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Hanging Out with the Churchills on Aristotle Onassis’s Yacht

<i>Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915—2011), who was once described by the BBC as “a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene,” was regarded as one of the greatest travel writers of his time. His mostly autobiographical accounts of his adventures through prewar Europe, southern Greece, and</i> …

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Design<br>• Luxury<br>• Mercedes-Benz<p>When the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing was released in 1954, it was the fastest production …

A Comprehensive Color Theory Guide for Photographers

We talk about composition a lot, but have you ever really dived into the subject of color theory and thought about how it applies to your …

Photography

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

The Universal Hunt for Meaning: 11 Memoirs to Read Now

It’s difficult to pin down exactly what makes a memoir great.<p>Having read my share of (non-celebrity) memoirs over the years, as well as written one …

Books

6 Ridiculously Italian Things You Need To Do At Least Once

Oh, Italy — the birthplace of delicious, guilt-inducing carbs and sculpted naked statues. You simply can’t visit the boot-shaped country without …

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …

You Can Now Buy A Cargo Bike At Ikea

With the Sladda bike and accessories–now available stateside–Ikea is on a mission to change how we travel though cities.<p>If Ikea’s prophecies hold true, the future of living in cities involves squeezing into tiny apartments, devouring vat-grown meatballs, and growing our own produce. (More likely …

Joanna Vargas, Facialist to Julianne Moore, on Non-Invasive Antiaging

For the past ten years, the New York-based facialist extraordinaire Joanna Vargas has been tending the complexions of some of Hollywood’s brightest (and most hydrated and dewy) stars in an airy office in midtown Manhattan. Now (just in time for the Emmy’s), A-list acolytes can experience her …

Skin Care

Queen Elizabeth's Drop Scones Are the Perfect Addition to Your Next Teatime

President Eisenhower was a huge fan of these "scotch pancakes."<p>Even if you can't afford to live like the British royal family (apparently, castles in the UK don't come cheap. Who knew?), you <i>can</i> afford to bake like them. In 1960, Queen Elizabeth II treated then-President Dwight Eisenhower and his …

How to get fit for the slopes: plank with arm reach and rotation

It’s the time of year when skiers and snowboarders turn attention to getting fit for the slopes ahead of a winter trip to the mountains. Getting your body prepared will not only help you ski or snowboard better, but will make the whole experience a lot more enjoyable – no more endless aching or …

Skiing

Cesare Pavese's Slang

By Anthony Madrid January 4, 2017<p>Our Correspondents<p>Cesare Pavese.<p>A great many of the writers whom I admire were supposedly fluent in several languages. I say “supposedly.” I have my doubts. <i>Fluent</i> is a big word.<p>In my own life, when I meet Americans who “speak French” or “speak Spanish,” I like to …

Literature

John Berger, 1926-2017

By Sarah Cowan January 3, 2017<p>In Memoriam<p>“Every artist’s work changes when he dies,” John Berger wrote in his essay on Alberto Giacometti. “Finally no one remembers what his work was like when he was alive … [His work] will have become evidence from the past, instead of being … a possible …

Literature

19 Ingenious Design Books to Inspire You in 2017

• Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<br>• Date of Publication: 01.01.17. 01.01.17<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The best design books have …

The Best of Sketching in 2016

From traditional to digital and everything in between<p>We noticed a popularity in sketching articles this year, ranging from traditional pen and paper …

Images Reveal How Perfectly Ansel Adams’ Photos Align With the Golden Ratio

Ansel Adams is one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, and photographer Elliot McGucken may have discovered a reason why. While viewing some of Adams’ public domain work, McGucken realized the presence of the golden ratio in the compositions. This aesthetically pleasing principle, …

Ansel Adams

Paris Review - Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, The Art of Translation No. 4

Interviewed by Susannah Hunnewell<p>Issue 213, Summer 2015<p>Photo courtesy of Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky<p>Credited with starting a “quiet revolution,” Larissa Volokhonsky and Richard Pevear have joined the small club of major translators whose interpretation of a master­piece displaces the one …

Literature

Paris Review - Susan Sontag, The Art of Fiction No. 143

Interviewed by Edward Hirsch<p>Issue 137, Winter 1995<p>Susan Sontag lives in a sparsely furnished five-room apartment on the top floor of a building in Chelsea on the west side of Manhattan. Books—as many as fifteen thousand—and papers are everywhere. A lifetime could be spent browsing through the books …

Literature

'There is a crack in everything/ That's how the light gets in' – the best Leonard Cohen lyrics

News of the death of Leonard Cohen comes soon after it was announced that this year's Nobel Prize in Literature is to be awarded to Bob Dylan, the first time it has ever been given to a musician in recognition of lyrical talent.<p>But many music lovers were aghast at the Nobel committee’s choice, …

Nobel Prize

Paris Review - Seamus Heaney, The Art of Poetry No. 75

Interviewed by Henri Cole<p>Issue 144, Fall 1997<p>Picture of the Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney at the University College Dublin, February 11, 2009.<p>Born in County Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1939, Seamus Heaney was the eldest of nine children in a Catholic family. After receiving a …

Literature

Paris Review - J. P. Donleavy, The Art of Fiction No. 53

Interviewed by Molly McKaughan & Fayette Hickox<p>Issue 63, Fall 1975<p>© National Portrait Gallery, London<p>This interview took place in March 1975 in New York City in a large apartment overlooking the East River. Mr. Donleavy was in the United States to deliver the manuscript of his latest book, <i>The</i> …

Literature

Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker

At eighty-two, the troubadour has another album coming. Like him, it is obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny.<p>When Leonard Cohen was twenty-five, he was living in London, sitting in cold rooms writing sad poems. He got by on a three-thousand-dollar grant from the Canada Council for the …

Paris Review - William Faulkner, The Art of Fiction No. 12

Interviewed by Jean Stein<p>Issue 12, Spring 1956<p>Mr. Faulkner’s self portrait, 1956.<p>William Faulkner was born in 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi, where his father was then working as a conductor on the railroad built by the novelist’s great-grandfather, Colonel William Falkner (without the “u”), …

Literature

Paris Review - Simone de Beauvoir, The Art of Fiction No. 35

Interviewed by Madeleine Gobeil<p>Issue 34, Spring-Summer 1965<p>Simone de Beauvoir had introduced me to Jean Genet and Jean-Paul Sartre, whom I had interviewed. But she hesitated about being interviewed herself: “Why should we talk about me? Don’t you think I’ve done enough in my three books of …

Literature

Paris Review - Michael Haneke, The Art of Screenwriting No. 5

Interviewed by Luisa Zielinski<p>Issue 211, Winter 2014<p>On the set of <i>Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages</i> (<i>Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys</i>), 2000.<p>Michael Haneke was born in 1942 to an Austrian mother and a German father. He spent his adolescence in Wiener Neustadt in the …

Literature

Paris Review - John Cheever, The Art of Fiction No. 62

Interviewed by Annette Grant<p>Issue 67, Fall 1976<p>PHOTOGRAPH BY NANCY CRAMPTON<p>The first meeting with John Cheever took place in the spring of 1969, just after his novel <i>Bullet Park</i> was published. Normally, Cheever leaves the country when a new book is released, but this time he had not, and as a result …

Literature

Paris Review - Jean Cocteau, The Art of Fiction No. 34

Interviewed by William Fifield<p>Issue 32, Summer-Fall 1964<p>Jean Cocteau’s self portrait.<p>A collector had a house full of horrible things. “Do you like these?” Cocteau finally asked. “No. But my parents missed the chance of buying the impressionists cheap because they didn’t like them. I buy only what I …

Literature

Paris Review - James Ellroy, The Art of Fiction No. 201

Interviewed by Nathaniel Rich<p>Issue 190, Fall 2009<p>Ellroy in 2008.<p>Reading James Ellroy’s novels, it’s tempting to imagine the sixty-one-year-old author as a hyperactive, shotgun-toting, trash-talking connoisseur of crime, women, and American history, the kind of guy who pals around with homicide …

Literature

Paris Review - Ernest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction No. 21

Interviewed by George Plimpton<p>Issue 18, Spring 1958<p>Ernest Hemingway, ca. 1939. Photograph by Lloyd Arnold<p>HEMINGWAY<p>You go to the races?<p>INTERVIEWER<p>Yes, occasionally.<p>HEMINGWAY<p>Then you read the Racing Form ... There you have the true art of fiction.<p>—Conversation in a Madrid café, May 1954<p>Ernest …

Literature

4 healthy ways to add dairy to your diet

Dairy is a food group that is quite polarizing. There are those who swear it off because it may cause skin problems, gastrointestinal issues (like gas and bloating), because it's been linked to increased risk for certain cancers or simply because it’s often high in calories, fat and sodium.<p>Then, …

Workouts