From the Hermitage with love: Catherine the Great's treasures come to Melbourne
In a small but palatial salon used as a storeroom at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, a large framed drawing is propped against a wall. It is, like the extraordinary woman who started this museum, not accustomed to . Even so, he has pulled out ...
July 25, 2015
How Bubba Watson's temper, religion, and exquisite game made him the most ...
The organizers set up a digital scoreboard on the par-5 10th tee, and from the start, the contest was a huge success with players and fans. Padraig He can hit the ball a mile—he's led the Tour in driving distance several times—and he famously ...
June 16, 2015
Jean Nouvel Is a Master Without a Style
His Louvre Abu Dhabi will bring a new cultural juggernaut to the Persian Gulf with the help of a French museum consortium and a French brand name. “My approach to He lingers for a while at one architect's shoulder, fussing over dreamy renderings of ...
A Biased Case for the Wisconsin Badgers
1 seed, an experienced thumper, Big Ten champions. They'd never is perfect. It's like going to see the Louvre in Paris. You have to see the Louvre, and pretty much everybody hopes you beat the Louvre by 20. Also this thing called CrossFit is a ...
April 6, 2015
10 of the best museums in Europe… that you've probably never heard of
Head to Europe on a city break and a museum trip is likely, but why not take a detour from the big hitters and try one of these excellent alternatives instead? 34 yellow penguins The building itself – the work of Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron ...
May 18, 2015
Top 10 museum cafes and restaurants in Paris
This private museum may not attract the crowds of big players such as the Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre but the opulent 19th-century palace that houses the permanent collection of the Jacquemart-André family is worth the visit alone. While temporary ...
April 7, 2015
'Tsai Ming-liang' Review: Alone in the City
With the poker face of a silent-era comedian, Hsiao-kang obsessively resets clocks to Parisian time; while he watches a tape of François Truffaut's “The 400 Blows” (1959), Shiang-chyi encounters its star, Jean-Pierre Léaud, in a Parisian cemetery. Her ...
April 15, 2015
nti-Bubba sentiment has been around as long as Bubba Watson himself, but until 2014, it had largely simmered below the surface. To truly understand Bubba’s trajectory over the years, we have to jump to late 2014 and the PGA Championship. That’s where it happened—the moment when the tide finally turned, and a friendly press turned hostile. During Tuesday’s practice round, the PGA of America decided to resurrect the long-drive contest that had been a tournament staple back in the fifties and sixties. The organizers set up a digital scoreboard on the par-5 10th tee, and from the start, the contest was a huge success with players and fans. Rory McIlroy hadn’t even planned to play number 10, but came over after his front nine to hit a drive for the fans … and when it went out of bounds, he hit another for the hell of it. All in all, it was a harmless exhibition, and a bit of fun for... He can hit the ball a mile—he’s led the Tour in driving distance several times—and he famously encouraged fans at the 2012 Ryder Cup in Medinah to cheer during his swing, so that he was surrounded by a delirious wall of noise as he teed off.
I’m not sure how I’m supposed to handle this. Wisconsin, my alma mater, is playing Duke for the national championship in men’s basketball Monday night—after the Badgers stunned 38-0 Kentucky in the semifinals Saturday—and I’m supposed to crank out a balanced game preview for your moderate... Nope: No can do. The Badgers have not been in this position for 74 years.
This private museum may not attract the crowds of big players such as the Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre but the opulent 19th-century palace that houses the permanent collection of the Jacquemart-André family is worth the visit alone. It is in a majestic salon, the walls of which are decorated with flamboyant 18th-century Flemish tapestries with a Tiepolo fresco adorning the ceiling, while the terrace overlooks a landscaped garden. There is a big choice of salads at lunch and brunch is served at the weekend, but the best plan is to enjoy afternoon tea – with a dozen different brews to choose from, accompanied by freshly-baked pastries. Paris’s botanical garden is one of the best places to spend a hot city day. it’s great for the family, with a fun restaurant – but also the possibility to just picnic under a shady tree. That’ll be in between visiting the magnificent art deco greenhouses, the dinosaur skeletons of the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution or the small zoo that dates back to the days of Louis XIV. The casual restaurant, La Baleine, specialises in brasserie-style dishes: steak tartare and pommes frites, grilled crottin de Chavignol (goats cheese on a spinach salad), and a classic creme brulee.
LEGO madness? Peek inside giant ocean liner made entirely of bricks
LEGO madness? Peek inside giant ocean liner made entirely of bricks Think what your kids build with LEGOs is impressive? Wait until you see the new exhibit at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif. The iconic ocean liner-turned-tourist attraction and hotel ...
July 9, 2015
Dos Anjos wastes little time to end Etim's winning run
ABU DHABI // Rafael Dos Anjos bounced into The Octagon to fast-paced, aggressive music and the roaring support of a large Brazilian contingent ... back to their feet with two minutes left on the clock. The fight soon returned to the ground but, perhaps ...
August 20, 2013