Artist Matt Shlian’s preferred medium isn’t oil paints, clay or even sound and video. The American is, in fact, one of the world’s foremost paper artists. Merging high design and engineering, Shlian creates large sculptures – some of which are up to 6ft tall – from everyday printer paper. He explains his wizard-like technique here: ind.pn/fyKE3J.
As the price of oil creeps up and the Government’s increase in fuel duty begins to bite, electric cars are likely to be an increasingly common sight on Britain’s streets. But how much do we know about the new vehicles? How much energy does a full battery charge use? How much does it cost to charge them? All your questions are answered here: ind.pn/gHirhG.
Double exposures are the bane of the photographer’s life. Many a perfect holiday snap has been ruined by having one image superimposed over another on the same frame of film. But, in some instances, the effect can enhance a shot. Gizmodo has pulled together a list of some the most artful double exposures on the internet: ind.pn/elvLmF.
Food historian and travel writer Katie Parla is based in Rome, where she writes about everything from hamburgers to pizza al taglio. With tips for the most interesting places to eat in her adopted city, she offers a handy guide for any would-be tourists. She also writes posts from London and New York: ind.pn/fexwgZ.
Briefly hyped after releasing a single with Chess Club Records, jangly indie musicians Exlovers faded into obscurity towards the end of 2009. Now poised to make a comeback, their new song, “Blowing Kisses” – released by Young & Lost in March – has just been posted to their website: ind.pn/fPt60K.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have written a Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon. Part coming-of-age story, part buddy comedy, the show mocks the Mormons’ clean-cut earnestness as well as the tenets of their faith. The duo have previously ribbed the religion in their television series South Park, too: ind.pn/gBRSuI.
The sense of euphoria and calm that many people report experiencing after prolonged exercise has often been put down to the release of endorphins. Now an emerging field of neuroscience indicates that an altogether different neurochemical system within the body and brain may be responsible: ind.pn/iauQqc.
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