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10 sites in Metro Vancouver where the arts are expected to thrive

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Autumn Adults

Once again we sent out our street-style photographers to the plaza at Lincoln Center, the cobblestone streets of the West Village, and gritty back alleys of Chelsea to capture the attendees with the most chic, mature style during this fashion week.

All the Best Jokes from Tina Fey’s Speech at the Natural History Museum Gala

As host of the American Museum of Natural History’s gala on Thursday, Tina Fey opened with remarks that blossomed into a full-blown comedy routine. Talking up the science museum, she touched on New York City’s new mayor-elect, the English’s fear of whales, and grumpy bicyclists. Some highlights …

Reverse-Engineering a Genius (Has a Vermeer Mystery Been Solved?)

David Hockney and others have speculated—controversially—that a camera obscura could have helped the Dutch painter Vermeer achieve his photo-realistic effects in the 1600s. But no one understood exactly how such a device might actually have been used to paint masterpieces. An inventor in Texas—the …