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Bjarke Ingels Will Design the 2016 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

The Bjarke Ingels-designed Danish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo. Photo by Wojtek Gurak via Flickr. It's only early February and it's already been a busy year for Bjarke Ingels: First, News Corp announced that it was pulling out...

The Deceptive Returns of Active Managers

Photo courtesy of Flickr. A colleague related this sad story about the death of his elderly mother. Nearing the end of her life, she was in a coma in the hospital and it was clear to him she would not survive. He had always promisedShow More Summary

Long Before Peyton Manning Met Budweiser, the Pope Shilled For Cocaine Wine

Twinings tea producers, by Royal Appointment since 1837. (Photo: Ruth Hartnup/flickr) There is no reason Mark Twain should make you want to buy lemons. A scan through the famed humorist’s work contains no big roles for lemons. He is from Missouri—not exactly lemon country. Show More Summary

The Rise and Fall of the World's Most Unlikely Pub

Wiñay Wayna, on the Inca Trail, is surprisingly close to a former pub. (Photo: Eduardo Zárate/flickr) The pub at the foot of the Wiñay Wayna ruins, while it still existed, was perhaps the least likely place on earth for a casual dining...Show More Summary

A Look At Mr. Wonderful's Secret Society for Wine Snobs

Behold Mr. Wonderful's secret society of ultra-fancy wine drinkers! (Photo: Tourisme Nuits Saint Georges/Flickr) The resident heel on Shark Tank, the reality show in which fledgling entrepreneurs try to impress a panel of industry leaders, is Kevin “Mr. Show More Summary

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2 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Click image for 640 x 435 size. https://www.flickr.com/photos/gatochy/24516139269/in/dateposted-public/ Lorenzo Tiepolo, Elegant Company In Masquerade Costume

Searching for America's Most Eccentric City...in Baltimore

That bus is the official Museum of Visionary Art vehicle. (Photo: Rachel Kramer/Flickr) Baltimore was only the capital of the United States for two months, until early 1777, but Maryland's largest city wore its official duties with characteristic...Show More Summary

The 5 Stages Of Realizing Your Lover Is Not A Book Lover

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

It's hard to accept, but accept you must. Column by Christine J. Schmidt Photo Credit: Vicky Mount (flickr) The beginning stages of dating are wonderful. I love learning things about my new partner little by little and question by question. Show More Summary

The Man Behind the World's Most Spectacular Lunar New Year Fireworks

View of the 2012 Lunar New Year fireworks, planned by Wilson Mao. (Photo: Flickr/Michael Elleray) According to the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Monkey will begin on Monday, and today marks the beginning of extravagant New Year’s celebrations in Chinese and other East Asian communities throughout the world. Show More Summary

What Nationality is a Baby Born Mid-Flight?

What is the nationality of a baby born on a plane? (Photo: mliu92/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0) Imagine that you are a pregnant lady. (Perhaps you actually are, but if you are not, then do your best to imagine.) You are in your third trimester,...Show More Summary

Minute-by-Minute, Donald Trump's Time Is Among the Most Expensive in America

But how much money will you give me? (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr) Every job negotiation, no matter how big or small, comes down to one thing: Is it worth my time? But how much, exactly, is our time worth—and how much could someone’s...Show More Summary

LOST: A Rare Tortoise Was Stolen From An Australian Zoo

Another radiated tortoise (Photo: Kyle Bedell/flickr) Yellow lines streak in stars across the dark shell of a radiated tortoise. It's beautiful, and highly prized in the illegal wildlife market. The Perth Zoo is freaking out, because they had a 10-year-old radiated tortoise that's now gone missing. Show More Summary

How 'Live' is Live TV?

Our creation of the Seven Second Delay may be making TV even less live than we intended. (Photo: SashaW/Flickr) Later this month, the Oscars will be airing "live" all across America. But not really, because there are delays—both intended...Show More Summary

The Minister Who Updated His Status in a Diary, Every 5 Minutes for 25 Years

(Photo: stevelodefink/Flickr) Critics of the social-media-obsessed Millennial generation love to tsk-tsk over the fact that these young’uns cannot stop chronicling the minutiae of their lives. After all, how insufferably self-interested...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #882

Here are some photos of Labyrinth (2015) at C-Mine in Genk, Belgium, by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, photographed by Joris D'Haese. To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Sony G Master Series Lenses: Hands-On Impressions and Sample Image Gallery

[To see the EXIF data and full-resolution images, check out this gallery on Flickr (warning: full-res images from the Sony A7R II are 20 MB+). Photos by Stan Horaczek, Miriam Leuchter, and Philip Ryan.] Sony just made a huge advance in their full-frame lens game with the announcement of the G Master series glass. Show More Summary

Tater Tot Nachos Are the Left Shark of Super Bowl 2016

Totchos, anyone? (Photo: Stephanie/flickr) Since it first debuted 50 years ago this Sunday, the Super Bowl has become a hallowed all-American tradition. And while the original focus of Super Bowl was simply a celebration of brute strength, it has evolved into one of the culinary highlights of the year. Show More Summary

When You Can't Look Away: Horror in the Newsfeed

For TueNight.com by Bridget Todd (Photo credit: the All-Nite Images/Flickr.com) Despite the fact that it was being played in a seemingly endless loop on the news, my mom wouldn't let us watch the video of the Rodney King beating. She'd...Show More Summary

What's the Point of Sentencing Anyone to 141,000 Years in Prison?

Why do we sentence people well past the human life span? (Photo: miss_millions/Flickr) While "cruel and unusual punishment," is officially illegal according to the U.S. constitution, convicted criminals still get sentenced to prisonShow More Summary

The Biggest Market Myth

Photo courtesy of Flickr. Particularly in times of extreme volatility, pundits come out of the woodwork to "explain" to the rest of us the reasons underlying the rise or fall of the stock market. For example, how many times have youShow More Summary

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