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These Are the No-Nonsense Barbers of the Netherlands

Chandran Nair | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

Their shop has a no appointments system and offers just a limited range of traditional cuts -- 22 in total. A haircut takes between 30 and 45 minutes; a shave around 20 minutes. The only tools its staff members use are scissors: thinning scissors, clippers and straight razors.

Willem Jonkers: The Fisheye Master Of Street Photography

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Images (c) Willem Jonkers Willem Jonkers is not quite your average street photographer. His work is rather unique. Although he chases many of th...

Madonna, Meet Madison - Your New Photographer

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

I see a lot of bad photography. The other day I spent over an hour looking through the 'editor's picks' on 500px. I was not impressed. Who are these e...

Climate Change and a Brave New World: A Lesson from the Netherlands

Vicki Cobb | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Vicki Cobb

If almost half of the United States were below sea level, like the Netherlands, we might take climate change a lot more seriously. As far as the Dutc...

Bad Parking Leads To Wanted Man's Arrest

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Crime

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. — State police say bad parking led to the apprehension of an upstate New York man wanted on a probation violation. Troopers say...

Art and Champagne Get Mixed in Miami (VIDEO) | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts

Glithero are a progressive London-based practice who take a hands-on, experimental or perhaps "lab-based" approach to their work. Presented in a broad...

On the Culture Front: North Sea Jazz Festival and Beyond

Chris Kompanek | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

I found myself in Rotterdam this summer covering the North Sea Jazz Festival, one of the largest of its kind that takes place each year in the seaside Dutch town just outside of the more famous "dam."

Big Art Heist Reported At Dutch Museum

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 12.15.2012 | Arts

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse pot...


The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home

This is the first in a series of articles on photographic projects that explore our cultural similarities and differences. Eighteen years ago, Dut...

Creative Spaces: Waterfronts That Make a Splash

Rana Florida | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Rana Florida

2012-06-04-Screenshot20120604at8.28.27AM.jpgLet's celebrate the cities that have done the work and spent the money to make vibrant and dynamic waterfronts -- great spots where tourists and locals alike can gather, play and reflect.

House Of The Future

VernissageTV | Posted 09.15.2011 | Arts

In 2007, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands came into possession of the prototype of a quite spectacular piece of architecture: F...

Dutch 'Iceman' Controls Body Through Meditation

AP | TOBY STERLING and ALEKSANDAR FURTULA | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — The sun beams down on a warm Dutch spring morning, and the Iceman's students look wary as they watch him dump bag after...

Scratch N' Spliff: Dutch Use Odorized Stickers In Drug Campaign

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a government effort to curb what is perhaps their nation's best-known vice, Dutch households will soon receive marijuana-scented scratch-and-sniff ...

PHOTOGRAPHY: Nan Goldin's 'Poste Restante,' An Exhibit In Rotterdam

Phaidon, Agenda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Since the 1960's Nan Goldin's work has confronted social taboos, as she documents her life and the lives, relationships, and experiences of those arou...

What Women Bring to the Table -- Designers, Artists, Thinkers & Inventors to Start the Week

Chauncey Zalkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chauncey Zalkin

Ideas and Design on my radar right now. An eclectic bunch. Cutaway vase by Polish designer Edyta Cieloch "Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei of Iran, awarded a CARE...

More About Speculation and Manipulation In Oil Trading

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is good news that the CFTC is awakening from its reverie and beginning to deal with the core issues of oil trading. But it is still too much of a hit/miss operation with a degree of insouciance.