Avant-garde

Why the world is obsessed with midcentury modern design

The story behind the ubiquity<p>Today, more than ever, the midcentury modern look is everywhere. DVRs are set to capture <i>Mad Men</i>'s final season playing out on AMC. Flip through the April issue of <i>Elle Décor</i>, and you'll find that more than half of the featured homes prominently include midcentury …

Furniture

20 Wise Buddhism Zen Quotes to Get You Through Tough Times

1. Happiness is the only thing worth fighting for in your life. – Lilly Singh<p>2. Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you …

Happiness

Inside The Museum of Modern Art

When you visit The Museum of Modern Art, you take time to appreciate the work that went into the art, but there's also an enormous amount of work …

Art

German Bunds: Not Quite The 'Short Of The Century'

Since we are in the middle of this great monetary experiment called 'quantitative tightening' in the U.S., I decided to take a look at the European …

Economy

15 Things You Can Never Find Now That You’re A Mom

<i>Yes, it’s true that you may never be able to find these things now that you’re a mom. But you could find yourself saving up to 15% or more on car</i> …

Jackson Pollock

Modigliani at Tate Modern

Assistant curator Emma Lewis on the Italian painter's life and how his story resonates through this new exhibition Preview Thursday, November 23, …

Art

What to Stream This Thanksgiving: 7 New TV Shows For Your Binge Watch

Every Thanksgiving, the question remains: What to stream? If you can sneak an hour (or seven) away from cleanup duty after shoveling plates full of turkey and stuffing into your face, or if you’re just not feeling the Black Friday mayhem, the television will always be there, ready for you to pick …

Netflix

Sex and the city: the best art books of the year

There are unusual views of London by Monet and Constable, while Degas celebrates the brothels of Paris<p>‘I should like,’ Edgar Degas once remarked, ‘to be famous and unknown.’ On the whole, he managed to achieve this. Degas is after all one of the greatest names in European art, but there is much …

Art

A Brief History of the Balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The turkey’s bathing in brine, the relatives are preparing their political arguments and the children are parked in front of the television, watching …

Keith Haring

The National Gingerbread House Competition Crowns a Repeat Winner

Ann Bailey beat out 170 entries to take this year’s grand prize with a creation inspired by A Christmas Carol.<p>For most people, the official countdown …

Christmas

I lost my job to a robot

August 2017 | 7 min read<p>Presented by<p>Look around you. We are surrounded by a plethora of so called smart devices such as smart phones, smart watches, …

Vincent Van Gogh

Tons of Tiny Hippos!

A real hippopotamus can weigh as much as 8,000 pounds, or four tons (about 3,600 kg, or 3.6 tonnes). There aren't any living hippos at The Met, but …

Art Museums

"Spectacularly tall" skyscraper by CZWG set to be built in Croydon

Architecture studio CZWG is preparing to build a 228-metre-high tower in London's Croydon, featuring Matisse-inspired facade patterns.<p>The studio, …

Henri Matisse

Oh Wow: Timelapse Of Artist Painting A Self-Portrait In The Mirror From Behind Canvas

This is a two minute timelapse video of poker-faced Scottish artist Ewan McClure painting a self-portrait in the mirror by standing behind the canvas …

Artists

Suburbicon review – murder and malice in picket-fence America

Matt Damon plays a beleaguered salaryman whose life goes horribly wrong in George Clooney’s tale of crime and racial prejudice in postwar America<p>For his latest directorial outing, George Clooney has given us a macabre comedy noir: watchable, lively, intricately designed, but with exotic plot …

Julianne Moore

Letter: Top of Leith Walk plans ‘turning city into East Kilbride’

CITY of Edinburgh Council have ­released a doozy of a plan to redesign Picardy Place – the junction between Leith Street, York Place, Broughton place …

Edinburgh

As a Changing of the Guard Takes Place, Here Is a Look Back at Vanity Fair’s Best Art Coverage

Art World<p>Revisit the art stories that riveted us.<p>& ,<p>Over the past quarter century, <i>Vanity Fair’s</i> editor-in-chief Graydon Carter has guided its …

Art

Manifesto review: 13 different Cate Blanchetts all have something to say

A film birthed out of an art installation, Julian Rosefeldt’s <i>Manifesto</i> project has been given second life. Originally projected concurrently on 13 …

Art

Toulouse-Lautrec posters bring Paris to the Currier

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The singer Yvette Guilbert remembered her first encounter with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in her memoir. She noted his “oily, …

Modern Art

'Arthur' producer wants LeBron James on the show

Over two decades ago, WGBH’s Carol Greenwald reached out to children’s book author Marc Brown and said, “We’d love to make a series out of <i>Arthur</i>.”<p>Little did she or anyone know that the long-running kids’ series would take on a second life on social media as an uber-popular meme, especially for the …

News (U.S.)

Yoox and Google launch ‘now or never’ shoppable ad to create a sense of urgency in fashion videos

Fashion brand Yoox has created a video campaign in which buyers can ‘save’ the ‘endangered’ fashion items buy buying them only within the 15 seconds …

Business

Retail For The Disabled Consumer, Assault Courses For The Mind And Body

The retail behemoth! Shops crammed with goods we all supposedly can’t live without are once again approaching the Christmas season. With all the …

Disability

The New Vision of Photography | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The explosive development of photography as a medium of untold expressive power and as a primary vehicle of modern consciousness occurred during the …

Art

Shy Luv's "Lungs" Video Makes Heartbreak Look Beautiful

The British Duo debut the video for their recent EP's title track.<p>Since they’ve come to our attention, Shy Luv rarely, if ever, disappoints. The Manchester band has been steadily giving us all sorts of jams to have fun to over the past year or so. This streak continued last week with the release of …

Surrealism

François Béranger ‎– L’Alternative

Contributed by Quentin Schmerber<i><br>Source: http://garagesaleterritory.blogspot.fr License: All Rights Reserved.</i> <br>I've found this cover while crate …

Typography

‘Dear Channel 4, Please Look After Great British Bake Off’

Things To Do<p>Just a brief outline of all of our hopes, dreams and fears for this new attempt at GBBO. No pressure<p>Dear Channel 4,<p>How’s it hanging? Are …

Prue Leith

MCA digs into the archives for 'To the Racy Brink'

Now celebrating half a century since its opening in 1967, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art is celebrating an anniversary year of celebrations with “To the Racy Brink,” an exhibition that reaches back into the archives to unearth the work that not only defined the category of contemporary art …

The Arts

The Mom Who Felt Like She Was Failing

<i>Because no two paths to parenthood look the same, the Cut’s How I Got This Baby invites parents to share their stories. Want to share yours? Email</i></b> …

Pregnancy

Outing the Inside

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait<p>an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, September 24, 2017–January 28, 2018<p>Catalog of the …

Art

Da Vinci in the Desert

The Louvre Abu Dhabi sits on one corner of an island called Saadiyat, a large triangle of desert joined to the capital of the United Arab Emirates by …

Artists