Jackson Pollock

How Patterned Plants Can Spruce Up Your Winter

We’ll say it again: At home, we’re suckers for greenery. But green is just the beginning, because the right potted plant can also impart anything …

Plants

This is how to be productive without being miserable: 8 proven secrets

There’s plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don’t want to …

Genghis Khan

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Mike Perry: ‘I Can Make a Beautiful Painting with the Blood of a Man’s Body’

Despite high-profile names like Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos headlining the card, Mike Perry has enjoyed his shine in the spotlight leading up …

UFC

Best art in 2017: Our critic's top 10 exhibitions, plus one very big worry

Art museums, which are not for profit, now coexist uneasily with a hyper-aggressive art market, where making bare-knuckle profit from luxury goods reigns supreme. For museums the stress shows, and often it’s not pretty.<p>In Massachusetts, the attorney general had to intervene to stop, at least …

Museums

American Artist Edward Bekkerman Comes Home to Russia

Edward Bekkerman is a Russian-American artist, whose new exhibition, “Heaven,” just opened at the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.

Russia

How Christmas Baptizes Norse Mythology Into Powerful Christian Archetypes

Every Christmas we all take a tree that otherwise doesn’t die and we kill it. Then we place it inside our homes and cover it with a bunch of chintzy …

Conservative View

Adrian Searle's top 10 art shows of 2017

Chris Ofili stitched up Eden, Rodney Graham went stilt-walking, Picasso biked to the bullfight and Rachel Whiteread poured herself a hot water bottle. But the year belonged to the unsettling, eruptive visions of Wolfgang Tillmans<p>10. Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors<br>Gagosian, London<p>Picasso the man, …

Art

Nashville Predators: Do The Predators Play Worse In Front Of Saros?

DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 05: Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) blocks a shot from Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47) with help …

Ice Hockey

Compelling, Creepy, Annoying Or Just Bad?: Retail's Personalization Opportunity

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since Martha Rodgers and Don Peppers seminal book <i>The One to One Future.</i> At the time, Dr. Rodgers and Mr. Peppers (not to be confused with Mr. Rodgers and Dr. Pepper!) offered up the radical notion that mass, one-size-fits-all marketing would begin …

Entrepreneurship

At Art Miami, Mark Borghi Celebrates Women Artists Breaking the Rules

Art Fairs<p>The show is inspired by a quote by Helen Frankenthaler.<p>,<p>Always known for its strong blue chip and secondary market offerings, Art Miami‘s …

Artists

East Bay filmmaker Jayson Johnson looks at the ‘alt-right’ through a cinematic lens

<b>by Nevin Long</b><p>Every artist has a process, a ritual they go through before working.<p>Some meditate. Some eat a ritual meal. Others listen to a specific …

Sofia Coppola

16 of the world's most beautiful natural wonders

List-Worthy

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

“Oh, my house is fine,” you say. “My kids don’t make too much of a mess. And I make them clean up after themselves.”<p>Lies. Lies, lies, dirty lies.<p>We …

Avant-garde

These Remote Museums Are Worth Taking Five Flights, A Four-Hour Hike, and One Ferry Ride

Escape the city to these far-flung museums whose architecture is inspired by the natural landscapes that surround them.​<p>There are 143 museums in New York City, which put everything from Tibetan art to the life of Louis Armstrong within a 35-mile radius. London has 215, and Mexico City counts over …

Artists

The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art

Overview<p>The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art by Don Thompson<p>Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 …

Barnes & Noble

Get Filthy with SOPHIE's New Track "Ponyboy"

The British producer's new track and video throws everything at the wall.<p>Scottish-born, LA-based producer SOPHIE does what she wants, when she wants. Her last release "It's Okay to Cry" saw her subverting dance music expectations by carrying a build-up across multiple minutes, before climbing to a …

Avant-garde

Art Basel Miami Beach: If You Could Buy Any Piece of Art, What Would It Be?

“That’s a loaded question for mummy."<p>In a crowd of art lovers, collectors, admirers (and artists themselves), it’s a big question: if you could buy …

Art Basel

Art Industry News: Trump’s Invite to Civil Rights Museum Sparks Outcry + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, Paris Review's editor is out amid allegations of sexual misconduct and Perez claims funding cut due to a Cuban art show.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry</i> …

Donald Trump

The 16 Best Books of the Year by Black Authors

The end of 2017 is near, which means it is time for annual year-end “best of” lists to pop up everywhere. Here, <i>The Root</i> presents our annual list of …

Books

Premature Evaluation: Dustwind

<i>This week’s Premature Evaluation dumps Fraser in Dustwind’s isometric wasteland, forced to murder other players in grisly real-time tactical brawls.</i> …

Mad Max

Tom Waits: Weird Tales From A Cracked Jukebox (Documentary)

Once described by Elton John as “the Jackson Pollock of song”, Tom Waits is an inherently American artist. Over the past four decades, Waits’ …

Indie Music

The ‘Chili Pepper Culinary Experience’ Combines Mexican Vacation With Food Obsession

“Experience” is the perfect word to describe the Chili Pepper Culinary Experience at the El Dorado Royale Resort in Cancún, Mexico. From the time the event began, my senses of sight, smell, hearing, touch, and especially taste were fully engaged, connected to the rich culture of Mexico (even though …

Avant-garde

Mr Truls Blaasmo

The art consultant takes us on a tour of his favourite Bloomsbury spots, and tries the latest Dunhill collection for size<p>A particularly grey stretch …

Savile Row

Verso Paperbacks of the Year!

Until Jan 1: ALL our books are 50% off, with bundled ebooks (where available). See our End of Year Highlights and Gift Guide. You can also browse our …

Avant-garde

Starbucks Takes Its Assault on Christmas One Step Too Far

Whose idea was this ungodly monstrosity?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>First there were the irreligious Starbucks Holiday cups.<p>That charade seemed to go on for years.<p>Then there was the sad attempt at penance. With strange …

Avant-garde

How a Gallery Girl Dresses for the Job

For the 1942 opening of her gallery Art of This Century, Peggy Guggenheim paired a custom-made white gown with earrings designed for the occasion: one by sculptor (and friend) Alexander Calder, one by painter (and friend) Yves Tanguy—a soigné demonstration of her commitment to the competing schools …

Dries van Noten

Review: Ad Libs Ad Infinitum

Having made up an entire country, Americans like to think of themselves as history’s great improvisers. But it wasn’t until the decades after World War II that improvisation took center stage in the arts. Think of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and other jazz giants—but don’t forget Jackson Pollock and …

Opinion

10 Emerging Artists to Discover at Untitled, Miami Beach

Art

An Exhibition By Iranian Artist Farhad Moshiri Might Be All We Have Left Of Winter In 100 Years

When I saw the canvasses in <i>Snow Forest,</i> an exhibition of hand-embroidered canvasses by Fahrad Moshiri at Perrotin New York, I was immediately reminded of the woods that surround my parents’ house in Chappaqua. Throughout my childhood, we spent every weekend morning hiking in those woods. Some of my …

Art

Berlin exhibition questions CIA's influence on global art scene

The Trump era has prompted Germany to review the historic effects of America’s soft power, and debate Berlin’s future relationship with Washington<p>In Europe’s city of spies, it was a feat of cold war counter-propaganda: a modernist congress centre with an audaciously curved roof, gifted by America …

Politics