During the last few years Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari has been creating striking oil paintings that depict the world’s most controversial and influential leaders as displaced and disenfranchised civilians to raise awareness for people fleeing war-torn countries.
“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” This was the message American astronaut Neil Armstrong sent from the lunar module to NASA’s Mission Control Center, in Houston, Texas, at 3:18 p.m (CT) on July 20th, 1969, during the historic Apollo 11 trip, and before stepping onto the Moon’s surface.
French dancer, deep-sea diver, and filmmaker Julie Gautier carried out a stunningly beautiful six-minute underwater choreography, gliding through the crystal-clear water of the world’s deepest pool Y40 near Venice, Italy, for the video performance project “AMA.”
“1 Ocean Fern” is an incredible stand-alone Airbnb studio cottage in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the heart of the California coastal redwoods. This small piece of paradise, located in one of America’s most beautiful cities, is the ideal travel destination for anyone looking for a peaceful vacation spot to simply curl up, read a good book, and relax.
The Costume Institute’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” exhibition, running from May 10 through October 8, 2018, at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters in NYC, will highlight the ongoing interplay between fashion and religion.
Emotional, impulsive and eccentric Sergei Polunin is one of the most gifted male ballet dancers of his generation. “He’s an artist who could make it on the level of [Rudolf] Nureyev and [Mikhail] Baryshnikov if he stays focused on dancing,” art critics say, acknowledging the Ukrainian-born man’s superstar quality.
If you are a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic high fantasy novels “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” a trip to the otherworldly glorious Hobbiton Movie Set in New Zealand is a must.
For more than 40 years, some drivers in Japan have been spending hundreds of thousands of dollars turning their trucks into flamboyantly decorated vehicles, called “Dekotora.”
Harvard’s Office for the Arts, Classics Department, and Classics Club, in partnership with the Center for Hellenic Studies, and the Consulate General of Greece in Boston will present Sophocles’ classic drama “Antigone.”
From stargazing under the desert night sky, hammocking on a secluded island to fire-roasting s’mores over a campfire in the Wild Wild West, our collection of yurts, tents, teepees and Conestoga wagons, will inspire you to plan your next experience in some of the most exciting US locales.
“Flesh,” hyper-charged with outrage and glutted with admiration, is a mind-altering exhibition that will be showcased at The Art Institute of Chicago from May 4th through August 5th, 2018.
Romania, home of Dracula – both the legendary vampire and the real-life ruler – is a country with a long and bloody past. Located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, it is wrapped in mystery and legend.
Located just two hours from Las Vegas and about five hours from Phoenix, the Grand Canyon’s West Rim in Peach Springs, Arizona, owned and operated by the Hualapai Native American tribe, attracts nearly a million visitors each year.
The Heidelberg Project is a world-famous square block of street art in a neighborhood once scarred by crime and drugs on Detroit’s East Side. It was created by urban environmental artist Tyree Guyton, assisted by his wife, Karen, and grandfather Sam Mackey, in 1986 as a political protest for his neighborhood’s decay following the 1967 riots.
Known as “Monster Building,” the concrete giant, located in Quarry Bay in the Eastern District of Hong Kong Island, in Hong Kong, is an E-Shaped complex that has been a favorite location among curious observers and Instagrammers.
The most famous cabaret in the world first opened its doors on October 6th, 1889, at the foot of Montmartre hill in Paris’s 18th arrondissement, under the management of French impresario Charles Zidler and Spanish entrepreneur Joseph Oller.
British multidisciplinary artist Benjamin Shine creates spectacular realistic “paintings” using single pieces of tulle. Equipped with just a clothing iron he is proving that fashion doesn’t have to be anything other than radiant and enchanting, regardless of being wearable or not.
If you are looking to deviate from the norm and wake up your inner explorer, we offer you one of the most unusual travel destinations on earth that could as well belong to another planet. Check out these five awe-inspiring natural wonders and otherworldly landscapes and let’s get you started planning your next vacation getaway.
About 17.4 miles south of Mexico City in the Xochimilco canals in Mexico, there is a small, remote island, known as “Isla de las Muñecas” (Island of the Dolls), which was destined to become one of the world’s creepiest destinations.
Nikolas Cruz is one of the several dangerous criminals who, although locked away in prison, get women’s hearts thumping. But why are so many women attracted to extremely violent and psychopathic men?
“The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” Spanish painter Joan Miró once said. Nearly 35 years after Miró’s death, using the human body as a canvas has been a deep and continuous source of inspiration, solace and learning for Alexa Meade.
Right between the Goldfield and Superstition Mountains, just east of Phoenix, there’s a unique gold-mining town that’s frozen in time. “Goldfield” is one of America’s best reconstructed ghost towns and a dazzling nugget of desert entertainment you do not want to miss.
Physically unusual humans, such as those who were extremely short or tall, those with both male and female secondary sexual characteristics or those suffering from extraordinary conditions and diseases, were among the oddities that made “Freak Shows” a major attraction for more than a century.
Greek new media artist Petros Vrellis is revolutionizing conventional knitting converting El Greco’s famous portraits, consistently admired for their naturalism and psychological insight, to sophisticated knitting patterns using only a ring with pegs and a single string of thread.
Apart from the beautiful powdery white beaches, pristine turquoise waters, colorful local markets, high-end boutiques, and one of the largest and fanciest casinos in the Caribbean, this travel destination has something super cool to offer.
Built on top of former gallows in historic Old Town, San Diego, California, “The Whaley House,” is the 1857 Greek Revival style residence of Thomas Whaley and his family. Here are some of the tragic incidents that can well explain why the Whaley House has been dubbed “The most haunted house in the U.S.”
Hubert de Givenchy, the French fashion trailblazer who dressed powerful women like former First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly, died in his sleep at his home in France Saturday, on March 10, 2018.
Frida Kahlo’s red-leather-booted prosthetic leg, along with some of her portraits, photographs, clothing, jewelry, and cosmetics, will travel for the first time outside her native country, Mexico, for “Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up” exhibition opening on June 16 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Two centuries after its original publication in London in 1818, “Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus” novel, written by 20-year-old English author Mary Shelley, is still being held up as the yardstick by which art, society, science, and technology are judged.
If you are jonesing for a midnight fix or looking to capture a fancy Instagram story, we have the ideal place for you. The quirky invention of a genius California-based bakery chain, called “Sprinkles,” has already been filling Houstonians’ late-night sweet cravings.