“Social media is a canvas for me,” the actor Jim Carrey said on Sunday at Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel, during a talk with art critic Jerry Saltz. About a third of the way into their hour-long conversation, Carrey picked up his phone and placed a call to his assistant, requesting anRead More →


Even when the Germans invaded Paris during World War II, Brassaï refused to leave the country. He briefly fled to the French Riviera, but quickly returned to Paris, where his negatives (and inspiration) remained. When the allies liberated the city in 1944, Brassaï leaned out of his apartment window toRead More →

A labor of love 8 years in the making, featuring contributions by Jane Goodall, Yo-Yo Ma, Jacqueline Woodson, Ursula K. Le Guin, Mary Oliver, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Rebecca Solnit, Elizabeth Gilbert, Shonda Rhimes, Richard Branson, Marina Abramović, Judy Blume, and other remarkable humans living inspired and inspiring lives. Source:Read More →

It can be easy to simply accept algorithms as indisputable mathematic truths. After all, who wants to spend their spare time deconstructing complex equations? But make no mistake: algorithms are limited tools for understanding the world, frequently as flawed and biased as the humans who create and interpret them. Source:Read More →

The  Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize calls itself “the leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.” The first prize winner is awarded £15,000 (~$20,000), and an exhibition of 50-plus winners goes up at the UK’s National PortraitRead More →

Rage is an emotion that’s more commonly associated with breaking things down than building them up; it might seem more like a destructive force, rather than a creative one. But for Louise Bourgeois, the emotion was key to her artistic production. “You have to be very aggressive to be aRead More →

If you’re a photographer, there’s certainly something to be said for dating a model – and vice versa. After all, not only can you work together and boost each other’s careers, but when you travel, you can also knock out a shoot. Such is the story of model Jade StacyRead More →

Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, 1878. Mary Cassatt National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. “Only a woman has the right to rigorously practice the Impressionist system,” Téodor de Wyzewa wrote in an 1891 article. The art critic made the claim that the French Impressionist style celebrated superficiality in aRead More →

Right now, in millions of bedrooms across the land, people are sighing for love. Love is important, and many of us wait for it, travel for it, and build our lives around it. But what is love? (Baby don’t hurt me.) In this article, I will articulate how I haveRead More →

At this year’s General Conference of Weights and Measures, a collective of 60 countries voted to change the kilogram’s value. Up until this vote, the kilogram was based on a platinum and iridium fragment, called the “Le Grande K,” which is stored in a chamber in the International Bureau of Weights andRead More →

Archaeologists have found a fresco in an ancient Pompeii bedroom that depicts a sensual scene of the Roman god Jupiter, disguised as a swan, and a legendary queen of Sparta from Greek mythology. The figure of Leda being impregnated by the god in swan form was a fairly common homeRead More →

Once upon a time—in 382 C.E., to be exact—Eve bit into an apple. Seeing it was good, she offered the apple to Adam, and he also took a bite. Whereupon Adam and Eve’s eyes were opened, and they realized they were naked. Ashamed at having broken God’s sole commandment notRead More →

It might sound odd for me to say that the quality of Geoffrey Young’s poetry — its wit, profundity, and infectious nervous energy — is not the only reason he’s one of my favorite poets. It might sound as if there were something backhanded coming. Source: The Hard-to-Find Chapbooks ofRead More →

YouTube has had free “movies” for years, most of them ripped from somebody’s DVD copy with a bizarrely cropped video and poorly synced audio (and they even used to be chopped up into 10-minute chunks), but lately the video site has been adding actual legal content that users can buyRead More →

A new book, Ravens & Red Lipstick, can be unravelled by its title. Chronicling the multifaceted developments of Japanese photography, “ravens” alludes to the mournful black-and-white images create by Fukase Masahisa in the 1970s in the wake of his divorce. Source: Ravens & Red Lipstick Lifts the Lid on JapaneseRead More →

When Kate was pregnant with our first kiddo, I wanted to do the best I could to help her out during her pregnancy, as well as prepare for being a father to Gus when he finally arrived on the scene. So I did what any 21st century dad-to-be would do:Read More →

Look, we get it: It’s 2018, life is stressful, half the planet’s on fire, and sometimes you just want to chill out by looking at a bunch of super-cool toilets that look like they could pull double duty (hey-o) as the cover image for a YouTube compilation of synth andRead More →

Winter is coming, but ever so damn slowly. HBO finally gave fans a premiere month for the new and final season of Game of Thrones —April—which leaves us with five months to twiddle our thumbs and wait. How better to pass the time than by drinking? Source: Game of ThronesRead More →

On Monday, 19 November, SpaceX will send its Falcon 9 rocket into space. But, this time the launch will be adorned with a Tavares Strachan sculpture of Robert Henry Lawrence Jr, the first African-American NASA-trained astronaut. Source: Link About It: This Week’s PicksRead More →

It’s peak summer in New York when I visit Ugo Rondinone at his studio, the renovated former church in Harlem where he lives and works. Source: Ugo Rondinone: Send in the ClownsRead More →