Heather Finlayson

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These Famous Women Artists Changed the World With Their Self-Portraits

These deeply personal self-portraits did more than just mirror the artists—they sparked meaningful social conversations.<p>Selfies have taken over social media newsfeeds, filling screens with snapshots of people striking perfect poses in sublime settings, laughing with friends, or caught in quiet …

Art

The single greatest punch line in our nation's literary history

<b>(CNN) —</b> If "Call me Ishmael" is the platinum standard for opening sentences in American fiction, then the following is the single greatest punch line in our nation's literary history:<p>"Now vee may perhaps to begin. Yes?"<p>That, as many of you may remember, is the capper to "Portnoy's Complaint," the …

Shopping

Hear a 12-Hour Playlist of Experimental Symphonic Noise Rock by Avant-Garde Guitarist and Composer Glenn Branca (RIP)

Glenn Branca died on Monday at age 69. In tributes from august publications like <i>The Guardian</i> and <i>The New York Times</i>, the guitarist and composer’s name …

Flute

This Will Change Your Mind About Psychedelic Drugs

For years, the field of mental health has been largely barren of meaningful treatment advances. But now, scientists have new hope in the least likely …

Mental Health

‘I wasn’t expecting that’: Welsh C stallion bags Horse & Hound Mountain and Moorland title

Emotions were running high for the connections of one Welsh stallion, when he went through the card on the third day of Royal Windsor to land the</b> …

Horse Racing

You’re Going to Love Cucumber Tea Sandwiches When You Try Them This Way

With the Royal Wedding on the horizon, cucumber tea sandwiches are at the forefront—and we're here for it.<p>Tea sandwiches are the epitome of English …

Country Lifestyle

Watch 9 Iconic Artists at Work: Vintage Videos of Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Renoir, Monet, Escher & More

<b>Claude Monet, 1915:</b><p>We've all seen their works in fixed form, enshrined in museums and printed in books. But there's something special about watching …

Art

An Adorable Little Dog Freezes in Place During His Annual Trip to the Veterinarian’s Office

An adorable little dog named Ceelo froze in place out of fear of being at the veterinarian, despite the fact that he was safe in the company of his …

Pets

Famous Painting Disappearing by Alper Dostal

«Hot Art Exhibition» is a striking digital art series created by Vienna-based artist and multidisciplinary designer Alper Dostal. What would happen …

Art

John Mulaney’s “Horse Loose In A Hospital” Is The Best Political Joke Of The Trump Era

<i>John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City</i> is a stand up comedy triumph. Every joke is meticulously written and every punchline is served with a …

Comedy

Zora Neale Hurston: 87 years after writing of ‘The Last Black Cargo,’ the book is being published

Cudjo Lewis was getting old, and Zora Neale Hurston had something to prove.<p>Hurston, the prolific African American author best known for “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” was just starting her career in 1928 when she traveled down to Plateau, Ala., to meet with Lewis. The man was in his 80s. He was …

Literature

Listen: Astrophysicist Reads Le Guin’s Hymn To Time

Written in 2015, Ursula K. Le Guin’s unsentimental poem “Hymn To Time” distills a lifetime of wisdom and experience in just a few stanzas, and is comforting to revisit in the wake of the author’s death earlier this year. But don’t take our word for it: you can listen to astrophysicist Janna Levin …

Judi, Maggie, Joan and Eileen: all hail British theatre's great dames

Roger Michell’s film Nothing Like a Dame brings four legends together – and evokes decades of brilliant performances<p>Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. The wheeze of bringing together four of Britain’s distinguished theatrical dames – Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie …

The Arts

62 of the World’s Best Independent Bookstores

As recommended by Atlas Obscura readers.<p>Saturday, April 28 is Independent Bookstore Day, the day each year when we celebrate the importance of small …

Books

5 minutes and 5 ingredients are all you need to make superior Irish cream

Baileys Irish Cream is delicious. It’s cheap. And you can get it almost anywhere. But, trust me, there’s no reason to buy Baileys or any other Irish cream. Instead, you should make your own.<p>Making your own Irish cream shouldn’t be the sole domain of the DIY, Pinterest-obsessed crowd. Trust me. It’s …

Listen to Marvin Gaye sing "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" in an isolated vocal track

Most songs aren't as good when the instrumentals are stripped out, but Marvin Gaye's vocals in "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" are so powerful and …

Here's The Best Time To Buy Airline Tickets

When is the best time to buy an airline ticket?<p>CheapAir.com analyzed over 917 million airfares in more than 8,000 markets in its 2018 Annual Airfare Study.<p>Here is what they found.<p>(Hint: Memo to last minute fare buyers. You may want start buying in advance).<p><b>Best Time To Buy An Airline Ticket</b><p>In 2017, …

Flying

Behind the Masterpiece: Van Morrison's Astral Weeks at 50

The album was conceived in the milieu of Timothy Leary, recorded with session musicians fresh off commercial-jingle gigs, and only gradually recognized as something like magic.<p>Editor’s Note: This is part of <i>The Atlantic’s</i> ongoing series looking back at 1968. All past articles and reader …

Artists transformed a Trump hotel suite into an art exhibit with rats

In a Salon exclusive interview, the artists behind the art protest explain how they schemed their devious plan<p>A collective of anti-Trump artists pulled off a powerful and clever art exhibit, called "The People's Prison," which featured live rats crawling on a President Donald Trump impersonator …

Here is how to delete Facebook

Some of us have been on Facebook for more than a decade, but all good things come to an end. Over the past 18 months, Facebook has been in a downward spiral. The social network is in the eye of a controversy storm, with fake news, Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and misuse of …

Natural ability can get horses only so far in the human world

Horsetalk.co.nzThe system traps riders and horse owners into an artificial world where the value is winning at all cost.Natural ability can get …

Horse Racing

Cacio e Pepe Is the Perfect Food Everyone Should Know How to Make

The ultimate comfort food for late nights and impromptu parties.<p>Home cooking can often feel like a lot of effort for little reward. You have to buy the stuff, then maybe you wash it, you chop it, you cook it, you wait for it to cook, and then you eat it, and after a few minutes it’s gone; then you …

20 Healthiest Low-Carb, High-protein Foods for Weight Loss | TODAY.com

Carbs have received a bad rap over the years, and while diets that completely eliminate them have remained popular for decades, cutting carbs entirely can actually do more harm to your body than good. However, if you’re looking to still eat carbs but just cut back a little, whether it’s for weight …

A Tiny Big Eared Fennec Fox and a British Shorthair Cat Make the Most Adorable Pair of Best Friends

A tiny little fennec fox with gigantic ears named Kuzma and a British shorthair cat named Zima live happily together under the same roof in Moscow, …

Carol Sloane On Piano Jazz

Carol Sloane is a sublime singer of great songs. She is natural and unaffected with a voice that embraces the melody and the listener with equal parts maturity and conviction. Combining spirit with character and elegance with style, Sloane has enchanted audiences all over the world. Her command of</i> …

Flute

8 Reasons Living Like A Cat Will Make You Much, Much Happier

So cool, so curious.<p><i>After years of living with and observing his own cat Ziggy, author Stéphane Garnier decided people would be much happier if they adopted the calm, wise, and self-assured characteristics of cats. In</i> How to Think Like a Cat<i>, he shares key tips for following their lead — and</i> …

Pets

Lindsey Vonn is in her final Olympics. Here’s how to watch all her events.

The American skiing legend is back for a fourth Olympics. Here’s how to watch her quest for gold in Pyeongchang.<p>Lindsey Vonn is back in the Olympics for a fourth time. She is healthy. She is ready. She is inspired. And she knows she likely won’t be back.<p>The winningest female skier in World Cup …

Skiing

Top 10 books about the Scottish Highlands and Islands

“Wherever I wander, wherever I rove / The hills of the Highlands forever I love,” said Robert Burns, and I high-five him wholeheartedly.<p>I’ve been obsessed with the Scottish Highlands and Islands since first going there on a family holiday at the age of 10. Its remote, rugged landscape has pulled me …

Books

What Are Snowbikes And Why Are They So Awesome

It's not really a bike, but this mashup of a snowmobile and dirt bike looks awesome<p>The bike is narrow, but stable enough that I can easily rest my feet on the pegs and balance without moving. The first time I give it some gas, I stall. On a second try, as I get to the end of a straightaway, I …

Kate Middleton Wears a Velvet, Floral Erdem Dress for Her Last Night in Sweden

The duchess wore blue velvet.<p>Wednesday is the last day <b>Prince William</b> and <b>Kate Middleton</b> will spend in Sweden, though their Scandinavian tour will continue for two more days in Norway. They ended the Swedish leg of their trip at an event at the Fotografiska gallery with <b>Crown Princess Victoria</b> and</b> …

Kate Middleton