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4 Epic Fantasy Novels Written Before The Lord of the Rings

Artist, social reformer, and author William Morris wrote this epic inspired by the medieval romances of Thomas Malory. Four sons of a medieval king …

These Pre-Fame Pictures Of Emily Ratajkowski Leave Absolutely Nothing To The Imagination

The unseen polaroids are seriously not suitable for work.<p>Before her "Blurred Lines" video and <i>Gone Girl</i> cameo made the world fall in love with her, Emily Ratajkowski spent two nights in a house in New York with photographer Jonathan Leder.<p>The images from the shoot with the then model in 2012 have …

How Drones Are Changing Our View of the World

Nanping, Fujian Province, China<br>Aaron Liu<p>1 of 17<p>Seeing the world from above is a metamorphic experience. A leafless tree becomes a spider web, a …

A Visit With Leonard Cohen: Poetry, Britney Spears and More With a Master

I met Leonard Cohen in 2001. He was staying at the Mayflower, a modest, somewhat faded hotel on Central Park West, just up the street from the Trump …

The Face Everything Technique and Why Avoiding Difficulties Doesn’t Work

We are, all of us, amazing at avoiding things. Our minds are less “thinking machines” than they are “avoiding machines.” And the incredible thing is …

“Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding

Design is not art. It’s a distinction understood by practicing designers, but it still eludes many. In an Oct. 29 talk at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the 87-year-old graphic design legend Milton Glaser gave the best definition of the practice of design.<p>“Design is the process of going …

Graphic Design

Tim Cook gives lengthy interview to mark five years in charge of Apple

In an extensive interview with <i>The Washington Post</i>, Tim Cook has reflected on what will soon be five years since he took over from Steve Jobs as Apple CEO on August 24th, 2011. Although the interview doesn't stray too far from Apple's well-rehearsed talking points — don't expect the CEO to spill the …

This Elevated Chinese Bus Is the Future of Public Transportation

The innovative bus designed to cruise above traffic launched its first-ever trial run<p>In May, an online video showing the model of a massive futuristic bus passing above lines of car traffic, all while transporting passengers, generated a lot of buzz. The technology was exciting, but many viewers …

Why Midcentury-Modern Architecture Endures

A new book on the masterful architect William Krisel documents the golden age of midcentury-modern design.<p>The midcentury-modern houses of Palm Springs, California, are unmistakable. With their strong geometric lines, post-and-beam construction, open-plan interiors, and floor-to-ceiling windows, …

Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”<p>Although <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his legendary legacy in martial arts and film, he was also one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century, instrumental in introducing Eastern …

Bruce Lee

President Obama Slams 'Yapping' Over 'Radical Islam' And Terrorism

Hit play to hear the portion of President Obama's remarks that address the debate over using terms such as "radical Islam."<p><b>Updated at 8:55 p.m. ET.</b><p>He called it yapping, loose talk, and sloppiness. President Obama dismissed criticism of his administration's avoidance of the term "radical Islam" and …

nan goldin’s legendary portraits of disaffected youth get new life

The photographer's landmark series The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, is comprised of nearly 700 portraits of youth from Boston to Berlin<p>Nan Goldin's seminal 80s photo series <i>The Ballad of Sexual Dependenc</i>y was controversial, personal and real. Often credited with developing the aesthetic that Bill …

This magazine will have you re-think hip-hop culture

Hip-hop has long been something London-based photographer and editor Hayley Brown has felt a natural affinity with. Growing up in a family with great taste in music – from Mariah Carey to Stevie Wonder – admittedly, she was that kid who brought the latest songs to class. She spent her time burning …

20 Amazing Places In China To Take Pictures

Not all of China is factory’s and pollution; it’s vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on …

National Parks

Someone is writing a mysterious, dystopian novel of the future in Reddit comments

It all began in April, when Reddit user _9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9 posted a bizarre comment on a thread on Reddit about the cover of George Orwell’s <i>1984</i>. The comment described a botched CIA program, called the MKUltra experiments, where subjects were fed a steady stream of LSD and other psychoactive …

Michael Jackson

The Beautiful Chaos of Crashing Waves

Australian photographer Luke Shadbolt has traveled the world chasing waves.<p>For the past five years, Shadbolt has been shooting surf and underwater …

See 17 Animals on the Verge of Going Extinct

Mountain Gorilla, Rwanda. About 880 mountain gorillas, who have thicker and more fur than other great apes, live in fo<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Panoramic …

The True Story of the Booze, Bullfights, and Brawls That Inspired Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway’s debut novel gave a voice to the Lost Generation—often by lifting it directly from his affluent expat circle in post-war Paris. A new book by Lesley M. M. Blume recounts the scandalous trip to Pamplona that inspired Jake Barnes, Lady Brett Ashley, Robert Cohn, and the characters …

A photographer has spent 3 years taking pictures of women to see how beauty is defined around the world

Since then, she has visited every continent except for Antarctica and a total of about 50 countries, photographing hundreds of women along the way for her project, dubbed Atlas of Beauty.<p>And she's still going.<p>"More than ever, I think our world needs an Atlas of Beauty to show that diversity is …

Humanities

Dive Deep Into the Making of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy With This Documentary

Is there really any doubt that Christopher Nolan’s <i>The Dark Knight</i> is the best Batman movie? Sure, arguments can be made for others but, with his …

Read Kanye West’s Emphatic Tribute to Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg

<i>Hundreds of fans, friends and family members of Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor gathered at New York’s Apollo Theater Tuesday night to pay tribute to the A</i> …

These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Picture Stories<p>Photographer Beth Moon traveled the world in search of centuries-old trees.<p>Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and …

Top 20 Wildlife Photos on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

Ice Age

Witness Cuba's Evolution in 39 Photos

An old American car, long a staple of Cuban roads, sits along Guanabo Beach, near Havana.<br>Joakim Eskildsen for TIME<p>1 of 39<p>“For centuries, Cuba’s …

12 photos that give a disorienting look at the 'weird' buildings of China

This February, the Chinese central government demanded an end to all mainland construction of buildings that are "oversized" or "weird" — a law that will surely change the future skylines of major Chinese cities. Yeung's dizzying and unique images of the varying architecture in Hong Kong — and …

Hong Kong

There Were 6,000 Animals We Could’ve Featured on the Cover—How We Chose 10.

Photographer Joel Sartore is over halfway through his mission to document the 12,000 animal species in captivity … before it’s too late.<p>“For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out,” he says. “Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction.”<p>He began his …

Hollywood’s Golden Age, As Photographed By Charles Eames

Legendary designers Charles and Ray Eames were multimedia masters, frequently—and brilliantly—communicating their philosophy through film and photography.<p>Over the years, their image archive grew to include over 750,000 snapshots that document everything from travels through India to the circus. One …

Articles about 250 year old stone house israel surprisingly modern interior on Dwell.com - Dwell

This historic home by Henkin Shavit Architecture is reimagined through a modern lens.<p>A clever renovation transforms an irregularly shaped dwelling in Trequanda, Italy, into a tiny retreat that's bursting with...<p>Danish design impresario Jens Martin Skibsted works with architect Jürgen Mayer H to …

Architecture

Trump’s not Hitler, he’s Mussolini: How GOP anti-intellectualism created a modern fascist movement in America

<b>(AP/John Bazemore)</b><p>Fascism is about the most powerful epithet one can use — but it fits with Donald Trump. A historian explains why<p>Fedja Buric<p>March 11, 2016 10:59pm (UTC)<p>In an interview with Slate<i>,</i> the historian of fascism Robert Paxton warns against describing Donald Trump as fascist because “it’s …