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The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

How to a shoot a movie on your phone, according to Steven Soderbergh

Prolific American auteur Steven Soderbergh has never been one to shy away from innovation, his diverse oeuvre spanning everything from experimental Indie gems to finely polished blockbusters and esoteric documentaries. Recently, his attention has turned to the smartphone: January marked the US …

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Critical Lesson in Intelligence (That We Often Forget)

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED talk of all time is over a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

We live in a post-truth “Rashômon” world—filmmakers know it, but philosophers don’t

Picture this: a man—a samurai—is killed in a grove. One by one, all those involved are brought before a court. The woodcutter talks of the horror that seized him when he stumbled upon the body. The priest testifies that he had seen the man earlier and identifies a likely attacker. Then the …

10 of the best insider's tips to Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s reputation for stag dos, spliff and sex tourism belies the rich pickings beyond Dam Square. Described by locals as a village, Amsterdam has the arts, entertainment and startup scene of many larger cities but retains a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. As a resident, I love that all my …

European Travel

‘Most of us are too busy to be better’: the lazy person's guide to self-improvement

I am lying on a mat, looking up at the bright blue of the skylight above me. I exhale purposefully, then let my lungs reinflate of their own accord. I am trying hard to concentrate on this slightly counterintuitive way of breathing, but the voices in my head are distracting me. They are telling me …

Yoga

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

12 eerie photos of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, …

How to Use Photography as a Tool for Self-Exploration

From cluttered dressing tables to morning-after debris, Emma Elizabeth Tillman, photographer and wife of Father John Misty, shares an insight to her …

Behind Man Ray’s Seminal Photograph of Kiki de Montparnasse

We reveal the story behind Man Ray’s iconic Noir et Blanche, one of the most important examples of Surrealist photography<p><i>This month marks the release</i> …

Ready to Write Your Book? Here's a Five Point Checklist

It's time to start writing. Writing often begins with wondering. Pen in hand, you find yourself asking…<i>Will people ever read what I write?</i><i><br>Do I have</i> …

The 20 Cameras and Lenses That Define Stanley Kubrick — Watch

Discover the gear that turned Stanley Kubrick into a master filmmaker.<p>The internet is chock full of Stanley Kubrick video essays, and by now you’ve …

I kicked my smartphone addiction by retraining my brain to enjoy being bored

As an only child who grew up before the rise of the Internet, boredom was my constant companion. Summers were an endless stretch of riding my bike around town, reading, and staring up into the sky, imagining stories that I later wrote into my tattered journals.<p>This tendency toward unscheduled …

Creativity

7 Thoughtful Questions You Should Ask Yourself When You Don't Know What To Write | Inc.com

I am a writer.<p>On any given day, I write somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 words--and the genres are all over the board.<p>I have a journal for poetry and quick ideas that I keep with me at all times, in my backpack. I aim to write an answer on Quora every day. I write here on <i>Inc Magazine</i> five times …

Creative Writing

How to Convert a Photo to B&W in 30s with Photoshop’s Calculations Tool

Have you ever used Photoshop’s Calculations Tool? It allows you to quickly blend two images together with optional blend modes and opacity. This 10 …

See the 24 Best Commercials of the Past 15 Years, as Judged at Cannes Lions

The Film Lions may not be the absolutely pinnacle of the Cannes festival, as they once were, but the Film Grand Prix is still very much a marquee …

10 Key Moments in Street Art History That Made Graffiti a Beloved International Art Form

One often associates graffiti with vandalism, but over the past 40 years, graffiti art has proved to be much more than kids writing on walls. From its start as a New York subculture to the international explosion of street art, graffiti has slowly invaded contemporary culture.<p>We take a look at 10 …

Werner Herzog’s Film School Advice: 6 Crucial Lessons From a Master to His Pupils

Eight students share the unorthodox and extremely practical filmmaking lessons they learned making short films in Cuba with the master.<p>This past …

How I Earn $200,000+a Year from Photography

It’s kind of a crazy thing: I believe you can stay true to your roots, values, and ethics, and also get rich. In this post, I’ll share some of the …

The breeze blows straight through this stunning tropical home in Singapore

House 24 makes the most of a challenging plot by opening up to its idyllic surroundings in Singapore. Park + Associates Pte Ltd designed the …

Architecture

Spring 2017

Welcome once again to the Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases, our seasonal guide to new music. Four times a year, we round up a list of albums, singles, EPs, reissues, and more arriving in the coming months. This installment covers spring 2017, starting with this Friday, April 7. (Please note …

Is How I See Color How You See Color? Four Games That Test Your Color Vision

Photographers typically spend a lot of time thinking about color, everything from editing in Photoshop, calibrating a screen, or lighting with gels …

Ghost in the Shell’s meme generator has backfired

“I am hunted. I am the hunter. I am coming for them. I am Major,” Scarlett Johansson says in a new teaser for the upcoming live-action remake of the hallowed anime <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>. “Who are you” is the question put to viewers. Given the serious criticism for whitewashing a Japanese masterpiece, …

How Suspense In the Opening Scene of ‘Inglorious Basterds’ Set the Tone For the Rest of the Film

Filmmaker Michael Tucker of Lessons from the Screenplay examines the disturbingly brilliant opening scene of the 2009 Quentin Tarantino alternate …

Lighting Tips: How to Shoot Killer Product Photography at Home

We’re not entirely sure why, but product photography tutorials are coming hard and fast lately. So in case this DIY lightbox wasn’t good enough, and …

Women in Photography: 34 Voices From Around the World

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A Simple Guide to the ‘Desaturated Urban Look’ in Lightroom

The ‘desaturated urban look’ is incredibly popular these days, especially among rooftoppers and other city photographers who want to give their …

10 Hidden Obscure Photoshop Tools and Features in Photoshop CC

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, Tutvid will do a quick 45 minute rundown of 10 features (and one bonus trick) that are relatively unknown or …

5 free tools for editing photos online

The longer you live, the more you realise that nothing in life is really free. But sometimes it can come pretty darned close. And right now, there …