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Taking form: Jil Sander reflects on her new exhibition at the Museum Angewandte Kunst

As ‘Jil Sander: Present Tense’ opens at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, Nick Vinson speaks to the legendary German designer about the impetus behind her first solo museum exhibition. The 3,000 sq m show, curated by Matthias Wagner K, takes an immersive and multisensory approach, …

On the road: these nomadic homes could set you free

We are all, once, nomads. Our ancient ancestors wandered from place to place as the climate and crop demanded—and their homes had to be fit for this itinerant lifestyle. If you’re on the move, your home needs to move with you. Philip Jodidio’s new Taschen tome, <i>Nomadic Homes</i> begins with an overture …

15 Coats That Are Too Cute for Coat Check

There are certain dangers that come with handing your belongings over to coat check. You run the risk of damage—i.e. an attendant accidentally putting their food-stained hands on your cashmere trench or spilling dinner on the lapel. There’s also the unfortunate situation when the checker loses your …

Dara Friedman’s Gripping Films Capture the Human and the Extraordinary

A series of thickly curtained portals leads audiences on a labyrinthine path through “Perfect Stranger,” a survey show of Dara Friedman’s films at Miami’s gorgeous Pérez Art Museum, on view through March 4, 2018. “For me, it was like Oz,” says Friedman, an artist in her 40s whose work has evolved …

A Swedish Olympian Jumps Into Sportswear With YMR Track Club

When Peter Häggström Lindecrantz’s feet are actually on the ground, they stand on either side of the sports/fashion divide. This is a new stance for the onetime Olympic long jumper, who this year launched YMR Track Club, a line of “urban sportswear” named for his hometown sports club IK Ymer.<p>When …

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Lupita Nyong’o Is the Latest Star to Call Out Offensive Retouching on Instagram

Last night, Lupita Nyong’o took to Instagram to post an unretouched version of her <i>Grazia</i> cover, accusing the British magazine of editing out her natural hair. While <i>Grazia</i>’s cover features Nyong’o with her hair smoothed to her scalp, the actress’s post shows that, in the original takes, the actress …

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How Diego Rivera Met the Fierce Teenage Frida Kahlo and Fell in Love with Her Years Later

There is something singularly mesmerizing about the fateful encounters that sparked epic, often turbulent, lifelong love affairs — take, for instance, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas or Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. But one of modern history’s most vibrant, passionate, and tumultuous loves is …

The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine: Donald Barthelme’s Irreverent Vintage Children’s Book

What a wonderful surprise to find out that the great Donald Barthelme, upon turning forty, joined the ranks of award-winning authors of “grown-up” literature who also wrote generally little-known and invariably lovely children’s books — a phenomenon that gave us gems by Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, …

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One looked like a woman but was too tall, or maybe it was just that the other one was so small, like a little boy. I saw them around Portland all the time that summer. Were they young or old? Couldn’t tell. Were they from the present, or another era; i.e., time-travellers? Wasn’t sure. They were in …

Slide Show: Tiananmen Square, 1989

In the spring of 1989, pro-democracy protests developed in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, where students and others called for government accountability and the freedom of the press, among other popular causes. Overnight on June 3rd and 4th—twenty-five years ago this Wednesday—the government enforced …

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70 Inspirational Quotes for Photographers

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do “they” say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the …

War documentary 'Korengal' explores consequences of combat | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Director and writer Sebastian Junger took audiences into a combat zone with U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan in his first documentary and goes a step further in “Korengal,” delving into their psyche to explore the experience and effects of war.<p>Sebastian Junger, director of the …

Bob Dylan, 1965 - a picture from the past

On this day in 1941 Robert Allen Zimmerman 'got born' in Duluth, Minnesota.

Women on the frontline: female photojournalists' visions of conflict

For female photojournalists the past six weeks have been a particularly brutal reminder of the dangers they face. Two photographers have recently been killed while making a record of the suffering on humanity's most extreme edges, documenting the otherwise hidden effects of war on people left to …

Sport picture of the day: parallel prowess

The photographers from this year's Australian National Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne have made the most of the dark background in the Hisense Arena. In this example, the photographer has used a slow shutter speed to chart the path of the gymnast on the parallel bars

Creative 3-Generation Photos Explore How Emotions & Time Transform Memories

Photographer Nina Röder‘s photo series Mutter Schuhe (Translated: Mother’s Shoes) is a visual exploration of how time, emotions and perspective …

Julia Margaret Cameron: A Contemporary Photographer Stuck in the 19th Century

In 1863, at the age of forty-eight, Julia Margaret Cameron received her first camera. A mother of six children, the gift quickly spawned a hobby that …

North Korea in 360 degrees: panoramic views of Pyongyang

Singapore-based photographer Aram Pan is providing a new way of looking at North Korea through some spectacular panoramic images and videos of the country.<p>Pan has just arrived back from his latest trip to Pyongyang and has already posted a panorama from Mansudae hill and a night one of Kim Il-sung …

Lana Del Rey shares Shades of Cool: The singer's latest track from Ultraviolence is a beautiful, brooding track.

What's been released from Lana Del Rey's forthcoming album, <i>Ultraviolence</i>, hasn't been disappointing: "West Coast" was a hypnotizing ode to a …

The Future of Evacuations in the Climate Change Era

As storms increase and sea level rises, a good plan to flee the city becomes a huge part of protecting those who live in it.<p>NEW ORLEANS—The order to evacuate came late by many accounts. Some residents who'd grown up with hurricanes, like Paulette Scott Tubré, now in her early sixties*, didn't think …

David Thomson’s New Biographical Dictionary of Film, sixth edition, is the odd reference book every movie lover should own.

This month sees the release of the sixth edition of David Thomson’s <i>New Biographical Dictionary of Film</i>, published for the first time in 1975. The …

This Is Conrad Hayer, A Man Who Made Photographic History At 103 Years Old

Feast your eyes on Conrad Hayer, a New England-dwelling vet of the American Revolution who, at 103 years old, decided to take advantage of a good old fashioned photo op.<p><i>(Collections of Maine Historical Society)</i><p>The lovely portrait above, courtesy of the Maine Historical Society, is a daguerreotype …

Iranian Actress Could Face Public Flogging Over Kiss

Iranian actress Leila Hatami, star of Oscar-winning film “A Separation,” is causing a stir in her home country after publicly kissing Cannes …

Looking for Light: Jane Bown review – affectionate account of Observer photographer's career

Jane Bown repeatedly describes the <i>Observer</i> as "my home" in this affectionate and somewhat wistful account of her rise to prominence as a portrait photographer of legend and renown. Those unfamiliar with Bown's life story will instantly recognise her images of everyone from Samuel Beckett to Mick …

These Kids Thought Their School Lacked A Place Of Discovery. So They're Building One

The students of REALM charter school in Berkeley, Calif., are putting their creativity to the test.<p>In the past, the eighth-graders have had the opportunity to create laser-etched skateboards and build classrooms out of shipping containers, but this year they've decided to build their school's first …

Deep reading: 'an island in the sea of technology'

It's not important how quickly you read but how deeply<p>The Slow Reading Movement, a ramshackle bunch of writers and neuroscientists worried that the internet is destroying our ability to read books, has been the subject of much derision. The <i>Guardian</i>'s Steven Poole dismissed the group as "old-school</i> …

George Orwell’s Animal Farm Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

In 1995, more than twenty years after his irreverent illustrations for <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, the beloved British cartoonist <b>Ralph Steadman</b> put his singular twist on a very different kind of literary beast, one of the most controversial books ever published. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the …

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