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22 Summer 2016 Books You Won’t Want To Miss

Soak up these family dramas, advice column collections and near-future hijinks.<p>This summer, in addition to the obvious 2016 warm-weather pastime of drinking watermelon water while listening to “Lemonade,” we’re looking forward to reading new books! Because, although we are big proponents of couch …

Books

The Making of “Slut”

In 2007, the theatre artists and activists Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney founded the Arts Effect All-Girl Theatre Company. There, the directors provided a forum for teen-age girls, where they could make socially relevant art. In 2012, a banner year for the Arts Effect, girls from New York, New …

Snack Attack! 5 Healthy Desk Treats to Satisfy Your Afternoon Cravings

It’s time to reconsider the snack drawer: your last defense against midday hunger pangs and stress-induced cravings at the office, which so often lead to a terrible tango with the vending machine. According to Los Angeles–based nutritionist Tara Curran, a well-stocked arsenal of healthier bites is …

Try It Now

32 things everyone should do in Germany

In fact, Germany was recently voted the world's third-most tourism-friendly country by the World Economic Forum.<p>From mountains to beaches, wine regions to beer halls, here are the 32 things all travelers should experience in Germany.

European Travel

Patti Smith on the Two Kinds of Masterpieces and Her Fifty Favorite Books

“Everything pours forth. Photographs their history. Books their words. Walls their sounds.”<p><i>“Oh, to be reborn within the pages of a book,”</i> <b>Patti Smith</b> exhales within the pages of <b>M Train</b> (<i>public library</i>) — her astonishingly beautiful meditation on time, transformation, and how the radiance of love …

Literature

How to get the most from a short trip to Ireland

Vibrant cities, otherworldly monuments, ancient castles, sweeping beaches bordered by jade-green fields, cosy pubs with crackling fires and toe-tapping traditional music sessions – Ireland offers a multitude of memorable experiences. And its compact size makes it possible to fit many in, even on a …

Tower of London: how to see the poppies

Time is running out to see Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, the installation of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Here's how to dodge the crowds and get the best view<p><b>Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red</b>, the installation of …

Where to Eat and Drink in London Now

Home to more than 13 million inhabitants, 300 languages, and 65 Michelin-starred restaurants, London has never had a shortage of adventurous culinary …

England

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

13 spooky things to do in London

In a city as old as London, you can't escape reminders of London's horrifying history. It's survived mad monarchs, plagues and the Great Fire of …

The ultimate art tour of London

Artist bars and hangouts<p><b>The Golden Heart</b><p>Run by the perhaps the most revered landlady in art, Sandra Esquilant, <b>London's</b> Golden Heart is a hangout for a few notable artists, as well as a regular drinking crowd. Gilbert and George live just around the corner and pop in from time to time, while Tracey …

Brian May turns up the stereo with Victorian 3D photos at Tate Britain

After badgers, foxes, and five-minute guitar solos, Brian May’s most passionate campaign has been to revive interest in the lost and almost forgotten art of Victorian stereo photographs. A selection from his vast collection has gone on display at Tate Britain, showing the photographs for the first …

Things To Do In London: Wednesday 22 October 2014

<i>If you’ve not already done so, you can subscribe to these daily listings and have them delivered to your inbox at 7pm each evening, so you have</i> …

Night at the bookshop: Waterstones stages a sleepover after a tourist got trapped in the store

After an American tourist got locked in to one of their bookshops, Waterstones are inviting volunteers for a sleepover. Here are ten short books you could read in an evening – but what would you do if you could spend the night in a bookshop? Let us know in the comments below<p>Wandering around …

Egon Schiele, Shinro Ohtake, Raphael Hefti: this week’s new exhibitions

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude<p>Egon Schiele was 20 when he turned to that most classical of subjects – the nude – bringing it, twisted and inwardly screaming, into the modern world. The young artist created dark portraits of teenage girls, prostitutes and his own angular, skeletal body, electrically …

Egon Schiele: a graphic virtuoso rescued from the wilderness

His candid and erotic nudes shocked Vienna, and his untimely death left him unregarded for 50 years. But his portraits reveal a top-ranking draughtsman and bold and sensual artist<p>In 1964, the publishers Methuen brought out a hefty and authoritative <i>Dictionary of Modern Painting</i> – I still have my …

Revealed: The 20 cheapest European cities for a spring break

"Azenhas do Mar" at Night - Sintra

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All things Europe — Porto, Portugal (by Brian Hammonds)

All things Europe — Castelo Branco, Portugal (by Marina C.Ribeiro)

All things Europe — Aveiro, Portugal (by Rui Henriques)

All things Europe — Benagil Sea Cave, Portugal (by Bruno Carlos)

All things Europe — Beach in Albufeira, Portugal via

All things Europe — Amarante, Portugal (by Anselmo Sousa.)

Picture of the Day: Ferreirós do Dão Village, Portugal

Photograph by <b>LUIS BORGES ALVES</b> <br>Facebook | 500px | Flickr | Blog<p>In this beautiful capture by Luis Borges Alves we see a bridge located in the small …

If You Have Never Wanted to Visit Portugal, You Will After Watching This

Photographer and filmmaker Kirill Neiezhmakov has excelled himself this time. Visiting Portugal in May 2014 he took in Lisbon and Sesimbra, creating …