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“Michael Jackson: On the Wall” Exhibition at London’s NPG

An ambitious London exhibition, entitled “Michael Jackson: On the Wall,” is running through October 21st, 2018, at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in the UK, to highlight the enormous influence of the “King of Pop” on popular culture.

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“Faces From the Past:” Double Exposure for Acclaimed Portrait Photography Show

Eminent British portrait photographer Donald MacLellan gives a repeat performance of his first highly acclaimed retrospective exhibition “Faces From the Past” this September. And, typically for him, it is to be staged at a regional gallery, chosen to bring art out of the city and closer to gallery-goers in the English provinces and countryside.

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Ikaria Island: Free Fall into Icarus Myth

Between the Greek islands of Samos and Mykonos in the Aegean Sea, the ocean has sculpted a fantastic 98 square mile rock in which time keeps on rolling at its own pace. Ιkaria, known as the birthplace of the ancient Greek god of wine, religious ecstasy, and theater Dionysus, has gained worldwide attention for its local people’s extraordinary longevity, attributed to their hedonistic attitude to life.

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“Let Food Be Thy Medicine:” Keto’s War Against Insulin Resistance & Cancer

The keto (ketogenic) diet is the ultimate medicine for treating insulin resistance, cancer and obesity. When food is consumed responsibly, the body can fuel itself with fat rather than sugar; thus achieving the ketotic state beneficial to hormonal balance, anti-aging and weight loss in women aged 45 to 65. The keto diet can also prevent breast and other forms of cancer due to its richness in anti-oxidizing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial elements.

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Giacometti’s Studio Replica Opens Doors in Paris

The Giacometti Foundation celebrates the exceptional talent of Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) at the new Giacometti Institute, which officially opened its doors at 5 Rue Victor Schœlcher in the 14th arrondissement, in Paris, France. 

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Social Media Addiction Stronger Than Smoking

Addiction is defined as “the persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.” Excessive social media use qualifies as an addiction that can lead to poor mental health. It also hinders our social nature as the addict increasingly abandons human interaction for digital communication. Furthermore, social media addiction can potentially deteriorate our sense of independence and mental processes.

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Burning Man’s 30-Ton “Disco Ball”

“The ORB” is an eye-catching art installation designed by a group of architects and artists led by Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange from Copenhagen, Denmark, for Burning Man, the popular festival running from August 26th until September 3rd, 2018, in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

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Meet Boston’s Most Playful One-Man Band

Piecing together dozens of random objects with tie-dye duct tape and pipe cleaners to decorate his whimsical musical instruments, a street artist in his 60s invites all people in Boston, Massachusetts, to admire his crazy handmade machine turning the city’s street corners into colorful music stages.

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“Afternoon Tea” Sanctuary Inside Double-Decker Bus

Big Ben, Downing Street, Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, St James’s Park, The Houses of Parliament, The Royal Albert Hall, and The Westminster Abbey, are some of London’s iconic sights you can gaze outside your window when joining the approximately 90-minute Brigit’s Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tour.

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Portraits and Self-Portraits By Sibling Artists in Oxfordshire, England

When Cally Trench came across a pair of pencil portraits she and brother Nick drew of each other, over 45 years ago, the chance discovery became the catalyst for an imaginative and intriguing exhibition by these two contrasting artists, opening at North Oxfordshire’s popular Heseltine Gallery in September 2018.

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“Bottle Tree Ranch” Gallery on Route 66

“Bottle Tree Ranch” is an obscure open-air art gallery created by artist Elmer Long. This whimsical roadside attraction, featuring a massive collection of thousands of colored glass bottles, is located on historic U.S. Route 66, in Oro Grande, California.

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Project Revives Nazi Atrocities in Striking Color

Brazilian photo restoration and colorization specialist Marina Amaral recently wrote on her website: “In 2016, I colorized Czesława Kwoka’s photo and posted it on social media. She was just 14 when she was murdered behind the walls of Auschwitz concentration camp on 12 March 1943. Her photo is haunting. Staring straight into the camera, her eyes tell a story of fear and horrors that few of us, in modern times, can understand or relate to.”

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The Artist Who Inspired Kanye West to Sleep with Donald Trump

Born in the Philadelphia suburb of Media, Pennsylvania, in 1955, Vincent Desiderio is an American realist painter, whose large-scale, erudite canvases carrying postmodernist allegories, challenge the eye and the intellect of laypeople and art critics alike.

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A Colorful Feast For Photography Lovers in Italy

Burano is a colorful little island near Torcello in the northern Venetian Lagoon, 7 miles from Venice in Italy, Europe. Tourists can visit Burano, the hometown of great Italian artists like sculptor Remigio Barbaro, musician Pino Donaggio, and composer Baldassare Galuppican, by joining a 45-minute waterbus ride from Venice.

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Hawa Mahal: Jaipur’s Gilded Cage For Women

Hawa Mahal, meaning the “Palace of the Winds,” is one of the major attractions in Jaipur, India, and one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture in the country. Jaipur’s sandstone palace was built in 1799 by the Kachwaha ruler of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh as an extension to the Royal City Palace.

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6 Postcard-Perfect Greek Islands to Visit

Whether you are looking to relax on a beautiful pebble or sandy beach, explore unique archaeological sites, taste delicious local food or simply interact with friendly people, Greece has it all! If you are eager for more information on which island to choose for your vacation, here are 6 of the most picture-perfect Greek islands to visit this summer.

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Texas Quirky Gem Along Iconic Route 66

Created in 1974 by the San Francisco-based avant-garde art collective “Ant Farm,” Cadillac Ranch is a startling roadside installation just 10 miles southwest of Amarillo, Texas. Architects Chip Lord and Doug Michels, along with art student Hudson Marquez bought ten used Cadillac cars at an average cost of $200 each from local junkyards to use them for their unique project.

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Snorkeling Among Brilliant Sculptures in Cancun, Mexico

Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA) is a fascinating underwater museum of art in Mexico featuring over 500 permanent life-sized sculptures. The artworks, covered in thick algae, are hosted in three different galleries that are submerged between three and eight meters below the ocean’s surface in the warm crystal clear waters surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc.