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Two Stolen Van Goghs Worth $112 Million Found in a Police Raid on a Mafia Don's Villa in Italy

Sometimes even Italy’s crack anti-mafia prosecutors and police investigators can be surprised. After a painstaking, months-long investigation into the Neapolitan Camorra’s Amato-Pagano crime clan – one of the most notorious of the Southern-Italy-based Camorra clans involved in the international …

Art

Come and see darkest Scotland!

Most tourists who visit Scotland head for the highlands and islands for the spectacular scenery or maybe to the big cities of Glasgow or Edinburgh to …

Astronomy

The 14 Parks You Can't Get Enough Of

The results of our recent poll are in, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the National Park Service centennial this month than to share …

Hidden Degas portrait revealed

<b>A hidden portrait by the French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas has been revealed by scientists.</b><p>Researchers in Australia used powerful X-rays to bring to light the painting of a young woman concealed beneath a work called Portrait of a Woman.<p>The researchers believe the subject is Emma Dobigny, …

Art

15+ Rare Photos Of Victorians Proving They Weren’t As Serious As You Thought

If you've ever looked at pictures from the Victorian era then you've probably noticed that nobody is smiling. Everybody looks so serious that it …

21 Paris bistros and brasseries for an amazing dinner you can afford

Paris, with its Old World charms, had begun to look old hat as a dining destination in recent years after London, New York and other cities grabbed …

France

What 'Chewbacca Mom' teaches us about happiness

We were in our hotel room, across the street from the Mayo Clinic.<p>We had piled into one bed, needing to be close to each other—a quiet way of saying that no matter what happened, we were in this together. Anna’s body was still weary from the effects of anesthesia, which had kept her asleep earlier …

Happiness

Paris Rents, Mapped by Metro Station

Want something cheap(er)? Then go east.<p>Many of us have dreamed of moving to an apartment in some charming, photogenic Parisian <i>quartier</i>. Now there’s a map that allows you to put an exact price on the fantasy. Created by French Magazine <i>Streetpress</i> together with website <i>Rentswatch</i>, the map (available …

Happy Birthday Route 66 - 10 alternative road trips you could try this summer in celebration

This year the most famous road trip in the world, Route 66, celebrates its 90th anniversary. Sprawling across the USA, it truly is a life-changing experience for anyone who’s made the journey. But at 2,451 miles, most people don’t have the time to drive from Chicago to Los Angeles. We asked expert …

Hiking

8 Secrets of Paris You've Never Heard Before

We love Paris's classic attractions—seeing the Eiffel Tower is always a thrill!—but if you're looking for hidden cafés, museums, and walks that …

27 Movies Every Musical Nerd Absolutely Has To See

Hint: Basically anything starring Julie Andrews.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

You Have To Hear Paris's Mayor Calling Trump Stupid

"Mr. Trump is stupid, he is very stupid," Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo told reporters.

These gorgeous paintings combine pop-culture icons with Van Gogh's most iconic works

Sometimes, accidents end up creating the most beautiful masterpieces — just ask Aja Kusick.<p>After posting one of her paintings online — an image of the Eiffel Tower in the thick, impasto style of a Van Gogh — an education blog soon posted it on its site and mistakenly attributed it to him.<p>Kusick …

Art

Then and now: London during the Blitz, in pictures

38 Facts You May Not Have Known About Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is even more magical than you thought.<p>1. At any time, only a single Mickey is present in the entire park, so that children really get the sense that the character exists and is unique.<p>2. The Space Mountain at Disneyland Paris is the fastest of the five in operation. It is also the …

Amazing bars around the world to drink at before you die

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Britain's 20 best cities – according to you

5 Awesome Museums You Should Visit in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has always been one of the most profound places I've ever visited in the world.<p>Visiting Amsterdam gives you the feeling of home on a suburb level.<p>I tell you, try and visit the lovely sites all around her, meet the locals; they're super friendly and the overall experience of interacting …

Museums

The American Hiking Trails You Must Do Before You Die

Shutterstock<p>Panorama Trail<p><b>Where it is:</b> Yosemite National Park, CA<b><br>Distance:</b> 8.5 miles<br>Have your GoPro ready—you're definitely going to want to capture …

4 Unexpected Beaches to Visit in Scotland

Photo by Vanessa Engel/Flickr<p>A bayfront shot from the Silver Sands of Morar coastline<p>Experience Northern Great Britain like you never have …

Beaches

19 Tattoos That Will Make Art History Nerds Geek Out

Body art.

Body Art

18 Independent Bookstores Every Book Junkie Must Visit

Heaven is a place on earth.<p>And for more London bookshops, check out:<p>* 14 Beautiful Independent Bookshops In London<p>* The London Bookshop Map

Most people in Scotland 'not religious'

More than half of people in Scotland now have no religion, according to new research.<p>Findings from the Scottish Social Attitudes survey show 52% of …

Religion

10 Quotes on Art and Life From Vincent van Gogh on His Birthday

People<p>“One must spoil as many canvases as one succeeds with,” he wrote.<p>,<p>Like most legends, the name Vincent van Gogh calls to mind tales of strife …

Dark and romantic night cityscapes by Russian artist Alexei Butirskiy

If you love cities as much as Russian artist Alexei Butirskiy, then you'll appreciate his elegant cityscape paintings – almost always depicting urban …

Paris like you’ve never seen her before

The latest video from New York filmmaker Tyler Fairbanks is nothing less than a love letter to the City of Light.<p>Bonjour, Paris!, the newest video from New York filmmaker Tyler Fairbanks, is certainly nothing less than a love letter to the City of Light.<p>For both admirers of Paris and the …

France

14 things that will make you fall in love with Scotland

Scotland is filled with so much culture that it will win your heart over. Here are just a few of the many reasons why you will fall in love with this beautiful country.<p>1. The Scottish Highlands<p>The Scottish Highlands start at Loch Lomond, just north of Glasgow and extends to the entire north west of …

Scotland

10 Influential Women of Art Throughout History

It’s International Women’s Day, a day focused on appreciating women and their contributions to society. What better way to celebrate here than with a …

Art

A Small and Stunning Paris Apartment

(Image credit: A+B Kasha)<p>We've featured quite a few places by A+B Kasha before: this Paris-based real estate and design firm excels at creating …

Living Rooms