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Poster boy for an age of anxiety

Schiele's agonised figures suggest that he has become the artist who most reflects the uncertain temper of our times, says Sarah Crompton<p>It is always a shock to see a photograph of the artist Egon Schiele. There he is, young and smoothly handsome, his shock of dark hair rising above a pronounced …

Postlude To A Kiss: Scriabin's Raging 'Poem Of Ecstasy'

I love composer anniversaries because they afford us opportunities to look at musicians anew, and 2015 will mark the centenary of the death of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. It's quite possible that you've never heard of Scriabin, but take comfort in the fact that even his biographer said, …

A student spent two years building this breathtaking Minecraft city using an Xbox 360

Two years and 4.5 million blocks: That’s what a 19-year-old art student at the University of Delaware needed to build a massive <i>Minecraft</i> metropolis …

Apple Park

One Feminist Critic's Battle With Gaming's Darker Side

For those who follow the video game industry and its community, feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian is a familiar figure. Her video series "Tropes vs Women in Video Games" analyzes how women are represented in games past and present.<p>Sarkeesian is also known for the amount of backlash she receives for …

From model to sex toy – artists and mannequins

Sickert had one called George, Millais put his under rumpled sheets … A new exhibition explores the ways that artists have used dummies, and the creepiness of these 'silent partners'<p>Between 1865 and 1866, John Everett Millais repeatedly hired Child No 98 from Charles Roberson & Co, the London …

Grindr, dick pics and contemporary art's new invasions of privacy

After a Berlin artist exhibited Grindr profiles in a public square, one user of the casual sex app punched him. But as people react angrily to such invasions of privacy, more and more artists are toying with our open, networked lives<p>Jennifer Lawrence: nude photo hack ‘is not a scandal – it is a sex …

Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure is You review – a lesson in how to be a real artist

White Cube, Bermondsey The body screams in Emin’s latest show, which moves from crumbling, fleshy paint to tortured bronzes, and shakes the tradition of the female nude to the core. She is now clearly the most important British artist of her generation<p>Tracey Emin answers your questions: ‘Everybody …

These Lunch Bowl Recipes Just Made Your Work Week Infinitely Better

The lunch slump -- it happens to all of us. Once you've eaten at every lunch spot around your office, and you've made every sandwich, soup and salad you can dream up, you're hit with a total loss of what to eat for your midday meal. Once it sets in, it's hard to shake. Nothing seems appetizing …

Brilliantly realistic CG head bridges the uncanny valley

Australian artist Chris Jones is constructing a hyper-realistic human body in CG animation, piece by painstaking piece.<p>When you watch a CG animated human, there's always something that's not quite right; the texture of the skin, for instance; or, one that's always noticeable, the way the lips move …

Chemistry in Ultra HD shows science like you've never seen it

Discover dancing fluorescent droplets, crystal gardens and watery clouds of chemicals in this new video compilation from BeautifulChemistry.net.<p>Chemistry was always the most visually appealing of the sciences I studied in school. There were all those amazing colors, plus smoke, bubbles and best of …

David Lynch Resurrects "Twin Peaks"

"Twin Peaks", the influential TV show from David Lynch and Mark Frost that lasted two season in the early 90s, will return for a new season in 2016. <i>Variety</i> confirmed news of the revival today. Watch a short trailer below, via David Lynch's Twitter.<p>The new season, set in the present day, will span …

Murder in a Time Before Google

In 1973 my father was killed by his best friend, but according to the Internet he never even existed.<p>I don’t recall ever being told that my father had been murdered. I have no memory of a day when my mother sat me down and slowly and carefully unwound the story of how he had been reckless with his …

Kate Shepherd's paintings now at Galerie Lelong New York were formulated using a 3D modeling software and then translated into oil and enamel paint. http://artlog.com/post/97592870830

Dina Kelberman’s I’m Google

<i>Editor’s note: The following text was written by Stephanie Barber, the inaugural ART21 + CUE Writing Fellow, in conjunction with Dina Kelberman: What</i> …

America, the banal and the bizarre: Julie Blackmon's Homegrown exhibition – in pictures

Kids recreating Abbey Road on a bleak US street, a Halloween dress rehearsal, a little girl lies in bliss beside her Sharpie … in her first solo UK show, the US photographer explores the harmony and disarray of everyday life in America in spooky, charming images. The exhibition runs from 4 …

Dutch Woman Uses Facebook to Deceive Family and Friends She Is on Trip to South-East Asia without Even Leaving Amsterdam

25-year-old Zilla van den Born managed to fool her friends and family into believing that she was on a five-week vacation in South-East Asia, when, …

Something Like a Nest: the truth about the English countryside – in pictures

Jars of frog spawn, newborn pigs, and shopping bags piled high for the harvest festival ... Andy Sewell’s new photobook shows day-to-day life in the countryside today. While there are major signs of change, commercial pressures and encroaching development, rural England seems as green and peaceful …

This Tiny Isolated Town In Alaska Is Only Accessible By A 2.6 Mile-Long Tunnel That Closes At Night

Photographer Jen Kinney has spent a lot of time in Whitter, living with and photographing the people of the town. It takes a special type of person to live in such an isolated place, and her photographs document the brave citizens of Whittier, through the good times and the bad. We asked Kinney to …

Photography

Stunning Images Of The Dinka People Of Southern Sudan And Their Way Of Life

<b>Photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher</b> have come up with a stunning series featuring the people and lifestyle of the Dinka tribe in the South …

Africa

18 Wonderful And Rare Color Photos Of Disneyland In 1955

These magical vintage pictures of Disneyland, during its first year, will make you wish you had a time machine.

A Creepy New Startup Wants To Create Living Avatars For Dead People

By scanning the digital footprints of our dearly departed and recreating their personality, these MIT entrepreneurs hope to use artificial intelligence to bring them back to life in the virtual world.<p>Can a robot help you live forever? Not exactly, yet, but it might be able to help you talk to loved …

Haunting Pictures Reveal The Eerie Beauty Of Chernobyl

Pripyat was once a thriving city, home to 50,000 people. Then nuclear disaster struck.

Nacho (Not-cho?) Normal Tighty Whiteys: 13 of Our Favorite Undies For the Fellas

The one big thing we learned while scouring the Internet for V-Day underoos for our dudes? When it comes to the Y chromosome, it’s better to go silly rather than sexy. So, for your viewing pleasure, we’ve rustled up non-blush-inducing undergarments for the guy whose underwear you look at on a …

Clothing

Lumos Icon Pack arrives to Google Play, over 1480 icons to choose from

Looking to change up the look of your device? While using a custom launcher is certainly a good way to do it, you can take things a step further and even change-up the wallpaper and icons. There are tons of great choices for this out there on Google Play, including the many different icon and …

Google Play

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Where To Watch The Snow Fall At Bars And Restaurants In Philadelphia

As the snow falls on Philadelphia, take shelter at bars and restaurants offering stellar views of the snowy scenery through large windows and via …

Mirrored Reflections Produce Beautifully Complex Landscapes

American photographer and director of photography Cody William Smith mirrors the world upon itself in these contemplative landscapes. The series, entitled <i>A Moment's Reflection</i>, features a large, round mirror placed conspicuously into the dirt, the sand, or the sea in various settings. Standing …

Optical Illusions

Powerful Portraits of Modern-Day Witches

Polish photographer Katarzyna Majak celebrates the alternative and unconventional spiritual paths of women in her home country, which is …

Spirituality

What We Eat and Drink to Kill Our Hangovers (Before They Kill Us)

Hangover got you down? Here's what we like to cook and eat to feel better: egg sandwiches, milkshakes, miso soup, and more

Alcohol

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2013

These are the albums we loved the most this year. In what we've written about each one below, you can see what we felt should be rewarded, what shook us up and what sucked us in over the 12 months of 2013.<p>Not every one of the 22 different people with bylines here agree on which albums did any of …

Video Has Hilarious And Cute Twist You Will Never See Coming

Ray here wants to talk to us about an experiment involving a 2GB versus 4GB memory chip... which has <i>absolutely nothing</i> to do with why we're highlighting it.<p>To say almost anything about the M. Night Shyamalan-style twist that unfolds above is to ruin the surprise, but for the impatient types, we'll …