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Vintage Beauty & a Vibrant New Romance in Dubai's Bastakiya Quarter

May 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Siddharth Dasgupta

Thanks to an ever-flowing coterie of chic art galleries and a cultural rebirth, Dubai's once sleepy little Bastakiya Quarter has been cementing its reputation as the flavor (and color) of every season.

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The Panama Papers Leak: Shell Companies & Art As Commodity

Apr 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

In January we discussed new findings about shell companies, and how these businesses were purchasing extremely high-end real estate, often in New York, Florida and Los Angeles. And basically few (if any), knew who the property actually belonged to.

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The World’s Best Art Events For April

Apr 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

April brings yet another full slate of art shows, fairs and exhibitions around the world. Here’s a look at what’s on this month’s agenda: Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica has a stirring career retrospective of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado’s work through June 11, while over in New York, Cooper Hewitt is presenting its fifth design triennial through August 21. 

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Oscars: Right Award, Wrong Movie

Feb 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are many reasons we watch the Oscars, from the tearful acceptance speeches to the gorgeous red carpet looks and painfully awkward moments. But this year was all about whether or not Leonardo DiCaprio was finally going to win one of the coveted golden statues. Well, congratulations, Leo! We got teary-eyed during your amazing speech and loved your backstage jokes—you deserved that little gold statue&h... Read More

Light Up the Stars: The Secret Behind Grammy Performances

Feb 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Leroy "Roy" Bennett is proof that you don't have to get up on stage in order to make a mark on the music industry. Along with fellow designers Cory Fitzgerald and Tobias Rylander, Bennett conceives visually striking performance environments for music's top artists through his company Seven Design Works. 

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Takashi Murakami’s Private Art Collection On Display

Feb 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

On display at the Yokohama Museum of Art through April 3 is Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection, an exhibition of the Japanese artist’s private holdings. Murakami has worked extensively as a curator and gallerist and like many before him, is an avid collector and has built an ever-growing collection as his career has progressed. 

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Takashi Murakami’s Private Art Collection On Display

Feb 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

On display at the Yokohama Museum of Art through April 3 is Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection, an exhibition of the Japanese artist’s private holdings. Murakami has worked extensively as a curator and gallerist and like many before him, is an avid collector and has built an ever-growing collection as his career has progressed. 

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The Small Screen's Big Moment: 2016’s Transformative Television

Feb 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

Towards the end of a recent marathon viewing session Breaking Bad, I began to seriously worry for my life after Walter White (the character that earned Bryan Cranston four Emmys). My panic was brief, as a cursory search revealed that a second Golden Age of Television is in full swing and the pipeline is brimming with compelling new programs full of talent

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13 Books You Need to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen

Feb 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

This year is huge for book adaptations, with several critically-applauded stories being released onto the big screen. From longtime favorites like The Jungle Book to medical mysteries and war memoirs, 2016 is giving us the perfect excuse to visit our favorite book stores.  While the book is (almost) always better than the movie, here’s to hoping these adaptations come close to their literary counterparts. The following 13 films have the best source material Hollywood could hope for: 

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The Art, Collectibles and Design at London and Los Angeles Art Fairs

Jan 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

The London Art Fair (January 20-24) took place this past weekend and visitors were greeted at the entrance with Infiniti’s QX30 art car by British wire sculptor Rachel Ducker. The compact, luxury hatchback was covered with 48,000 copper tacks that took more than 130 hours to apply. The effect is certainly radiant, but tacks or no tacks, the standard version of the auto—with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine, producing 208 horsepower and connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission—looks sharp but won’t actually cut you when you try to wax your new ride.

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5 High-Profile Plagiarism Cases That Cost Celebrities Dearly in Fines and Royalties

Jan 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Amy Schumer’s recent run in with plagiarism claims only serves to remind us that original ideas can be pretty hard to come by—especially when it involves art. So far, nothing has happened to the comedian other than a lot of side-eye and finger pointing, but other artists haven’t fared so well in the past. 

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The #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag Has Struck Again With 2016 Nominee List & Yes, It Matters

Jan 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last year the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was started by April Reign in response to the Academy’s dismissal of great performances from black actors and unfortunately, it’s trending again. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the list of Oscar nominees this morning and just like last year, the list is being called incredibly whitewashed and sadly, still not surprising.

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VIP Experience at NOLA Jazz Fest Gets You a Massage While Grooving to Snoop Dogg and Beck

Jan 21, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The New Orleans Jazz Festival is kind of a big deal and should definitely be on your radar. Taking place in February, the event is being headlined by Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Neil Young. As you can see, the talent present this year represents a wide range of diverse acts, some of whom fans may not immediately associate with jazz.

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A Photographer Immersed a Model in Shark-Infested Waters and the Result is Stunning

Jan 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sharks may be presented as terrifying creatures, but photographer Benjamin Von Wong wants you to know that they're not all that bad. In an effort to encourage the protection of sharks, he found a model willing to dive into toothy waters for a photoshoot that helps break stereotypes and promote his ongoing petition for shark sanctuaries titled Support a No Shark and Ray Kill Policy & the Creation of a Malaysian Shark Sanctuary.

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Wands Up for a Fallen Hero: Family, Friends & Fans Remember the Great Alan Rickman

Jan 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The world woke up to the news that cancer has taken another one of our favorite English stars (first Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister and just last weekend, David Bowie). Actor Alan Rickman died this morning at age 69, leaving behind him a long list of beloved roles that include Professor Snape, Sheriff George of Nottingham, Colonel Brandon and Hans Gruber. Once the news hit the world, tributes and loving words began pouring out from everyone he touched, which has been a lot of people.

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