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Tom Waits to receive prestigious PEN award

The San Diego-bred troubadour and his wife, Kathleen Brennan, will be honored alongside John Prine

Tom Waits

Francis Bacon: creating order from chaos

An unsparing observer of the human condition, Francis Bacon was as unsentimental about death as he was about life. “When I’m dead, put me in a plastic bag and throw me in the gutter,” the old hellraiser told the proprietor of the Colony Room, the Soho drinking den which was Bacon’s second home, if …

Bacon

Haight Ashbury Highlights: SF Neighborhood Recommendations - Loews Hotel #WishYouWereHere

<b></b><i>Each week this summer we will be highlighting a different San Francisco neighborhood based on those that know them best — our Loews Regency San</i> …

Rocket Boat San Francisco 2012

A hippie's guide to San Francisco

Even if you don’t consider yourself a flower child, who doesn’t appreciate the message of peace and love that grew out of 1960s hippie culture in San …

National Park Maps | NPMaps.com - just free maps, period.

<i>This site currently has 1,187 free high-resolution national park maps to view, save, and download.</i><p>The National Park Service publishes tons of great …

Maps

Yosemite’s top day hikes

There’s no better way – and often no other way – to see Yosemite than by parking the car and hitting the trail.<p>It’s impossible to say one area of the park is better for hiking than another, in fact all areas of the park are best explored on foot. Really, it depends on the hiker’s ability, interests …

5 great hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park

No place on Earth looks like Bryce Canyon National Park.<p>There's no place with all those spires of red, pink and white rocks, called hoodoos. From the …

10 Reasons to Visit Page, Arizona

Planning a road trip in Northern Arizona? While driving along Highway 89, there are so many reasons to pull over! Here are the 10 reasons, straight to the point, telling you why you should include Page, Arizona as a stop:<p><b>1. Antelope Canyon</b><p>This is one of the obvious reasons. You have to book a …

Colorado

A Guide To: Sedona Swimming Holes

The Crack at Bell Crossing/Wet Beaver Creek<p>Grab your bathing suit and towel, because we just spent a week scouting out the best swimming holes in and …

How Francis Bacon boldly thieved his signature image from Munch – and gave it teeth

A new exhibition at Tate Liverpool reveals how Bacon constructed his striking faces.T<i>he Waste Land</i> was one of Francis Bacon’s favourite poems. A …

UK News

Francis Bacon: final painting found in 'very private' collection

It could be a bull backing in to a burning, black void or one escaping it, moving hopefully into the heavenly light. What seems certain is that this final, extraordinary painting by Francis Bacon, unseen and undocumented until now, is by an artist who knows he will soon die.<p>The art historian Martin …

Bacon

The truth behind Francis Bacon's 'screaming' popes | Art | Agenda

Around this time last week we brought you a look inside Anselm Kiefer's studio as part of a sneak preview from a Phaidon Focus book we're publishing …

A Five-Point Guide to the Work of Francis Bacon

<b>Francis Bacon</b> was born to wealthy English parents in Dublin in 1909, and had a colonial childhood amongst the Troubles in a succession of Irish …

Francis Bacon

Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

Outdoors

Inside Anselm Kiefer's astonishing 200-acre art studio

Anselm Kiefer is a bewildering artist to get to grips with. The word that comes up most often when his work is discussed is the heart-sinking and slippery "references". His vast pictures, thick with paint and embedded with objects from sunflowers and diamonds to lumps of lead, nod to the Nazis and …

The Alchemist: Anselm Kiefer’s 'Der Wolken heitere Stimmung'

<b>Anselm Kiefer</b> <i>Der Wolken heitere Stimmung</i>, 2011.<p>Executed in 2011, <i>Der Wolken heitere Stimmung</i> is an outstanding example of Anselm Kiefer’s unyielding …

Anselm Kiefer’s Paris Retrospective Is Testament to the Regenerative Power of Art

Artsy Editorial<p>By Emily Nathan<p>The work of Anselm Kiefer is instantly recognizable: massive, thickly impastoed, apocalyptic scenes of pastoral …

Paris

Anselm Kiefer and His Hallmarks Have a Moment

PARIS — As Paris reeled in the weeks after the Nov. 13 attacks, the German artist Anselm Kiefer was finishing up an apocalyptic installation at the Pompidou Center.<p>Waves of undulating sand are dotted with upright slabs of mushrooms. A rusting machine gun lays across a hospital gurney made of lead …

Germany

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

The best rooftop bars in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area

Los Angeles, California Travel Guide - Must-See Attractions

Los Angeles - 11 Top Attractions HD

20 great things to do in Los Angeles for tourists

1<p>Get active on Venice Beach<p>Venice Beach has long been known as the kooky Mecca of California, and while it gets more than a fair share of mainstream …

Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles Tour

9 Hot California Places for an Amazing Summer Escape<p>Purple Sand, Glass, Bowling Balls and More on California's Most Unusual Beaches<p>California …

Los Angeles

29 Reasons to Get Excited About Visiting...

29 exciting things to do in Downtown Los Angeles from historic sites, museums and live theatre to sports, nightlife, and the Fashion District.

The Theatre

De 10 beste gratis social media tools die de pro’s ook gebruiken

Social media beheren kan nogal tijdrovend zijn. Ik weet het.<p>Facebook posts en tweets uitschrijven, resultaten verzamelen en analyseren, afbeeldingen …

Wat werkt op Snapchat? 5 succesvolle Nederlandse cases

Snapchat is helemaal hot! In het onderzoek van Newcom van afgelopen januari kwam al naar voren dat Snapchat blijft groeien: op dit moment zijn er 1 …

The Programmatic Primer HD 1

Tom Waits: his 25 best songs

Tom Waits