Benjamin Leo Spinrad

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Trump: 'Fake News will be forced to discuss' White House accomplishments

The media that President Donald Trump has so often derided for what he perceives as their unfair coverage of his administration will soon have no choice but to report on the White House’s preferred issues, the president wrote online Monday morning.<p>“At some point the Fake News will be forced to …

Over Two Hundred Free Art Books Are Now Available to Download from the Guggenheim

Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good as yours.<p>A veritable art history degree's worth of books digitized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are now available for free.<p>There's Wassily Kandinsky's 1946 treatise, <i>On the Spiritual in Art</i>; books …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Residential wind turbine from India costs as much as an iPhone

Rooftop solar panels are typically the go-to technology to power homes with renewable energy. But two brothers from India are now working to make …

Erin Loechner Tells Us Why Living Slow Is the New American Dream

Somehow, over the years, we’ve collectively decided to equate being busy with being successful. Having too much on our plates is somehow a mark of accomplishment, even if it leaves us feeling stressed, unfulfilled and exhausted in the process. Lately, though, we’ve been noticing a beautifully …

Minimalism

20 of the Best Landscape Photographers You Need To Check Out Today

Landscape photography is a wonderful art, but also extremely difficult. Instead of working with models or objects that you can manipulate and move …

Landscape Photography

The Wastelands of Urban Renewal

Through large-scale demolition and clearance, American urban renewal waged a war on perceived waste—and created a new tide of it.<p><i>This post is part of a CityLab series on wastelands, and what we squander, discard, and fritter away.</i><p>“Urban renewal” is a phrase with loaded connotations in American …

Here's Everything You Actually Need To Know About Protein

Starting with: WTF is it and what does it actually do?

Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty

Johannes Vermeer was so obscure he was barely even known when he died, let alone forgotten. But the French avant-garde rescued him – and showed us his calm, unpretentious genius<p>Johannes Vermeer is such a quiet and introspective artist that it took hundreds of years for anyone to notice he was a …

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

Museums

Beyond Orwell: 11 Illuminating Quotes From the Canon of Dystopia

George Orwell is suddenly, understandably en vogue — <i>1984</i> spiked on Amazon and then sold out, his scathing 1940 review of <i>Mein Kampf</i> has been dredged up, and reading groups are springing up like toadstools, eager to discuss the ways language can be manipulated by would-be tyrants in order to suppress …

#startTODAY with Hoda: 30-day plan to calm the mind and control your life

Hoda Kotb's one of the busiest women in television, so it's no surprise one of her goals for the new year was to find a way to care for her mind and feel more organized. To help achieve her goals, Hoda enlisted the help of Angie Johnsey, an RN CHT-hypnotherapist and celebrity mind coach.<p>FOLLOW …

Learn the Basics of Sheet Music with This 5-Minute Video

For non-musicians, sheet music can look incomprehensible. Dots, wavy things, and doodles somehow equate to the written version of music. So how do we …

Movies About Painters You Need to See

The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965): The Story of Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel<p>Based on the novel by Irving Stone and directed by Carol Reed, the …

Welcome to the Universe: Neil deGrasse Tyson on space and other unknowns

Can we afford a no-holds-barred approach to scientific research? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells DW why, when it comes to space, or any …

The Vista Tiny House is Perfect For Modern Design Lovers

Have you ever wanted to just give up on everything and retreat deep into the country, far from any society, where you can write a novel and raise …

Off-grid

These Aren’t Paintings. They’re Collages Made Out of Blue Jeans

Blue jeans are a staple of the wardrobe <i>and</i> photorealist portraiture.<p>Scenes peeking into the ubiquitous life of London residents form the creative foundation for a series of poignant portraits made of azure and bright navy swatches. Framed within the lonely enclaves of home life, the …

Exploring the best camping trailers of 2016

For the past three years, we've been doing a year-end round-up of the year's most interesting motorhomes and camping trailers. This year, we're …

RVs

Multitasking Is No Longer Something to Boast About

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>What are you doing while you read this? Are you dipping into your email while texting, reading …

Growing underground: the Lowline urban garden buried in New York's catacombs

What do you do once you've built a 450-square-metre underground park? If you're Daniel Barasch and James Ramsey, you make it 100 times bigger. In …

Elizabeth Line