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PHOTO: Sweden's Stunning Summer

Robert Schrader | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Sweden has a reputation for producing incessantly catchy pop music, modular furniture and the worst symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, but this country defies the stereotypes.

An Update And Commentary On Odd Nerdrum's Harsh Prison Sentence

John Seed | Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts
John Seed

Norwegian press sources reported yesterday that artist Odd Nerdrum, 68, has been sentenced by an Oslo appeals court to an increased term of two years ...

Will Charlie Rangel Even Win Harlem?

Jerome Armstrong | Posted 08.26.2012 | New York
Jerome Armstrong

There used to be just two major candidates in this contest. The incumbent, Charlie Rangel versus the State Senator, Mariano Espaillat. However, upstart Clyde Williams has shown momentum as of late, and has a Super PAC working alongside his campaign efforts.

PHOTOS: Ft. Lauderdale Grows Up

Lisa Lubin | Posted 06.26.2012 | Travel
Lisa Lubin

The beauty of travel within the Unites States is that we have a country with such a diverse landscape you really don't have to spend a lot or cross borders to experience a tropical paradise.

PHOTOS: Norway's Wondrous Western Coast

Robert Schrader | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Although the majority of foreign visitors arrive in Oslo, Norway's cosmopolitan capital, a trip to Norway isn't complete without exploring the country's enchanting west coast.

Gay South Africa: A Bright Rainbow Shrouded in the Ashes of Apartheid (PHOTOS)

Allison Hope | Posted 08.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

The nation is a jarring paradox of advanced legislation and development -- LGBT people are protected in the constitution and same-sex marriage has been legal since 2006 -- contrasted by heinous crimes that continue to be committed against LGBT denizens.

Taste of Randolph Street 2012 (PHOTOS)

Mike Sternoff | Posted 08.18.2012 | Chicago
Mike Sternoff


PHOTOS: Montréal Beyond The Protests

Robert Schrader | Posted 08.09.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

I want to spotlight the many treasures this quirky gem of a city has to offer travelers.

California Casts Historic Vote to Preserve Ocean Riches for All Americans to Enjoy

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Summer vacation season has arrived, and millions of Americans are packing their bags and heading toward the ocean. We have many beautiful beaches to c...

Still No Peace In Colombia (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 07.29.2012 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

2012-05-29-fuchscolombia.jpg Colombian refugees and internally displaced people are the frequently forgotten victims of the nearly 50-year-long conflict between paramilitaries, guerillas, and the Colombian military and security forces.

PHOTOS: A Wild Trip To The Sea Of Cortez

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

An impromptu trip to the Sea of Cortez finds wildlife galore.

PHOTOS: Colombia's 21st-Century Metropolis

Robert Schrader | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Long a favored place of residence for Colombia's wealthy, Medellín is en route to becoming one of the quintessential cities of the 21st century.

Seed Pods in my Hand (PHOTOS)

Hans Proppe | Posted 07.26.2012 | Arts
Hans Proppe

2012-05-25-seedpod.jpg Over the years I have collected various seed pods as I ran across them in various travels and swap meets. Their size alone is astonishing.

Made in NYC?

Rochelle Behrens | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Rochelle Behrens

I hope it will remain widely understood that 'Made in NYC,' when it comes to apparel, emphasizes a clear values decision, not to mention an adjustment in a fashion company's financials. Decidedly producing product domestically creates inefficiencies for the company and costs explode.

The World's Fair Project: The Parks (PHOTOS)

Jade Doskow | Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts
Jade Doskow

2012-05-18-worldsfairparks.jpgWorld's Fairs typically were used by the hosting city as a reason to develop an urban site that was previously unused. Some of these sites were marshes, forests, or simply sprawling fields. A lot of my photographs examine a return to nature as weeds and plants would overgrow the exposition pavilions; in many cases, there was no real concrete proof that this huge event ever took place, except for the magnificent park that was developed as a direct result.

Biden Takes A Break

Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Joe Biden popped into a Steubenville, Ohio, Dairy Queen Wednesday night and bought several cones and milkshakes for some local kids, according to Poli...

PHOTOS: Meeting A Survivor On Everest

Richard Wiese | Posted 07.15.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

There were yak traffic-jams, forests of flowers and children playing with tires around yak-dung fires. At night the sky opened, a ceiling punctured by the brightest stars I had ever seen.

Cartagena Offers The Best Of The Caribbean, Miami (PHOTOS)

Robert Schrader | Posted 07.14.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Even the taxi driver who took me to the airport this morning was gossiping. "Eighty U.S. dollars," he scoffed. "All those guys had to do was give her the money."

PHOTOS: 10 Spectacular Gardens Around The World

Laura DiMugno | Posted 05.13.2012 | Travel
Laura DiMugno

What better way could there be to understand a place than to walk through a garden?

A Conversation With Siddharth Parasnis

John Seed | Posted 07.11.2012 | Arts
John Seed

Siddharth Parasnis, "Two Houses in the Country #4," Oil on canvas, 50' x 40" Siddharth Parasnis, who was the subject of a one-person show at Dolby...

Bodyscapes (PHOTOS)

Hans Proppe | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts
Hans Proppe

2012-05-10-bodyscapes.jpg I like abstracting the human figure in images. No faces, no hands, no feet that tend to work against the abstraction of curves and lines.

Courtney Love Chants, Lindsay Lohan To Join Her

Posted 05.10.2012 | Celebrity

Say what? (We mean: Say what say what say what … ) Courtney Love says she chants to keep calm -- and she's bringing other troubled celebrities on bo...

Obama Told To Stop Eating Fatty Food

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

President Obama needs to cut back on the fattening photo ops, according to a Washington-based group of doctors. The Physicians Committee for Respo...

Shooting a Greyhound Race: 5 Things You'll Learn (PHOTOS)

Rachel Hogue | Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts
Rachel Hogue

2012-05-07-ScreenShot20120507at10.35.jpg There I was, brand new entry-level dSLR in hand, ready and willing to learn, expecting to come home with a memory card full of great pictures. All you need to do is use a fast shutter speed, right?

Courtney Love's Food Diary: Addicted To Sugar And Dean & Deluca

Posted 05.04.2012 | Celebrity

In the barrage of press that singer, actress and now artist Courtney Love is doing in promotion of her art show "And She's Not Even Pretty," comes the...