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Met Gala 2021: stars explore ‘American independence’ theme – in pictures

Co-chair Billie Eilish (the youngest in the event’s history) was one of many stars to channel Grace Kelly at the pandemic-delayed Met Gala on Monday night. She was joined by a guest list of fashion designers, models, celebrities and – to some controversy – TikTok stars, on the steps at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year’s theme of the Costume Institute fundraiser was ‘American independence’, leaving plenty of room for interpretation. Just ask Lil Nas X, who did a Lady Gaga-esque three-loo...
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Eye Candy for Today: Turner’s Bridge in Middle Distance

The Bridge in Middle Distance, Charles Mallord William Turner and Charles Turner Etching, aquatint and mezzotint, roughly 7 x 11 inches (18 x 28 cm). Link is to zoomable version on the Google Art Project; original is in the National Gallery of Art, DC, which has both zoomable and downloadable versions. As he frequently did, British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner worked with master printmaker Charles Turner (no relation) to produce this beautiful lanscape print. In this case, JMW Turner d...
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Travel and terrorism

If you’re a traveler , you have probably gotten used to hearing friends and family say, “Aren’t you worried about terrorism?” Terrorism is the boogeyman of the modern travel world — we’re constantly hearing stories about maniacs driving trucks through crowds of people, or murderous thugs shooting up concerts, or twisted ideologues tossing bombs into churches. It can all get a bit scary, and it’s tough, upon hearing the question enough times, to not start worrying about terrorism yourself. It ma...
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