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Ten female artists you should know about

In honour of the late art historian Linda Nochlin, we’ve put together a list of 10 women artists from around the world that should be on your radar.<p>“In the field of art history,” wrote academic Linda Nochlin in 1971, “the white Western male viewpoint, unconsciously accepted as <i>the</i> viewpoint of the …

Gustav Klimt

Exploring Hungary: day trips from Budapest

Travellers tend to forget that Hungary isn’t just Budapest. While the capital continues to dazzle visitors with its art nouveau architecture, thermal baths and ruin pubs, it’s well worth taking a few day trips to get to know a bit more of the country.<p>The following destinations can be easily reached …

European Travel

Abusive, Cartoonish, Obscene: How Kara Walker Painted Trump’s America

In 1997, an artist called her work "revolting." Twenty years later, Walker's brutal depictions of racism look all too familiar.<p>Revolting.<p>That is the word black American assemblage artist Betye Saar used in 1997 to describe the work of Kara Walker. At the time, Walker was known primarily for two …

The Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy You Missed This Summer

She spent her life dedicated to the Confederation Marines, fighting a war for a cause she believed in, until the day she discovered that all that she …

Books

15 Facts You Need to Know About the Delightfully Weird ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’

Depicting a fantastically surreal world that ranges from orgiastic pleasure to terrifying horror, Hieronymus Bosch's <i>The Garden of Earthly Delights</i> has fascinated the public for centuries. Now housed in Madrid's Prado Museum, it's hard to believe this bizarre painting—filled with Willy Wonka …

Atomic Bomb Loading Pits

The pits used to load the nuclear bombs onto the aircraft that dropped them over Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II.<p>During the final …

7 Netflix Original Movies That Are Worth Seeking Out

The streaming giant doesn't always make it easy to find the gems in its catalog, but that doesn't mean we can't help you dig them up.<p>Last week, in …

What Moves Gravel-Size Gypsum Crystals Around the Desert?

The Salar de Gorbea, some 13,000 feet above sea level, in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, is like another planet. Active volcanoes dominate the muted, but colorful, vegetation-free landscape. In a few places, groundwater collects in salty, acidic pools. It evaporates in the sun, leaving …

Saudi Arabia’s silent desert city

Madain Saleh isn’t as well-known as Petra, but the Nabateans’ second-largest city played a crucial role in their mysterious empire.<p>As always, our Saudia Airline flight from Riyadh to Medina started with prayer.<p>“Ladies and gentlemen,” the flight attendant said over the intercom. “The text that you …

Saudi Arabia

How Many Animals Have Died for Damien Hirst’s Art to Live? We Counted.

Art World<p>Nearly one million, by our conservative estimate.<p>,<p>Damien Hirst is back. More than a decade after he last made headlines, the artist has a …

Art

These 10 companies control everything you buy

These companies — Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Associated British Foods, and Mondelez — each employ thousands and make billions of dollars in revenue every year.<p>In an effort to push these companies to make positive changes — and for customers to …

Here are the 2017 Hugo Award nominees

The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards were announced this morning, and the ballot includes a refreshing number of women and authors of color in what has been a historically white male-dominated field.<p>The Hugo Awards, named after <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo Gernsback, are awarded to recognize the …

Why Dana Schutz Painted Emmett Till

The artist has spent her career using abstract and figurative images to tell enigmatic stories. But a recent work has made her an incendiary figure.<p>Dana Schutz’s studio, in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, may not be as catastrophically messy as Francis Bacon’s used to be, but there are days when …

How Much Money Was Actually Stolen in Hollywood's Biggest Heist Films?

The stakes are high in any good heist film, but just how high? Some movie heists involve millions of dollars—but others involve billions. The van …

Get Edvard Munch Bandages Worth Screaming About

If you're looking for a bandage that really reflects how you're feeling after getting hurt, then these Archie McPhee bandages are for you. Each metal …

This Literature Map of the World Shows You Every Country's Favourite Book

Everyone loves a good book right? Well, guess what. A savvy reddit user has put together this awesome literary map of the world that shows what …

31 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring

It's a whole new season of fresh reads!

The Man Booker International Prize Long List Is Out

Check out the 2017 “Man Booker International Dozen”The thirteen finalists for the Man Booker International Prize have been announced. Amos Oz and Yan …

Modern travel has made most places accessible, but these are the world's hardest-to-reach places

Modern travel is so fast and powerful that you can get to most places on earth within 24 hours. There are still some places that are hard to reach though, and a new video has been compiled by RealLifeLore to show us the places that are the most difficult to access.<p>There are even some where no one …

Travel

Trade war: is it time to collect canned food and build a bunker? | Greg Jericho

If we don’t ensure free trade benefits are distributed equally, the world could get dangerous very quickly<p>It’s not often you go to a conference on agriculture and come away feeling quite scared for the future. But this week’s Abare’s 2017 Outlook conference featured a talk on the future of trade …

Top 10 fantasy fiction universes

From George RR Martin’s vast, warlike realms to Neil Gaiman’s London Below, these paracosms are bound only by their authors’ rules, not those of reality<p>When it comes to top-notch fantasy, we’re spoiled for choice these days. JK Rowling, China Miéville, Ursula K Le Guin, Robert Jordan and Brandon …

Top 10

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

A restaurant on the remote Faroe Islands has been awarded a Michelin star

The gorgeous scenery of the remote Faroe Islands is sure to entice travellers looking to get off the beaten path. But heading to the sparsely populated locale won’t mean you’ll have to do without fine cuisine, as the islands now have their first Michelin-starred restaurant.<p>The collection of 18 …

Faroe Islands

Disturbing New Facts About American Capitalism

When winners are taking all, it's often time to buy the winners<p>“Let your winners run” is one of the oldest adages in investing. One of the newest ideas is that the winners may be running away with everything. Modern capitalism is built on the idea that as companies get big, they become fat and …

Dow Jones

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This 22-year-old man saw his mother lose everything during the Great Recession and doesn’t want history to repeat itself.<p>10:31 p.m. June 21, 2018<p>This …

What’s Next for Art? Looking at 3 Bleeding-Edge Artists at the Armory Show

Art Fairs<p>Artnet's editor-in-chief Andrew Goldstein set out to find the most pathbreaking artworks at this year's fair.<p>,<p>“Safety first” might be a good …

23 science fiction and fantasy novels to read this March

Stories of robots, revolutions, and space empires<p>It’s March, which means that there’s a whole new slate of books ready to crowd our bookshelves — books about robots, revolutions, and vast space empires to tear into.<p>Earlier this year, I mentioned that I’m trying to expand my reading horizons in …

We looked at the new national security adviser’s writings. Turns out he’s the anti-Bannon.

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, is a celebrated warrior — in one famous Gulf War battle, the unit he commanded destroyed 28 Iraqi tanks without suffering a single casualty. He’s also, perhaps surprisingly, a celebrated scholar, too. He received a PhD …

National Security

43 Giant Presidential Heads Are Stuck in a Field in Virginia

Tucked away in an unassuming field in the town of Croaker, Virginia, sits perhaps the greatest presidential monument you’ve never heard of. That’s …

Amazing Japanese Pop Art Face Painting

This year, the result of the exam organized by the makeup school Make Up For Ever is bluffing. With only one instruction of re-appropriating the …