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For all of our tweedy jingoism, the United States seems rare among nations in not having an identifiable and obvious candidate for national epic. The post Songs of Ourselves: Searching for America’s Epic Poem appeared first on The Millions....
From: The Millions | By: Ed Simon | Friday, July 1, 2016
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Week after week, two young staff members would hunker down with Bill Cunningham to help produce the work readers loved.
From: New York Times | By: JOANNA NIKAS and VALERIYA SAFRONOVA | Friday, July 1, 2016
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David Burdeny proves the best way to see thousands of flowers is from the sky. The post Stunning Aerials Let You See #ALLtheTULIPS appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Jenna Garrett | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Bombshells and fireworks
From: Time | By: Sanna Dullaway | Friday, July 1, 2016
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That are not necessarily on the 90th floor: gravestones, a trio of camels, and Meg Ryan.
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A listing of art show openings in the Denver metro area beginning July 1, 2016.
From: Denver Post | By: The Denver Post | Friday, July 1, 2016
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For our latest installment of Meet the Muse, we have the privilege of highlighting Madison Borbely, an Australian model based on Los Angeles. Muse: Madison Borbely Photography: Daniel Sachon Brands featured: Supreme, Saint Laurent, Vans, Saint Laurent...
From: High Snobiety | By: Jonathan Sawyer | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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An infrared beam would disable photography on mobile phones. The invention comes amid growing frustration that intimate live events are being spoiled by a sea of screens as visitors record videos in order to share them on social media… Apple’s patent,...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Automatic backup keeps your pictures in the cloud, but you can download copies if you want to edit them with your favorite desktop photo program.
From: New York Times | By: J. D. BIERSDORFER | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Photos of beautiful lakes formed out of violent events from Earth's past
From: Time | By: Marisa Gertz | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Want to bring back travel photos that your friends actually enjoy viewing on Facebook? Want to make sure you don’t miss anything when visiting a new culture? Then it’s time to make a list! We all have our easy ruts we fall into when photographing,...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Peter West Carey | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Beer brands tend to get wound up in knots trying to communicate their essence. But not House Beer. From its very name down to the aesthetic of its debut commercial, the Venice, Calif.-based brand sticks with simplicity—to engaging effect. Kevin Butler,...
From: AdWeek | By: Tim Nudd | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Judith Ellen (Bailey) Keneman, 69, passed away at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro with family by her side, Sunday, May 22, 2016.
From: My Southborough | By: beth | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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I’ve recently started a new YouTube channel to talk about the things I normally write about: psychology, science, and history, and how they intersect with helping us run better businesses. And it’s grown at a nice clip so far with over 340 subscribers....
From: Signal vs. Noise | By: Nathan Kontny | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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While stuck in traffic in Lagos a few years ago, I noticed a couple of delivery motorcycles buzzing in between the stopped cars. Emblazoned across the sides of the motorbikes was the logo of Jumia, a company that brands itself as the “largest e-commerce...
From: New Yorker | By: Jake Bright | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Senate passes Puerto Rico debt relief bill that will restructure payments and install oversight measures. Jeremy Corbyn says he won’t step down as Labour leader. Turkey has “served as a rear base, transit hub and shopping bazaar” for ISIS—which...
From: The Morning News | By: themorningnews.org | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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It’s not always easy to be a photographer, seeing all of the great photo opportunities around us, and wanting to capture them all. Recently, I was working with a student of mine, and she wanted to know how to handle changing settings quickly from one...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Rick Berk | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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DETROIT — Public radio’s audience is getting older. In 1995, the median NPR listener was 45 years old; according to a report last fall, the number is now 54. A series of stories in various publications in recent weeks have questioned whether NPR...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Joseph Lichterman | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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House warming parties are a genius excuse to break in the new pad. And any reason to throw a lovely get-together is 100% ok in our book. Send out that invite, pick up some fresh blooms and a great bottle of rosé and you’re practically ready. Read...
From: Green Daily | By: Erin Lepperd | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Guns n’ Roses played at Arrowhead Stadium on Wednesday night. I collected some pictures and videos to see how it went. Anyone go to it? My view for Alice In Chains and Guns N' Roses. Not In This Lifetime... Tour. A photo posted by Joey Irsik (@joeyirsik)...
From: Arrowhead Pride | By: Joel Thorman | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Charlotte and Neil had a most fabulous beach wedding on Cameo Island, Zante in Greece. But when you see their colorful, rainbow, mixed-patterned outfits, you'll be gob-smacked. Charlotte's rainbow tulle dress is to-die-for, but Neil's floral meets galaxy...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Catherine Clark | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Many industries are already using them to gather data.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Guillaume Thibault | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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About 25 miles east of Cape Town lies Nomzamo, a township with a rough population of 60,000 and a population density of 44,000 per square mile. About 25 miles east of Cape Town lies Strand, a seaside resort with a rough population of 55,000 and a pop......
From: TUAW | By: Aaron Souppouris | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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A tribute to office drones and take out everywhere. The post Here’s How Sad You Look When You Eat Lunch at Your Desk appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Laura Mallonee | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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With so many self-proclaimed creatives floating around the web, few manage to stand out. Rising above the competition, #TheCreatorClass is a carefully curated global community united by a passion for storytelling and innovation. Shot in collaboration...
From: Selectism | By: Aaron Howes | Friday, July 1, 2016
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The theme started out as just "masquerade," as I've always wanted to have or attend a masquerade ball, but as we began to brainstorm ideas, we started working bits of ourselves into the details. My husband and I have a large collection of antiques and...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Facebook’s stand-alone Paper application, which debuted amid much fanfare in February 2014, will be sent to the recycle bin after July 29.
From: Inside Facebook | By: David Cohen | Friday, July 1, 2016
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You may be wondering – shouldn’t you always place your subject or main point of interest off-center? Isn’t that what the rule of thirds is about? If so, I suggest you refer back to my earlier article about creating strong compositions with a centrally...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Andrew S. Gibson | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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You may have seen some very small cameras in your day, but nothing like this. University of Stuttgart scientist have developed a 3D-printed, three-lens camera that's just 100 micrometers (0.004 inches) across. That's small enough that you could injec......
From: TUAW | By: Jon Fingas | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Great for them; bad for you.
From: College Candy | By: College Candy | Friday, July 1, 2016
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Tilt shift effect applied to van Gogh paintings [imgur]. More tilt-shift fun: "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Open Director's Cut [YouTube]...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Friday, July 1, 2016
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Hey iPhonographers, I need to take a bunch of photos of paintings (6x4 feet) and drawings (18x10 inches) with my iPhone. How can I get close to taking professional shots? The setting for the large paintings will be outdoors, and I will have a helper...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nologo | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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I want to join a committee, board, or club, and have a regular reason to meet folks a couple times a month to some specific end. Ideally, the other people in the group would be of both genders, and some would be in their late 30s or 40s. I live in Brooklyn....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Violet Blue | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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BuyDig via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Nikon D7200 24.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body, model no. 1554, bundled with the Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Zoom Lens and Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II Lens for $799 with free...
From: CNET | Friday, July 1, 2016
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Designers have created limited-edition products and one-off pieces for the department store's windows as part of the initiative.
From: Women's Wear Daily | By: Natalie Theodosi | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Tokyo may well be a bustling megacity of umpteen millions, but away from more central areas, it’s amazing how common it is to find concrete and crops in close proximity.
From: Tokyo Times | By: Lee | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Aimee Simeon Making the choice to transform my smile was an exciting moment. I suffer from an extreme overjet with a slight gap in my top row of teeth. I wore braces as a kid but failed to use my retainer consistently,...
From: BellaSugar | By: Aimee Simeon | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Adorama offers the Case Logic Backpack for DSLR Cameras in Gray, model no. CPL-108, for $24.95 with free shipping. That's $2 under our January mention, the best deal now by $24, and the lowest total price we've seen. It features a padded iPad compartment,...
From: CNET | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Paula Bronstein documents the heavy price paid by civilians in battle-torn Afghanistan
From: Time | By: Rachel Lowry | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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... and seeing the ants. (Click image to enlarge.)...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Wearable cameras are still in their infancy and it’s a little weird to just wear one when you’re doing daily errands, but if you want to build your own for those more exciting moments of your life, Adafruit shows you how.Read more......
From: Lifehacker | By: Thorin Klosowski | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Want to take your travel photography to the next level? Ditch the hulking DSLR for a trio of small shooters with superpowers.
From: Wall Street Journal | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Netflix has announced that principal photography has begun on "The Guest" and "You're Next" director Adam Wingard's original feature "Death Note". Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi and Shea Whigham star in the film based on...
From: Dark Horizons | By: Dark Horizons | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Image: William Mumler/J. Paul Getty Museum/Courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content ProgramSpirit photography, a method that supposedly captured images of ghosts on film, emerged from a small Boston portrait studio in 1861 and immediately captured the...
From: Mashable | By: Alex Arbuckle | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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The actor celebrates her 100th birthday on July 1
From: Life Magazine | By: Lily Rothman and Liz Ronk | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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B&H Photo Video takes up to $200 off a selection of Sony camera lenses, with prices starting from $398. (Prices are as marked.) Plus, all orders bag free shipping. Discounted items include wide-angle zooms, macro, and prime lenses. Deal ends July...
From: CNET | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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British heritage brand Belstaff recently teamed up with photography agency Magnum on a collection designed to outfit the most devoted explorers. To create the range, Belstaff commissioned the help of Magnum's photographers to find out the types of equipment...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Imagine Tree Of Life, but without all that stuff with the kid and the abusive father and whatever it was that Sean Penn was doing. Just take those scenes of cosmic imagery and numinous voyeurism and then expand them, both figuratively and literally....
From: A.V. Club | By: Dennis DiClaudio | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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We all know those days—when the clock hits 5pm and it’s been THE longest day ever and all you need is a glass of wine. Annnd a dream bathroom like this one, too. Am I right? Well, thanks to the crazy talented designer Becki Owens, those of us that...
From: ShelterPop | By: Melissa Baran | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Japanese photographer Izumi Miyazaki started sharing her work on Tumblr in 2012 and as her audience grew it became a personal creative project she worked on while studying photography. Miyazaki’s surrealist self-portraits are simultaneously humorous...
From: Selectism | By: Aaron Howes | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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