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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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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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