Laurel Stradford

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School of Visual Arts’ YouTube Channel is Full of Amazing Photo Lectures

If you’re always on the lookout for great educational, inspirational, or just plain interesting photography content online, you need to visit the …

A Practical Guide For Working Parents To Divide Household Responsibilities

Even when both parents work, moms end up doing more of the household chores. Here’s how to make home life more equitable.<p>Whose job is it to sign the kids up for summer camp, fill out (and fax) the tedious forms, make sure that peanut-free lunches are packed every evening, and drive children to …

Fare Alert Air France Miami–South Africa $460 round trip

This is another fare alert for an incredible deal from Miami to Johannesburg, South Africa at $459.66 round trip with Air France tickets flying …

The Complete List of 2016 Tony Awards Winners

You don’t have to be a theater geek to know that we’ve entered the Golden Age of Broadway. <i>Hamilton</i> obsession has reached a fever pitch (even among those who haven’t been able to snag tickets), and it’s gone on to earn 16 Tony nominations—more than any show in history. But, as we’ve pointed out, …

The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali

What a loss to suffer, even if for years you knew it was coming. Muhammad Ali, who died Friday, in Phoenix, at the age of seventy-four, was the most fantastical American figure of his era, a self-invented character of such physical wit, political defiance, global fame, and sheer originality that no …

These photos elevate the funny animal picture to an art form

Funny animal pictures are one of the internet’s greatest gifts. They make us laugh as we scroll through headlines announcing global warming and interest rate hikes. They remind us how easy it is to smile. And it’s about time that we recognize them as the art form they are.<p>Now, the Comedy Wildlife …

6 Stunning Italian Castles You Can Actually Stay in

Many of us have dreamt of living in a castle...after all, it often comes with quite a few perks! Well, we're all about making dreams a reality here at Oyster.com, so we scoured Italy -- from the countryside to the cobblestoned city streets -- to find stunning castles you can actually stay in. These …

Queer as folk: the fantastical costumes of old English festivals

In quiet corners of England, something bizarre is going on. Women swarm with flowers. Men hide beneath enormous feathered headdresses. These images look like something from a forgotten past – or a more surreal future – but the traditional English costumes photographed by Henry Bourne are all taken …

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50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?<p>Since summer is right around the corner and we're dreaming about vacations in far off places, we've come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.<p>From private overwater bungalow …

30+ Unbelievable Places That Look Like They’re From Another Planet

These out-of-this-world photos will make you feel like you're on another planet. Why spend years training to be an astronaut when you explore strange …

B.B. King dead: Blues legend dies at 89

B.B. King died at his Las Vegas home on Thursday night at the age of 89, his lawyer told <i>The Associated Press</i>. King’s daughter, Patty King, also …

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Here’s The One Thing That David Letterman Is Keeping From The Late Show Set

He told Oprah Winfrey his weird choice.<p><b>Oprah Winfrey</b> has a lot of experience saying goodbye to television institutions (miss you, <i>Oprah</i> show!). So she stopped by <i>The Late Show</i> last night to offer some words of Winfrey wisdom to <b>David Letterman</b> and to ask the questions none of his other guests knew to …

With just a compass and a pair of snowshoes, Simon Beck creates art

Simon Beck has been walking in circles for years — and the results are astonishing.<p>The British snowshoe artist is famous for the detailed geometrical designs that he creates by donning snowshoes and walking for miles, creating images that can only be seen from above.<p>It all started as just a hobby …

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Selma Prepares to Mark 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday Marked in Selma

Street Artist Paints Three-Dimensional Portals on the Side of Buildings

In his characteristic style, artist 1010's new murals are brightening city streets with wavy bands of color and gradients that make viewers feel like they're seeing through walls. The anonymous, Germany-based graffiti artist has rolled out new masterpieces in the last year– including a gallery show …

15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

The City Of Paris Is Trying To Convince Locals To Be Nicer To Tourists

True or not, the perception exists, which deters many tourists from visiting the French capital. (Though Paris still sees about 29 million tourists every year.)<p>So the Paris Tourism Board is encouraging locals to be nicer to tourists with a new guide called "Do You Speak Touriste?"<p>"The aim is to …

Earth As Art: 'How Did Nature Do That?'

Satellites are powerful tools. They beam our TV signals, phone calls and data around the planet. They help us spy, they track storms, they power the GPS signals in our cars and on our phones. But they also send back striking, totally disarming images of planet Earth.<p>This set of images is all about …