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Welcome to dystopia – George Orwell experts on Donald Trump

Since Kellyanne Conway spoke of ‘alternative facts’, Nineteen Eighty-Four has hit the No 1 spot in Amazon’s book sales chart. So, is the age of Newspeak here?<p>Jean Seaton: The seeds were sown during the George W Bush era<p>Reading George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four again, now, hurts. And I’m not the …

Literature

The 10 Best Places to Live in the World

There's the world's most expensive city (and the world's most expensive city for expats). There's also the world's most beautiful city, and the world's friendliest cities. Now, the results are in for the Economist Intelligence Unit's "Global Liveability Report," which provides scores for lifestyle …

New Zealand

Salvador Dalí’s body exhumed with mustache still intact

We recently heard that the remains of Salvador Dalí were to be exhumed, as a woman who believes she is the prolific artist’s daughter sought a paternity test. Well, it’s happened. His body was taken from the place of burial, the Dalí Museum Theatre in Figueres, Spain, and samples of hair, nail, …

Art

Store Launch of the Limited-Edition Marni Collaboration

Last night fashion and art insiders alike gathered at the Marni store in Soho to celebrate <i>Vogue</i>’s 125th anniversary with the launch of a limited-edition collection in collaboration with Marni and 11 featured artists. The exclusive collection of tees and totes were designed by 11 artists, including …

The Arts

Beauty Mogul Linda Rodin Shares the Secrets to Her Ageless Style

Linda Rodin believes in keeping things simple. The beauty mogul’s signature Rodin Olio Lusso oil has become a mainstay in the medicine cabinets of cool girls everywhere, and this unfussy yet unapologetically glamorous approach to skin care translates into her wardrobe. Though the former model …

These Are The World’s Finest Shoemakers You Need To Know

A quality suit is good, a nice watch is a must, but without a decent pair of shoes your first impression is likely to sink. Everyone says they’re the …

Men's Fashion

Minimalist Apartment With Ethno Vibes And A Unique Array Of Textures

The secret to creating an interior decor that’s minimalist and monochromatic is to avoid being too simple and to compensate for the lack of strong …

An Ultra-Modern Apartment in a Groundbreaking Manhattan Building

This building, in NoLita, is the first residential development in New York City by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando<p>Listing of the</b> …

Extreme sports enthusiasts pour into Dubai | CNN Travel

Extreme Sports

This instagrammer’s epic shots will show you Paris from a brand new perspective

PARIS is one of the most photographed cities on the planet, and travelers can have a hard time figuring out how to make their photos look unique and …

The New York City poets re-inventing the art of the spoken word in a very unusual setting

Poetry has a new guise. If you look at poetry-related events occurring around New York City right now – one thing is for sure: this is not your average recital of Edgar Allan Poe or Maya Angelou. In fact, these are the kind of events our school-age selves would have benefited from; sure to make …

How Four Powerful Rulers Decided the Fate of a Continent

<b>FOUR PRINCES</b> <b><br>Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions That Forged Modern Europe</b><br>By John Julius Norwich<br>288 pp. Atlantic Monthly Press. $27.<p>The decade of the 1490s was a hinge in European history. In almost the same breath that Europe crossed the Atlantic and …

World History

20 Red Room Ideas That Prove A Statement Color Never Goes Out Of Style

The red lipstick of interior design: classic but undeniably sexy.<p>Red is a hue that can evoke a number of emotions: It can be energizing and glossy in a living room, spicy and appetizing in a kitchen, and just sensual enough in a bedroom. However, choosing the right red can be tricky. (Remember when …

The Land of $400 Sneakers: 7 Things About Brazil's Streetwear and Sneaker Culture

A different playing field.<p>Welcome to Brazil, the land of expensive shoes and a mainstream adoration of all footwear <i>big</i> and heavily driven by technology — not the exact substance regular footwear fans and readers of HYPEBEAST crave.<p>Before stepping foot, I’d been given a heads up. Within a short …

Shoes

The 65 Best Home Decorating Ideas Of All Time

How many do you already know?<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

25 Phenomenal Industrial Style Living Room Designs With Brick Walls

Industrial living room design typically comprise of high roofs, uncovered walls and flooring. To accomplish industrial look in your living room you …

Interior Design

A French Girl’s Walking Guide to Paris: One Model Shares Her Favorite Routes

In honor of Bastille Day, we’re celebrating all things French—from Gallic women’s signature ability to pull off insouciant beauty to the ultimate pedestrian city, Paris, which beckons visitors and residents alike to saunter through its streets to the point of rendering other forms of exercise …

France

12 Hyperrealistic Sketches You'll Think Are Photographs

Emanuele Dascanio is an elegant painter and a self-proclaimed "perfectionist" when it comes to creating art. Once you lay your eyes on his incredibly …

The Ugly Battle Over the Wildenstein Art Empire

Over recent weeks in hushed New York dining rooms and private Parisian salons, Guy Wildenstein has been a walking object lesson in how billionaire …

Art

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Banksy stencils destroyed by construction workers in Melbourne

Removal brings number of artist’s works wrecked in a single inner-city laneway to five in two years<p>Three stencils by the street artist Banksy have been destroyed by construction workers in Melbourne, bringing the number of works by the renowned artist wrecked on a single stretch of inner-city …

Streetwear

Best Movies of 2016 (So Far)

1 of 10<p>1. 'The Lobster'<p>Easily the strangest love story of the year (hell, the strangest movie of the year, period), Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' …

HOUSE TOUR: A Manhattan Loft Takes Minimalism To New Heights

They may be known for their luxe interiors for clients, but in their own loft, designers Kevin Roberts and Timothy Haynes distill their signature style to its purest expression.<p>Is it on yet?" Kevin Roberts is fiddling with the electrical cords dangling behind his platform bed. The bedroom is as …

Casual Sex: Everyone Is Doing It

Zhana Vrangalova had hit a problem. On a blustery day in early spring, sitting in a small coffee shop near the campus of New York University, where she is an adjunct professor of psychology, she was unable to load onto her laptop the Web site that we had met to discuss. This was not a technical …

4 Perfect Picnics in Paris: Where to Feast and Where to Find the Best Food

Picnicking in Paris is one of the city’s best seasonal activities. When warm weather gently arrives, the denizens of the city flock to the sunshine—patches of grass in the park and paved edges along the city’s waterways, where they can get an urban tan, people-watch, and indulge in the delights of …

Dive into summer with these ethereal aerial photos of pools

With these (finally) warm temperatures, we've all got one thing on the brain: summer. And really nothing says summer like hanging out around a pool. …

Eye Candy: 10 Ways To Hide Or Disguise Your TV

Televisions are a reality for most people, but that doesn't change the fact that they're not the prettiest thing to look at. There are ways to …

Artworks

What is the Effect of Street Art on Real Estate Prices?

May 30, 2016<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>Marginalized at first, street art and graffiti …

Streetwear