How Britain is trying to censor the porn you watch

April 29, 2017

… that porn sites offer a fictionalised version that could be ascribed to personal taste or even art. “The definition of sexual acts likely to cause death is incredibly vague and could include fictionalised practices like asphyxiation, for example,” Jackman said. Privacy threat from companies who don’t know how to keep your data safe Age verification checks by porn sites could lead to a serious privacy breach. Companies that provide these checks have no experience of privacy or …

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From Kyoto, with love: Photos capture over a century of romance and loss

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Kyoto’s annual Kyotographie photography fair is among the most exciting art fairs in Japan. Celebrating its fifth year with the theme of love, the fair has assembled a number of intriguing exhibitions that defy clich, presenting unconventional yet heartfelt interpretations. Vintage photos of a bygone era Paris’ Muse Guimet displayed a selection of prints from the 19th and early 20th centuries dealing with courtesan and wedding customs. …

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‘Touching my dreams’: Designer turns ideas into surreal images

April 24, 2017

(CNN)Hseyin ahin is a graphic designer and art director, but the Turkish artist could be best described as a dream catcher. ahin uses photography, illustrations and photoshop to create surreal images inspired by his dreams and imagination. He then posts his fantastical works to Instagram, where he has accumulated a large and dedicated following of over 87,000 people. On his Instagram profile, each photo collage is more mystical than the next: in one, a blue whale swims with mermaids …

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Ca tru: A night at the opera in the streets of Hanoi

April 19, 2017

(CNN)On a Sunday evening in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, you’ll likely hear the purr of motorbikes, calls of street vendors and clicks of camera shutters as wide-eyed tourists capture the city’s manic atmosphere. After all, the otherworldly tones of ca tr — one of Vietnam’s most revered musical genres — are hard to ignore. An ancient Vietnamese tradition of sung poetry, the art is more than 1,000 years old. …

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The best beauty shops on Etsy

April 18, 2017

In 2005, Etsy was launched in a Brooklyn apartment by three friends whod hoped to give local artists a place to sell their work. Over the past 12 years, the start-up has grown from a small, three-person operation to a global online marketplace with a network of nearly two million artists. Though best known for its selection of handcrafted jewelry and one-of-a-kind art, Etsy also boasts an unbeatable beauty section, with sellers hawking everything from all-natural, organic skincare to …

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Never say never again: When celebrities eat their words – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… arts and Sciences offered Chaplin an honorary Oscar. Chaplin was given a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest in the Academy’s history, as he accepted his award for “the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century”. Related Topics Film Television Music More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSpyApp Tool White Label Rights SpyApp Tool white label rights license allows you to rename and rebrand SpyApp as if it was …

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This artist is spray painting St. Louis’ history

April 14, 2017

St. Louis, Missouri (CNN)A Bosnian refugee turned world-renowned aerosol artist is putting the finishing touches on an impressive 1,000-square-foot canvas. Wearing a gas mask, standing on scaffolding for hours at a time and using endless cans of spray paint, Paco Rosic is painting the history of St. Louis, Missouri, on the ceiling and walls of a building not far from Budweiser. Rosic’s art takes viewers on a journey from settlement of the Mississippi River town in the mid-1700s through …

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This store wants you to switch off and chill out by peeling potatoes

April 13, 2017

Potato peeling is a task that many of us do not get any joy from. But, one British department store wants people to pause and enjoy the art form that is potato peeling. It’s part of a campaign by the department store Selfridges, reflecting on our homes and what they mean to us. SEE ALSO: How to throw a no-waste dinner party Our House, A Home For All explores what the home means in a world “rocked by some major geopolitical changes.” “International migration and the …

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A field of Lego daffodils has sprouted in a UK city centre

April 13, 2017

A field of daffodils built with yellow Lego bricks has sprouted in Hull, UK, much to the delight of its residents. SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead The temporary installation is part of Hull’s City of Culture 2017 event, a celebration highlighting the city’s arts and culture. The display in the East Yorkshire city’s King Edward Square features 1,700 daffodils made from a whopping 146,400 Lego bricks. A post shared by Hull …

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Google remembers a pioneer of Indian art with doodle inspired by his works

April 12, 2017

Image: GOOGLE SCREENGRAB Search giant Google rolled out an artsy surprise for Indian users by paying a tribute to “pioneering artist” Jamini Roy on his 130th birth anniversary. It created a beautiful horse doodle inspired by the master’s Black Horse painting. It further allowed users to take a tour of Roy’s artworks and collections on Google arts & Culture. The virtual exhibit was curated by Google and the National Gallery of Modern art. SEE ALSO: Google Doodle …

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The data firm that helped Trump win doesn’t think his White House looks so fun

April 4, 2017

… most fun place to be right now.” “I just figure out how to help people win elections, which is a much better place to be in.” SEE ALSO: 5 pages from ‘The art of the Deal’ that explain exactly what Trump’s doing The controversial firm, which claims to use “big data and advanced psychographics” to target voters, has been under the spotlight after allegedly being involved in the pro-Brexit campaign as well as the U.S. presidential election. Though …

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Antique oddities target new collectors

April 3, 2017

… preserved animals, precious gems, objets d’art — that were precursors to museums. With estimated value of $6.4 million, the 76 lots that make up the auction bring together objects from the Jurassic Period to the present day and span a wide geographical space from the Siberian tundra to Egypt. The improbable array of items illustrates how Sotheby’s is encouraging existing clients to get more creative with their collections. …

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Most beautiful places in France for travelers to explore

April 3, 2017

(CNN)Always dedicated to travel in France, we’re looking back on this gallery of gorgeous France travel destinations to commemorate Bastille Day. Actually, there are many reasons. The food, the art, the architecture, the French way of life, the incredible locations — all of it captivates us. There are, of course, many more reasons than we can possibly include, but we’ll let the images above continue the conversation. …

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Sexism is the new clickbait. It’s time to find another route to internet fame.

April 1, 2017

… sexism is a dream-come-true; a chance to go viral; to be the name on everyone’s lips, or tweets, even if it’s for all the wrong reasons. SEE ALSO: The tricky art of marketing women’s empowerment in the era of Trump On an almost daily basis, sexism in headlines, adverts and newspaper front pages is getting taken to task on Twitter. But, by tweeting about those brands and making them go viral, are we giving them exactly what they want? No such thing as bad publicity As Oscar …

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Futuristic fragrance: New biotech unlocks scents that have never been sniffed

March 30, 2017

(CNN)Perfumery has always been an intricate science; much more effort goes into capturing a scent than those outside the industry might imagine. Over the last two decades, chemists have used innovative new technology to add an even larger array of scents to the perfumer’s palette, enabling them to create fragrances that have never been smelled before. For thousands of years, scents came directly from nature. Resins were collected from trees and burned as offerings to the gods; aromatic …

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Crayola is killing off a classic crayon and say goodbye to your childhood

March 29, 2017

The chopping block.Image: lili sams/mashable Sorry to ruin your lives, but Crayola is acting ~cray~ and we really need to address it. Last week, the beloved art supply company that fueled all of your childhood creativity announced it would be doing something huge on March 31 (a.k.a. National Crayon Day). Handing out free art supplies? Organizing the world’s largest craft mob? NOPE. For the first time in over one hundred years, Crayola decided it’s time to retire a color from its …

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