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5 Powerful Paintings by the Under-Appreciated Female Artist Artemisia Gentileschi

5 Powerful Paintings by the Under-Appreciated Female Artist Artemisia Gentileschi

For the sake of convenience, art history’s major movements are often associated with single, pioneering figures. The success of Impressionism, for example, is often credited to Claude Monet, while
Interview: Expressive Horse Paintings Capture the Creature’s Wild Beauty

Interview: Expressive Horse Paintings Capture the Creature’s Wild Beauty

Driven by a lifelong love of horses, Jill Soukup has made a name for herself as a well-known Western painter. The Colorado-based artist has developed an unexpectedly expressive style that enables her
Luxury Campsite with Airstreams and Canvas Tents Opens Near Yosemite

Luxury Campsite with Airstreams and Canvas Tents Opens Near Yosemite

Need to get away from it all and immerse yourself in nature, but not sure you can live without your modern comforts? You’re in luck. Camping no longer has to mean isolation and “roughing it.”
London’s Shangri-La Hotel Offers Ultra Luxury at The Shard, Western Europe’s Tallest Building

London’s Shangri-La Hotel Offers Ultra Luxury at The Shard, Western Europe’s Tallest Building

Whether you’re traveling to London or planning a staycation, the Shangri-La Hotel should be at the top of your list. Housed within the awe-inspiring skyscraper The Shard, the luxury accommodation
Where You Can Find the Most Festive ‘Day of the Dead’ Celebrations in the U.S.

Where You Can Find the Most Festive ‘Day of the Dead’ Celebrations in the U.S.

Historically, most Americans have associated the end of October with Halloween, a festive day dedicated to all things spooky. Recently, however, another autumnal celebration has crossed over into the
Fascinating Video Reveals How Eliud Kipchoge Ran a Flawless Sub 2-Hour Marathon

Fascinating Video Reveals How Eliud Kipchoge Ran a Flawless Sub 2-Hour Marathon

Runner Eliud Kipchoge made history on October 12, 2019, for being the first person to ever run a marathon in under two hours. He finished the course with seconds to spare; a roaring crowd
Honey Bees Become Unconventional Collaborators by Completing This Artist’s Embroidery

Honey Bees Become Unconventional Collaborators by Completing This Artist’s Embroidery

It’s common for artists to collaborate on their work, but Ava Roth puts a new twist on a creative partnership with her mixed media pieces. Rather than having artistic input from those on two legs, she
Kind Divers Spend Hours Helping an Octopus Trade a Plastic Cup for a Protective Shell

Kind Divers Spend Hours Helping an Octopus Trade a Plastic Cup for a Protective Shell

It’s no secret that the ocean is becoming more and more contaminated with plastic waste. And while humans are to blame, it’s the sea creatures that have to cope with the consequences. In a recent
Photographer Immortalizes Greta Thunberg in Powerful Wet Plate Portraits

Photographer Immortalizes Greta Thunberg in Powerful Wet Plate Portraits

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg is just 16 years old, but has already captured the attention of the world—and a nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize. With her aim to spotlight environmental
This Epic Dinosaur Fossils LEGO Set Is Perfect for Natural History Enthusiasts

This Epic Dinosaur Fossils LEGO Set Is Perfect for Natural History Enthusiasts

From a build-your-own Imperial Star Destroyer to a Central Perk set, LEGO is constantly releasing exciting building kits that inspire people of all ages to play and learn. Natural history enthusiasts
18 Creative Birthday Gifts Sure to Please All the Special Women in Your Life

18 Creative Birthday Gifts Sure to Please All the Special Women in Your Life

We all have special women in our lives that come in many forms—a daughter, a sister, a friend—and once a year (at least), there is cause to celebrate this spectacular person. It’s her birthday, of
Interview: Artists Are Gathering for Live ‘Art Battle’ Competitions Around the World

Interview: Artists Are Gathering for Live ‘Art Battle’ Competitions Around the World

If you’ve ever watched a reality competition show, you know how exciting they can be. Seeing someone exercise their talents under immense pressure from other contestants—in addition to a crowd—is an
World’s Smallest Mobile Printer Lets You Transfer Ink onto Almost Any Surface

World’s Smallest Mobile Printer Lets You Transfer Ink onto Almost Any Surface

Anyone that has a home printer knows they can be temperamental at best. But what if instead of having a bulky, barely working machine taking up space, you could print everything you need from a tiny,
Banksy’s ‘Gross Domestic Product’ Homewares Store Is Now Taking Orders Online

Banksy’s ‘Gross Domestic Product’ Homewares Store Is Now Taking Orders Online

When Banksy opened his homewares store Gross Domestic Product in London, he made it clear that interested buyers weren’t in for a regular shopping experience. While the Croydon store location
Showdown Between Fox and Marmot Wins Prestigious Wildlife Photography Contest

Showdown Between Fox and Marmot Wins Prestigious Wildlife Photography Contest

A Tibetan fox rushes forward—teeth exposed—while the marmot it’s after screams out in surprise, undoubtedly knowing that its days are numbered. The standoff between these two animals, high in the
Artist Spends Years Capturing Cinematic Adventures of a Small World

Artist Spends Years Capturing Cinematic Adventures of a Small World

Rather than search for the perfect real-life photoshoot locations, Mexican photographer Felix Hernandez crafts entire miniature scenes by hand. He uses everyday materials and toy props to create
Artist Designs Machine You Crank to Earn Minimum Wage, One Penny at a Time

Artist Designs Machine You Crank to Earn Minimum Wage, One Penny at a Time

Conceptual artist Blake Fall-Conroy creates work that often touches on socio-economic themes. As a self-taught engineer, many of his art pieces involve mechanisms that allow him to get his point
Get Right to the Point When You Wear These Empowering Feminist Pins

Get Right to the Point When You Wear These Empowering Feminist Pins

If you want to send a message that’s short and to the point, look no further than enamel pins. These wearable works of art are perfect for people who wear their hearts on their sleeves—even when
MoMA’s $450 Million Renovation Creates Room for More Than Double the Amount of Art

MoMA’s $450 Million Renovation Creates Room for More Than Double the Amount of Art

Three million art lovers walk through the doors of New York’s MoMA each year. And now, they’re in for a special treat thanks to an exhaustive renovation and reimagining of the galleries that will open
You Can Now Donate Your Old LEGO Bricks to Children’s Charities

You Can Now Donate Your Old LEGO Bricks to Children’s Charities

Do you have LEGO bricks from your childhood that you don’t know what to do with? Or maybe you have kids with pieces they no longer play with? In a new initiative by LEGO, called LEGO Replay, you can