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A Lesson From Ernest Hemingway in Why You Should Plan Your Weekends | The Art of Manliness

When Ernest Hemingway was working on the manuscript of a book about his safari in Africa, he played with a passage (which he later deleted) that …

Gulf Stream

In lost interview, Stanley Kubrick explains the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Fifty years since it was first screened, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> continues to cause confusion and debate. Stanley Kubrick’s epic film reimagined what …

Stanley Kubrick

The 13 best photography websites

These top photo sites will help you develop your skills behind the lens, boost your camera know-how and offer photographic inspiration.<p>The web is …

Photography

Top Things To Do in Italian Riviera

The Italian Riviera, known in Italian as the Riviera Iigure, is a crescent-shaped strip of coastal land that is sandwiched between the Ligurian Sea …

Italy

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up – an extraordinary testimony to suffering and spirit

There is a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo that shows the artist’s bare torso split in two to expose a shattered spine, the result of a horrific bus accident at the age of 18. Her body is held together by straps. Tears stream down her cheeks and her poor flesh is everywhere pierced with sharp little …

Frida Kahlo

Two Portrait Photographers Demonstrate Their Craft with Images Instead of Words (VIDEO)

With a visual medium like photography, what better way to learn than by watching two successful photographers go about their work? That’s exactly …

Photography

This is How World-Class DP Robby Müller Lights a Scene: A Step by Step Masterclass

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall as a world-class cinematographer set up a shot? (Who hasn't, right?)<p>Well, now you can be! In this video …

Ravishing Rodin

The spirit and passions of ancient Greece live on in the mesmerizing works of our greatest modern sculptor.<p>I‘ve never seen such reverence or …

The Fitness-Friendly Way to See Rome’s Bloody Side

Rome in summer is overrun with tourists, especially the usual spots. But there’s another way to see the Eternal City and its tragic side. Plus you’ll …

Stanley Kubrick had a secret life as a teenage street photographer

The celebrated filmmaker spent his teenage years capturing his hometown of New York.<p>Before he hit it big with <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, <i>A Clockwork Orange</i>, and <i>Dr. Strangelove</i>, Stanley Kubrick was a teenager who needed a job. While most teens might work at the local ice cream shop or babysit, Kubrick had …

Stanley Kubrick

What Can the First and Final Lines of Famous Films Teach Us About Good Screenwriting?

How do screenwriters bookend the first and final lines of dialogue?By now, we should all be very familiar with Jacob T. Swinney's popular "First and …

Corentin Corneau gives "strength and substance to images and text" through editorial design

Specialising in editorial design, whether in the form of a publication or a poster, Corentin Corneau’s work places archiving at its heart. Working …

Watch: How Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' Has Influenced Cinema

Explore the incredible impact Hitchcock's "Vertigo" had on the art of filmmaking.Alfred Hitchcock has perhaps one of the most renowned filmographies …

An Example of the Industrial Design Process in the Consumer Product Space

Designing and modeling a wireless phone charger using existing hardware<p>This week industrial designer Eric Strebel not only shows us a new modelmaking …

20 “Secrets” of the Sistine Chapel

An unforgettable tour of the little-known curiosities of Michelangelo's masterpiece<p>One of the most emblematic places in Christendom, the Sistine …

The ultimate guide to hiking Italy’s most breathtaking trails

We’re not quite sure why Italy isn’t as popular a hiking destination as places like Patagonia, Iceland, or the Pacific Crest Trail. Italian hiking …

Where Giada De Laurentiis Loves to Go in Italy

Both food and fame are in Giada De Laurentiis's family history.<p>Long before she became a star on the Food Network, beginning in 2002 — she has had nine shows, including “Giada in Italy” — her grandfather, Dino De Laurentiis, produced Federico Fellini’s 1954 drama “La Strada” and the 1973 “Serpico,” …

Italy

12 of the best beach towns in southern Europe

Šibenik, Croatia<p>It’s known as the gateway to Krka national park and the Kornati islands, but this 1,000-year-old city has enough in itself to keep visitors happily busy for days. A slow amble along its waterfront goes past bars, restaurants and the 15th-century Cathedral of St James, a Unesco world …

European Travel

How to see the Sistine Chapel without the crowds

Exploring one of the world’s most famous museums is an awe-inspiring adventure, but more often than not, you’ll be sharing the experience with crowds of fellow travellers. But a new early morning tour at the Vatican Museums will let you explore the home of some of the world’s most famous works of …

Italy

See One of the Finest Collections of Roman Mosaics in the World

TravelVideo<p>This luxe estate survived earthquakes, floods, fires, and the fall of the Roman empire with its impressive collection of artwork intact.<p>TravelVideo<p>A luxurious estate in the Sicilian countryside dating back to the late Roman empire, Villa Romana del Casale has survived earthquakes, …

Ancient History

Understanding how to read and utilize a histogram to improve your photography

There are few things as universally useful and important to understand in digital photography than the histogram. There are plenty of ways to learn …

Italy opens 1,000 hidden cultural treasures to the public this weekend

This weekend, Italy will open up more than 1,000 cultural monuments, archaeological areas and other hidden treasures which are usually inaccessible …

5 Best Day Trips from Rome

Lazio, with the surrounding regions of Tuscany and Umbria, contain a wealth of artistic and culinary treasures worthy of a day trip or long weekend.<p>Forget the old adage “all roads lead to Rome.” Sometimes, you just wanna get out of the Eternal City, with its blistering summers and maddening traffic …

The Best Movies Without Academy Award Nominations of the 21st Century, From ‘Wonder Woman’ to ‘Zodiac’

25 great films and not a single nod among them.<p>You know what’s even more satisfying than your favorite movie cleaning up on Oscar night? The …

Film Festivals

Watch: The Complicated Relationship Between Focal Length and Distance Explained

Who's ready for a clear and concise explanation of a complicated optical phenomenon?So, perspective distortion. Amiright? If you're an expert …

What's left of the ancient Etruscan civilization

A major exhibition at the Baden State Museum in Karlsruhe sheds light on the mysterious Etruscan civilization, one of the most ancient in present-day …

This Auto Bracketing Technique Delivers Perfectly Exposed Photos Every Time (VIDEO)

One way to make sure you nail a perfectly exposed image under difficult lighting conditions is to bracket shots by making what you think is a …

The Edward Weston Nude That Took Photography to New Heights

We expose the story behind the image-maker’s most celebrated nude study, a paragon of Modernist photography<p><i>This month marks the release of a trilogy</i> …

Santa Monica

The Ignudi of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Frescoes

Supporting Figures or Deeper Meaning?<p>"The Ignudi" is the phrase coined by Michelangelo to describe the 20 seated male nudes he incorporated into the …

Art

Secret Room Holds 'Lost' Michelangelo Artwork

Florence, Italy<p>These rarely seen drawings on the chamber walls may have been created when the famed artist took refuge from the Medici family in 1530.<p>In 1975, Paolo Dal Poggetto, then director of the Medici Chapels museum in Florence, stumbled upon a Renaissance treasure.<p>While searching for a new …