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Heartthrob Ablajan embodies the tension between pop and politics in China's Xinjiang region
From: Time | By: Liam Fitzpatrick | Friday, October 24, 2014
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... and believe it or not, "mom" jeans made the list!The post 6 Moms Share Their Favorite Jeans and How to Wear Them appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Summer Bellessa | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Photographs from the past week in New York City and the region include scenes from a training session on Ebola protocols and a Brooklyn police inspection.
From: New York Times | By: The New York Times | Friday, October 24, 2014
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From flying off mountains to backflipping in Palestine, here's a handful of photos to get your weekend started right...
From: Time | By: anrongxu | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In just a few weeks, one of the best films festivals in Los Angeles hits the silver screen. It’s the AFI Fest Presented by Audi. Taking place from November 6-13 in Hollywood, CA, the festival not only features some of the fall’s most highly anticipated...
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Let’s start out this post with a little game. Raise your hand if you’ve ever been to a wedding where your view of the bride and groom at a wedding ceremony was blocked because someone was holding up an iPhone … read more...
From: Wedding Bee | By: Miss Coral | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Sundance Institute has announced the six projects set for this year’s New Frontier Story Lab, a hands-on initiative for developing content that converges at the intersection of “film, visual art, media, live performance, music and technology.”...
From: Tabsir | By: tabsir | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Are my expectations with regard to my photographer unreasonable?The tl;dr of this is that I'm concerned about the prices my photographer is charging for the finished prints of the photos I hired her to take. Is $75 for an 11x17 (photo paper) reasonable...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Aubergine | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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What modern recording artists can learn from the studio's early days...
From: The Atlantic | By: Justin Lancy | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Scientists, we're told, need to be very good at record keeping in order to make sure that others can follow their logic. It's just a shame that whoever was running the photography archive at CERN wasn't paying attention during that lesson. The......
From: Engadget | By: Daniel Cooper | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Flint Mobile has raised $9.4 million in Series C funding. Verizon Ventures, the investing arm of mobile and broadband provider Verizon Communications, led the round with participation from Digicel, Storm Ventures, True Ventures and Peninsula Ventures....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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I challenge you to find a bigger Real Housewives fan then me. Seriously. Bravo Andy is my everything and I've literally seen every episode of every franchise more than once. Probably more than twice. I know. Not. Weird. At. All. Anyway, when I spotted...
From: Green Daily | By: Abby Larson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In an effort to help women achieve a work-life balance in favor of the enterprise, Facebook Inc. has started offering the option to cover the costs of freezing their female employees’ eggs. Following suit, Apple Inc. will begin offering the same...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mellisa Tolentino | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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I gave birth to two healthy baby boys, and I never felt a single contraction. No, I'm not a '50s-style mom who was happily knocked out for her delivery and awoke to find a burrito-wrapped baby in my arms. I'm a double C-section mom, and I'm not ashamed...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In an open letter to Chicago Sun-Times Chairman Michael Ferro Jr. Wednesday, veteran reporter David McKinney resigned after a critical report he wrote on Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner led his paper to try and demote him from him beat....
From: The Wrap | By: Jordan Chariton | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Amanda and Lee know what's up when it comes to nerdery. For their Washington wedding last April, they stole an idea for an alternative bouquet toss from a friend's wedding, and now we're telling you to steal it: instead of flowers, try lobbing a blue...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Chris Wolfgang | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A friend of mine was recently contacted by one of her friends, a bit of a cheapskate, to take some family photos. She is kind of upset that this is all happening without any offer of recompense. I have been encouraging her to ask for some, but she's...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: circular | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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If you just want a portable, easy-to-operate still and video camera, it’s worth taking a look at some alternatives now on the market or coming soon....
From: New York Times | By: MOLLY WOOD | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Innovation. Simplicity. Durability. These are the terms that speak of the Woolrich John Rich & Bros brand. Take its iconic parkas: winter essentials that have achieved legendary status for their understated styling that fuses fashion with functionality....
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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See the second in our series of Canadian photo shoots » We’re on to day three of Toronto Fashion Week and we couldn’t be more excited about what we’re seeing. From the origami-inspired designs at Sig Neigum to the ’70s rock-n-roll chic look...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Lauren Watson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Autumn is finally in full swing. Be sure to catch Beijing in a sea of yellow, orange, and red leaves before winter turns the city a dreary gray. The changing leaves are a beautiful sight to behold, especially in areas covered with maples, gingko trees,...
From: The Beijinger | By: thebeijinger | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Wildlife photography has been celebrated for 50 years now, and it's getting better and better.
From: TreeHugger | By: Bonnie Alter | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Bryan Singer, director of the X-Men movies and Superman Returns, is having a baby with his longtime friend, Michelle Clunie. Early reports stated that Bryan Singer paid Michelle $1 million to have the baby as a surrogate. However, a recent report from...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Glenn Hadley | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Yohji Yamamoto‘s Y-3 Fall/Winter 2014 collection is the star of Taiwan-based ZINE magazine’s most recent editorial. When coupling an amazing collection with an extraordinarily talented group of individuals you can’t really go wrong… The post...
From: High Snobiety | By: Brian Farmer | Friday, October 24, 2014
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On my current project we are using an ImageMosaic to display aerial photography for England. We are also working to enable the TIME attribute on the layer so that we can display historic imagery. Working in test environment I used postGIS to successfully...
From: GIS Stack Exchange | By: Gavin Montgomery | Friday, October 24, 2014
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LIFE.com explores the work of the prolific 20th-century photographer Arthur Rothstein, whose work is now included in the permanent collections of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library in New York City....
From: Life Magazine | By: Krystal Grow | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The LagosPhoto 2014 photography festival sees photographers present work that offer an alternative to the "Afro-pessimism" usually on display in the media...
From: Time | By: Richard Conway | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A frog and a grasshopper, a pampered pooch and a partial solar eclipse...
From: Telegraph | By: Telegraph Staff | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I am not pro-photographer but do some basic photography as my hobby. I have Nikon D800 with 25-85 3.5 - 4.5 G lens. I sometimes look pictures taken with D800 with same lens and they look incredibly sharp. Anything that I am missing? Thanks everyone!...
From: Photography Stack Exchange | By: Upen | Friday, October 24, 2014
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From the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius and a fatal shooting at the Canadian War Memorial, to a pair of white lion cubs in Serbia and Darth Vader on the campaign trail, TIME presents the best pictures of the week....
From: Time | By: Phil Bicker | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Alan A. StoneOctober 22, 2014Photograph: Courtesy of IFC Films Boyhood directed by Richard Linklater IFC Productions Boyhood is the succès d’estime of the year in film. The top critics have sung a chorus of praise. Richard Linklater, the director,...
From: Boston Review | By: Nausicaa Renner | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Michel duCille (Photo by: Julia Ewan/TWP)Kenny Irby interviewed Michel duCille, Washington Post photographer, about his work in Liberia covering the Ebola virus, but before we get into his work, we will address the controversial decision by Syracuse...
From: Poynter Online | By: Kenneth Irby | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The winners of the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year were awarded this week in London at the Natural History of Museum, and the honorees are stop-you-in-your-tracks beautiful. Incredibly enough, it's not just professional photographers who can submit...
From: GeekSugar | By: Kelly-Schwarze | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When his mother told him to go outside and play, this is probably not what she had in mind.
From: Tokyo Times | By: Lee | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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See your favorite members of the royal family and their wax dummy duplicates, which were unveiled at Madame Tussauds in New York City on Oct. 23...
From: Time | By: Mia Tramz | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Real-life hipster Ariel Traci Hines marries Prince Charming in this epically creative and stylish beach wedding shoot inspired by The Little Mermaid. Seriously, from the bride's dip-dyed gown to the tutu-clad bridesmaids - and don't even get me started...
From: TresSugar | By: Tara-Block | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Hidden in ice for more than 100 years, the photography notebook of a British explorer on Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica has been found....
From: Live Science | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Most wildlife enthusiasts will agree that the "great migration" is one of the most spectacular events in the natural world. Each year, some 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra and antelope make their way across the Serengeti in...
From: Business Insider | By: Chelsea Harvey | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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photos by PSquared Photography, words by Andrew Sacher The Thurston Moore Band -- aka Thurston Moore, his former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine bassist Deb Googe, and guitarist James Sedwards -- brought their tour in support...
From: Brooklyn Vegan | By: brooklynvegan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Whether you’re exploring your city or forging new paths, awe-inspiring scenery is all around us. For this week’s edition of Mashable's Photo Challenge Guest Series, we’re partnering with Olympus to explore the great outdoors. We want to see your...
From: Mashable | By: Megan Ranney | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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If you're obsessed with all things Disney, taking your engagement photos at Disneyland (or any of the six Disney parks) would be a dream come true. These five couples lived out their fairy-tale fantasies with their Disneyland engagement shoots, and after...
From: TresSugar | By: Tara-Block | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In the 1850s Abraham Lincoln, then a successful lawyer, purchased a fine pocket watch from George Chatterton, a jeweler in Springfield, Illinois. The mechanism itself was manufactured in Liverpool, England, but the 18-carat case was of the best quality...
From: Mashable | By: Chris Wild | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Chat with others that share your interests.
From: Read Write Web | By: Selena Larson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Not on-call or post-call.  No moon.  No clouds. So, I went down to the Kijabe airstrip for some night photography of the Great Rift Valley with a photographer friend. Spectacular. "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his...
From: ParadoxUganda | By: DrsMyhre | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Last night’s Fashion Blows, held in The Room at The Bay Queen St and named for the late fashion maverick Isabella Blow, was a fashion feast, between the guests (Stacey Jordan and Amoryn Engel in feathered headdresses! A turbaned Nicholas Mellamphy...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Bernadette Morra | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Nathan at Aimed Research, who specialize in ultra-high speed gun photography services and equipment rental (I did not know this was even a thing … I have lots of ideas for posts with this kind of equipment), sent us this photo of a .243 bullet. Nathan...
From: The Firearm Blog | By: Steve Johnson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Around 14 million people live along highway one, a 2,000-kilometre ring road that connects the countries largest cities Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kabul, Ghazni and Kandahar. Snaking around the Hindu Kush across barren deserts and imposing mountain passes,...
From: The Guardian | By: Tehran Bureau contributors | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Gina has a new dPS ebook just released – Portraits: After the Shot – check out out! The style of side lighting (in the image below) is a great way to enhance muscle definition, and the post-production technique complements the lighting style. You...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Gina Milicia | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A stunning black-and-white photo of five lionesses relaxing with their cubs in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park has taken the top prize at the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, held this week at London's Natural History Museum....
From: Live Science | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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And...we're back. Temperatures are dropping, holiday shopping lists are filling up and your options of streaming, On Demand and Blu-ray entertainment are increasing. There are so many choices out there. How do you make the right one? Use the Guide. Share...
From: Roger Ebert | By: Brian Tallerico | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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