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Articles about modern homes hamptons on Dwell.com - Dwell

Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.<p>Known for being the ultimate summer escape for New Yorkers, the Hamptons is sometimes believed to be made up of just traditional...<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Wedding Photographer Re-Imagines Disney Princesses as Stunning Indian Brides

Amrit Grewal, a Vancouver-based wedding photographer, re-imagines Disney princesses as Indian brides in this enchanting photo series. The high-budget photo shoot showcases nine iconic princesses in gorgeous portraits that draw on elements of Indian culture to re-create the looks. For example, …

Doctor Guilty Of Voyeurism, Secretly Filmed Over 1,000 People

World-renowned hearing consultant Dr. Lam Hoe Yeoh admitted to seven counts of voyeurism. The 61-year-old doctor and father-of-three pleaded guilty …

​How Michael Brown’s Friend Described His Death to the Ferguson Grand Jury

It started just like any other morning for Dorian Johnson. His plans were to ask his daughter what she wanted to eat for breakfast and go get high.<p><i>Thee following is closely adapted from the testimony Dorian Johnson gave to the Ferguson grand jury, which last night declined to indict officer Darren</i> …

Justice

Taser, Rival Think Their Body Cameras Could Have Helped in Ferguson

The LAPD could be the first top police department to outfit every officer with Taser’s Axon body-mounted camera.<p>A St. Louis County grand jury’s …

Law Enforcement

The Pros and Cons of Being Black in America in 2014

Being black is not a choice, but what if it were? I made a list of pros and cons for my ethnicity amid my Ferguson-fueled depression.<p>The year 2014 has not been great for black folks. In fact, it's been pretty much awful. I'm talking final-episode-of-<i>How-I-Met-Your-Mother</i> awful. Having to endure 365 …

Justice

Man, 20, dies amid Ferguson protests

FERGUSON, Mo. — Amid the rubble and ashes of a city convulsed in anger over the death of Michael Brown, a different family stood in shock and grief over the death of another young black man: DeAndre Joshua, 20.<p>At 9 a.m. Tuesday, a resident of an apartment complex spotted Joshua's body inside a …

The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown

Since Ferguson, police have killed more than a dozen teenagers, half of them black. Some did nothing more than carry a BB gun.<p>Michael Brown’s death …

Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

The Ebola outbreak started in rural areas, but by June it had reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia.<p>By August, the number of people contracting the Ebola virus in the country was doubling every week. The Liberian government and aid workers begged for help.<p>Enter the U.S. military, who along with other …

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson who shot Michael Brown: 'I know I did my job right'

Darren Wilson, the white police officer who killed the black teenager in Missouri, says he could not have done anything to prevent shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown<p><b>Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson</b> on Tuesday said he could not have done anything differently in his <b>confrontation with Michael</b> …

Ferguson Protesters In Boston Stop Outside Jail, Chant 'Black Lives Matter'

WASHINGTON -- Bostonians turned out Tuesday night to show solidarity with protesters nationwide, upset over the decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown. But the protest in Boston had a twist: Marchers stopped at a …

Has the imagination disappeared from Lego?

<b>The Brick 2014 show for Lego enthusiasts is about to take place in London, but critics say the toy has become less creative, with too many specialised pieces and instruction manuals. Is this true?</b><p>Lego was simple once, the critics complain. Using just a few blocks, usually square or rectangular, you …

Lego

As Ferguson protests turn violent, mostly peaceful marches held across U.S.

Protests spread across the United States late Tuesday and more than 2,000 National Guard troops were deployed in the St. Louis area to prevent a second night of rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.<p>Despite the …

As Ferguson anger simmers, protests in other cities are more peaceful

Protests unfolded in major cities across the nation Tuesday night as more than 2,000 National Guard troops and hundreds of police officers converged in the St. Louis area to guard against the vandalism, arson and looting that erupted in suburban Ferguson a night earlier.<p>Elsewhere, the …

Ferguson: Protesters gather in small numbers - CNN.com

<i>Are you there? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.</i><p><b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN)</b> -- It was freezing, wet and a busy travel day before a holiday, but a few dozen protesters showed up outside police headquarters in Ferguson on Wednesday night.<p>Standing …

Please Stop Telling Me That All Lives Matter

When I say "Black lives matter," it is because this nation has a tendency to say otherwise. Racial discrimination does affect all minorities but police brutality, at such excessive rates, does not.<p>A black person is killed extrajudicially every 28 hrs, and Black men between ages 19 and 25 are the …

Police Shootings

A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared debris Wednesday after two nights of unrest — the second far less violent than the first — over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old. …

Ferguson Riots Underscore Lack Of Modern Day Black Leadership

Many of Ferguson’s residents weren’t listening when St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch announced a grand jury’s decision not to …

'No justice, no peace': Michael Brown family denounce grand jury process

The family of Michael Brown condemns the grand jury process after a night of rioting<p>Michael Brown's father was the only person not wearing a suit.<p>While the lawyers and civil rights leaders addressed the cameras in sharply-tailored outfits, Michael Brown Senior stood silently in a white T-shirt with …

12 Things White People Can Actually Do After the Ferguson Decision

<i>By Joseph Osmundson and David J. Leonard</i><p>In the wake of the decision in Ferguson, and the killing of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio and Akai Gurley in New York, righteous anger is boiling over on the streets, on social media and within our everyday lives. So many of us feel so powerless, unable to …

Justice

After You Read Ferguson Column Penned By Ivy League Prof., You’ll See Why It’s Being Called ‘Shameful’

An Ivy League professor penned a column Tuesday in which she accused America of having a “racist God” that “requires black people’s blood to atone for the sins committed by its followers.”<p>Reacting to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, University of …

Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black …

Where to get free stuff on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Slide 1 of 8<p>On Thanksgiving and Black Friday, savvy shoppers can score plenty of freebies while they’re out shopping.<p>Many retailers are dangling …

Shopping

In interview, Darren Wilson says there was 'no way' Michael Brown had his hands up during shooting

The Ferguson, Mo. police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August said in an interview aired on Tuesday that there was "no way" Michael Brown had his hands up right before he was killed -- disputing one of the core controversies at the heart of a case that touched off …

Protesters return to riot-scarred Ferguson streets

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night of rage against a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown.<p>But with hundreds of …

At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears

Residents and business owners in Ferguson, Mo., awoke Tuesday morning to assess the damage done to their neighborhoods. In the aftermath of the grand jury's decision Monday night not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, many business were vandalized and …