It goes without saying that Tyler Mitchell's photographs of Beyoncé for the September issue of Vogue are nothing short of works of art.  Just when we thought nothing could come anywhere close to the beauty of these photos, one artist painted her impressions of the images and they're just breathtaking.  Professional illustrator Alice X. Zhang…
Russia condemned new US sanctions as "draconian" on Thursday after news of the measures sent the rouble tumbling to two-year lows and sparked a wider asset sell-off. The US State Department said on Wednesday it would impose new sanctions by the end of August after determining that Moscow used a nerve agent against a former…
Finally, somebody has designed a backpack for four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal. It's so large. Sprayground, a streetwear company that focuses on backpacks, teamed up with Shaq to create a product that fits the 7-foot-1 basketball legend. It's available now along with a couple of other backpacks inspired by the star of Kazaam. Shaq and…
Near the top of the world, in Canada's sparsely populated northern Nunavut territory, the Inuit are known to have as many as 50 different words for snow. Languages everywhere, from Nunavut's tree-less tundra to the southerly coral atolls of the South Pacific, are intertwined with the environments in which they are spoken. But many are being…
OK, we get it: Not everyone likes, prefers or even tolerates the smartphone notch.  But most flagship smartphones these days have it, so any attempt to make it less obtrusive — or even actually pretty — gets a thumbs up from us.  Oppo's F9 is one such phone. It's got a tiny, waterdrop-shaped notch that…