Cocktails With A Curator: Claude Monet’s “Vétheuil in Winter” (Frick Video)

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon takes viewers through Claude Monet’s journey as an artist, focusing on “Vétheuil in Winter,” one of only four Impressionist paintings at The Frick Collection. Monet created this work during a particularly difficult period in his life, which included his wife’s passing and the bankruptcy of his biggest patron. For Xavier, this canvas signifies the importance of hope, as Monet persevered and went on to complete some of his greatest works in the wake of these challenges. The wintry landscape is paired with a complementary beverage of mulled wine. To view this painting in detail, please visit our website:

Political News: ‘Shields & Brooks’ On Trump’s Refusal To Concede (PBS)

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including President Donald Trump’s continuing and baseless claims about election fraud, how Republicans and Democrats have reacted and the long-term impacts of Trump’s refusal to concede on Americans’ faith in the electoral process.

Top New Motorhomes: ‘STX Eila Edition One’ – “5 Star Hotel On Wheels” (Video)

The STX eila edition one is a new advanced motorhome. This special edition truck has been made and designed in cooperation with eila, the hospitality rental park. 

From the outside, its deep dark grey color is highlighted with a decent yellow accent. On the inside, the finest materials ensure a whole new level of a motorhome experience. Three super-sized pop-outs accomplish generous space for the master bedroom, kitchen, extra-large bathroom, an additional lounge area and even a workspace. A lot of extras are hidden in the smaller details such as the invisible phone chargers in the wooden surfaces or the high-quality black leather seats in the driver cabin.

This motorhome is all-inclusive and contains every special feature a 5-star hotel could provide. 


Podcast: Howard Hughes & Early Aviation History

Howard Hughes was a lot of things: one of America’s first billionaires, a film producer and an entrepreneur in industries from media to oil to property.

But Hughes was also a keen aviator and owner of the airline TWA, who broke round-the-world records and paved the way for competition in international air travel.

Retail Stores: ‘The Rise And Fall Of Macy’s’ (WSJ Video)

Macy’s has long been identified with the start of the holiday shopping season. But the company was hurting even before the coronavirus crisis hit the retail industry, raising questions about how far Macy’s star could fall.

Photo Illustration: Jacob Reynolds/WSJ

Top Aerial Travel Videos: ‘Istanbul, Turkey’ (2020)

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics. 

Music: Ethnic Turkish Energetic Anatolian Upbeat by PlanetWaves _____________________________________________________________________ Chapter: Intro 0:000:06 Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque 0:060:24 The Galata Tower 0:240:36 Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge 0:360:48 Container ship on Bosporus 0:480:57 Beyazıt Tower 0:571:06 Suleymaniye Mosque 1:061:24 The Galata Tower 1:241:36 City View 1:361:48 Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque 1:482:00 New Mosque 2:002:12 Suleymaniye Mosque 2:122:30 The Galata Tower 2:302:42 Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque with Bosporus 2:422:50 City view with Bosporus 2:503:01 Valens Aqueduct 3:013:07 Haliç Bridge 3:073:19 Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque 3:194:07 Eyüp Sultan Mosque 4:074:19 Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque 4:194:25 Bosporus City View 4:254:37 Highway 4:374:43 Suleymaniye Mosque at night 4:435:13 Mosque at night 5:135:19 15 July Martyrs Bridge at night 5:195:49 City View at night 5:496:13 Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque at night 6:136:43 Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge at night 6:437:13 Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge at night 7:137:34 Endscreen 7:348:00SHOW LESS

Top Hikes: ‘Wolfsklamm Gorge’ In Austria (Video)

Virtual walk ! Watch this on 4K Tv Amazing Wolfsklamm Gorge in Stans is accessed via a delightful series of beautiful wooden boardwalks, bridges and 354 steps. Lovingly dubbed “The Pearl of Tirol Unterland”, the walking trail across the gorge was opened more than 100 years ago. Throughout this rugged, steep wilderness,

Stallenbach Creek has carved rushing falls, rapids, ponds, and terraces. Its frothing waters make their way through the gorge shimmering emerald and blue in the depth and mastering the highest cascades. Stunning views are possible from the rim of the gorge. On your way you’ll cross listed “Hohe Brücke” (literally, High Bridge), Tirol’s oldest bridge that dates back to the year 1497. The pilgrimage route to St. Georgenberg links the gorge to Tirol’s oldest place of pilgrimage, situated amidst Karwendel Alpine Park. Built on a rock above Wolfsklamm Gorge, on the remnants of a former hermitage, St. Georgenberg Monastery has an incredible cliff top setting with far reaching views across the Inn Valley, and is a real oasis of tranquillity.