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Egon Schiele: 1890-1918

Born on June 12, 1890, in Tulln, Austria Egon Schiele was a major figure of the Austrian Expressionist movement.<p>Schiele began drawing as a child and …

Romare Bearden: 1911 - 1988 - Mixed Media

<i>The artist confronts chaos. The whole thing of art is, how do you organize chaos? —</i>Romare Bearden<p>Born on September 2, 1911 in Charlotte, North …

Alberto Giacometti: 1901 – 1966

Born on October 10, 1901 in Borgonovo, Switzerland, Alberto Giacometti was a sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. His father, Giovanni …

Photos: Inside China’s unknown mega-city

Tim Franco, a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing.<p>Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor Sichuan province. It is two hours by plane to any …

China

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

Creativity

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

The 10 Best Free Apps for Travel Junkies

Odds are you use no more than two travel apps to get from point A to point B, and that’s fine — surveys show you’re not alone.<p>But consider for a …

Apps

Your Creative Calendar: 73 Things To Do, See, And Hear This April

Get ready to say goodbye to Mad Men, welcome back Toni Morrison, and get Furious again, as your Creative Calendar for April ushers in spring.<p>It’s no longer April Fools’ Day, so you can trust that there are no hilarious pranks in this month’s entertainment forecast. Let’s leave the pranks to …

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Hug Your Nearest and Dearest, The First Trailer for the New Amy Winehouse Documentary Has Just Been Released

Christ alive, it's a tough watch.<p>Grab a box of tissues and a family-sized bar of chocolate, because the first trailer for the new Amy Winehouse documentary has just been released, and christ alive, it's a tough watch.<p>Among the tabloid fodder, Heat Magazine cut-outs, and strangely mice-ridden …

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Make My Day: locals’ tips for London and San Francisco

In the world’s greatest cities, there need never be a dull moment. When it comes to finding things to do, the possibilities are practically endless — so which do you choose?<p>Inspired by our new Make My Day city guides, which help travellers mix and match brilliant ideas for mornings, afternoons and …

England

Kathmandu graffiti: Street art has made the walls come to life

When the BBC Soup team visited Kathmandu in February 2015 to attend Nepal's first Ideas Fest they were struck by the graffiti. Photographs by Richard Fenton-Smith, with thanks to Nepalese art director Sworup Nhasiju for his insights. Find out more at bbc.com/soup

Streetwear

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

European Travel

Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Japan: Pictures

11 Style Rules the Olsen Twins Love to Break

From dressing up a pair of sneakers to wearing leggings as pants, if it’s fine by MK and Ash, then it’s fine by us! The stylish sisters are always …

The Secret to Turning Your Blog Into a Business

Been toying with the idea of starting your own fashion blog? This might just convince you to finally do it: While it may take months for other newbie …

Now Trending: Center Parts & Tousled Waves

Remember when stick-straight hair was in? Remember the precious minutes (hours?) you anguished in front of the mirror, flattening every last strand …

The Trendiest Health Foods of 2015

The trendy new foods of 2015 aren’t new at all. Like fashion’s current ‘70s obsession, the latest “It” foods are just a throwback (sometimes <i>way</i> back) …

10 Things All Insanely Stylish People Secretly Do

Ever wonder why some girls always look effortlessly put together and, as a result, a <i>tad</i> more stylish than you? (There's always one in every friend …

How to Fake Bob: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

We may have said this before, but short hair is really having a moment right now. All of the stunning celeb lobs, bobs, and pixies could really make …

53 Beautiful Cities Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

These photos will make you want to "ADVANCE TO GO." To your next vacation, that is. Brought to you by MONOPOLY and BuzzFeed.<p>You don't have to roll the dice on this one: Your vote could be the deciding one to get your favorite city on the newest version of MONOPOLY Here & Now, with a vote powered by …

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe: readers' travel tips

We had a huge response to our article on the 10 best weekend breaks in Europe’s smaller cities, with many readers making their own suggestions. Here are some of our favourite short-break destinations, chosen by you<p>Bologna, Italy<p>For 25aubrey, Bologna is “a beautiful city that goes under the radar”. …

European Travel

Is urban graffiti a force for good or evil?

Ban it, legalise it, put it behind glass ... no matter what city councils do, graffiti remains the scapegoat for all manner of urban ills, from burglary on one extreme to gentrification on the other. But it may have another effect on cities entirely<p>In the spring of 2008, the Tate Modern opened the …

Streetwear

Spotted on FieldTrip – A partnership in exploring

You may have noticed several posts titled ‘Spotted on Field Trip’ on our Facebook page or that of Field Trip. That’s because, for a while now, we’ve …

Google Glass

How travel can improve every relationship in your life

<i>By Jessica Festa</i><p>I love solo travel. It’s my preferred style of vagabonding. That said, I also love traveling with my family, friends, and boyfriend …

Travel

10 Ways To Tell It's Time For A Social Media Vacation

Let pop star Stromae break it down for you.<p>If you haven't heard of Stromae, you will soon. The Belgian singer has already conquered the French-speaking world with his unique brand of genre-defying pop music, and now he's set his sights on America. While he's known for his witty lyrics, you don't …

John Pizzarelli On Piano Jazz

Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli is one of the hottest jazz acts around. With his swinging and sophisticated style, he makes music that sounds both classic and modern. He's the son of jazz guitarist John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, who helped him get his start.<p>On this episode of <i>Piano Jazz</i> from 2001, …

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The True Story of Pretty Woman’s Original Dark Ending

As the classic rom-com turns 25, screenwriter J.F. Lawton looks back on how his gritty screenplay got turned into a fairy tale—and why he thinks it’s the best thing that could have happened.<p>Over the past three decades, the story behind the original <i>Pretty Woman</i> script—how it was dark, how it didn’t …

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