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The 25 best documentaries since 2000

Unavoidably, this international tendency to believe what we want as often as what's factual has bled into moviemaking, both in regards to increasingly untenable productions in the big studios and in innumerable filmic takes on major (and minor) historical events seen in narrative films and, perhaps …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

Literature

Train at Home on a Time Crunch

If you’re here, it’s most likely because you have a life, a job, a family, and interests, passions, and commitments outside of the gym. <b>But you still</b> …

Exercise

7 Under The Radar Albums Releasing in October You Must Hear

While September brought new albums from big names like Bon Iver, Wilco, MIA and many more that most music sites are talking about, October is set to …

Indie Music

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Literature

Art History Books You Must Read

The Books that Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss<p>This pioneering volume is a concise and brilliant study of the …

Richard Linklater: ‘someone’s living back there, and he’s murdered somebody’

As his lodger, a convicted murderer, is sent back to prison, the director talks about the Texan justice system, the art of storytelling – and why he’ll always be a slacker at heart<p>At the start of Richard Linklater’s 1992 breakthrough movie Slacker, a passenger in a cab monologues away about life …

Bernie Sanders

21 places in Italy you never thought to visit (but really should)

Planning an Italian holiday in 2018 but want to escape the tourist hordes? Then head instead to one of these lesser-known gems.<p>1. Marina de Pisciotta, Campania<p>Lee Marshall, author of Telegraph Travel's guides to Rome, Florence, Tuscany and Sicily, recommends this unheralded spot in the Province of …

The 15-Minute Core Workout You Can Do Anywhere

This core workout may be short on time, but it's high on intensity. Fitness instructor John Godfrey strategically builds in some rest time so you can …

Workouts

Photographer captures stunning photos of dancers in the streets of Cuba

On his recent trip to Cuba, photographer Omar Robles captured remarkable snapshots of ballet dancers expressing their art throughout the nation's …

These Are the World's Best Art Hotels

From Matisse to Miró, the artwork at these hotels makes guests feel as if they're spending a night at the museum.<p>It's no longer enough for five-star hotels to offer impeccable white-glove service, dedicated butlers, and 24/7 concierge — many of the world's top hotels now double as exhibition …

Undying Classics: Nicolas Winding Refn's 10 Favorite Horror Films

Noted genre aficionado Nicolas Winding Refn (<i>Bronson, Drive</i>) names his 10 favorite horror films, in no particular order.<p><b>1. The Texas Chain Saw</b> …

The 26 best comedy movies you can stream on Netflix right now

And thankfully, Netflix has some great comedies that you can watch right now to brighten up your day.<p>Whether it is a classic like "Groundhog Day" or an under-the-radar gem like "Sleepwalk with Me," there's something to stream for all comedy tastes.<p>Here are 26 we highly recommend.

Entertainment

10 authors named L.A. Times Critics at Large, will contribute to Books section

The Times has assembled a panel of distinguished and diverse writers who will regularly contribute to the Books section.<p>The 10 authors who make up the Los Angeles Times Cultural Critics At Large have published works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. They have won dozens of prizes. A majority have …

How Combining Yoga & HIIT Makes You Stronger, Stat

<i>Todd McCullough is a former University of Florida football player and creator of</i> TMAC FITNESS<i>. He specializes in helping busy people get into shape</i> …

The MetaShred Workout That Carves Your Core | Men's Health

The complex shown in the video above is comprised of 6 movements that you do for 3 total minutes. Repeat up to 5 times.<p>Since you’re working for 5 to 10 times longer than a normal working set at the gym, the oxygen demands are off the charts. After just one round, your metabolism will go through the …

10 Exotic, Luxurious Homes Around the World

Peek inside the rooms of world-class estates and secluded private islands.<p>Peek inside the rooms of world-class estates and secluded private islands.

Luxury Lifestyle

The First Hand-Painted Feature Film Brings Van Gogh’s Paintings To Vivid Life

Recently, Airbnb and the Art Institute of Chicago threw down a remarkable offering: the chance to do what many post-impressionist superfans have always longed to do and briefly live inside one of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. Anyone who couldn’t actually make it to Chicago to step inside the …

16-minute no-equipment workout to bust boredom

Forget the fancy-pants gym. Follow this quick bodyweight-only routine from Emily Cook Harris, certified personal trainer and head coach of EMpowered in New York City.<p>“These moves allow you to get in a high-intensity, super-effective workout no matter where you are,” Harris said. “Whether you’re …

Workouts

Looking Back at Mary Ellen Mark's Iconic Photos of a Prostitute Named Tiny

Mary Ellen Mark began documenting drug users, vagrants, pimps, and more in Seattle during the 80s. After she met a 13-year-old prostitute named Tiny, her work focused on the young girl for the next 30 years.<p>Mary Ellen Mark is no longer with us, but her images live on. Before her passing in 2015, …

Photography

These Photorealistic Drawings Perfectly Capture Isolation and Grief

Miami artist Ashley Oubré has a powerful message about sadness.<p>Exquisite photorealism is only half the story with Miami artist Ashley Oubré's stunning greyscale illustrations, often of nude figures lying prostrate or face down on the ground, picture-perfect images of loneliness, abandonment, and …

Drawing

These portraits break down teenage bravado in south London

24-year-old photographer Sophie Green’s camera has led her on a multi-faceted journey across the UK in the short time since graduating from a degree in fashion photography at the London College of Fashion in 2012. Immersing herself amongst all types of people and locations – from racing fanatics to …

Stone Goes Soft in These Mind-Bending Sculptures

José Manuel Castro López's artworks seem to defy physical properties.<p>Stone-cold is probably the worst metaphor to describe the work of Galician sculptor José Manuel Castro López. His soft stone sculptures are dripping and dynamic, transcending the usual notions of tactility and rigidity. The forms …

Art

Big Ups Against Society: Meet the Brooklyn Band Living Between Post and Punk

Following a Fall tour with METZ and Toronto’s Dilly Dally, Big Ups have announced the release of their sophomore LP, 'Before a Million Universes.'<p><i>Photo by Adam Kolodny</i><p>Sometimes, despite all of our efforts to the contrary, we end up becoming a part of the machine we often rage against. Ever since …

Indie Music

The underground music mags that immortalised 70s subculture

The 70s undoubtedly marked the Golden Age of underground music zines cataloguing subcultural movements. Without an avalanche of Tumblr accounts offering endless information on what your favourite band is wearing, Soundcloud recommendations about who to listen to next, or Twitter documenting your …

Bowie in Berlin: 'He drove round the car park at 70mph screaming that he wanted to end it all'

David Bowie moved to Berlin in the mid-70s in the grip of a cocaine addiction. But the city purged his demons and pushed him to new creative heights. Rory MacLean remembers their nights in his Hauptstraße flat – and one wild night out with Iggy<p>It’s Christmas Day in Berlin in 1977. Seated at the …

David Bowie

Fore! The Golf Stroke Paintings of Kyle Louis Fletcher

Art—and exercise—is the driving force.<p>Chicago-based artist and designer Kyle Louis Fletcher first began to consider incorporating action painting into his practice during his battle with cancer. The diagnosis forced Fletcher to consider exercise as a key aspect to quality of life and the wall …

Art

The Secret Life of Janis Joplin: A Girl, Interrupted

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg’s doc ‘Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue,’ opening Nov. 27, is a comprehensive, poignant portrait of the iconic ‘60s …

Man Ray’s Portraits of Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Marcel Duchamp & Many Other 1920s Icons

When photographers specialize in portraits of famous people, they often speak of finding a visual way to reveal their oft-photographed subject's …

A Recurring Question About Painting Figures: Part 1

I write this blog post while here at the 9th annual Illuxcon in Allentown Pennsylvania. It is an amazing show in a great museum with a wonderful …