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An Explosion of Color at Holi 2014 (PHOTOS)

Festival<p>Happy Holi! Crowds gather in India to celebrate the 2014 Festival of Colors, welcoming the spring by dousing each other in a flurry of …

Samplify, An App for Identifying Samples Used in Songs

Samplify is an app that helps identify the source of samples used in songs. It’s available to download for Android from Google Play.<p>In addition to …

Cosmology

Incredible Hand Colored Photography by Shae DeTar

100-Year-Old Color Photos of Pre-Revolution Russia

If you've ever wondered what Russia looked like shortly before the revolution but aren't satisfied with black and white photos, you owe Sergei …

Crime

A History of Band Names: Led Zeppelin, Deadmau5, Steely Dan, and more

A group of musicians isn’t a proper band until they’ve settled on a name. But in deciding what to dub themselves, ensembles must account for a litany …

William S. Burroughs looking serious, sad lover’s eyes, afternoon light in window (Photo by Ginsberg)

Fyodor Dostoevsky Draws Elaborate Doodles In His Manuscripts

Few would argue against the claim that Fyodor Dostoevsky, author of such bywords for literary weightiness as <i>Crime and</i> <i>Punishment</i>, <i>The Idiot</i>, and <i>The</i> …

Oxford World's Classics Audio Guides

Tune in and let our expert editors and translators guide you through some of the greatest literature from around the world. Listen as they talk about …

Oxford University Press

Paintings by Caravaggio, Vermeer, & Other Great Masters Come to Life in a New Animated Video

With his short video "Beauty," the Italian director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro takes "a series of well selected images from the tradition of pictorial …

Are iPads and tablets bad for young children?

Four small preschool children are sitting in a semi-circle around their teacher, in a large, bright room in a Georgian house in Bath. The nursery belongs to the Snapdragons chain, one of the first in the UK to offer iPads to its children soon after the tablet was launched in April 2010. The shelves …

The Most Exquisite Rooms Inside the Beautiful Louvre

As one of the world's most visited museums, it's rare to see the Louvre's array of lovely rooms completely empty. Through a project that began as a commission by Le Muse du Louvre, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot gives us a rare glimpse of the colorfully ornate spaces throughout the …

Louvre

12 Worst Types Of Kisses

Too much pushin' with the smoochin'.

Ranking The 107 Men Of "Sex And The City"

Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha dated and slept with more than 100 different men over six seasons. Here's a ranking of all of them based on dateability: the good, the bad, and The Turtle.

Finding the Heart in Brian Eno’s Experimental Masterpiece ‘Here Come the Warm Jets’

There are plenty of album anniversaries in 2014 that will no doubt reward diligent bloggers with the opportunities for many, many thinkpieces. But …

[Premiere] Net Artist Eva Papamargariti Turns A DJ Mix Into A Transfixing Music Video

The artist tells us about turning sonic dimensions into a psychedelic, sci-fi journey.<p><i>Part I: To Begin Where ? from eva.papamargariti.</i><p>While we're hoping 2014 is as filled with artistic surprises as 2013, one of the first delights has been <i>To Begin Where</i>, the latest work by Eva Papamargariti, a Greek …

20 Miles of Stained Glass Colored Ribbon Hang Inside a SF Cathedral

Walk into the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco from now till the end of February and you'll find a gorgeous art installation that features 20 miles of ribbon cascading from the church's vaulted ceiling arches. Artist Anne Patterson is behind <i>Graced With Light</i>, an installation consisting of nearly …

How to declutter your life in 2014: Q&A

As we begin the new year, we at The Living Hour have decided to clean house – literally and figuratively. We’ll be cleansing our systems next week with a discussion about detoxing, and later this month we are going to launch a collective campaign to quit smoking.<p>But we’re going to start by tidying …

Overcrowding Sucked the Magic From our Disneyland Trip

<i>Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.</i><p>- Walt Disney<p><i>Disneyland Sunday. AYYY turn up it's bout to be crowded as fuck</i><p>- Posted on Twitter by @pebbleeees, January 3, 2014<p>What were we thinking? On Monday, December 30th my wife and I woke up and …

Whodunit: The Disabled Lookout

<i>The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad featuring Jonah Bixby, a twelve-year-old crime solver and son of a police detective. Can you solve the crime?</i><p>…

Construction Worker Lights His Cigarette with the Help of a Giant Excavator

In this video, a construction worker gets a light for his cigarette with the help of a giant excavator. The excavator operator aids his fellow …

Construction

Range Rover Sport: Driven Challenges

<b>Advertorial content:</b><p>While you can spend days reading over statistics about torque, horsepower and suspension, the only way to truly gauge a vehicle’s performance is to push its limits in the real world. Land Rover has been doing just that with their all-new Range Rover Sport (watch the video) in a …

10 DIY Tips For Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

Because it's barely one week into 2014 and you've probably already forgotten all about those self-improvement wishes.

The Producers and Writers Guilds recognize that we still have movies to award and can't just hibernate in the cold

Although we ran out the clock on 2013 tallying the accolades of every conceivable industry, critical, and therapy group, the beginning of January …

Dave Jordano: A photographer’s look back at life in Detroit during the 1970s (PHOTOS).

Last year, Dave Jordano decided to unearth some work he created as a student in the early 1970s in his hometown of Detroit. Both Jordano and Detroit …

Lit/Erotica Journal Adult magazine is the Anti Fifty Shades of Grey - PAPER

"The guys actually jerked off, but I think the girls mostly faked." Talking shop with Adult magazine editor Sarah Nicole Prickett is stimulating, to say the least. Recently launched, the contemporary erotic literary magazine is "by women, but not necessarily for women. It's just not for men." Born …

Stream Bruce Springsteen's New Album High Hopes

On January 14, Bruce Springsteen will release his next record, <i>High Hopes</i>, a collection of unreleased material from the past decade. The LP includes Springsteen's cover of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream" as well as contributions from the late Clarence Clemons as well as Tom Morello. The entire album is …

New Albums

Stephen Malkmus the Jicks will be at Momofuku Milk Bar to debut ice cream flavor, sign posters

As mentioned a couple times at least, <b>Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks</b>‘ terrific new album, <i>Wig Out at Jagbags</i>, is out this week and they’re in NYC for some …

Three words upon my headstone: Albums of 2013

True to character, we’re a bit apprehensive about lists at CITR.<p>Call it being unnecessarily obtuse, call it reactionary, either way we usually end up …