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.