Susan Hastings

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Which Airline Has the Rudest (or Nicest) Flight Attendants?

You're probably not going to be terribly surprised by the results of the latest reader poll.<p>The truth is, at least in my experience, most flight attendants are "nice" at least if you're nice to them. Pour on the charm, and they'll respond. That's not always the case, but here …

Japan's Largest Hotel Chain Rises on First Day of IPO

Seibu Holdings Inc., operator of Japan’s biggest hotel chain, rose on its Tokyo Stock Exchange debut, bucking the trend of first trading-day declines …

I Heart My City: Emma’s Philadelphia

<b>Emma Fried-Cassorla</b> can probably get away with saying she’s from the City of Brotherly Love after spending most of her life there. In addition to working a day job in communications at the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, this hometown enthusiast shares her insider intel on Philly Love Notes, …

Europe's "Second Cities" -- Like Portugal's Porto -- Come in First

I am really into "second cities" these days. For generations, several European Industrial Age powerhouses (Antwerp, Hamburg, Glasgow, Bilbao, and so on) were what we would call "rust belt," as their elegant "first city" counterparts enjoyed the luster of the Information Age. But over the last …

Pre-Travel Prep: 5 Healthy Ways to Kick Off a Long Flight

This past month I found myself jet setting through airports in New York City, Aruba, Panama, and Colombia. With Columbus, Ohio and San Francisco on the horizon and my travel schedule getting busier as the year goes on, I learned a long time ago that in order to stay healthy and well on the road, I …


A picturesque scene in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park makes for a stellar submission to the Traveler Photo Contest. #TPC2014 Photograph by Matthew Potter/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

"Crossing Brooklyn" Highlights Borough's Artists, from Bushwick to Bay Ridge - Art in America

These days, you don’t necessarily have to live in America—or be an artist—to be included in the Whitney Biennial. But you’d better live and/or work …

The Arts

A Walk at Dusk-1835 Artist : Caspar David Friedrich © Posted by Humam

“New York Close Up” at the Queens Museum

As an emerging artist, do you ever wonder how artists navigate art fairs, galleries, and selling their work? Hear the perspectives of three different …

Artist: Federico Zandomeneghi(1841-1917) Il filo d’erba (1894) Posted by Nicoletta

BUY: Eiffel Tower Scissors

Happy Earth Day! Enjoy our collection, "The World Outside," including this painting by Sandy Dooley.

"There is no reason not to consider the world as one gigantic painting." -Robert Rauschenberg #EarthDay [Earth Day 1990, Robert Rauschenberg, United States, 1990, Partial and promised gift of the Grinstein Family © Robert Rauschenberg]

Images of Mallord and Turner and Joseph and William | Tate Images

Featured Artwork of the Day: Carlo Crivelli (Italian, active by 1457–died 1495) | Saint George | 1472

Women in Science Wednesday: Chemist Kathleen Yardley Lonsdale was the first women elected as President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1968. #groundbreaker More info from Smithsonian Institution Archives:

What did you think of our Matisse show? | Tate

If you have visited the show, what was it like seeing these vibrant, colourful cut-outs in person?<p>Were you impressed by Matisse’s bold use of colour? …

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#ArtistoftheDay Sam Minot

Iris Apfel Dresses for Matisse

William Tyler's 2010 album was hailed as "the most vital, energized album by an American solo guitarist in a decade or more." His new album is an instrumental narrative inspired by the promise and psychosis of Southern California. Reserve your free ticket here→

Happy birthday to J.M.W. Turner, born on this day in 1775. Though profoundly influenced by landscapists and history painters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Turner was an innovator who has been hailed as a forerunner of modernist abstraction. Learn more and view a slideshow of works: Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775–1851) | Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Salute | ca. 1835