A father comforts his daughter on the steps where their cottage once stood. August 28, 2011, Nags Head, North Carolina (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Although some have claimed that the media over-hyped it, Hurricane Irene still wound up to be one of the top ten most destructive and deadly hurricanes to hit the United States since 1980. The storm killed at least 27… Continue
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Dominic Boudreault created this impressive time-lapse video which reminds me of our home. The video took over a year to make and was shot in Manhattan, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, and Chicago from late 2010 to early 2011. "The City Limits” is complete with dramatic music from Hans Zimmer.
Milan-based photographer Settimio Benedusi is a self-professed "beauty hunter." That's precisely why Sports Illustrated magazine hired him to take these stunning shots of their gorgeous models.
Ever since Benedusi got his first camera at the age of 12, he's been fixated on taking the perfect picture. He seeks to capture raw beauty and emotion in every shot. "I look at the subject and… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 5, 2011 at 12:00pm —
As 2010 comes to a close, we take a close-up look at the action-packed year in review. In this three-part series by The Big Picture , each photo tells its own tale, weaving together an incredible story...…
The Conversation Prism gives us a complete view of the social media universe, categorized and organized by how people use each network. Recently updated, Version 3.0 introduces new groups and networks and also removes those networks no longer in play. See the large version,… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 19, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Peruvian street artist M. Sueño created this incredible wheat paste mural on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia. It appears as though Sueño really poured his heart and soul into the piece, as the central theme is his rich Peruvian culture.
Earlier this month, the city was transformed into an all-out open air gallery for more than 50 graffiti artists, hailing… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 27, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Last weekend in Glastonbury, England, on a site covering 1,000 acres, the 40th annual Glastonbury Festival was held at Worthy Farm. Started by a dairy farmer, Michael Evis in 1970 it has grown into the largest music festival in Europe. This year's headline acts on the main stage included Muse, Gorillaz and Stevie Wonder. Thousands of attendees were treated to a sunny… Continue
In our ongoing partnership with National Geographic, we present Locked Up Abroad: The Real Midnight Express. Make sure to watch the trailer above, it's really captivating!
The Oscar-winning 1978 film “Midnight Express” told the story of 23-year-old college student Billy Hayes ― his imprisonment for drug smuggling and his escape from a prison in Istanbul, Turkey. But for legal reasons, neither the film nor the book, authored by Hayes, was… Continue
"The Theater" is a cool little photo shoot production by Jan Von Holleben. Created for the Spleen Youth Theatre Festival in Graz, Austria, Von Holleben worked with a bunch of young local actors to complete the festival’s campaign.
"For the project we discussed and developed some fundamental themes which traditionally appear in the world of theatre: Love, Hate,…
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is an ongoing massive disaster. "Worst case scenarios almost never happen," said Professor Robert Thomas, of New Orleans' Loyola University. "In this case, almost everyone I have known with technical knowledge of oil spills – people who have worked in the industry 30, 40 years – say it is upon us. Others talk of a "Gulf Coast Chernobyl".… Continue
Yesterday, we saw a a preview of the Shanghai 2010 Expo from The Frame. Today, we take a look at a magnificent collection by The Big Picture, which shows the last-minute preparations taking place in Shanghai as… Continue
Shanghai's World Expo, which runs May 1-Oct. 31, showcases the latest in concepts for "Better City, Better Life" in pavilions from practically every country and many international organizations, cities and big corporations. Some 70 million people are expected to visit, and organizers have said they will limit the number entering the park on any single day to 600,000.… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 27, 2010 at 10:00am —
Northern Lights above Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano, April 22, 2010
Yesterday was Earth Day. Since 1970, it's been a day set aside to remember and appreciate the Earth's environment and all of our roles within it. As a way to help appreciate and observe our environment,… Continue