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Marching for peace 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:30:16 EDT 


    The whiskies selling for six figures 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:38:35 EDT 
      The whisky glows like a candle in the bottom of the glass. Its aroma is rich, deep, musky, inviting. But dare I take a sip?


    The stray dogs that conquered space 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:38:23 EDT 
      She couldn't read and she couldn't write. She was remarkably bad at public speaking. Yet mention the name "Laika" to any Russian of a certain age, and their eyes will light up with patriotic fervor.


    Fashion's surrealist photographer 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:38:09 EDT 
      This is the photographer who brought surrealism to the pages of Vogue.


    America's most epic churches 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:37:56 EDT 
      Photographer Christoph Morlinghaus takes us on a grand tour of the very best Modernist religious architecture in Form/Faith.


    World's most frustrating objects 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:37:29 EDT 
      Wait, what? These bizarre household items need a double-take


    Astonishing cardboard contraptions 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:37:16 EDT 
      Daniel Agdag works with a limited arsenal of tools: a surgical scalpel, some cardboard, every so often a circular cutter and lots of glue. But from that humble toolkit, he makes sculptures that are mind-bendingly complex. For the past 10 years, the Melbourne, Australia artist has been building intricate cardboard sculptures in the form of whimsical flying machines and rickety roller coasters. They look like pencil sketches brought to life, and with good reason.


    Communist-era houses covered in art 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:37:02 EDT 
      There's a children's book from 1977 called The Big Orange Splot. In it, all the houses on one block look the same. Until one day, when a pelican drops a bucket of orange paint on one roof. Instead of painting over it, and returning to the status quo, Mr. Plumbean decorates the roof—and then the facade, and then the yard—with wild, rainbow patterns. His neighbors think he's lost his mind. But one by one they see the beauty in individual expression, however weird and wacky it may look at first.


    How the Biennale is taking over Venice 
      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:36:48 EDT 
      Public transport in Venice is like an endless sightseeing tour, and not only for the amount of tourists on the central vaporetto routes.


    Chinese wine myths debunked 
      Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:00:48 EDT 
      Do the Chinese really like to mix their Bordeaux with Coca-Cola?


    Riding the murder mystery express 
      Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:36:09 EDT 
      It's only as I'm inviting my friend to lunch that I realize the prospect might not sound that appetizing.


    Is China really scared of this HK student? 
      Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:36:41 EDT 
      This Hong Kong activist isn't old enough to drive, but he's been branded an "extremist."


    Face to face with Japan's tennis ace 
      Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:09:22 EDT 
      After his remarkable journey to the U.S. Open final, Japan's new hero chats with CNN.


    DON'T try this at home 
      Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:10:24 EDT 
      In the world of diving, this is as good as it gets.


    What your future toilet will look like 
      Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:25:17 EDT 
      In an era of porn star politicians, legalized marijuana trade and same-sex marriage, it might seem that our liberalism knows no bounds. But this idea runs aground at the door of the bathroom, a subject still abjured in polite society.
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