The Belgian Pavilion is proud to present “Mondo Cane” at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The show is the work of artists Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys and curator Anne-Claire Schmitz. “Mondo Cane” centers on a look at society through a lens of marginalization and reality.
If you love food and music, Nashville, Tennessee, is the place for you. It is home to the legendary Grand Ole Opry House, and there is no shortage of honky-tonks and live music wherever you go. The city is also known for its delicious local dining. You may have a hard time deciding where to eat because there are so many great places to choose from. Make sure you check out these ten unique experiences to get the most out of your stay in the “Music City.”
For any large toy collection you have seen, you have got nothing on Sherry Groom, founder of the Troll Hole Museum, a charming little place dedicated entirely to troll dolls and their many iterations. Calling Alliance, Ohio, home, the Troll Hole is a cool destination for toy lovers and anyone with a curious spirit who welcomes the weird and wacky.
Nestled in the heart of Utah, Mystic Hot Springs is a haven for nature lovers, hippies, and anyone who wants to experience breathtaking views and a re-emergence of their true selves. Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe is a unique type of paradise – beckoning visitors to come for a relaxing soak, stay a while in the quaint accommodations, and maybe even take in a concert.
Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, the creator of the 1740 French fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast,” actually drew her inspiration from real historical events. In the 1500s, a man named Petrus Gonsalvus was born in Tenerife, Spain, with a rare genetic condition called “hypertrichosis,” or “werewolf syndrome.”
In the anatomical theater of the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine, high on a shelf, sits the preserved head of Portugal’s first serial killer. Diogo Alves was a nefarious criminal, reputed to have killed countless citizens of Lisbon in the 1800s. He would wait for farmers to pass by, rob them, and push them to their deaths off of a 200-foot-tall aqueduct.
No one is certain when the Singaporean bird-keeping tradition began, but most people will tell that it started in the 1950s with the British Armed Forces’ formation of the Singapore Cage Bird Society. As bird-keeping grew in popularity, travel guidebooks began to feature Singapore’s bird-singing areas, quickly turning them into tourist attractions that piqued the curiosity of visitors from around the globe.
In the journey of life, the biggest giant any person will face is the manmade illusion of fear and failure. Photographer and filmmaker James Pereira (JMP) along with screenwriter, actor, and model Francesco Cuizza explore the concept of fear in their inaugural fashion film “Warrior with a Crown.” The co-directors use video to represent the subconscious, with a heavy focus on spirituality and its impact on the human psyche and ego.
Two hours east of San Diego, on the remote Southern California S-3 highway, you may find yourself in a strange new world. Two bucks rearing on their hind legs make a stunning sight across the flat landscape. Then a giant scorpion fighting with a beetle. The profile of a sand dragon breaks the desert skyline. Welcome to Borrego Springs, California.
Iconic British photographer Jimmy Nelson carries on his tradition of capturing brilliant images of the world’s many indigenous cultures through his latest book, “Homage To Humanity.” While his earlier work, “Before They Pass Away,” had a more cynical view of the fate of these cultures, his new book takes us on a journey through a new lens – one of celebration and honor.