Andy Warhol

The controversial art works that sent the world into a spin

From Duchamp’s urinal ‘Fountain’ to Bowie trolling the art world with his own publishing house, and Insta-art that isn’t all that it seems<p>16January 2018<p>The art world means serious business. Paintings and sculptures sell for hundreds of millions of pounds at the drop of a gavel, works are stolen and …

Art

Ian Schrager: how we made Studio 54

‘We wanted a mix of rich, poor, gay, straight, old and young … somebody topless could dance with a woman in ballgown and tiara’<p>Ian Schrager, founder<p>New York was on the verge of bankruptcy in the mid-1970s. Danger was in the air, people were getting mugged, but it was also a creative, bohemian time. …

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2017: The Year the Internet Lost its Groove

It never said anything as grandiose as “of the people, by the people, for the people,” yet there are many of us who believe that these sentiments should be applied to the web. Instead it’s become big business, a cross between a world-wide shopping catalog and a place for people to say whatever …

James Levine

How to Achieve Greater Happiness Through Writing a Journal

Issac Newton. Abraham Lincoln. Leonardo Da Vinci. Andy Warhol. Despite the common denominator of being hugely successful, the other common factor is …

Writing

Your guide to machinima – the movie genre made using Grand Theft Auto mods

What you need to know about the art form with a history stretching back to the 90s<p>16January 2018<p>On 350 5th Ave, Manhattan, the world’s tallest movie star stands at 1,454 feet. From a mile across town, on a quiet summer’s night, a small crew ascends the Time & Life Building to its 41st floor, mounts …

Art

Jill Kettles: Featured Photographer, Raconteur, and Shoe Fashionista

It’s about time I featured another one of ND’s photographer and her work. This time it's Jill Kettles from Atlanta, who mixes photography with her …

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Gay Agenda, Jan. 15: Kylie Minogue Teases New Music; Plus Troye Sivan, Soju & More

1. teased a new track called “Dancing,” due this Friday (Jan 19). The song kicks off her era, which the Aussie describes as a change of pace: “It’s …

Music

Peripatetic

<b>Peripatetic</b> is a word that many find confusing. We will examine the definition of <i>peripatetic,</i> where it came from and some examples of its use in …

Grammar

My Plot

<i>Audio:</i> A version read by the author.<p>It seemed as good a time as any to buy<i><br>A cemetery plot. The price is bound</i><i><br>To spike, the local real estate being</i><i><br>What it is</i><i><br>For both the living and the dead, and seeing</i><i><br>How few opportunities to make a sound</i><br>Decision are left as our debilities multiply,<p>I signed up for a …

Culture

How To Use The “Google Arts & Culture” App To Find Your Art Museum Twin, 2018's Newest Trend

Everyone has a doppelgänger — and if you have't found yours yet it might be because you're looking in the wrong place. Maybe your lookalike isn't a …

Museums

The Guggenheim Bilbao: Making Art History

Located on a 32,500-square-meter site beside the Nervión river, Gehry’s nautically themed design merges seamlessly into the urban landscape, with its …

Museums

10,000 Chinese millennials attend Absolut's 100 Nights events

Close to 10,000 Chinese millennials attended Absolut’s 100 nights event on New Year’s Eve in China, with a further 4.9 million people viewing the …

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Scottish goldfish goes viral after becoming star of hilarious meme campaign

Daniel has taken the internet by storm after his owner entered him in a pet of the year contest.<p>A Scots goldfish has become an internet sensation …

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A chronology of U2's Bad, an iconic live song

Ask a U2 fan to name U2's most iconic live songs and chances are that Bad will feature heavily. I went back through time and listened to nearly every …

Lou Reed

The Dining Room at The Met: A Distinguished History

For many years, trustees, staff and Members of The Met have been privy to a carefully kept secret: a serene dining room on the fourth floor of the …

Restaurants

Women level claims of sexual harassment against top UK art dealer

Anthony d’Offay, donor of a multi-million pound collection to the nation, denies historical allegations over behaviour<p>Anthony d’Offay, one of the most powerful figures in the contemporary British art world, is facing allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour from three women with …

Art

'Collecting Friends' is fun at S.M.A.K.

'Collecting Friends' showcases some of the highlights from the acquisitions made by the Friends of the S.M.A.K., an association that was instrumental …

Belgium

Lessons from a 1980s New York party girl and Warhol muse

Dianne Brill was the Queen of New York’s nightlife who managed to transcend her star status into a successful career working with Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, and Prince<p>12January 2018<p>Photographed by everyone from Robert Mapplethorpe, Steven Klein, and Mario Testino to Annie Leibovitz, …

Art

Film legend Delon says he's ready to die - but his dog must come too

Veteran French film star Alain Delon said Thursday that he was so sick of the world he would be happy to die now -- but he wants his dog to go with …

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How writing and reading by women influenced art in the ’70s

While it may be true that you can’t judge a book by its cover, many of the covers in the Rereading Room are at least visually interesting enough to …

Art

The long shadow of Frankenstein | Science | AAAS

A glossary of Frankenwords<p>Along with fears, the Frankenstein story has inspired hundreds of whimsical names for products and phenomena.<p><b>Franken Berry</b> …

Science

The Hendrix Project at Under the Radar: Watching Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix, Fillmore East, December 31, 1969<p>It’s New Year’s Eve 1969, and a dozen fans are in the balcony of the Fillmore East watching a concert …

Jimi Hendrix

French collector’s offshore sculpture park finally sees the light

A long-awaited privately-run sculpture park and exhibition space is due to open on an island off the south coast of France on 1 June. Edouard …

Art

A soundless ‘Art and Vinyl’ at Fraenkel Gallery

Image 1of/14<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Art exhibitions about non-art subjects tend to fall flat. Knowing that, I approached “Art and Vinyl,” an exhibition at …

Art

New York’s public access TV was a cesspool of soft-core porn

Back in the late ’60s, in the nascent days of cable television, George Stoney viewed the innovation as a leap for democracy.<p>The activist, professor …

New York City

Polaroids of Amsterdam nightlife in the 1970s follow a long tradition of picturing drunks

Tronies over here, tronies over there<p>In Holland, the denizens of bars and pubs have long provided artists with subject matter both timeless and …

Art

David LaChapelle on Lady Gaga, Tupac Shakur and Working for Andy Warhol

New books 'Lost + Found' and 'Good News' find photographer reflecting on 30 years of shooting celebrities<p>In the eyes of David LaChapelle, Lady Gaga …

Culture

Essential places to visit in Johannesburg

<b>(CNN) —</b> Johannesburg has busily redefined itself over the past decade, breathing new life into old warehouses and derelict buildings, while slowly reclaiming sidewalk spaces for markets, cafes, and art galleries.<p>This resurgence has created unique opportunities for people who travel here. You can go …

South Africa

Ever heard of ‘slow TV’? If you haven’t, watch these videos dedicated to serene train rides

Few things are quite as comforting or meditative.<p>Welcome to Slow TV. There’s nothing exciting about it, and that’s the whole idea.<p>In this format, you …

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