scale shoot involving two models, seven divers, and an …

This is the Most Expensive House in New York

Yeah, it's stunning.<p>Manhattan real estate is notorious for its tiny apartments with astronomical prices, but this Upper East Side townhouse seems fabulous enough to justify its $98 million price tag. The seven-bedroom, 10-and-a-half bathroom home is a whopping 20,000 square feet, plus a …

9 New York-Based Street Artists to Watch - PAPER

Today, long after its evolution from subway vandalism to a beloved global art form, graffiti is a constant fixture of daily urban life, most of it as unremarkable as pigeons and dog shit. But there are exceptions to that rule: a handful of artists are currently painting our city Technicolor and …

7 Most Challenging Shooting Scenarios and How to Make the Best of Them

We photographers love a challenge. Whether it is contorting ourselves into strange positions to get a macro shot, or trying to soothe a screaming …

Landscape Photography

The Best Coffee Table Books of 2014

Books by artists and about artists, books that are works of art—it was a great year for the coffee table book, from Goya to Dalí, from tattoos to …

Syria: Israeli warplanes hit Dimas, Damascus

Planes believed to be Israeli struck inside Syria on Sunday, the Syrian government and an opposition group said, but the two entities differed over whether the targets belonged to the Syrian military.<p>The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency characterized the strikes as "a flagrant attack on Syria, …

Syria conflict: UN's Staffan de Mistura hopeful for truce

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1123000/1123053_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529014626_d1acd54660138a2baa0b79d8aa070a08<p><b>The UN mediator in the Syrian conflict, Staffan de Mistura, has told the BBC he believes there is a fresh opportunity to resolve the country's …

Middle East

Last U.S. Ebola Patient Is Cured: Dr. Craig Spencer to Be Released

Dr. Craig Spencer, the Doctors Without Borders volunteer who was infected with Ebola while treating patients in Guinea, is free of the virus and will be released Tuesday, New York City health officials say.<p>"Dr. Spencer poses no public health risk and will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow, …

Russia and North Korea draft agreement to deport illegal immigrants

Russia and North Korea have agreed on a new deportation agreement on illegal immigrants found to be living in either country.<p>The agreement, drafted in September, states that anyone found to be without the correct documents will be detained, interviewed and, if they have entered illegally, deported …

South Korea ferry verdict: Sewol captain sentenced to 36 years in prison

The captain who abandoned hundreds of schoolchildren as the Sewol ferry capsized and sank off the coast of South Korea in April has been sentenced to 36 years in prison, on the same day as officials called off the underwater search for those still missing.<p>A court in the city of Gwangju found Lee …

NYC Ebola Patient Declared Free Of Virus, Will Be Discharged From Hospital

Dr. Craig Spencer, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in New York City, has been declared free of the virus and will be released from the hospital, according to a statement from the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation:<p>"After a rigorous course of treatment and testing, Dr. Craig …

White House explains why its visa reforms are a big deal for the U.S. economy

<i>Editor's note: Penny Pritzker is the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Jeffrey Zients is the Director of the National Economic Council. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors.</i><p>People naturally think of boosting exports as shipping more products to faraway lands, but …