Getting a hold of a ticket at one of the most opera houses in the world is an exclusive experience. But somehow, over 2,000 different plants were treated to a concert in Barcelona, Spain, after the venue suffered a three-month closure. To mark the reopening, the El Liceu opera house opened it's doors to a crowd of flora. But the unusual event was more than just a quirky joke, it held a lot of significance for the opera house and the world of opera as a whole. Read on to find out why.
A former professional American football safety, Cedric Thompson, wanted to propose to his college sweetheart Charlotte in the most meaningful way. Knowing that the most important thing in her life was family, he found a moving way to include them in such a significant moment. Take a look at how this former NFL player got in touch with his sensitive side in this heartwarming engagement story.
In wake of what has happened to George Floyd, celebrities are refusing to be passive during this highly sensitive period. People from all over the world are coming together to fight for justice to be served to George Floyd's family and for an end to the systematic racism in the US. In such a challenging situation, stars are finding ways to put their fame and fortune to good use in a variety of ways. From donating significant sums to peacefully protesting in the streets, many famous faces are choosing to actively help. Here's the rundown of what's been going on, and what you can do to help.
When thinking of Tokyo, Japan, it's hard not to bring to mind the off-beat street style of young, fashion-forward individuals. Tokyo is known for is curious subcultures, and it continues to be one of the fashion capitals of the world alongside cities like New York, London, and Paris. But outsiders continue to be alluded by the unique and quirky trends that are seen on the streets. That's why we decided to round up three unusual street styles that have popped up around the city. Check out these out-there looks that make up some of the most forward-thinking fashion in the world.
We're all adjusting to our new lives in quarantine as we wait out the storm. But one individual has taken the term "self-isolating" to a whole new level. Meet Chris Lewis, the British ex-paratrooper who was walking the entire coastline of the United Kingdom and raising money for the Armed Forces charity, SSAFA. Luckily for him, he wasn't entirely alone. He brought his dog Jet with him for the entire journey, having covered over 12,000 miles together. They were sleeping rough in a tent on an island north of mainland Scotland when the restrictions came in, but were lucky in finding somewhere more substantial.
It's pretty impossible to turn a blind eye to the growing Asian American presence in the Hip Hop dance community. From choreographed Youtube dance routines to NBC's World of Dance competition, it seems one ethnic minority is taking the art form to a new place. It's certainly not a new social phenomenon, but it's getting harder and harder to deny. Hip Hop dance came out of oppressed minority backgrounds and continues to be a beacon for those who are commonly discriminated against. And the Asian American community is finding belonging in the community.
29-year-old Stefan-Pierre Tomlin was awarded the title of "Mr. Tinder" in 2017 after the dating app announced he had hit a record-breaking 14,600 matches in two years. Living in south London, he's both a model and a trained pilot who had spent five years looking for love online. As it turns out, he met his dream woman the "old-fashioned" way; through mutual friends. But he's recently revealed that he's back on the market once more after clashing a lot. Now, he's back to his old casanova ways trying to find a "lucky lady."
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint are world-famous for their characters, but there are other prominent actors whose roles have gone more or less unnoticed. From Radiohead band members to Game of Thrones stars, here are over 40 actors and actresses you probably didn't realize starred in the franchise. Whether you know them from other film work or they play your favorite character on television, you should know about the secret actors of Harry Potter.
Sports super-brand Nike have created a new modest swimwear line called Victory Swim, and everyone should be excited about it. Inclusiveness and acceptance are at the heart of this collection, allowing for the hijab community to be evermore participatory in sports. And it's a first for a mainstream brand. After all, modesty isn't usually a big consideration for premium sportswear.
Remember the days before modern technology, endless Netflix streaming, and social distancing? Our pace of life used to be very different from how it is today, and we wanted to take a look at how it was in the age before smartphones. We take a peek inside the workplaces, public spaces, and nightlife hot zones that memories were made of. Take a look at our handpicked selection of the best color photos that capture those forgotten moments. Just try not to lose yourself in the past!