Born in Argentina to a Russian Jewish family in 1925, Adolfo Kaminsky is a former member of the underground French Resistance. During World War II, Kaminsky helped as many as 14,000 Jewish people escape persecution by forging identity papers.
Home to just 450 residents, Ittoqqortoormiit (formerly known as Scoresbysund) in eastern Greenland is the most remote inhabited community in the western hemisphere. Founded in 1925 by a team of Inuit settlers, this tiny settlement is nestled between the world’s biggest national park, Northeast Greenland National Park, and the glaciers and towering fjords of Scoresby Sund.
The otherworldly creatures of “Los Panzudos Mercedarios” become part of everyday life in Diego Moreno’s surreal series “In My Mind There is Never Silence.” Moreno’s captivating project will be released as a photo book in 2019.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, situated in the Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts and modeled after a 15th-century Venetian palace, is the end-product of a woman’s vision to spark local people’s imagination, awaken their senses and immerse them into the fabulous world of art.
Located near Big Sur in coastal California, about 120 miles south of San Francisco and 330 miles north of Los Angeles, Carmel-by-the-Sea is an enchanting European-style town that has inspired artists, poets, and writers and lured world travelers for decades.
Santa Claus Village, located about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Rovaniemi in Finland, is one of the world’s top Christmas destinations. Thousands of people flock to this glittering, snow-covered site each year to cross the Arctic Circle, meet with Santa Claus at his actual “office” and experience the magic of Lapland.
British artist Sue Austin, using a self-propelled underwater wheelchair, creates visually mesmerizing and conceptually challenging images to encourage a shift in the way our society views disability. Sue Austin became wheelchair-dependent in the ’90s after a long illness.
“Skyros Carnival” is a fascinating 85-page multimedia publication that offers a sophisticated narration of one of the wildest ritual events in Greece. The book features 60 photographs by Dick Blau, an ethnographic essay by Agapi Amanatidis and Panayotis Panopoulos, and a CD and DVD by Steven Feld.
In a major collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is displaying 150 unique objects — many never seen outside England — for the “Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol” exhibition.
Are you still wondering where to spend your winter holidays? SnowHotel & Glass Igloos is a great accommodation option for anyone planning to visit Arctic North Europe this year. Located about 16 miles (26 kilometers) from the winter capital of North Finland, Rovaniemi, the charming hotel is lying on the shores of Lake Lehtojärvi in the village of Sinettä, just above the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland.
François Delarozière and the theatrical puppet collective La Machine recently presented their new stunning creation: a nearly 50-foot-tall robotic Minotaur made of unpainted lime tree wood and metal. The mythical beast was created for “Le Gardien du Temple” (The Guardian of the Temple) show in Toulouse, France.
Julian Schnabel’s latest drama film “At Eternity’s Gate” is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 16, 2018, by CBS Films. The movie, starring Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen and Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac, is about the last few years of Vincent van Gogh’s tumultuous life and his fiercely painful friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin.
More than 350 works of art created by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) will be reexamined during the “Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again” exhibition that will be on view at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art from November 12, 2018, through March 31, 2019.
The Turkana tribe, which is the second largest pastoralist community in Kenya after the Maasais, lives in small dwellings made from palm leaves, wood, and animal skins near the shores of Lake Turkana, one of the harshest and most inhospitable places on Earth.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora near the town of Kalambaka in Central Greece takes thousands of tourists every year a little closer to heaven. The fabled monasteries were built on the edge of sandstone peaks in the 14th century by monks wanting to escape invading Turks.
The mission of Tesla is to “accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” The company builds electric vehicles (EV’s) it believes can be better and quicker than gasoline cars. Tesla also produces scalable clean energy generation and storage. The company envisions a zero-emission future for our fossil fuel-reliant world, yet must manage multiple deliverables to achieve this aim.
The trials against the “Devil’s magic” that occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693 continue to inflame the popular imagination more than three centuries later.
From mural-lined alleyways named after poets and flamboyantly painted Victorian homes in the foggy north to all-seasons outdoor playgrounds for surfers in the sunny south, Coastal California is a knockout destination you can explore during your next road trip adventure.
Frida Kahlo was a gifted Mexican artist who would articulate her life experiences into some of the most luminous and haunting images of the twentieth century. Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was born on July 6, 1907, in La Casa Azul, a traditional Mexican wrap-around home – painted a deep blue with red rim – at the corner of Londres and Ignacio Allende Streets in Coyoacán, Mexico City.
Café Yeonnam-dong 239-20 is an artistic eatery in Seoul, South Korea, that quickly became an online hit thanks to its innovative and cute decor. The small yet cozy café looks like it’s straight out of a cartoon immersing patrons into a bizarre two-dimensional world.
The bustling Mexican capital with the long and layered history and nearly 22 million people is one of the most populated cities in North America and one of the world’s largest metropolises. Here is everything you need to do during a 48-hour visit in Mexico City.
In 2006, Blake Mycoskie first learned of the Alpargata shoe worn in Argentina since the 14th century. Inspired by its story, he created his first product – a commercial variation of the rope-soled, canvas-topped original.
From Frida Kahlo’s colorful Mexico City home to Claude Monet’s punchy kitchen inside his property in the village of Giverny in Northern France, The Vale Magazine offers you a glimpse into five extraordinary residences where some of the world’s most celebrated artists drew their inspiration.
In his recently published book, titled “The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries,” Italian photographer Massimo Listri invites bibliophiles to a wonderful photographic journey to some of the most extraordinary libraries in the world.
Joseph August, Justine Bennett and Andrew Uhlhorn are the creators of “Joshua Tree Acres,” a peaceful five-acre oasis located only a few minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park in California, USA. This growing village of vintage Airstreams is the ideal travel destination for those who love stunning mountain vistas, open skies, Joshua trees and star gazing while on vacation.
Located about 8 miles north-west of Dąbrowa Tarnowska, 5 miles west of Olesno, and 50 miles east of Kraków, Zalipie, also known as “The Painted Village,” is a lovely small town in Poland famous for its beautiful floral painted homes.
Built between 1883 and 1885 as a summer garden home for the Vicens family in the village of Gràcia in Barcelona, Spain, Casa Vicens is the first remarkable project of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (1852 – 1926) and one of the first buildings to pave the way for the Art Nouveau (Modernisme) movement in Catalonia and Europe.
“The Favourite,” a strangely touching and outrageous period dramedy filmed at Hertfordshire, England, starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz, is the latest project of Greek artist Yorgos Lanthimos that will serve as the opening night film during the New York Film Festival (NYFF) on September 28, 2018.
Surviving twenty-first century beauty-spots in the English countryside don’t have to be hidden away, or difficult to reach, to be genuinely appealing and intriguing. There are surprising gems to be enjoyed not far off the beaten track… The Staffordshire Moorlands is just such a jewel; a prime example of a rolling English rural landscape, bursting with charm and history, yet minutes from the city of Stoke and a major highway.
From Victorian style buildings and cobblestone paths to higher education and cutting-edge innovation centers, this slice of New England is a United States’ knockout gem. To make the most of your trip to Boston, Massachusetts, we’ve pulled together a few suggestions so you can be sure to see everything you want into a long weekend or short trip.