Robbie Phillips

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The death row inmates who make art

Drawing and painting can be acts of personal expression for prisoners awaiting execution. And the works can ask fundamental questions about what it means to be alive, writes Geraldine Cremin.<p>Making art can be a kind of escape, and it’s hard to think of a place that begs louder for escape than death …

Death Row

Startup investing for the little guy

<b>In the old days, an investor hoping to get in on the ground floor of the next Google GOOG, +0.09% or Facebook FB, -0.49% had a couple of options:</b> …

Startups

17 Reasons Why the White Russian Is the *Best* Winter Cocktail

When it comes to seasonal sips, the White Russian is the bee’s knees in the winter. You may gravitate toward warm ciders and coffee cocktails when the weather turns frosty, but nothing warms the soul quite like a creamy White Russian. Just ask The Dude! The best thing about them is that the base is …

This self-taught artist began painting at 48 and rose to international fame just a year later

Contrary to the common belief that genius emerges in the young, it’s been found that major creative breakthroughs tend to happen in our late 30s. But new talents can emerge at any point in life.<p>Helen Downie, a London-based artist, discovered painting at 48—and, without any formal training, rose to …

Art

This artist makes a living 'flash-selling' his work on Instagram

Chris Austin is a Toronto-based artist doing just that.<p>His 8,000 Instagram followers wait each day for Austin to post a photo his artwork and declare it "for sale." Within minutes, he says, followers start emailing him. Whoever emails him first gets the piece.<p>Scroll down for more about Austin's …

Gunpowder artwork makes an explosive statement

While most artists prefer to hone their painting techniques by creating artwork out of oil and acrylic, Danny Shervin has instead chosen a more …

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Takashi Murakami Floods Paris with Effervescent Neo-Pop Art

The latest monographic show from iconic Japanese modern artist, Takashi Murakami, presses refresh on his signature, eclectic aesthetic.<p>Skulls and self-repeating, <i>mise en abyme</i>-style imagery figure prominently into a collection of abstract-meets-traditional artwork at a new solo exhibition at Galerie …

21 Rising Artists Who Caught Our Eye in 2016

There’s nothing we love more than artists bringing a fresh, innovative perspective to the art world. Over the past year we’ve been wowed by the incredible creatives that have been executing their artwork at the highest levels. Whether it’s painting, sculpture, photography, or installations, …

How To Make The Best Roast Potatoes Ever

This changes everything.<p>Roast potatoes sounds like one of the easiest dishes to make. Cut up potatoes, give them some oil, toss them in the oven, and voilà, your potatoes are roasted. It really can be that simple, but chances are it won’t be that spectacular, either.<p>For really great roast potatoes …

The 2016 Pot Lover’s Gift Guide

For the Technophile Pot Lover: PAX 3<p>There's a reason PAX's line of portable vaporizers has often been compared to Apple products – and it's not just …

Cannabis

Modern Light Fixtures Turn Into Animals When Illuminated

Tel Aviv-based designer Chen Bikovski couples a contemporary aesthetic with a nostalgic nod to the past to create whimsical works of modern art. Inspired by fond memories of her childhood and interested in experimenting with ambiance, the award-winning designer invented Popup Lighting, a series of …

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Cooking

How A Wine Startup Marketed Honesty To Build A Multi-Million Dollar Brand

All brands want to stand out. It seems intuitive, yes, but differentiation eludes many startups because there is no rule book to achieving it. Companies try implementing innovative product ideas, quirky business models or guerrilla marketing tactics to attract buzz. But ironically, as more startups …

Customers

Cocktail Crawl: 10 of the Best Bars in New Orleans

New Orleans is the Scheherazade of cocktail cities: It has infinite stories to tell about civilized drinking and exotic elixirs. The birthplace of some of America’s great cocktails—including the Sazerac and Ramos Gin Fizz—the city also has a seemingly bottomless supply of classic (and instant …

15 Italian-Inspired Comfort Food Recipes You Need This Fall

Pasta, gnocchi and so much cheese.<p>Americans have mastered comfort food, there’s no doubt about that. From meatloaf with mashed potatoes to mac and cheese baked under a layer of breadcrumbs, we have a lot of good dishes in our culinary repertoire. But we’re not the only masters of comfort food. …

The 7 Best Scary Movies You Can Watch on Netflix

Frights you can experience in your very own home.<p>Halloween can be a divisive holiday. Kids love it because they get to wear ridiculous clothes while yelling at random adults who then reward them with candy. Adults (well, some adults) appreciate a chance to show the world how clever they are via a …

Horror

Bend, Oregon city guide: what to see and do, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

With more sunshine than Portland or Eugene, nature on the doorstep and great craft beer and coffee, Bend may just be the perfect small US city stopoff<p>The change in the Oregon landscape was profound: US route 26 had taken me from the rain-soaked, lush green of the Pacific Northwest over Mount Hood …

Pacific Northwest

How This Millennial Made Her First Million

Australian jewelry designer and entrepreneur Samantha Wills started her business with a brave move some 12 years ago, when she packed her belongings into her Toyota hatchback, left her small hometown of Port Macquarie and drove to Sydney with the ambition to make it big. Her rise to success was not …

15 Ingenious Cooking Tips You Can Copy From Chef Tyler Florence

If you're an avid Food Network watcher, you already know who Tyler Florence is. If not, allow me to introduce you to the TV host and chef, who just happens to have as many good cooking tips as he does good looks. Tyler is from Greenville, SC, and now lives in San Francisco with his wife and two …

Recipes

Georgia’s 7 Must-Know Extras Casting Companies

Georgia continues to blossom into the “Hollywood of the South,” and as more and more film productions take notice, that means background acting …

Paul Rudd

The Key to Making Killer Carbonara Without a Recipe

Like most good things, carbonara is simple but requires <i>la practica</i>, which I don't say to be off-putting—simply honest. Having written this, you will now of course go off and make the perfect carbonara on your first attempt and wonder what on Earth I was going on about. Good for you.<p>The goal for …

How To Fund Your Startup: The Ultimate Startup Funding Guide

In my work as a consultant to entrepreneurs, the issue of startup funding and capital always comes up. I’ve yet to work with an entrepreneur who says …

These Sweet and Spicy Shots Taste Just Like Cinnamon Rolls

Something transcendent happens when you mix Fireball whisky with cream soda.<p>Even if you harbor a burning, all-consuming hatred for Fireball whisky, you will not be able to resist these shots. Something transcendent (yes, transcendent) happens when you mix the spicy, cinnamon-flavored alcohol with …

A Creamy Mushroom Pasta for When Nothing Else Will Do

When all you want is a bowl of creamy pasta, adding a pile of golden-brown mushrooms makes it feel virtuous.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>If …

A painter transforms sex into works of art, after leaving his day job

Side Hustle<p>After clocking out at work, a painter transforms sex into works of art.<p>Side Hustle<p>After clocking out at work, a painter transforms sex …

Wine, vineyards and luxury resorts in Mendoza, heart of Argentina’s wine country

If you want mint tea with your breakfast at Casa de Uco, a luxury wine resort nestled in the Argentinian Andean foothills, your server first checks …

Walt Morton's Picks: The Best Paintings at the LA Art Show, 2016

Walt Morton at the LA Art Show<p>Walt Morton, a brilliant former adman who now writes and paints in Venice Beach, CA has been sending me scouting reports from the LA Art Show. Walt has an eye for talent and I am passing on the "Academy Awards Style" mentions and comments he has sent me. Links to …

This artist makes a living 'flash-selling' his work on Instagram