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Meet the Kentucky Derby horses

The Kentucky Derby field is (mostly) set with the post position draw set for Wednesday and race on May 7 at Churchill Downs.<p>So, yes, it's time to …

Horse Racing

Vik Muniz’s Photographic Delusions

Vik Muniz has said he started using food such as chocolate syrup in his art because his studio was near the kitchen, and the edibles were close at …

The Making of Bruce Davidson

In <i>Bruce Davidson: An Illustrated Biography</i>, writer Vicki Goldberg presents an affectionate, sometimes reverent look at the documentary photographer …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

George Tice’s New Jersey Nostalgia

Since the start of his long career, George Tice has made the small towns and urban centers of New Jersey the subject of his large format black and …

New Jersey

Elliott Erwitt Sees in Color

In his long career, Elliott Erwitt almost always carried two cameras, one with black and white film and one with color. As a press release for his …

Anthony Hernandez’s Majority Rules

Anthony Hernandez began his career in the late 1970s as a street photographer investigating a seldom-seen side of a frequently documented city. “The …

Street Photography

Light, and Its Absence

An exhibition opening today at the Houston Center for Photography investigates the essential elements of photography through the work of 12 …

Photography

Deborah Turbeville’s Dark View of Fashion

In more than two dozen fashion prints and collages made by Deborah Turbeville between 1974 and 1982, on view at Deborah Bell Photographs in New York …

New York City

Club Meatyard

A new book and exhibition that examine the remarkable history of the Lexington Camera Club in Lexington, Kentucky, emphasizes the importance of …

Lexington

Drawing with Light on the American Landscape

Barry Underwood uses the natural landscape like a canvas, working with artificial light to paint geometric shapes and markings on the world after …

Karl Blossfeldt’s Botanical Masterworks

Karl Blossfeldt’s close-up botanical studies were a hit when they first appeared in <i>Art Forms in Nature</i>, a book of his photographs published in Berlin …

Golden State Warriors

“Golden State,” a new show opening March 29 at Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City and on view until April 27, presents the work of seven …

Massimo Vitali’s Teeming Beaches

Massimo Vitali’s latest series of large-scale prints, on display at the Benrubi Gallery in New York City until June 30, features the type of imagery …

Aaron Siskind’s Vintage Abstraction

A new show presents Aaron Siskind’s exploration of the abstractions he found in everyday materials. The exhibition, on view at Gitterman Gallery in …

Art

How to Spend 24 Hours in Venice

Venice is a bit of a polarizing city: Some travelers love it, others can’t stand it. But if you haven’t been to the unique city, it’s worth at least …

6 Underrated Places in Italy

It’s hard to go wrong on a trip to Italy, period -- pasta in Rome, the romantic canals of Venice, the Easter egg-tinged coast of Cinque Terre. But …

The 10 Essential Carry-On Bags for Weekend Travel

<i>Additional reporting by Stefanie Waldek.</i><p>Whether you’re going away for a week or a weekend, the right carry-on bag can make or break your trip. Have …

Shopping

Top 5 Day Trips From Florence

Florence has more than enough Renaissance art and architecture, steak and Chianti, and designer boutiques. But should you want a change of pace, the …

5 Luxury Hotels in NYC and Their Cheaper (But Similar) Alternatives

When it comes to vacationing in New York City, everyone wants a bite out of the Big Apple's luxury offerings. But if you don’t want to blow your …

New York City

5 Cheesy Seaside Towns We Love

Many of us have fond memories of summer vacations spent in tourist trap beach towns, and sometimes visiting those towns as adults can be a bit of a …

New England

The 7 Best All-Inclusive Hotels in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

There is an impressively large range of all-inclusive resorts in Ocho Rios, a beach resort on Jamaica's northern coast. You've got your …

Sandals

The Ultimate Guide to Loyalty Programs for Chain Hotels

As the Hotel Tell-All website, it’s important that we here at Oyster provide travelers with all the information that they need to have a great hotel …

Hospitality

Summer TV Preview: The ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff, the Return of ‘True Detective,’ and More!

For dedicated TV watchers, these are the good times. <i>Mad Men</i> is ending its legendary run on a dizzying, deeply emotional high. <i>Game of Thrones</i>, always …

TV

The Confused Person's Guide to Yemen

It’s simply a Saudi-Iranian-American-Yemeni-al-Qaeda civil/proxy war.<p>“What the hell is happening in Yemen?” is now one of the most urgent geopolitical questions in the Middle East. Sadly, few people are qualified or knowledgeable enough to answer this pressing question. Most experts agree that most …

Is Canada’s Pot Breathalyzer Headed South?

A former policeman in Canada has created a weed breathalyzer to prevent “drugging and driving.” Is the U.S. its next stop?<p>Alcohol isn’t the only …

Jack White - Lazaretto

Jack White Interviewed, Does "Temporary Ground" and "Alone in My Home" on "Conan"

It's been a busy past couple of days for Jack White with the release of his new album <i>Lazaretto.</i> Earlier this week, he stopped by "The Tonight Show" – for the second time in a month – to perform cuts off the new LP. Last night, the TV promotion continued with an interview and performance on …

Big Business Vs. Libertarians in the GOP

Republicans who don’t do the bidding of corporations are getting bull’s-eyes this primary season.<p>Big business took a big loss in Virginia Tuesday, as …

A Guide To Black and White Portraits

There is an old quote that says, “If you want to shoot fashion, shoot in color, but if you want to shoot emotion, shoot in black and white.” I don’t …