Tasya Nafigina

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Neon signs: An enduring love affair

The neon sign has lit up downtown areas from Las Vegas to London for more than 100 years. But is its cheerful glow in danger of being snuffed out?<p>In recent months, New Yorkers have campaigned – successfully – for the preservation of a huge neon sign that, for decades, has blazed over Brooklyn’s …

Eight amazing pictures of the week

Girls’ friendships: A new chapter

Several new books and films explore the complex relationships between women. Lucy Scholes explains why an issue once sidelined has come into the mainstream.<p>Emmeline and Cecilia, the protagonists of Elizabeth Bowen’s 1932 novel To the North happily share a house in London until Emmeline’s world is …

Smoking hot: The woman’s tuxedo

Ever since Marlene Dietrich famously wore a man’s dress suit, ‘le smoking’ has symbolised confidence and female sexual empowerment. Katya Foreman takes a look.<p>From the bikini to the mini, several once-controversial women’s garments have blended into the fashion mainstream. In a lofty league of its …

How to live the good life

The week’s best arts and culture reads – including what we can learn from Epicurus, the words English lends other languages and the poses of Marcel Marceau.<p>The great philosophers: Epicurus<br>Alain de Botton | School Of Life | 10 July 2014<br>Epicurus, born in 341BC, was famed for his “skilful and …

Japan’s Shinkansen: Revolutionary design at 50

Fifty years ago this year, the first Shinkansen bullet train shot out of a station platform in Tokyo. Jonathan Glancey salutes a classic of design that created the blueprint for railway travel around the world.<p>Nine days before he declared the 1964 Tokyo Olympics open, Emperor Hirohito presided over …

What are the greatest love poems?

As a festival in London celebrates the art of love poetry, Lucy Scholes discovers how writers around the world express emotions through verse.<p>Love, as we all know, is a many-splendoured thing. Quite how many splendours, however, depends on the language. The Ancient Greeks had around 30 words to …

Left Field Cider Co.

While roughly half of the world's cider is still made in the UK, it turns out that the apples in British Columbia can yield a pretty kick-ass artisanal cider too. The young Left Field Cider Co., founded in 2011, started out as Kate Garthwaite's curious hobby and eventually, her enthusiasm spread to …

Drawn To Music Sketchpad

Music can inspire many things, but it undoubtedly serves as a massive stimulus for creativity. Indiana-based artist and "music aficionado" Nathaniel Russell taps into their synonymous nature through "Drawn To Music," a square sketchpad appropriately packaged as a hardcover record sleeve. Each of …

Double Tragedy: Family Loses Relatives On MH17 and MH370

SYDNEY — An Australian family is in mourning again after losing relatives on MH17, just months after grieving the loss of loved ones on MH370.<p>Irene …

Netflix Tests Privacy Feature to Help Hide Your Embarrassing Viewing Habits

Netflix is giving some of you permission to have a one-night stand with your favorite bad movie.<p>The company is testing a "private viewing" feature …

Got a Secret? Singer Mary Lambert Will Snail Mail Yours to a Stranger

In Mary Lambert's new "Secrets" song, she comes clean with a bevy of new and old confessions, as if writing privately in a diary: "I can't think …

Меркель видит признаки поставок оружия сепаратистам на Украине из РФ | Главная | Reuters

БЕРЛИН (Рейтер) - Канцлер Германии Ангела Меркель в пятницу назвала пророссийских сепаратистов на Украине хорошо вооружёнными и, похоже, получившими часть оружия через границу с Россией.<p>Ракетная установка пророссийских сепаратистов в Донецке 10 июля 2014 года. Канцлер Германии Ангела Меркель в …