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Madame LaLaurie: The “Torture Queen” of the American South

Marie Delphine Macarty, more commonly known as “Madame LaLaurie,” was a Creole socialite and one of the most infamous serial killers in the world. The “cruel mistress” of Louisiana was born on March 19, 1787, in New Orleans to an Irish gentleman and a French lady of upper society.

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Tokyo’s New Digital-Only Museum To Mesmerize Art Audiences

The “MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless” is a brand new 100,000 square meter gallery space that will open its doors to the public for the first time on Thursday, June 21st, 2018, in Odaiba, Tokyo, featuring approximately 50 impressive digital artworks.

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10 Things Not to Miss in New Orleans

If you are eager to visit the final resting place of a notorious voodoo priestess, set sail on a riverboat tour down a mystical river, or take history lessons riding in an old streetcar, New Orleans in southeastern Louisiana is the ideal place for you.

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The Village of the Spinach-Loving Sailor Popeye in Malta

Located at Anchor Bay in the northern region of the Mediterranean island of Malta, “Popeye Village,” also known as Sweethaven Village, is a must-see travel destination built from scratch to serve as the movie set for Robert Altman’s 1980 American musical comedy film “Popeye.”

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Why Grace Kelly’s Wedding Gown Still Defines the Royal Chic

The iconic lace masterpiece that the American Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly wore during her glamorous wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco on April 19, 1956, in Monaco’s Saint Nicholas Cathedral is still cited as one of the best remembered royal bridal gowns of all time.

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Animated GIFs Reveal The Glorious Past of 7 Iconic Ancient Sites

For those curious to see how some of the world’s greatest architectural masterpieces, such as the Parthenon in Greece, the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico, and the Luxor Temple in Egypt, looked like when they were newly built, Expedia has something new to offer.

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5 of the World’s Most Unusual Hotels

Ever wondered what it would be like to live inside a two-story-tall wooden beagle, dine with monkeys, sloths, and toucans in the jungle or sleep under the endless African night sky? Follow our guide to some of the quirkiest places to stay around the world and plan your next travel adventure.

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What if World Leaders were Vulnerable?

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.

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All About NASA’s Historic Mission Control in Houston, Texas

“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.

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Artist Performs 6-Minute Underwater Dance Routine in One Breath

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.”

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“1 Ocean Fern:” Best Secluded Retreat in the California Redwoods

“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.

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Vatican Gems in “Heavenly Bodies” Met Exhibit

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.

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Meet Classical Ballet’s “Gifted Beast” Sergei Polunin

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.

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5 Great American Vacation Spots For A Couples Getaway

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.

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Romania: Where Fact is Far More Terrifying Than Fiction

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.