Leonardo Da Vinci

You Need to Watch 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' This Weekend

Well, you don't *NEED* to. Like, you won't die.<p><i>Looking for some stuff to catch up on this weekend? Whether it's TV, movies, books, or anything in between—VICE has you covered. Read on for our staff recommendations on what to take in during your downtime:</i><p><i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i><p>Look, what do you …

Daniel Day-Lewis

'Peak TV,' Hip-Hop's Rise and the NFL Protests

No one should be complaining these days that there is nothing to watch on TV.<p>Last year, more than 450 scripted TV shows aired across broadcast, cable and streaming services, according to research from FX Networks. This year is on pace for even more scripted series, FX Networks Chief Executive John …

Televisions

On Point's Best Books Of 2017

Support the news<p><i>With guest host Tom Gjelten.</i><p>We're talking to two book critics and one independent bookseller about their top books of the year. …

Books

Want to fix sexual harassment? Don't hire jerks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Reporters and radio and television hosts. Film producers. A US senator and other members of Congress. Candidates for office and leaders of startups. By now, you'd have to be living under a rock not to see the impact the accusations of workplace harassment and assault are having on industry, …

Opinion

Taking a One-Portfolio Approach to Your Investments

Leonardo da Vinci reportedly said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” And he lived at a time before e-mail, voice mail, and the many other …

Investing

International: 15 bestselling books of the week, Dec. 16

<i>1. The Sun and Her Flowers — Rupi Kaur</i><i>2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life —</i> Mark Manson<i>3.</i> …

Walter Isaacson

Mike Francesa on Parcells relationship, brother’s suicide and one amazing run

<i>New York sports radio legend Mike Francesa took a break before his final week on WFAN for some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby.</i><p><b>Q: You have a time</b> …

Bette Davis

15 fabulous things to do in NYC this weekend

<b>Fri 15</b><p><b>Wasabassco’s House of Deveraux: Holiday Rock Spectacular</b> <b>Le Poisson Rouge; 8pm; $20</b><br>Count on the city’s greatest burlesque crew, Wasabassco, to …

New York City

13 Street Photography Gift Ideas

If you’re thinking of a gift for the street photographer in your life, or buying yourself a gift this holiday season, <b>HAPTIC INDUSTRIES</b> x ERIC KIM …

Street Photography

Eyebrow guru Anastasia Soare's ‘A-ha!’ moment? It was inspired by Da Vinci. Now, 'she creates a masterpiece'

During her 20-year career, eyebrow artist Anastasia Soare has tended to the arches of a list of well-known celebrities: Kim Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner, Oprah Winfrey, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria, Amal Clooney, Cindy Crawford and Naomi …

Makeup

Must-Reads for 2017: World Crisis Edition

Novels about Syria, a jotting genius, Indian massacres and the return of George Smiley.<p>Here are five titles that deeply impressed me of the 100 or so I’ve read this year. Each helps illuminate some aspect of global affairs, often in ways that can make us uncomfortable. The best books challenge us, …

Books

Four of the world's eight happiest airports are in the UK (but none are in London)

Most people associate airports with long waits, overpriced food, lengthy treks to terminals and pottering around in WHSmiths.<p>However, new data has …

Airports

Exploring the boundaries of legacy at TED@Westpac

Cyndi Stivers and Adam Spencer host TED@Westpac — a day of talks and performances themed around “The Future Legacy” — in Sydney, Australia, on …

John Maynard Keynes

How To Boss It Like… Imogen Wethered CEO at Qudini

These leaders are changing our world for the better. We find out how they get the job done.<p>What book have you read recently that’s inspired …

Artists

This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Dec. 10, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and …

Entertainment

The golden age of VR

December 14, 2017<p>First there were museums, then there were private museums, and now virtual reality privately owned museums are entering the …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Dancing Robots, Da Vinci, and a Dunking Bunny Highlight the Year in World Records

Feed your feat fetish.<p>This year, as we are wont to do, people all over the globe broke records, reached new heights, and did silly things to ensure …

Culture

WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended December 10.<p>FICTION<p>1. "The Getaway" (DWK ?12) by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)<p>2. "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio (Knopf Books for …

Business

Must Do Brisbane: School holiday guide December 2017

Boasting a choose-your-own-adventure program of free activities and the popular Story Lab workshop series, SLQ's Summer Festival is bursting with …

Brisbane

Art and astrology at the Museum of Modern Art

<i>Charles White. Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man). 1973. Oil wash on board, 60 × 43 7/8″ (152.4 × 111.4 cm). Richard S. Zeisler Bequest (by exchange),</i> …

Art

10 Thrilling Reasons to Love Van Gogh

He began late and died young. Yet, over a span of ten years, Vincent van Gogh completed nearly 900 paintings and 1,100 sketches, lithographs, and …

Art History

Oldest living shark, born in 1500s, discovered in North Atlantic Ocean

One Danish scientist, Julius Nielsen, has recently discovered a creature, in the North Atlantic Ocean, which is said to be 18 feet long and 512 years …

Oceans

10 Hidden Images Discovered Beneath Famous Classic Paintings

Some classic paintings have surprised us with their “secrets”—forgotten paintings and images concealed for centuries until restoration techniques or …

Art History

17 Most Popular Travel Instagrams of 2017

We like using Instagram to share snippets from our travels as they happen. This year, we’ve embraced the platform even further and started sharing …

Travel

That $450-million Da Vinci? You can see it at Louvre Abu Dhabi

The museum, the only offshoot of the Louvre, opened Nov. 11. Its inaugural exhibition, “One Louvre to Another: Opening a Museum for Everyone,” will open Dec. 21. It ends April 7.<p>The show’s three sections will tell the story of the Louvre, with royal paintings from Versailles under King Louis XIV, …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Editorials from around New York

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:<p>The Times Union of Albany on a former lawmaker's county land deal<p>Dec. …

Entertainment

The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut

The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.<p>*<p>A Hubo …

Artists

Christmas quiz – The answers

Weird world<p>1. Cannabis<br>2. Che Guevara<br>3. Tesco<br>4. Asda<br>5. <i>Beauty and the Beast<br>6.</i> Georgia<br>7. France (President François Hollande)<br>8. China<br>9. Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council<br>10. Kirstie Allsopp<p>I’ll say<p>1. Theresa May<br>2. Philip May, the Prime Minister’s husband<br>3. Sir Michael Fallon, according …

George Eliot

Art Industry News: Did ’Salvator Mundi’ Make the Old Masters Cool Again? + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, a nasty divorce battle over torched artworks gets even nastier and China lifts its ban on Korean art.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is a daily</i> …

Art

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:<p>Dec. 13<p>AL.com on Alabama's Senate election:<p>Half a century after Alabamians of immense …

Business