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Generation Z Americans will be the ultimate cannabis consumers

This large cohort, which already has big-time spending power as the oldest age into high school and college, is formulating its consumption habits at a time when marijuana muscles into the mainstream. Unlike their Gen X or Boomer parents, Gen Z shoppers have only known a time where cannabis is edging toward acceptance, with California voting to legalize medical use in 1996—a year before even the oldest Gen Z consumers were born. “They’re growing up in a world where cannabis is completely norm...


Sunbather run over by police vehicle at Venice Beach; is not seriously injured

VENICE — A woman sunbathing at Venice Beach accidentally was run over in the sand Sunday by a Los Angeles police cruiser, but she did not suffer serious injuries, authorities said. It happened about 2:10 p.m. near 1000 Ocean Front Walk, just off the boardwalk, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. Police told reporters those in the vehicle were patrolling the sandy part of the beach and turned their vehicle when they saw they hit someone, Fox 11 reported. When they got o...
Tags: Crime + Public Safety, Local News, News, Beaches, Crash, LAPD


Climate Change Gets Strikingly Visualized by a Scottish Art Installation

What does it accomplish to talk about climate change? Even those who talk about climate change professionally might find it hard to say. If you really want to make a point about rising sea levels — not to mention all the other changes predicted to afflict a warming Earth — you might do better to show, not tell. That reasoning seems to have motivated art projects like the giant hands reaching out from the waters of Venice previously featured here on Open Culture, and it looks even clearer in...
Tags: Art, Science


Notre Dame: Where it Was, as it Was

Opinion Notre Dame Cathedral Paris France USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- As Callista and I sat watching the terrible fire in Paris that was burning the Cathedral of Notre Dame, our thoughts went back to the many times we had visited Paris. We always visited the great Cathedral. On a number of occasions, we went to Mass there. One unforgettable Mass, they had brought the great bells down from the bell towers, and they were placed right in the middle of the Cathedral. We were sitting just a few feet ...
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Art Installation Dramatically Sheds Light on the Catastrophic Impact of Rising Sea-Levels

What does it accomplish to talk about climate change? Even those who talk about climate change professionally might find it hard to say. If you really want to make a point about rising sea levels — not to mention all the other changes predicted to afflict a warming Earth — you might do better to show, not tell. That reasoning seems to have motivated art projects like the giant hands reaching out from the waters of Venice previously featured here on Open Culture, and it looks even clearer in...
Tags: Art, Science


The Battle Between Carnival and Feast - Adrian Ghenie at Palazzo Cini Gallery in Venice

Adrian Ghenie, Figure with Dog, 2019, Oil on canvas, 250×200 cm (98,4 x 78,7 in)Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London· Paris, Salzburg© Adrian Ghenie (Venice, Italy) The new season at Palazzo Cini Gallery kicks off with the celebrated Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie, whose paintings not only engage with the history of painting, but also with "painting the texture of history."As did painters before him, Ghenie fuses grand themes and narratives with contemporary figures and current event...
Tags: Travel, Venice, Venice Italy, Dorsoduro, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Luca Massimo Barbero, Giorgio Cini Foundation, Cini, Adrian Ghenie, Vittorio Cini, Palazzo Cini Gallery, Ghenie


How Venice Works: 124 Islands, 183 Canals & 438 Bridges

3,000,000 tourists move through Venice each year. But when the tourists leave the city, 60,000 year-round residents stay behind, continuing their daily lives, which requires navigating an archipelago made up of 124 islands, 183 canals and 438 bridges. How this complicated city works – how the buildings are defended from water, how the buildings stand on unsteady ground, how the Venetians navigate this maze of a city – is a pretty fascinating story. These techniques have been worked out over...
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5 great coffee houses in Europe

So, maybe it’s the vibe. The history. The location. Or, actually, the coffee. By whatever definition, these European cities lay claim to some great coffee spots. Why not try one during your travels and let us know what you think? Or suggest your own favorite in these cities or other European locales. Venice – Caffé Florian, St. Mark’s Square, 31024 Venice, Italy, +39 041 520 5641. Yes, Italy’s oldest coffee bar is expensive. But, let’s be honest—people watching in St. Mark’s Square while listen...
Tags: Travel, Coffee, Europe, Ukraine, Budapest, Paris, Italy, Venice, Madrid, Castle, Tribunal, Travel Blog, Oslo, Madrid Spain, Venice Italy, Saint Germain


6 great coffee houses in Europe

So, maybe it’s the vibe. The history. The location. Or, actually, the coffee. By whatever definition, these European cities lay claim to some great coffee spots. Why not try one during your travels and let us know what you think? Or suggest your own favorite in these cities or other European locales. Venice – Caffé Florian, St. Mark’s Square, 31024 Venice, Italy, +39 041 520 5641. Yes, Italy’s oldest coffee bar is expensive. But, let’s be honest—people watching in St. Mark’s Square while listen...
Tags: Travel, Coffee, Europe, Ukraine, Budapest, Paris, Italy, Venice, Madrid, Castle, Tribunal, Travel Blog, Oslo, Madrid Spain, Venice Italy, Saint Germain


‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ LEGO Sets Tease Action with Molten Man, Hydro Man & More

Even though Spider-Man: Far From Home doesn’t hit theaters until early July, merchandise for the new webslinging adventure is already on the way. Not too long ago, some new Funko POPs confirmed the Elemental villains in the sequel as Molten Man and Hydro-Man, and now it’s LEGO’s turn to show off the new bad guys in building brick form. Plus, Mysterio gets a cool new minifigure as well. However, one of the Spider-Man Far From Home LEGO sets offers up the possibility of another Marvel Cinematic U...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Spider-Man, Lego, Sequels, Italy, Sony, Venice, Marvel Studios, Cool Stuff, Peter, Hogan, Peter Parker, Nick Fury, Comic Book/Superhero, Stark Industries


Rare Chance to see Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" at Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice 2019

Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci (1490) (Venice, Italy) One of the most famous drawings in the world, Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), whose home is the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, is rarely put on display because of its fragile nature. Now, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death, the Accademia has mounted an exhibition entitled Leonard da Vinici. Model Man of the World, which features the delicate ink on paper drawing. Leonardo da Vinici. L...
Tags: Travel, Washington, France, Italy, Cambridge, Venice, Florence, Christ, Venice Italy, Leonardo, Leonard, Albrecht Durer, Leonardo da Vinci, Windsor Castle, National Gallery of Art, Fitzwilliam Museum


Earth from Space, episode 1, review: the astonishing money shots of life from on high

In the parallel universe in which I get listed in Who’s Who, my hobby will be set down as “staring out of aeroplane windows”. (From the air, obviously.) The gift of flight has given humanity a bird’s-eye view of the world which never ceases to astonish. Earth from Space (BBC One) tapped into that wonder with the help of satellite photography that, freakily, can zoom in on an elephant in Kenya. The result was an hour of television – with three more to come – that was long on awe. Images of the Sa...
Tags: Science, China, Antarctica, Kenya, God, Venice, Chiwetel Ejiofor, San Andreas Fault, Loch Ness, Okavango Delta, Lake Baikal Siberia, Space BBC


The 2019 Milan Design Week Shows that Demonstrated a New Direction for the Industry

There was something new in the air at this year's Milan Design Week festivities. Was it that there was just so much more to see? Was it the grandiosity of the installations, between retail giants at Salone in Rho Fiera to the previously more underground events such as Ventura Centrale and showroom events? We're still trying to put our finger on it. What was made abundantly clear is that Salone is no longer just a furniture fair; it's a global event that reigns in the most obscure of studios to t...
Tags: Google, Design, London, Australia, Nendo, Venice, Benjamin Hubert, Hubert, Calico, Milan Design Week, Cosentino, Lisa Marks, Photo Galleries, Salone, Oki Sato, Salone Milan


Spider-Man: Far From Home LEGO Building Sets Revealed

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Spider-Man: Far From Home LEGO Building Sets Revealed LEGO has officially revealed three building sets inspired by the highly-anticipated sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home, arriving in theaters on July 5. The three sets will be available at select retailers on April 22, and you can learn more about the new products below as well as view new photos in the gallery! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefr...
Tags: Movies, Lego, Venice, Extras, Hogan, MJ, Peter Parker, Nick Fury, Movie News, Happy Hogan, Mysterio, Hydro Man, Peter Parker Mysterio, Happy Hogan Nick Fury Mysterio Spider Man, Hogan Nick


dosist’s First-Ever Brick and Mortar Store

Unveiling a sophisticated retail experience in Venice, CA Cannabis company dosist is thinking far beyond how people can enjoy their highs. They’re also interested in redefining the experience of buying cannabis and related products. The Santa Monica-based brand just opened a concept store on Venice‘s Abbot Kinney that is a distillation of their guiding principles of design and wellness, effectively evolving them beyond their popular dosed …
Tags: Design, California, Cannabis, Culture, Retail, Stores, Venice, Santa Monica, Abbot Kinney, Cannabis Culture, Dosist, Mortar Store, Cannabis Retail


Rare Chance to see Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" at Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice

Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci (1490) (Venice, Italy) One of the most famous drawings in the world, Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), whose home is the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, is rarely put on display because of its fragile nature. Now, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death, the Accademia has mounted an exhibition entitled Leonard da Vinici. Model Man of the World, which features the delicate ink on paper drawing. Leonardo da Vinici. L...
Tags: Travel, Washington, France, Italy, Cambridge, Venice, Florence, Christ, Venice Italy, Leonardo, Leonard, Albrecht Durer, Leonardo da Vinci, Windsor Castle, National Gallery of Art, Fitzwilliam Museum


7 Reasons to Discover La Passione!

I am thrilled to announce the publication of my new book: LA PASSIONE: How Italy Seduced the World. Like any author, I’m eager for people to read my book. But with more than 8 million titles on Amazon alone, why choose mine? Let me offer seven reasons, based on my discoveries as I traveled through Italy in search of la passione italiana. 1.The places you’ll go:The Aeolian islands, where I learned the danger of angering ancient gods. The food markets of Bologna in the “fat belly” of Italy. The ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Hollywood, La, Rome, Italy, Venice, Shakespeare, Verona, Christ, Bologna, Bay Of Naples, Modena, Piedmont, Southern Italy, Perugia


7 of the best luxury train journeys in the world

One of the best ways to travel and see the world’s sights is by train. Here are some of the most spectacular trains and train journeys around the world, from classic journeys such as going from London to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to travelling from north to south across Australia and making your way […] The post 7 of the best luxury train journeys in the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, London, Australia, Singapore, India, Thailand, Canada, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Italy, Rail Travel, Peru, South America


The Historical Precedents for the Excessive Violence in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones made its return to HBO last night and, surprise, someone died! According to this compilation video, over 174,000 people have died on the show in seven seasons. The sheer numbers and the fact that some of the deaths have been, shall we say, a little creative (even for a fantasy show) sometimes interfered with my ability to fully suspend my disbelief when watching. Take Khal Drogo killing Viserys Targaryen by pouring molten gold on his head in the first season: That’s a pretty...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, Rome, Hungary, Poland, Venice, Baghdad, Mongols, Jason Kottke, Valerian, George R R Martin, Genghis Khan, Khal Drogo, Silesia, Peter Frankopan, Shapur


Looking Far to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Munich, West, Venice, Istanbul, San Marco, East, Aachen, Basilica, Sala, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia, University of Cologne, Venetian Republic


New Trailer for Zhang Yimou's 'Shadow' Playing in US Theaters in May

"A duel between our chief commanders… means war." Well Go USA has debuted a brand new, official US trailer for Zhang Yimou's latest film, a historical fantasy drama titled Shadow - originally Ying in Chinese. This premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals last fall, and also stopped by Fantastic Fest, Busan, and the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. The film is a re-imagining of the classic Three Kingdoms story from Chinese history, and is another martial arts epic. The story is ab...
Tags: Usa, Movies, Trailer, US, Venice, Zhang Yimou, To Watch, Foreign Film, Ying, Toronto Film Festivals, Fantastic Fest Busan


Looking to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Munich, West, Venice, Istanbul, San Marco, East, Aachen, Basilica, Sala, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia, University of Cologne, Venetian Republic


Between Venice and the Middle East: Discovering Dolce Fiore's Incalmo

  Instagram can be a beautiful thing for fragrance aficionados. Someway, somehow, I discovered this profile from a new brand called Dolce Fiore, and as I explored a few images, I found some important names and friendly faces behind the fragrances that weren't at the time inserted in our database (they are now). In fact, this is a completely new brand from Dubai, with reference to Venice, Italy.... Read full article: Between Venice and the Middle East: Discovering Dolce Fiore's Incalmo from Frag...
Tags: Fashion, Middle East, Dubai, Venice, Venice Italy, Fragrantica Perfumes, Dolce Fiore


What’s It Really Like to Travel Guyana?

When I knew I was traveling to Guyana, I had no idea what to expect. Even for the girl who grew up constantly reading about other countries, I knew very little about Guyana and never really had a desire to visit. Then in November, I received an opportunity to visit Guyana on one of the Guyana Tourism Authority’s very first press trips. At the time, I was in Kenya on another press trip. One of the writers with me was Guyanese-American, and I excitedly told her I got invited to her home country. ...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Featured, New York City, Africa, Blog, Barcelona, Colombia, Hawaii, Italy, Guinea, Antarctica, Brazil, Romania, Kenya, Miami


Jude Law struts down the beach in TINY budgie smugglers with New Pope co-star

The 46-year-old actor was filming scenes on the beach at Venice when he was spotted making the b [Author: Lucy Needham]
Tags: Venice, Jude Law, Celebrity News, Lucy Needham


‘Roma,’ Yalitza Aparicio, Eugenio Caballero, Enthrall IFF Panama

PANAMA CITY —  Over six months since the world premiere of Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” at Venice and the intensive debate about the film – including whether it should be classified as a feature film or a TV movie – at first sight one might think that the pic’s screening at IFF Panama would offer nothing […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Alfonso Cuarón, Venice, Roma, Panama, IFF, IFF Panama, Yalitza Aparicio Eugenio Caballero Enthrall IFF


Coachella: See more than 100 photos of the biggest art pieces over the festival’s history

Yes, we know Ariana Grande is coming but it’s called the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and over the years there have been pieces that are nothing short of stunning. Since Coachella is turning 20 and we’ve been covering the festival since 1999 (you can see photos from that first year with Beck and Rage Against the Machine here), we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the big art pieces that have become a part of the festival’s landscape at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, from...
Tags: Hollywood, Australia, California, La, New York City, Beck, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tesla, Sport, Rome, Palo Alto, Visual Arts, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer


La Biennale Dance 2019 & Paolo Baratta's Profound Remarks

President Paolo Baratta & Director Marie Chouinard - Photo by Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) ON BEcCOMING A SmArT GOd-dESS is the title of the 2019 La Biennale di Venezia International Festival of Contemporary Dance, directed by the effervescent Marie Chouinard. It runs for 10 days, from June 21-30, with 29 shows by 22 choreographers and companies from all over the world in venues throughout Venice.Towards the end of the press conference today, President Paolo Baratta made some profound remark...
Tags: Travel, Venice, Margherita, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Umberto, La Biennale, Republic of Italy, Marie Chouinard, Cat Bauer Venice Italy, Paolo Baratta, Baratta, Venice City Council


Food, Glorious Food! San Giorgio Café with Filippo La Mantia opens in Venice

San Giorgio Café with Filippo La Mantia - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) The Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, one of the loveliest, most peaceful and spiritual islands on the globe, now adds great cuisine to its offerings with the opening of the San Giorgio Café and food created by one of Italy's most renowned cooks, Filippo La Mantia.With origins that date back to the ninth century, the Benedictine monastery on San Giorgio hosted Cosimo de' Medici when he was exiled from Florence in 143...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Venice, Florence, Palermo, Sicily, Benedictine, Giorgio, San Giorgio Maggiore, The interior, Filippo, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Giorgio Cini Foundation, Island of San Giorgio, Andrea Palladio


Best canal barge cruises in Europe

Barge cruises haven’t exactly come barging onto the travel scene. They’ve been around since the 1960s, when flat-bottomed cargo ships from the pre-railroad era were prettied up and repurposed as floating hotels. But until recently, they’ve been the little guy of the European cruise industry, mostly popular with in-the-know luxury travelers. It’s fitting that the leisurely alternative to river cruises has been slow to get the press it deserves. Much of barging’s appeal lies in its relaxed pace...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, France, Scotland, Germany, Danube, Unesco, Ireland, Italy, Amsterdam, Venice, Kent, Tudor, Mediterranean