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What does a conductor actually do?

The maestro on the podium is one of classical music’s most recognisable figures – but what exactly are they doing up there? Clemency Burton-Hill finds out how conductors translate their visions into glorious sounds.<p>Long before Toscanini or Furtwängler, Bernstein or Dudamel, there was Pherekydes of …

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A brief history of presidential drug taking

From Barack Obama's "Choom Gang" to Bill Clinton's "I didn't inhale", we review the highs and highs of America's presidents<p>If the polls are to be believed, <b>voters in Washington DC are about to make cannabis legal in the US capital</b>, meaning you may one day be able to buy pot in a shop across the …

Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time in 4,000 Years of Mapping the Universe

Long before Galileo pioneered the telescope, antagonizing the church and unleashing a “hummingbird effect” of innovation, humanity had been busy cataloging the heavens through millennia of imaginative speculative maps of the cosmos. We have always sought to make visible the invisible forces we long …

Get The Look: Smoky Eyes

Finally master the coveted look.<p>"Many women associate a smoky eye with black shadow," says Wilson, "but smoky is actually a shape, not a color." Think of it as a halo of shadow that be any shade combo you wish. How-to: Start from the top and work downward, advises Wilson, to prevent using too much …

Celebrities Get Into The Halloween Spirit on Instagram

The celebrities, models and fashion insiders sharing their best Halloween costumes on Instagram.<p>Who will be crowned with the best Halloween costume of 2014? Click through for the celebrities, models and fashion insiders sharing their spookiest, sexiest and chicest Halloween costumes on Instagram.