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World War I Centennial: Schlieffen Is Dead, but His Plan Lives On

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades later. But it didn’t come out of nowhere. With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to [...]

The Late Movies: How to Iron a Shirt

So you think you know how to iron a shirt? Take it from the YouTube experts, there’s actually a lot of technique involved! And with just a few minutes, you can be ironing like the pros. How to Iron a Shirt (STRICTLY MEN ONLY) Michael Chartres is a one-man video advice columnist. Specifically, one drunk man. He [...]

The Light Artwork of Jorge Orta

Photo: Jorge Orta, Studio Orta Jorge Orta is a Paris-based Argentine artist noted for his work with PAE light cannons, which he uses to project images onto mountains or large buildings. The image above was projected onto the Evry Cathedral in France in 1996 and is called “Cardinal Cross.” Other images at the link include projections [...]