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Justin Quinnell
Justin Quinnell

Straight from the Photographer’s Mouth

Justin Quinnell
Justin Quinnell

Photographer Justin Quinnell takes an unconventional approach to pinhole photography: he uses his mouth.
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Weekends are a great time to catch up on your Shakespeare. With nearly all of the Bard’s works freely available to read through online sources (on Project Gutenberg, for example), readers are positively spoiled for choice. This handy “What Shakespeare Play Should I Read Next?” flowchart should make the decision, if not the iambic pentameter, easier.
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West Virginians might want to indulge in some lighter reading, since the results of a 2012 Gallup poll have declared it the state with the most stressed residents. Take it easy, WV.
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This contender for Father of the Year has taken the practice of leaving notes in his children’s packed lunches to a new level, illustrating each of his sons’ sandwich bags with a Sharpie each morning. His creations range from seasonal (trick-or-treating ghosts) to self-referential (various non-sandwich food items).
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Fifty street artists walked into an abandoned Parisian nightclub and created a multi-room masterpiece.
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In a similar vein, Atlanta-based artist HENSE revitalized an old, unused church with splashes of color, proving that one man’s trash really is another man’s work of art.
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In the greatest show of bipartisanship in recent memory, all five living U.S. Presidents stood together at the opening of the George W. Bush Library long enough to take a historical snapshot.
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And in case you missed it, Boston Magazine features a stunning, technicolor tribute to the runners and victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its May cover.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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