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Will gay art tour of the Vatican get the Pope's seal of approval?

Visitors to Rome used to be told by tour guides that Michelangelo was “married to his art”. At least that was less shameless than the 1961 biopic that gives him a made-up girlfriend. It is a welcome sign of changing attitudes that an Italian tour company is now offering art tours of the Vatican …

Italy

It was meant to be a free public space with the most spectacular views of London. But it feels like you’re trapped in an airport, you can barely see the city because of a steel cage – and the more money you shell out, the worse it gets

Airports

200 years of groundbreaking African American art – in pictures

• Represent: 200 Years of African American Art is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from 10 January to 5 April

African-American News

Turned out nice: artist’s home gets £1.4m rescue grant

A house designed by the painter JMW Turner as a country home to share with his father will be saved from dereliction and opened permanently to the public through a £1.4m grant to be announced on Wednesday by the Heritage Lottery Fund.<p>“We are just so excited, it is superb news – this house is a …

Art

With his homage to the 90s animated film starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny, LA artist Devin Troy Strother joins the canon of pop art greats who immortalise funny objects<p>The 1996 film Space Jam, in which basketball hero Michael Jordan stars alongside Bugs Bunny and other Loony Toons characters, …

Art

Every year, the month-long Swasthani Brata Katha festival sees Hindus taking holy baths, telling folk tales and fasting for peace, prosperity or a husband. Navesh Chitrakar from Reuters photographs the festival’s first day

Kathmandu

Anti-fascist painting from Italy hits London in a week that demonstrated beyond all doubt the political clout of visual art – all in your favourite weekly art dispatch<p>This anti-fascist, social-realist painter from Sicily – who also illustrated Elizabeth David’s cookery classic Italian Food – is an …

Lifehacks

That’s me in the picture: Robert Glaser, aged 8, in New York with his father in Vivian Maier’s ‘Untitled, 1956’

One evening, I was on the computer, scrolling through a post called Timeline Photos Of Old New York: images of different eras, people and places in New York. About 15 photographs in, I saw a young boy looking out at me and thought, “That looks just like me when I was a kid!” I scrolled past, but …

Grandparents

As Russian investors snap up an even greater stake in the contemporary art world, Jonathan Jones asks if there can ever be a truly independent art press<p>There’s an interesting story on the Art Newspaper website about Russian artists protesting with their feet against president Vladimir Putin’s …

Profit

According to her lawsuit, Tedi A Brown suffered a brain injury after falling from the ‘Waltzing Swinger’ ride at Dolly Parton’s theme park<p>Dolly Parton’s theme park, Dollywood, is being sued by a woman who claims she suffered a brain injury as a result of an incident on one of the park’s rides.<p>Tedi …

Amusement Parks

Cerys Matthews: the sound of silence

<b>Dear Doctor, I work at a book shop and the management has banned the playing of music in the shop. What songs can convince the literary, silent types to rethink their folly?</b> <br>Is it really madness to enjoy silence in a book store? Surely madness lies in the antithesis of this, in the trespassing upon …

Trespassing

Handel: Music for Queen Caroline CD review – truly a set fit for royalty

Before she became the wife of the future King George II, Caroline of Ansbach had known Handel in Hanover, where he had composed some of his Italian duets for her to sing. When Caroline became the English queen in 1727, that patronage continued; Handel dedicated his opera Giulio Cesare to her, and …

HANDEL

Boko Haram massacre toll possibly 2,000

Hundreds of bodies remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria amid an ongoing attack described by Amnesty International as the "deadliest massacre" by Boko Haram.<p>Mike Omeri, the government spokesman, said fighting continued on Friday for Baga, a town on the border with Chad where Boko Haram fighters …

Thoughts going out to everyone in Paris. Today we are all French #JeSuisCharlie Photo by @salvarezphoto

A gorgeous shot of first light over Long Pine Key Lake at the Everglades #NationalPark in #Florida. The largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S., the #Everglades is known for its unique mangrove forests. This week, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is visiting the Everglades to see the progress in restoring historic water flows as well as new challenges such as invasive species that threaten the park's ecosystem. Photo by Glenn Nagel (www.sharetheexperience.org).

Harlem in snow. #Harlem #snow #newyork #iphoneonly #photodocumentary

shot in collaboration with @gbheffernan for @bbcearth

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the 11 best voices in hollywood

actors who have got serious singing chops<p>Back when Disney Channel original movies were still a thing (R.I.P.), there were only a few truly great triple-threats in Hollywood. And while there are now more young actors and actresses who can boast professional vocal training, when it boils down to it, …

Anne Hathaway

New Record Service VNYL Distributes LPs Like Netflix

Vinyl just had its best year in decades, and now record collectors can enjoy a Netflix-inspired subscription service to try out new LPs. For a …

David Fricke's Year in Rock: Shows, Albums and Memories From 2014

My 2014 in rock, etc., was like most of those before it: rich in surprise, assurance, discovery and loss, some of it close: <b>Ian McLagan</b> of <b>the Small</b> …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Pillars Bloom, a Star Illuminates, and a Moon Sets

Hubble revisits an iconic place in space, a star lights up Saturn's rings, and a wolf moon sets in this week's best space pictures.

Astronomy

How To Change Your ‘I’m Too Poor to Travel’ Mindset And Say Yes To Travel

By Matthew Kepnes,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1tQYToy<p>“Your advice is great if you are middle-class, your parents are giving you money, or you’re …

Three ex-Google engineers have created a Microsoft Surface clone

Naturally, it runs Android<p>Microsoft’s Surface tablet has inspired a few clones during its short history, but the latest rip off comes from three ex-Google engineers. Jeremy Zhou, David Ko, and Ben Luk used to work on products like Google Maps and search at the web giant, and formed Jide Technology …

Five questions about HTC’s role in the Beats lawsuit

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Jerry Wong/Flickr<p>On Tuesday, Monster, the first manufacturer of Beats headphones, filed a civil complaint in California …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

Toshiba Got Real Weird

Toshiba isn’t a name you hear thrown around a whole lot at CES. It’s in the same league as the mammoths — Samsung, LG, Sony — but it’s never quite as exciting or overwhelming as the others’ booths. This year, however, Toshiba had a couple surprises up its sleeve.<p>The first was a “Communications …

戀上嫩口法國設計師 45歲張可頤:老外先滿足到我 – HKChannel

張可頤2011年宣布同圈外男友曾安邦分手後,三年來無再拍拖,寧願一個人獨來獨往。<p>寧缺毋濫,「食齋」三年,張可頤終於有對象;新歡是個中法混血兒,叫Leonard,今年三十七歲,比四十五歲的張可頤足足後生八年。拍拖見面,張可頤俾錢埋單做埋司機,做晒主導。果然,要老外先可以滿足到張可頤!<p>2/1 兩人情到濃 …

羅仲謙狂賺人仔 傳8月娶楊怡 – HKChannel

《師奶MADAM》劇情介紹(1-20大結局) – HKChannel