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Turner's Timeless Show of Light, Color and Wonder

William Bradley | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
William Bradley

I've seen the show twice, taking the better part of a day each time. Along with Vermeer and Van Gogh, Turner's one of my very favorite artists. The experience of this show rates as one of the aesthetic highlights of my life.

How a Human-Centered Soundscape Is Making London a Smarter City

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

To help humanize the development of their project, the Cities Unlocked team commissioned the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art to shadow eight people with sight loss as they planned and undertook walking journeys.

The Saddest Underpants in Town

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.26.2015 | Comedy
Sandy Thomas

Today marks a change in the dynamic of our days. My mom, Janet Oian and our daughter Mabel, arrived here this morning. For three weeks, it's been Glenn and me, and our routine. Today, it all changed. Not better or worse, just different.

Cumberbacchanalia: A Preview Night With Benedict Cumberbatch and Hamlet

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Cumberbatch is radiant on stage. In a play increasingly a star vehicle -- and I have seen Hamlets from Daniel Day-Lewis (the best, at the National Theatre in 1989) to Ralph Fiennes, Stephen Dillane and Jude Law -- Cumberbatch joins the ranks competently.

How Travel Makes Us Richer

K. Ford K. | Posted 08.24.2015 | Travel
K. Ford K.

On our way to Florence, we find the five tiny, fishing villages known as Cinque Terre. The houses are built into the sheer rocks and cliffs with thousands of terraces of grapes and olives beyond. It's a magical, colorful place, a good place to rest.

London's Transparent Sky Pool Is NOT For The Faint Of Heart

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

Listen up, swimmers: We've just discovered the craziest, most terrifying pool concept. The developers of Embassy Gardens, a residential complex in Lon...

Afropunk Festival Takes Over the World

Lauri Lyons | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Lauri Lyons

If you haven't noticed, there is a cultural shift taking place in America, and across the globe. The shift is loud, colorful, disruptive, and at times entertaining. Afropunk, the international music festival and community, is part of the alternative cultural shift.

9 of the Best Cookery Schools in London

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

If you wish to pursue a career involving food, whether it be for the desire to become a Michelin-starred chef, to run a catering company, to become a private chef or work in food media, then you will find a professional course designed for you.

Liam Hodges: Rugged beginnings into Luxury Menswear (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

Designs rooted in reality and heightened by the imagination. Liam Hodges' innovations have already been worn by international music artists such as...

50 Things College Students Should Know About London

College Tourist | Posted 08.17.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

The first thing that people will tell you about London is that it's expensive. Between the exchange rate, going out, and if you're like me and can't walk by a gelato shop without walking in, get ready to spend some serious money.

10 Tips for Capturing the Spirit of London

College Tourist | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

London has a nightlife experience for everyone. Whether it's a rustic pub, an off-the-wall nightclub or a warehouse you prefer, one of the boroughs has it. You will always find something new to try, or a place you'll never get tired of returning to.

Top Things to do at Sunrise in London

Hipmunk | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

There's no better way to enjoy the best sights in London than at sunrise. It is amazing how much is within easy reach of most hotels in the city. If you are an early bird or just want to pack as much as possible into your stay in the British capital, here are some ideas of what you can do at dawn.

Cake, Steak, Spa and Sleep: The 4 Things Every Bride Needs

Venetia Thompson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Weddings
Venetia Thompson

I told my bridesmaids to forget everything plastic and penis-shaped. What I needed was delicious cake, steak, sleep, a hot bath and preferably a few hours alone in a sauna. I had exactly seven days until the wedding: There was no time for games of "Mr. and Mrs."

Could You Find Bahrain on a Map?

Lina Stahl | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
Lina Stahl

Let's be honest. How well do you know your world? Do you take your time to explore new places when you get the opportunity? I am talking about the small dirt track that is hidden behind the bushes at the end of your back garden, - not exploring a new island in the Caribbean. Though that would be lovely too!

Young African Bamidele Is Advancing Africa's Agricultural Sector

Nkosana Mafico | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Nkosana Mafico

Last week I had the pleasure of chatting to Bamidele Seun Owoola, a 24-year-old entrepreneur living in London, about her entrepreneurial journey and the impact she is making on the African continent.

Museum Time Travel

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.22.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

I don't know how long I was there, but every moment was a treasure. I hadn't expected to find the Brancusis, so the surprise was even more wonderful in the Philadelphia heat which had given me a killer migraine as soon as I'd left the airport.

Queens of Syria Extinguishes the Stereotypes Created by War

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

At the last Abu Dhabi Film Festival -- and I mean last in every way since the eighth edition of this beloved cinematic bridge across cultures turned out to be its swan song -- one film quietly grabbed my imagination.

From Affinity to the Fetch: My Conversation With Linda Hoyle and Mo Foster

Tom Semioli | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

When I mention the name Affinity and Linda Hoyle's debut solo album Pieces of Me (1971) to record collectors, jazz-rock aficionados, and knowledgeable musicians young, old, and in-between, a nod of reverence usually follows.

How Hospitality Became My First Love

Lina Stahl | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel
Lina Stahl

Do you really speak Swedish? I was admiring the pretty blonde girl greeting us at the reception in Lyon, France. Not only was she born in Sweden, sh...

An Artistic Conversation With Actor Edward Akrout of Mr. Selfridge and Showtime's The Borgias

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Edward Akrout has a big presence in the UK but now he's trickled to the other side of the pond. Off screen, Edward made his debut in the art world this year, showcasing his paintings at Café Royal, and Hoxton in London.

A Rebel in the Kitchen: In Conversation With Chef Vineet Bhatia

Memoirs of a Taste Bud | Posted 08.03.2015 | Taste
Memoirs of a Taste Bud

Cultural nuances, a lot of curiosity and a little rebellion led Bhatia to London in 1993 which ironically gave him more liberty to experiment with his native food.

An Appetizer Sure To Dazzle Even The Most Hard-To-Please Guests

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

On the right, clad in funky turquoise shoes, is my special friend, Tawny. The friend I met in first grade, long before boobs, braces and boyfriends. But she's not the best date in the world. How could she be? We are both happily married. So she may not be the best date, but she is the best traveling companion.

7 Ways to Make Your Vacation Cheaper in London

Hipmunk | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

London is a popular destination for tourists but has a reputation for being expensive. Here are some ways of making your stay cheaper whilst having fun in Britain's capital city. This gives you more money to spend on sightseeing, shopping and world-class restaurants in London.

Anti-Semitic Hate Crime Reports Have Soared In UK, Police Figures Reveal

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.30.2015 | Religion

The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes reported to police has soared in parts of the UK, police figures reveal. A number of the largest forces in the ...

Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Credit McQuarrie for crafting colorful antagonists, even if the plot line is not all the impressive and the dialogue is only intermittently memorable. At some point you won't care.