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A Magical Kingdom

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

Yes, You Can Pickle That

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Pickling is so hot right now. And when done at home, it's</i> …

Food Preservation

Robot Olympics: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces plan to host games alongside Tokyo 2022

Japan’s Prime Minister has announced his plans to stage a Robot Olympics alongside the 2020 summer games in Tokyo.<p>Robots from across the world would …

Tie your website together with a strong narrative

A narrative is any story or account that presents connected events. Your website is a narrative: the way a user traverses through a site's pages is …


If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Word Porn

A jewel of the city: Aziza Chaouni on restoring the Fez River

The Fez River winds through the city’s medina — Fez’s historic medieval center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Heavily contaminated, almost an open …

Poetry of the Penitent Heart

Editor's note: Today's post continues our Women's History Month series (yes, even though March is over), connecting our contemporary efforts for …

These illustrations are worth a view ➤ Navigating stuckness:

This Teacher Asked Her Students to Write to an Author. Kurt Vonnegut Wrote Back This

In 2006 Ms. Lockwood, an English teacher at Xavier High School, asked her students to write a letter to a famous author. She wanted them discuss the …

How to separate fact and fiction online | Markham Nolan

How I beat stage fright | Joe Kowan

Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

Try something new for 30 days | Matt Cutts

J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement

Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback

John Hodgman: Design, explained.

Incredible Smaug Book Sculpture Pops Off the Page

Sculptor Victoria of VMCreations (aka FarTooManyIdeas) has created a paper sculpture inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's <i>The Hobbit</i> featuring a menacing Smaug emerging from the hardcover book itself. The incredible, sharply scaled dragon can be seen circling around a Danish copy of the novel as a tiny …


Artist Designs Books That Fan Out Into 360 Degree Stories

Artist and architect Yusuke Oono has designed an amazing series of 40-page books that fan out into 360-degree storybooks. Each page is laser-cut and …