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The New Firehouse Hotel Makes Los Angeles’s Arts District the Place to Stay

By now it’s a classic, almost-cliche tale of urban revitalization: artists seeking dirt cheap studio spaces descend on a post-industrial, less-frequented part of town. They open a few galleries, a book store, a coffee shop. Then a groundbreaking new restaurant opens. Bam! Suddenly that under-the-radar, grimy stretch of warehouses is one of the coolest neighborhoods in town. Such is the trajectory of L.A.’s downtown Arts District, which began ... Full story

An Expert’s Guide to Making Stress Work in Your Favor—Really

I just came across an idea that may have the ability to change me forever—or at least the remainder of this eight-hour international flight (during which I must file this article for my editor, buy last-minute Christmas gifts on Amazon using the spotty in-flight Wi-Fi, and watch RBG , the documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, because I haven’t yet and it’s shameful). Stress, according to psychology experts , may in fact be good for you. It’s ... Full story

Scarlett Johansson Does One of Spring's Biggest Beauty Trends at the Avengers: Endgame Photo Call

Backstage at the Spring runway shows, many top makeup artists approached eyes with the same creative hand: they applied bright, colorful shades onto the lids or as liner, sometimes even carrying through these hues as a highlight shade, too. This electrifying look was seen in many different interpretations: at Rodarte , pastel pinks and teals had a blurred-out finish, while at Saint Laurent it was a cleaner, deeper aureate pigment packed onto ... Full story

Why blend? Exploring the art and science of blending

Humans are the blending species, says philosopher of the senses Barry Smith, but what makes some blends work when others don't? What does the skill of a good blender consist in? And is blending an art or a science? Whether your favourite drink is tea or coffee, champagne or Scotch whisky, you may be surprised to learn that what you're drinking is probably a blend. Whisky lovers often prize single malt whiskies more highly than the blended ... Full story

For Brides, Isabelle Léourier for Monvieve Headpieces Deliver a “Defining Fashion Moment”

Though the nuptial market is a niche one, it needn’t be out of touch. The recent collections, for Spring 2020 , suggest that the fairly static bridal industry is finally stirring. It had to: Not only are brides increasingly scouring ready-to-wear collections for aisle-worthy dresses, they refuse to be stereotyped. Let’s face it, not everyone dreams of channeling a Disney princess on her big day. “I think the bridal and fashion world are more ... Full story

Live updates: Flames cause 'colossal damages' to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, officials say

A fire has broken out at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, one of the city's most iconic sights. The fire began at 6:50 p.m. local time Monday, the Paris fire department said, and continued to burn more than two hours later. A spokesperson for the cathedral described the damage to French media as "colossal.". "Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame," the spokesperson said. (Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images) Flames rise ... Full story

Two stolen Van Gogh paintings are returning to public view after 17 years

Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, stolen from a museum 17 years ago, have finally returned to the public eye. In 2002, thieves swiped the Dutch painter's pieces, named "View of the Sea at Scheveningen" and "Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen," from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. They used a ladder to access the museum roof and broke in. Van Gogh Museum. After a 14-year search and an investigation into a group linked to the ... Full story

Notre-Dame fire: Temporary wooden cathedral proposed News

Image caption Notre-Dame was already undergoing renovation work when the fire broke out. A temporary wooden cathedral should be built in the shadow of Notre-Dame's famed towers while the building is being repaired, officials have said. The structure would serve as a home for worshippers and tourists alike, the rector of the Paris landmark, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, suggested. The 850-year-old Gothic cathedral has been closed after a fire tore ... Full story

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Ed Sheeran reached out to BTS first for a collaboration

At the press conference for ' Map of the Soul: Persona ' on April 17, BTS shared how they came to work with Ed Sheeran for their new album. The famous singer-songwriter featured in BTS' new track " Make It Right ." j-hope revealed, "Ed Sheeran reached out to us first," and said, "We happily accepted the offer because he's the artist behind the songs we enjoy and the musician we wanted to work with.". j-hope commented, "Ed Sheeran's detailed ... Full story