Leissa Vogler

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The History of the Ballet Body: From Anna Pavlova to Misty Copeland

“Ballet is woman,” said George Balanchine, the inimitable Russian choreographer who is credited with bringing ballet into the great American artistic oeuvre. It’s a legacy that tonight the American Ballet Theatre will continue to push forward with the debut of its fall season. Among its talented …

Refugees who changed the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> They are destitute, desperate but determined. Thousands of them flee their homes every year, risking their lives in unseaworthy boats or crammed in trucks.<p>Refugees struggling to find a new life in Europe have seized the world's attention. In some places, they have faced a backlash from …

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Behind This Aged Façade Is The World's Most Beautiful Abandoned Castle

Hidden in the hills of Tuscany, this 16th-century estate will take your breath away.<p>Tuscany is known for its incredible rolling hills, Renaissance-era art, and Castello di Sammezzano. If the latter is unfamiliar, photographer Martino Zegwaard is here to change that.<p>Originally built in the 17th …

Celebrity baby names: The best of the unique

Some celebrities like their children to be as distinctive as they are, giving them unusual names. Check the photos to see examples.

'Back to the Future' red carpets definitely looked more 1985 than 2015

Wednesday is the day that <i>Back to the Future</i> fans have been waiting for.<p>In part II of the trilogy, Marty, Doc and Jennifer travel to the future date …

Fabulous Fall Foliage in Full Bloom: Pictures

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Winners of Nikon's 2015 Small World Contest Reveal the Microscopic Beauty of Our World

The winners and honourably-mentioned images were recently announced for Nikon's 2015 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Submissions were collected from professionals and amateurs alike; the contest is open to anyone with a passion for microscopy and photography. With a rich pool of …

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21 Candid Photos Of Old Hollywood Celebs

Celebs just doing normal stuff.

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20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

11 Of The Most Stylish Women In History That You've Never Heard Of

If they only had Instagram back in the day. These aristocrats, artists, and courtesans were the style icons of their time.<p>These ladies ruled countries, wrote books, stole husbands, brokered peace treaties, and looked good while doing it all. Today's It girls have nothing on them.

Six Great Fall Surf Road Trips

Presenting blueprints for the best way to beat post-summer blues<p>Fall is the perfect time to get in the car and find some waves. So pack a wetsuit and some boards then embark on one of the following quests for surf-induced happiness.<p>Central California<p><b>San Francisco to Big Sur</b><br>231 Miles, 3 to 5</b> …

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The 'poetic mystery' of the world's leading dancers - CNN Style

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Celebrity Sightings of the Week: Pictures

Ronda Rousey

25 Award-Winning Wedding Photos You Just Have To See

These are not your average wedding pictures.<p>Four times a year, the Fearless Awards honor the very best photos by the world's top wedding photographers. And the most recent collection, released Tuesday, is no exception.<p>After poring over more than 15,000 submissions from 1,300 photographers, a group …

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Discover the best get-cozy-these-7-modern-quilts on Dwell - Dwell

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The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

The History of the House of Chanel

Peruse highlights of the brand's storied legacy, from one style hit to the next.<p>Peruse highlights of the brand's storied legacy, from one style hit to the next.

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World Beard and Moustache Championships: Pictures

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Celebrity Sightings of the Week: Pictures

Jada Pinkett Smith

These award-winning photos capture nature at its most savage and striking

LONDON — The winners of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards were announced this week — and it's fair to say they all look pretty …

These Are America's Coolest Ghost Towns

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21 striking photos of ballerinas, what dreams are made of

Oct. 1 is World Ballet Day — a day to celebrate some of the most skilled and graceful dancers on the planet.<p>On Thursday five of the world’s leading …

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

17 Quirky-Cool Icons of Eyewear: From Peggy Guggenheim to Barbra Streisand

What better way to accessorize a collection “about Italy appreciated through foreigners’ eyes,” as Vogue.com’s Chief Critic <b>Sarah Mower</b> put it, than with OTT eyewear? The subplot of Dolce & Gabbana’s collection—a love letter, of sorts, to Italy’s picture-perfect past—was about vision and the …

Northern Lights dazzle over Britain as Earth aligns with Sun - and there could be more displays to come

Look up into the night sky over the next few weeks and the Aurora Borealis may be visible<p>Parts of Britain were treated to a dazzling display when the Northern Lights appeared in 'near-perfect' viewing conditions.<p>Clear skies across northern parts of the UK meant stargazers got an uncommon glimpse of …

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The Best 12 Books Coming Out This October

The weather is taking a turn (and threatening a full-blown hurricane if you’re on the East Coast), but there’s no shortage of books offering up the same dose of comfort as a warm blanket or bowl of hot soup. These juicy plotlines will have you happily holed up inside. From novels about …

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31 dazzling sunsets from around the world

Even the most mundane destinations turn into dazzling dreamscapes at sunset.<p>And when the sun sets on the world's most beautiful landmarks? We'll let …

Happy 125th birthday, Yosemite National Park! | CNN Travel

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