Live Well, Live Hip in the 17 Coolest Cities in the USA

The hubs of the world used to be in the Vatican, in Paris, in London, in New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Berlin. That notion is dated. The beauty of the United States, and the reason it still stands as one of the great melting pots of the world, is that it promises to bring […]

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Otherworldly Mixed-Media Plants Sprout Like Creatures from a Dr. Seuss Book

In her ongoing sculptural series titled “The Marriage,” Malaysian artist Noreen Loh Hui Miun merges elements from real and fictional plantlife to create entirely new species. The fragile works begin with dried plant components like branches and moss to which she adds cut laminate petals reminiscent of reptile scales and other colorful components. Though not intentional, the finished works look something like the wild imaginings of children’s book author Dr. Seuss. You can see more pieces by Miun on Facebook.

Facebook is trying to build mind-reading social media

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Facebook is reportedly getting together a team of neuroscientists to bring us closer to telepathy with a ‘brain-computer interface’ – a social media platform that would let users communicate by reading their minds.

As reported by the Independent, the social network giant is looking for a ‘brain-computer…

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Jake Chapman: Atrocity Exhibition

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RIP Mark Fisher (1968–2017). We at Dazed were saddened to hear of the death of the writer and cultural theorist Mark Fisher. He was a uniquely powerful and original voice, whether giving a talk, blogging under his k-punk alias, or as an author – his 2009 book Capitalist Realism in particular was a huge influence on many critics, artists and musicians.Mark also contributed a number of brilliant articles to Dazed over the years, and we were thrilled…

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Discover Your New Favorite Art Supplies with ArtSnacks (Sponsored)

Are you stuck in a creative rut? Maybe you’re drawing a blank when you sit in front of your canvas, or you’ve been coloring with the same boring markers every time you open your sketchbook. Crush your creative block and discover your new favorite art supplies with ArtSnacks: a subscription box of unique, high-quality art supplies.

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Beautiful men wearing Alexander McQueen in a London park

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This afternoon, Alexander McQueen has unveiled its AW17 collection, which is inspired by legendary wordsmith, Oscar Wilde. The line draws on different moments of the writer’s life: ‘London gent’ tailoring referring to his time in the Big Smoke; more fanciful looks to his time in Paris; and peacock motifs to those painted above his bed in the room at L’Hotel on the Left Bank, which was his last home.

Instead of presenting this collection at a…

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Why we dreamed about floating down stairs when we were kids

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I vividly remember the first time I dreamed about floating down the stairs. Drifting off to sleep after a lengthy session on the Game Boy, I could hear a familiar voice calling out my name and an odd compulsion to go and investigate. Standing at the top of the stairs, my body all of a sudden became weightless and I began to levitate in a way similar to when Mario develops cape ability and can fly. For what seemed like an eternity, I slowly floated to the bottom of the stairs, with my feet…

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Hear Solange break down her spellbinding ‘Cranes in the Sky’

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Solange is the latest artist to appear on Song Exploder, a podcast hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway that sees musicians break down one of their most famous tracks in forensic detail. Previous guests have included Grimes and Björk, with Solange’s entry seeing the R&B star discussing “Cranes in the Sky”, a highlight from last…

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