Posts by Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

January 25, 2023

Austin Butler Remembers Lisa Marie Presley After Oscar Nomination

Just a few weeks ago, Austin Butler was accepting a Golden Globe for his lead role in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis. As he gave his acceptance speech, Lisa Marie Presley sat in the audience. Now, as the accolades continue to roll in for the relative newcomer, circumstances have changed. On the heels of his nomination for Best Actor at the 95th Academy Awards, Butler reflected on how much has changed in such a short time.

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January 23, 2023

Man Photographs a Real-Life “Angry Bird” Right in His Own Backyard

The nice thing about photographing birds is that you never know what can happen. That's certainly true for Scott Taylor, who got more than he bargained for when photographing birds snacking on seeds in his family's backyard in Nebraska. While there were many birds in the yard that day, one particularly determined northern cardinal made a beeline for the bird feeder.

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January 22, 2023

Photographer Chronicles a Magical Week of Swimming With Orcas in Norway

Photographer Dan Zafra of Capture the Atlas is always up for a new adventure. And so, when the opportunity presented itself, he couldn't pass up the chance to spend a week photographing and swimming with orcas in the Norwegian Arctic. While these highly intelligent animals are found in all oceans and most seas, it's only in the fjords of Northern Norway that encounters are commonplace enough for groups to organize trips to see these animals.

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January 20, 2023

This Husband Calling Contest Is Real and It’s as Hilarious as You Would Think

If you've ever had trouble getting your husband's attention, you might want to take some tips from participants in the Iowa State Fair's husband-calling contest. If you aren't sure what husband calling is, just take a look at the viral video that's amassed over 17 million views on TikTok. This clip from the Iowa State Fair shows contestants hollering for “Bob,” “Keith,” “Darryl,” and more fellas.

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