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The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …

Guitar

Roast Chicken

Roast chicken is a great dish for family dinners and parties. Preparing is as simple as adding in some herbs and roasting in the oven. Here are a …

Cooking

Your smartphone camera can help you shop faster. Here's how.

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

Apps

We're Calling It: The Top Kitchen Paint Colors for 2018

One of my favorite new trends in design is the return of color to the kitchen. For the second year running, I'm taking a look at current color trends …

Kitchens

10 Lessons Matisse Can Teach You About Art and Life

Matisse is currently my muse, with his minimalist compositions, his playful use of form and color, and his masterful cutouts.Original work by …

Art

10 Absolutely Delicious Ways to Turn Mushrooms into Dinner

When it comes to adding vegetables to dinner, there are two camps: the ones I pick in an effort to feel like I'm doing something good for myself (aka …

Cooking

Miccus Home RTX 2.0 Long Range Wireless Audio Transmitter or Receiver review

Back in May, I reviewed the Miccus Home TX Pro long-range wireless audio transmitter which allows you to transmit a Bluetooth signal up to 160ft. …

One of Our Favorite EDC Brands Now Offers Knives Made in the USA

Oregon-based workshop Grovemade just released an incredibly simple all-metal knife. A modern take on the Japanese <i>higonokami</i>, this friction folder …

Knives

5 best downtown Los Angeles restaurants

<i>Material for this article comes from the website ChefsFeed</i><i>. You can follow the site on Facebook</i><i>.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Almost from its start, Los Angeles has been a huge draw for tourists. Well, much of it anyway. Downtown L.A. hasn't exactly had a reputation as a haven for fun-minded vacationers.<p>But that's been …

Los Angeles

When it comes to noisy neighbors, it's the board's responsibility to enforce association rules

<b>Question:</b> I've owned and lived in my very small Los Angeles condo complex for 16 years and am president of the association. Many of my neighbors are established professionals, including a couple of financial advisors across the hall. They have lived in the building for more than 40 years and have …

Tyrus Wong, the Chinese-American Artist of Disney’s “Bambi” Finally Gets Recognition He Deserves

Nearly one year after he died at the age of 106, Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong is finally gaining wide recognition for his work at Disney and Warner Brothers. Wong was responsible for much of the imagery we associate with iconic films like <i>Bambi</i>, though due to prejudices against Chinese …

Art

(Graphic) Designer Watches

So, we were at one of the events at the London Design Festival last month, and bumped into a couple of design colleagues. We noticed that all three …

Typography

How to find out if you're affected by the Equifax hack

You may have never used Equifax yourself -- or even heard of it -- but the credit reporting agency could still have a treasure trove of your personal information.<p>Equifax said Thursday that 143 million people could be affected by a recent data breach in which cybercriminals stole information …

Identity Theft

8 Best Acrylic Paint Sets That Both Beginners and Professional Artists Will Love

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.<p>Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional painter, it’s always a good idea to figure out what brand of paints work best for your needs. When it …

Digital Art

62 Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes You'll Want to Make This Fall

While slow cookers make getting dinner (or breakfast) on the table easy year-round, there's no season we associate with the appliance more than Fall. An especially busy time of year, now is the time to lean on easy, supercozy recipes that practically cook themselves. Here, we've rounded up more …

3 Marinades That Will Make You a BBQ Hero

Looking for super flavorful meat and fish with minimal effort? The secret is a good marinade, and these three tried-and-true ones are an excellent …

Cooking

10 Things About...Edges

-Greg Manchess <br>Stages of Resolution 1, detail <br>One of the most difficult concepts to grasp about painting is the use of edges. Students often go …

Graphics

Art History: The Evolution of Landscape Painting and How Contemporary Artists Keep It Alive

In the contemporary realm of painting, artists often dabble in styles inspired by past artistic movements. One genre that has particularly strong roots in the past is landscape painting. Today, contemporary artists who work in this style visually demonstrate the ways in which their work has been …

Art

25 Brilliant Quotes About Art From Famous Artists and Great Creative Minds

Many people turn to the portfolios of prolific artists, writers, and other creatives when seeking artistic inspiration. In addition to their powerful bodies of work, however, it is also worth listening to the words spoken, written, and shared by these influential figures. Many creatives offer …

Art

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Habitats

How to turn used plastic bottles into skylights and street lamps

Let the sunshine in<p>In 1880, Thomas Edison patented a lightbulb made from a glass tube and cotton thread filament. It was crude in its design, but it worked, and within a few years the Edison Lamp was a fixture of sitting rooms across America.<p>In 2002, Brazilian mechanic Alfred Moser had his own …

Graduate School

Trend Alert: New Geometry, The Return of the Art Poster

Since the days of Art Nouveau Paris, the poster has been the affordable, low-commitment way to introduce art to a room: Who didn’t grow up with a …

How to Look at a Calligraphy Painting

Painting

Caterham Seven 360

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>British<br>• Cars<br>• Engineering<p>The Origins of the Seven<p>The Caterham Seven is the official continuation of the iconic Lotus …

Cheech Marin, a singular Renaissance man, talks about comedy, pottery, pot, art and his new memoir

Pay a visit to the Pacific Palisades home of actor and comedian Cheech Marin and you may find yourself holed up in the bathroom, in the company of your affable host, having an impassioned conversation about painting.<p>Marin, an avid collector, has dozens of artworks dotting every corner of his …

L.A. designers say this is the place to get that midcentury look — at a discount

If you've ever found yourself staring longingly at the showrooms of West Hollywood Design District, wondering when you'll have the wherewithal to purchase a few pieces of high-quality furniture, then perhaps it's time to look south — six miles south, in fact, toward Modern Resale.<p>It's a destination …

An overview of your cable TV alternatives

I've already talked about some of the free apps out there for streaming TV. Now, I want to shift gears and highlight what you can get if you're …

Sensual, Ethereal Watercolors Reinterpret the Female Form

Fahren Feingold's paintings bloom and radiate with ethereal energy and the occasional splash of bright color.<p>It can be challenging to honor the female figure without perceived hyper-sexualization. This is exactly the paradigm that artist Fahren Feingold seeks to combat through her watercolors of …

Art

Fluance Fi50 Bluetooth Speaker Review: Big Sound In Big, Retro Package

<b>Fluance F150: When Portability Isn’t a Concern</b><p>Fluance is making a habit out of flouting Bluetooth speaker norms. Most manufacturers strike a balance between portability and sound quality. They need the space for a battery, they need to keep the speaker light and easy to carry, and performance has …

Audiophile

Take a hike into a ghost town — not far from DTLA

Even people who know Los Angeles well (or think they do, like me) may be surprised to learn there is a well preserved ghost town, the site of Southern California's first commercial oil well, freeway-close in nearby Valencia. But Mentryville is all that and more — including a movie set and a great …