Must-See Free Public Art in London

    The Tate Modern is free, the National Gallery is free and the British Museum is free. Wonderful. The problem, however, is that the three most popular museums in London welcome some five million visitors a year. Come summer, the lines on the museum steps can be a bit much. Thank goodness, then, for London’s free […]

    Epic Match Point for Novak Djokovic

    For the past three years one man has held sway over the courts of Melbourne Park. Lest we forget, however, brand new 2013 Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, now a six-time Grand Slam winner, almost lost in the fourth round of the tournament to Stanislas Wawrinka. Match point of the five-set marathon was arguably the […]

    Best New Museums of 2013

    Development snafus have cost some of the world’s most gaudy museum projects, such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, years. Until they make the scene, culture vultures can console themselves with these extraordinary new museums and museum makeovers.

    Where to Keep Cool in Australia This Summer

    With Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s feet constantly on the fire, it now seems the rest of Oz is under the spell. Wildfires rage. The meteorological heat index has new colours – ominous purple and vile violet. And ghastly as it is, temperatures of 54°C – or 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit – now enter the discussion with […]

    10 Splashy New Mosques Around the World

    With Europe’s grand cathedrals in sundry states of decay and barely a one less than a century old, it may occur to some architecture buffs that when it comes to spiritual sites, mosques occupy the new frontier of the avant-garde. And while Islamic architecture and mosques, like almost any faiths or temple constructions, impose certain […]

    Cool Shops in Singapore

    Singapore’s retail bona fides start with some of the most magnetic and glossy malls this side of Tokyo. The crucible of commerce in the sleek city-state, however, resides with the independents, mom and pops and rare local gems that cater to the Merlion Republic’s singularly sophisticated shoppers. With this firmly in mind, we present a […]

    12 Hidden Gem Wine Regions in Europe

    We will never shun Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Rioja or Tuscany but once in a while we like to get up close and personal with more clandestine grapes. Grapes, for example, that produce choice wines in the likes of Germany, Greece, Portugal and Switzerland. With that, discover some of the best under the radar oenophile havens […]

    The Evolution of Tennis Technology [Infographic]

    The rules of tennis may have changed little over the years but few other sports have been as dramatically impacted by the advancement of technology as tennis. With the Australian Open coming to a close this week we thought it might be a good time to take a look at all the ways technology has […]