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5 Modern Paint Colors That Work Surprisingly Well in Old Houses

These vibrant colors are anything but old fashioned.<p>White-washing is all the rage these days, so we can't help but breathe a sigh of relief when we spot an interior painted in bright, bold colors. Brilliant hues aren't just for newer homes, though — used correctly, they can make a historical home …

A Beautiful Little Book Celebrates One of the 20th Century's Most Enigmatic Photographers

A new look at Francesca Woodman's unsettling photography.<p>35 years ago last month, Francesca Woodman took her own life by jumping from a window in New York City. In the time since, there have been over 50 exhibitions of her photography in the U.S. and Europe, and numerous books and catalogs …

15 New Takes on Classic Italian Recipes

February 13th is National “Italian Food” Day. It makes total sense that this food holiday falls one day before Valentine’s Day because who knows more …

Italian Food

The Rembrandt Series - Photographs and text by Carla Van De Puttelaar | LensCulture

I cherish a deep love for the Dutch Old Masters.<p>As a contemporary artist, I work with the female nude and portraiture. So I was immediately enthusiastic when the Rembrandt House approached me to create a new series of works inspired by Rembrandt’s nudes.<p>His incredible drawings and etchings show not …

Rome's lonely Pyramid of Cestius gets a new lease of life

Eternal City’s only surviving pyramid dating from conquest of Egypt looks to attract more visitors after extensive clean-up funded by Japanese patron<p>Rome’s only surviving pyramid from ancient times is being put in the spotlight after a Japanese clothing magnate helped pay for an ambitious …

Orphans of time: Photographer captures the beauty of abandoned buildings - Telegraph

Bowie in Berlin: 'He drove round the car park at 70mph screaming that he wanted to end it all'

David Bowie moved to Berlin in the mid-70s in the grip of a cocaine addiction. But the city purged his demons and pushed him to new creative heights. Rory MacLean remembers their nights in his Hauptstraße flat – and one wild night out with Iggy<p>It’s Christmas Day in Berlin in 1977. Seated at the …

India's erotic temples require Parental Guidance

A couple of hours out of Delhi, the train pulls up at a small country station and I stand at the open carriage door. A young man wearing scarlet-framed designer glasses is hurrying along the platform. He sees me and stops.<p>“Sir, good morning,” he says. “You are travelling to which place?” Khajuraho, …

David Bowie's life and career – in pictures

The legendary musician has died at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. Here’s a look back at one of the most colourful careers in rock history

Career Development

The playlist: best jazz of 2015 – Kamasi Washington, Joshua Redman, Polar Bear and more

Continuing our series on some of the best music of 2015, here is our critic’s pick of the year’s best jazz tracks – from a new sax star to a hip-hop interpreter<p>Some albums seem steered by a hidden jazz hand, even if few signs of jazz presence are audible – almost everything the resourceful Polar …

A very long retirement: Sinatra’s bittersweet final years remembered

Frank Sinatra first announced his retirement in 1971, but there would be another thousand concerts. On his centenary, it’s worth remembering that even as his audience dwindled and his voice fell apart, some ghost of his genius remained until the end<p>By the end, he was reading the lyrics from a ring …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

The 10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players

Jimi Hendrix The greatest of all time? Maybe. No one merged the blues, rock and psychedelia with as much ease or wielded<p>... VIEW MORE<p>David …

Jimi Hendrix

11 Places To Travel As A Solo Female Traveler

Whether it's for love, adventure or both, women are taking solo vacations like never before so travel website Trippy.com asked its membership to weigh in on the best destinations for women traveling alone. Some chose the locations they thought were safest while others used the male-to-female ratio …

10 of the best B&Bs in Europe

Photograph: Casa Amora<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/11/6/1446824650572/a7f94271-47b9-40b1-8832-bd464aeda905-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Casa …

Townhouses

16 people who are living the dream without spending a fortune

Circa 4 p.m., pretty much anything sounds better than staring at your office computer screen.<p>For instance, traveling the world — working when you feel like it, how you feel like it, and with a view to rival any Instagrammer's best shot. Or maybe even putting your job on hold (or leaving it …

25 Movie Mistresses With Looks We Love, From Holly Golightly to Mrs. Robinson

Exactly fifty years ago today, <i>The Graduate</i> debuted in movie theaters—forever changing the face of cinema with its unconventional cast and mold-breaking brand of cultural satire. "Mark it right down in your datebook as a picture you'll have to see," wrote the <i>New York Times</i> critic Bosley Crowther of …

Diana Ross

20 breathtaking photos of palaces in India

Each is magnificent in its own way — whether it's the bright colors, archways and domes, or beautiful gardens.<p>Many of the palaces are still the official residences of royal families, while others have been turned into luxury hotels.<p>From the famous Mysore Palace to the floating Jal Mahal, here are …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

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