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Warm Up With This Chili Recipe From Houston's El Real Tex-Mex Cafe

Blizzard or not, it's chili season. Here now is a recipe from one of the best: Chef Bryan Caswell's classic Texas red Chili con Carne from El Real Tex-Mex Cafe in Houston, excerpted from one of our favorite books of 2015, <i>The Chili Cookbook</i> by Rob Walsh. There are innumerable recipes for regional …

Dotted masterpieces from the tiny Aboriginal town of Papunya – in pictures

In the 1970s a striking new art style, popularly known as dot painting, emerged from the remote Aboriginal community of Papunya. It was spearheaded by a small group of male artists, including Clifford Possum and Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri. Now a new exhibition celebrates the second wave of Papunya …

Revealed: the inner world of Picasso, Dalí­ and beyond

A new exhibition in London showcasing intimate images of the seminal artist, Pablo Picasso, among others, at work is curated by the Spanish painter's grandson.<p><i>Revealed</i>, launched in collaboration with the luxury hotel group Sofitel, captures artists, including Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Henry Matisse …

Albert Ruiz Villar Mixed Media Geometric Collages

Barcelona based artist Albert Ruiz Villar’s collages combine graphic shapes and soft muted colors in a beautiful geometric assemblage. (...) Read …

Art

Why You Shouldn't Go to Art School

Your parents will love this helpful accompaniment to all your back-to-school woes.<p>If you're going to be an artist, nothing can stop you. This includes the ridicule of art lovers, dire poverty, and the lack of formal education. There are certain things taught by any art school worth its salt that …

100 cameras were given away to homeless people in London. The results = amazing.

The best thing about art is that it can spring from the most unexpected places. UK based organization Cafe Art put this theory into practice with …

New Mirrored Infinity Room Immerses Viewers in Mesmerizing World of Endless Reflections

With a prolific career dating back to the mid-20th century, New York-based artist Lucas Samaras has gained renown for his work in painting, sculpture, photography, and performance art. Born in Greece in 1936, Samaras has been the subject of seven major career retrospectives and more than …

Art

Yo La Tengo Made Their Loveliest Album Ever: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

It's 2015 but feels like 1995.<p><i>Welcome to Expert Witness with Robert Christgau, the self-proclaimed "Dean of American Rock Critics." He currently teaches at NYU and published multiple books throughout his life. For nearly four decades, he worked as the music editor for The Village Voice, where he</i> …

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …

Happy Birthday, Ai Weiwei! We love his 2007 “Fountain of Light."