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A Swedish photographer and visual artist, Erik Johansson has created a surreal world by recombining disparate photo features into mind-bending images. With the help of his camera and imagination, he aims to capture ideas rather than moments, making the composition look as realistic as possible despite the impossible elements. The work of this young artist, which has elicited reactions of wonder throughout the globe, will be presented to the Russian public for the first

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As most of you who make time for exercise already know, staying physically active can boost your mood (hello, endorphins!), increase your energy levels, improve bone and muscle strength, and help your body better fight off disease. And while there are plenty of workouts that check off one or more of those boxes, there's one fitness trend in particular that covers all of them: high intensity interval training. Yes, there's

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“There is very little in the world that brings people together like food,” says mixologist-turned-entrepreneur Missy Flynn. That's exactly why she’s centered her career, studies, and personal life around food and building community. In her early 20s, the lifelong Londonite noticed a gap in the food and drink scene: There wasn’t anywhere that offered the sense of community she craved. “There weren’t many restaurants that I, as someone in my early

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The Voyageurs Wolf Project is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Voyageurs National Park which tracks and studies wolves throughout the warmer months. In 2018, the project studied six northern Minnesota packs, creating a map that showcases the intensely territorial way the animals behave, and how tightly they stick to their packs. The brightly colored line drawings were composed from 68,000 GPS locations of the six packs, with negligible crossover

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It’s festival season! Ok, no, it’s not even close to festival season, and depending on where you are right now you may be staring out the window at an icicle the size of a power forward. But that just means you have plenty of time to daydream about what you’ll do once the snowbound apocalypse is over. Some of the big festival organizers know this and have done us the

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Matt Baker of Useful Charts creates helpful visual guides that condense hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of years of history into streamlined flowcharts. His poster Evolution of the Alphabet looks at nearly 3,800 years of the alphabet’s evolution, tracing it from Egyptian hieroglyphs (c. 1750 BCE) through Phoenician, early Greek and Latin, and finally to the present forms we use today. The limited edition print shows that some letters have appeared relatively the

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Plenty of Cuban women have made their marks on jazz music, from the Buena Vista Social Club’s Omara Portuondo and the salsa legend Celia Cruz to the Queen of the Bolero, Olga Guillot, who coached Nat King Cole on his Spanish. But, in past generations, Cuba’s jazzistas were predominantly singers; female instrumentalists were too often confined to all-female dance bands, like Anacaona and Canela, and squeezed into matching skintight ensembles. Last summer, the photographer

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Warning: stay alert! Otherwise, St. Vincent's shape-shifting music and daring performances will leave you in the dust. On a cold recent night in Brooklyn, St. Vincent appeared onstage in a Saint Laurent smoking jacket to much clapping and hooting, gave the crowd a deadpan look, and said, “Without being reductive, I'd like to say that we haven't actually done anything yet.” Pause. “So let's do something.” She launched into a cover of

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