Albert Einstein was right, say scientists, 100... →
The theory of general relativity is as relevant to us today as it was when it was formulated, as a discovery about space-time reveals.
Lady Anne Rhys poses as the goddess Flora →
In 1935, at her studio in Berkeley Square, the portraitist Madame Yevonde took her famous series of photos Goddesses, in which society ladies posed in highly inspired, colourful guises.
To be on the edge of history →
The New York Times talks to Joao Silva and Greg Marinovich, two South African war photographers.
All the frogs croak before a storm →
Dostoevsky was in favor of military intervention in the Balkans, Tolstoy opposed to it. The arguments they put forward are surprisingly relevant to our own current wars.
Travel Photographer of the Year →
An exhibition of images from the Travel Photographer of the Year competition is now on show at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
In praise of the Berlin Wall murals →
‘Berlin is a city that lost so much, more than once, in the 20th century. It is also a place where history comes alive with unique pungency.’
Turner prize shortlist 2011: the artists →
Painters George Shaw and Karla Black are joined on this year’s Turner prize shortlist by sculptor Martin Boyce and video artist Hilary Lloyd.
The true influence of a great novel is to say to a subsequent novelist, Go thou...– Julian Barnes (via theparisreview)
Lahore Street Food →
‘Lahore, if you want to believe me, is a city about food. The second most popular gossip in Lahore is about specific sites/corners in the city and the specific foods available there. The first most popular being a vehement disagreement/challenge/let-us-go-RIGHT-NOW-and-SEE about that food-stuff.’
Most Beautiful Subway Stations in Moscow →
‘Designed by the most skilled architects of the Soviet Union, Moscow’s metro system has been described as an underground art museum, for its unique murals and decorations.’