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Glasgow-Based Artist to Be Given $22,000 to Live in Glasgow for a Year

Posted: 11 Jan 2016 01:47 AM PST

In a controversial move, the Scottish Government has decided to grant Ellie Harrison, a Glasgow-based academic, £15,000 ($22,000) just to continue living in the city for a whole year.

South African Artist Turns Driftwood into Amazing-Looking Sculptures

Posted: 11 Jan 2016 01:22 AM PST

Tony Fredriksson, a South African sculptor, is best known for his mesmerizing, raw, almost haunting driftwood creations. He began working with the material in 2007 and quickly learned how to use the organic knots and twists of washed up logs to bring them to life. 

The Indian Village That Took Up Chess as an Alternative to Drinking

Posted: 11 Jan 2016 12:58 AM PST

The people of Marottichal, a sleepy little village in the state of Kerala in southern India, have a rather unusual passion for chess. Believe it or not, they're all chess enthusiasts. Their love for the game is such that even when they're not playing, they're talking strategy all the time.

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