Art & Culture

  • Damien Hirst to show his Spots worldwide

    December 13 2011 8:10 PM EST

    British artist Damien Hirst, who sold a collection of works for a record $200 million in 2008, will be display his iconic Spot paintings at Gagosian galleries around the world in January, the gallery said on Tuesday.

  • Hope Turns to Cash in Silicon Alley

    December 13 2011 5:40 PM EST

    This December, Santa may well deliver more than just candy or coal to the entrepreneurs of Silicon Alley startups. If 2011 has been any indication, more money than ever before is being dumped into the coffers of New York-based high tech firms. For example, consider the following deals that have just happened:

  • Hollywood actors Austin Nichols (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (C) and Shaun Sipos (R) stand under pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust as they listen to a guide during a visit to the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem
    Hollywood celebrities visit Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum

    December 12 2011 8:07 PM EST

    Hollywood celebrities visit Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum

  • Hollywood actors Austin Nichols (L), Mary Lynn Rajskub (C) and Shaun Sipos (R) stand under pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust as they listen to a guide during a visit to the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem
    Hollywood celebrities visit Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum

    December 12 2011 8:07 PM EST

    Hollywood celebrities visit Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum

  • Sky's the limit for Elizabeth Taylor gem sales

    December 12 2011 3:44 PM EST

    Wealthy jewelry collectors, movie fans and the just plain curious are training their eyes on this week's auctions of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor's collection of jewelry, haute couture and memorabilia.

  • Refinery29: Boutique Fashion and Design for All

    December 12 2011 1:20 PM EST

    Self-expression is the crux of individuality, and in this city, in this day and age, when everyone's looking for a way to set themselves apart, individuality is often the root of success. Perched on the 4th floor of an East Village office building, sitting in a glass-cased conference room, looking out onto Cooper Square, I begin to understand what Justin Stefano, 32, and Philippe von Borries, 33, best friends and co-founders of Refinery 29, had discerned long before anyone else: It was early ...

  • Refinery29: Boutique Fashion and Design for All

    December 12 2011 1:20 PM EST

    Self-expression is the crux of individuality, and in this city, in this day and age, when everyone's looking for a way to set themselves apart, individuality is often the root of success. Perched on the 4th floor of an East Village office building, sitting in a glass-cased conference room, looking out onto Cooper Square, I begin to understand what Justin Stefano, 32, and Philippe von Borries, 33, best friends and co-founders of Refinery 29, had discerned long before anyone else: It was early ...

  • An employee blows glass at a factory producing New Year and Christmas decorations in Lviv
    Glass Christmas Decoration Making [PHOTOS]

    December 09 2011 3:04 PM EST

    Glass Christmas Decoration Making

  • An employee blows glass at a factory producing New Year and Christmas decorations in Lviv
    Glass Christmas Decoration Making [PHOTOS]

    December 09 2011 3:04 PM EST

    Glass Christmas Decoration Making

  • New York Web: Loosecubes’ Founder Campbell McKellar Wants You to Work Anywhere You Want, Any Day, Any Time

    December 09 2011 7:03 AM EST

    The only rule at Loosecubes' office in DUMBO is you have to play nice with others. Words to that effect have been etched in Old English on a wooden placard that hangs near the doorway. Pass that lone condition and you're free to use the company's massive studio, a cavernous room with a makeshift meeting area made from a large canvas tent standing on artificial turf, pinned smack dab in the middle of all the desks.

  • New York Web: Loosecubes’ Founder Campbell McKellar Wants You to Work Anywhere You Want, Any Day, Any Time

    December 09 2011 7:03 AM EST

    The only rule at Loosecubes' office in DUMBO is you have to play nice with others. Words to that effect have been etched in Old English on a wooden placard that hangs near the doorway. Pass that lone condition and you're free to use the company's massive studio, a cavernous room with a makeshift meeting area made from a large canvas tent standing on artificial turf, pinned smack dab in the middle of all the desks.

  • The Drop debuts at top of best-sellers list

    December 08 2011 7:17 PM EST

    The Drop climbed to the top of the Publishers Weekly best-sellers list on Thursday. The list is compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.

  • U.S. actor Martin Sheen poses for a portrait to promote the film ''The Way'' during the 35th Toronto International Film Festival
    Book Talk: Sheen nourished by narrating Dalai Lama's book

    December 08 2011 7:15 PM EST

    For more than 40 years actor Martin Sheen has inhabited complex characters from the troubled Capt. Willard in the Vietnam film Apocalypse Now to U.S. President Josiah Bartlet on the hit TV drama The West Wing.

  • Walker, a 58 stone (368 kg) polar bear, chases a plastic helmet in a pond on his third birthday at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Scotland
    Walker, a 58 stone polar bear, celebrates his birthday [PHOTOS]

    December 08 2011 6:13 PM EST

    Walker, a 58 stone polar bear, celebrates his birthday

  • Walker, a 58 stone (368 kg) polar bear, chases a plastic helmet in a pond on his third birthday at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Scotland
    Walker, a 58 stone polar bear, celebrates his birthday [PHOTOS]

    December 08 2011 6:13 PM EST

    Walker, a 58 stone polar bear, celebrates his birthday

  • A New Yorker's Opinion: The Day John Lennon Died

    December 08 2011 12:41 PM EST

    Strawberry Fields Forever: John Lennon was shot and killed 31 years ago, today, outside the Dakota home he shared with Yoko Ono.

  • A New Yorker's Opinion: The Day John Lennon Died

    December 08 2011 12:41 PM EST

    Strawberry Fields Forever: John Lennon was shot and killed 31 years ago, today, outside the Dakota home he shared with Yoko Ono.

  • Sonoma Cookbook not just a diet, but a way of life

    December 06 2011 1:50 PM EST

    Dietician and nutritionist Connie Guttersen proves to both chefs and home cooks that healthy eating doesn't have to be dull.

  • New York Web: Is Thrillist’s Ben Lerer Silicon Alley’s Original Rockstar?

    December 05 2011 7:43 AM EST

    Rockstar entrepreneurs. That's what Internet startups are made of, and I'm sitting across from one of New York's first, Ben Lerer. Seven years ago, Lerer and his college friend Adam Rich started a men's lifestyle brand, Thrillist, born from an idea and $7 domain name. Fast-forward to today: Thrillist is reaching more than four million subscribers daily. It's an astounding number, especially for a city guide email, and Lerer, current CEO of Thrillist, looks back on the company's...

  • New York Web: Is Thrillist’s Ben Lerer Silicon Alley’s Original Rockstar?

    December 05 2011 7:43 AM EST

    Rockstar entrepreneurs. That's what Internet startups are made of, and I'm sitting across from one of New York's first, Ben Lerer. Seven years ago, Lerer and his college friend Adam Rich started a men's lifestyle brand, Thrillist, born from an idea and $7 domain name. Fast-forward to today: Thrillist is reaching more than four million subscribers daily. It's an astounding number, especially for a city guide email, and Lerer, current CEO of Thrillist, looks back on the company's...