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The Texas Teacher Suspended For Being Gay Is Suing Her School District For Discrimination

Mansfield Independent School District reassigned Stacy Bailey to a high school, not the elementary school she's worked at for a decade.<p>Texas art teacher Stacy Bailey, who was suspended last September after she showed students a photo of her "future wife," filed a federal lawsuit against her school …

A Beautiful Film About One of the Last European Artisans Who Craft Paper Completely by Hand

In the beautiful, short documentary “The Papermaker“, director Daniel Egenolf of Kings and Kongs Film Production, goes inside the Arthouse Bethanian …

5 things straight people don’t know about gay sex

opinion<p><b>For heterosexuals, gay sex might be something of an enigma.</b><p>There may be many who have no clue as to how gay men actually have sex and the …

Secret symbols in still-life painting

Did you know that cherries and strawberries represented the souls of men? Or that a dragonfly could be the devil? These beautiful works say much more than you think, writes Cath Pound.<p>Still-life painting has existed since time immemorial and offered us some of the most sublimely beautiful painting …

Art

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

There was almost something biblical about the scene of devastation that lay before Richard Kock as he stood in the wilderness of the Kazakhstan steppe. Dotted across the grassy plain, as far as the eye could see, were the corpses of thousands upon thousands of saiga antelopes. All appeared to have …

Climate Change

Hypnotic Illusion of a Drawing Growing Faster Than the Machine Producing It

Artist James Nolan Gandy is known for his mix of artistry and mechanical ingenuity. His mechanical drawing machine not only produces incredible drawings that put your childhood Spirograph to shame, but also results in mesmerizing videos of the drawing process. However, one of his latest videos …

Art

Iconoclast painter Kehinde Wiley's portrait of Barack Obama will be unveiled tomorrow

After a year working in secrecy, celebrated hip hop portraitist Kehinde Wiley is finally ready to unveil the most important commission of his career: the presidential portrait of Barack Obama.<p>The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery will present Wiley’s opus to the public in a special ceremony in …

‘Discovering my true sexual self’: why I embraced polyamory

It was the hardest thing I’d ever had to say to my husband, Marc. Three years ago, I sat down and told him: “The idea of having sex just with you for the next 40 years – I can’t do it any more.” But I had come to realise that my life was built around something I didn’t believe in: monogamy.<p>We had …

Relationships

Mike Brooks’ Keiko trilogy is the perfect read for fans who miss Firefly and Dark Matter

Crime and spaceships<p>If you’re a fan of TV shows about wayward starship crews taking on whatever job will keep them flying, you might be suffering though a dry spell right now, since shows like <i>Firefly</i>, <i>Farscape</i>, and <i>Dark Matter</i> are no longer running. But Mike Brooks’ <i>Keiko</i> novels could help fill the …

How 21st-Century Technology Is Shedding Light on a 2nd-Century Egyptian Painting

The portrait of the dead woman is nearly 2000 years old, but it shines with brilliant detail. The subject’s eyes are huge and dark, her brows thick, …

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

Books

An Insider’s Guide to Master Drawings New York

Here’s what to look for in the galleries and on the block, January 26–February 3.<p>Those looking to enhance their portfolios of old master drawings …

Something huge and hard went into Uranus and it got very messy

In the distant past, Uranus took an absolute pounding, say researchers, without even cracking a smile.<p>My isn’t Uranus full of surprises?<p>Researchers …

This Starving Polar Bear Broke a Photographer’s Heart

<i>National Geographic</i> photographer Paul Nicklen was visiting the Baffin Islands in Canada this summer when he came across a heartbreaking sight: a …

An Extravagant New Tribute to the Rise of Portraiture 600 Years Ago

Arts & Culture<p>Made possible through the support of<p>The artist takes 21st century technology and culture to a 15th century aesthetic<p>The Renaissance …

Why the lion is art’s most powerful symbol

Images of the fierce animal are so commonplace in art as to be overlooked. Alastair Sooke explores the meaning of this enduring icon.<p>Anyone who has visited Trafalgar Square in London will know that tourists tend to gravitate to one feature above all others: the set of four enormous bronze lions, …

A New Show at MOMA Explores the Ghosts in Our Machines

As we bumble down the street, staring at our phones like an Observer from <i>Mystery Science Theater 3000</i> holding his blue brain in front of him, it’s …

David Bowie

Pérez Art Museum Miami featuring first ARKit-powered digital art exhibit

Apple unleashed its augmented reality tools with iOS 11 back in September, and next month Pérez Art Museum Miami will launch its first exhibit that uses ARKit on iPhones and iPads.<p><i>Felice Grodin: Invasive Species</i> is a virtually interactive, digital exhibition of commissioned works that employs the …

How to read a Twombly

Even experienced viewers of modern and contemporary art find themselves challenged to decide whether they ought to steer by enjoyment or …

Literature

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

Kehinde Wiley: ‘Creating the portrait of Obama is a huge responsibility’

Born in Los Angeles in 1977, Kehinde Wiley is best known for his large-scale portraits in which black people occupy scenes from notable old European paintings. Most of his models are cast on the street, though Wiley has also portrayed celebrities such as Michael Jackson and Ice-T. Earlier this …

Art

Original Apple wallpapers optimized for iPhone X

Our Wallpapers of the Week collection brings you photo quality images, every Sunday. There are many different genres scattered across the section, …

Mobile Technology

Artistic license? Experts doubt Leonardo da Vinci painted $450m Salvator Mundi

After breaking the world record as the most expensive painting ever sold at an auction for $450.3m, Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is at the heart of a hot debate among critics and historians who question whether this painting on wood of Jesus was ever touched by Leonardo’s brush.<p>Some say it …

Fine Art

The Rihanna-Hosted 2018 Met Gala Theme Is 'Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' [UPDATED]

The accompanying exhibition will feature garments borrowed from the Vatican, as well as designer pieces informed by Catholic …

Met Gala

Photographs reveal the drawing tools of David Adjaye, Thomas Heatherwick and more

The pencils used by architects, designers and artists including David Adjaye, Tracey Emin, and Thomas Heatherwick are revealed in this new series of …

Architecture

Students Rally to Remove a Thomas Hart Benton Mural Depicting the KKK at Indiana University

Politics<p>The mural is an homage to the Indiana press for breaking the Klan's grip on power in the state, but critics say its depictions of the KKK …

The 31 Best Electronic Horror Movie Soundtracks of All Time

Harrowing synthesizer lines have long been synonymous with the guts and gore of the cinema’s scariest corners, so here’s a list of the genre's most essential scores.<p><i>A version of this article was originally published on THUMP.</i><p>Ever since the dawn of mass-produced commercial synthesizers a little over …

Conversation: Collecting Drawing

<b>Frances Beatty Adler</b>, collector; President, Adler Beatty LLC <b><br>Howard Lepow</b>, collector <b><br>Ger Luijten</b>, Director, Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, …