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Out of the fog: ‘missing’ Monet found through the power of the web

Painting of artist’s rural retreat, unseen in exhibition since 1895, will now go on show at National Gallery<p>Tracking down lost works of art usually involves poring over obscure documents in galleries, archives and libraries, searching for clues. But the curator of a forthcoming National Gallery …

10 Great Stories Behind Famous Works Of Art

Art is unique because it speaks to each individual on a personal level. Whatever a work of art might mean to you, it won’t necessarily mean the same …

10 Most-Loved Paintings by Vincent van Gogh

The Tortured Painter of Starry Night Is Now a Pop Star<p>He began late and died young. Yet, over a span of 10 years, Vincent van Gogh completed nearly …

The Most Anticipated True Crime Books of 2018 To Feed Your Obsession

If you've got a true crime obsession (and I certainly do), then you just can't get enough of dark mysteries of this world. The stories that nip at …

Books

The NP99: The best books of the year, vol. 1 (99-75)

<i>Looking back on the books published in 2017, we’ve compiled a list of 99 of the best, most-talked about – or quite simply our favourite – reads. Why</i> …

Books

35 Hidden Bars Around the World and How to Find Them

Some of the world's most intriguing bars are in locations you might not expect, hidden in taco joints and noodle shops, or disguised as everything …

George Platt Lynes | Salvador Dali | The Met

Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí. "Dream of Venus," December 20, 1999–February 28, 2000.<p>Palacio Municipal de Exposiciones, La Coruna. "Dream of Venus," …

The Newly Updated List – World’s 50 Best Beaches

I absolutely love to explore new places and experience local cultures and that’s the goal on most of my trips. However, I’m also a beach bum, and …

Provocative forever: Ai Weiwei turns 60

After spending years criticizing the Chinese authorities, the dissident artist keeps dealing with difficult issues by focusing on refugees. As Ai …

Art

Burkas are political symbols not Islamic ones, Muslim scholar says

Pauline Hanson's recent burka stunt attracted criticism from both sides of Parliament, but a Muslim scholar and human rights adviser says it's the …

27 Magical Places You Won't Believe Are Actually In Melbourne

It's time to get out and explore what's in your backyard.

Mark Ruffalo and Michael Moore Protest Heather Heyer's Death at Trump Tower: 'We Want Him To Hear Us'

Mark Ruffalo and Michael Moore surprised a Broadway audience Tuesday night by taking them to Trump Tower for a candlelight vigil in solidarity with …

Rights & Freedoms

Salvador Dalí’s Rarely Seen ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Illustrations Get Reissued

‘The Queen’s Croquet Ground’. Image by Salvador Dalí via My Modern Met<p><b>Notable for his</b> fascinatingly eccentric works, Spanish artist Salvador Dalí has …

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Books

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

The End of the Day by Claire North, The Book of Bera by Suzie Wilde, From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters, The Apartment by SL Grey, Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon<p>Claire North, the pseudonym of Catherine Webb, has earned a reputation for tackling serious subjects with a lightness of touch, enviable …

Masterpiece Paintings Become Beautiful Wallpaper Murals

For all you classic art lovers out there, Murals Wallpaper just came out with a new series of wallpaper. They’ve taken some of our favorite …

Art History

Down

Milan Morris talks to us about her prom dress that features images of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, and more<p>It’s prom season! And as …

Minnesota lawmaker has zero time for white male colleagues' sexism

Minnesota House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman does not have time for her male colleagues' rude behavior. When a pack of the men with whom she works …

The ‘feminists should be nice to men’ trope is back. So is The Handmaid’s Tale

Creeping back into commentary is the notion that male power will be kinder to women if they flatter it. If history can’t demolish this notion, maybe fiction can<p>Margaret Atwood’s dystopian feminist novel The Handmaid’s Tale has been adapted into a television series. The novel describes an America …

Malcolm Turnbull Says He’s ‘Pro Choice’. He Also Said He Would Take Action On Climate Change

There’s fresh moves inside extreme conservative ranks to reinstate a ban on foreign aid funding to organisations with links to abortion, warns …

Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: 10 Sayings To Remember The 'Starry Night' Artist On His 164th Birthday

Thursday would have been the 164th birthday of Vincent van Gogh, the famous Postimpressionist painter who created more than 2,100 works in the last …

Research project highlights the varied ways a woman can feel unsafe in a city

“Sad” spaces, however, often involved accounts of concerning incidents and places that felt frightening. Said one woman of Swanston Street near …

Brisbane

Ethnic minority and legal groups concerned over Racial Discrimination Act changes

‘We were not aware the existing provisions have had anything in the nature of a chilling effect on freedom of speech,’ Senate inquiry told<p>Ethnic and legal groups including the Human Rights Commission, the Law Council of Australia and the Human Rights Law Centre have raised serious concerns over the …

Fixer Upper Is Getting a Spinoff Series

Brace yourselves, <b>Fixer Upper</b> fans: HGTV just announced that its hit show featuring the house renovating duo of Chip and Joanna Gaines is getting a spinoff! The new show is titled <b>Fixer Upper: Behind the Design</b> and will function as a companion to <b>Fixer Upper</b>. Each 30-minute episode will feature a …

The ‘Archer’ Team Made An App That Could Change The Way We Watch TV And We Have An Exclusive First Look

In a small office, the Floyd County team is talking, extensively, about fingers. Specifically, they’re pondering whether Archer can turn a half eaten hot dog and some scraps into a passable human finger with a class ring on it. Archer, like the team, has to work with what he can get. But this isn’t …

TV

Columnist: ‘It should be illegal’ to be a stay-at-home mom

Australian columnist Sarrah Le Marquand argued that choosing to be a stay-at-home mother should be “illegal” in an op-ed published this week in The Daily Telegraph newspaper.<p>According to Bloomberg, the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said in a recent report that …

OECD

'We didn’t talk to any children': Panel reviewing abuse in detention

An independent expert panel contracted by the Federal government to examine allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation in immigration detention …

Apple, IBM, Microsoft back transgender teen at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple, IBM and Microsoft are among 53 companies urging the Supreme Court to rule that a transgender teenager has the right to use the boys' bathroom at his Virginia high school.<p>The businesses signed onto a brief filed Thursday in high school senior Gavin Grimm's lawsuit against …

Sneak Peek: Liquid Highlighters from Cover FX, Urban Decay, Lancome, & Marc Jacobs for Spring/Summer 2017

<i>Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)</i>This March, three new shades are being added to the <b>Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops (Illuminating)</b> range. …

Makeup

'He’s a narcissist', former Howard Minister Vanstone slams Tony Abbott

In an appearance on 'Sunrise' this morning, former Howard government Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone issued a personal attack on former Prime …

Australia