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For those of us not entirely ensconced in all things Game of Thrones, HBO's newest show, Gentleman Jack, is serving up a different degree of period drama.
If you saw Taika Waititi’s early films when they first came out, you might have had the feeling of being initiated into a small club, weird and wonderful and wholly unforgettable. Waititi’s signature style of dry-yet-warm humor was born in his homeland of New Zealand, incubated among a small creative community that included collaborators like Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords, and has since graced the boulevards of Hollywood...
In the fictional land of Press – the BBC’s newest situation drama premiering on TV in September – there exist two main worlds: The Post and The Herald.
Coolest hotels in the wild: From glass pods in New Zealand to luxury tree houses in Thailand
Tales of spirits, the afterlife, and the paranormal are often passed down from generation to generation. Through recounting these stories, myth can get entangled in fact and vice versa, and can eventually make up a reality that we’re both eager to hear and take part in.
“I would be a turkey,” Sam Neill says to me as we sip his own label of pinot noir. I had asked him about naming his farm animals after famous people — his friends who have consented, he assures me. There’s Anjelica Huston the sheep, Helena Bonham Carter the cow, and Imogen Poots the sow, along with a cast of other animal characters like Ewan McGregor and Meryl Streep.
There has never been a better time to think locally. Farm-to-table, and in some cases even roof-to-table, has become a cultural phenomenon, with like-minded restaurants springing up across the country. Meanwhile, everyone from culinary establishments to French chefs are taking note—and in the case of Relais & Châteaux’s newest collab with Slow Food, this means bringing back near-extinct ingredients.
On my last night in New Orleans I found myself in Tremé with neighbourhood residents, barbecueing on a vacant lot next to the Candlelight Lounge. I’d gone there to catch a rotating cast of brass-band musicians who play every Wednesday night, and sometimes on Mondays.
Philip Larkin probably said it best: “They fuck you up, your mum and dad.” For some, the scars will barely be detectable; for others, they’ll hurt for a lifetime. But for a lucky few, that inevitability will inspire great art. One of them is author and former MSNBC gossip columnist Jeannette Walls, who captured her difficult, unorthodox upbringing in her award-winning 2005 memoir The Glass Castle. Another is filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton, who grew up the second oldest of six on the island o...
For every traveler who craves the decadent amenities found at one of the world's most high-end hotels, there's another who'd rather have a luxury stay that's a bit off the beaten path. Here, DEPARTURES hand-picks nine of the world's most unique hotels, from classic Airstreams to design-minded treehouses.
Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort, just north of Puerto Vallarta on the west side of Mexico, is a sprawling vista of lush riverbeds peppered with impeccable landscaping of indigenous plant life. The half-dozen hotels on the property – connected via miles of wood-decked paths – provide luxury accommodation to more than 3,000 mostly American and Mexican guests.
Krysten Anderson, a second-generation driver of Grave Digger, shows us what it's like behind the wheel of an iconic monster truck.
Krysten Anderson, 21, has rounded out her first year as a professional Monster Jam truck driver with Grave Digger as her chariot.