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A Brief History of the Christmas Tradition of Wassail

A Brief History of the Christmas Tradition of Wassail

7 hours ago   |   It's About Time

William Hogarth (1697-1764) 'The Midnight Conversation', Detail. c 1732 "Wassail" appears in English literature as a salute as early as the 8C poem Beowulf, in references such...
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‘Vice' Review: Dick Cheney and the Negative Great Man Theory of History

1 day ago   |   NY Times

The star of “The Dark Knight” and the director of “Anchorman” join forces to make a real-life supervillain biopic.
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Life on display: Tilda Swinton at MoMA

1 day ago   |   Carol Diehl's Art Vent

To rephrase Karl Marx 'sfamous quote, “History repeats itself, first as art, second as farce” I was in a gallery somewhere in Chelsea last week, a group show-I've conveniently...
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Copper Facades: Architecture's Original Bling

Copper Facades: Architecture's Original Bling

1 day ago   |   Arch Daily

© Thomas Ott Since its discovery in 8700 B.C., copper has been one of the most used metals in the history of humankind. It has a variety of uses from coins and weapons to...
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Mountain House in Mist / Shulin Architectural Design

Mountain House in Mist / Shulin Architectural Design

1 day ago   |   Arch Daily

Mountain house in the mist. Image © Yilong Zhao Architects: Shulin Architectural Design Location: Liangjiashan Village, Liucheng Town, Wuyi, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China Moderator...
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An Advent Reflection on the Child Who Made His Mother

2 days ago   |   Happy Catholic

Of every other child that is born into the world, friends can say that it resembles his mother. This was the first instance in time that anyone could say that the mother...
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The Dark Truth Behind the Sensor Size War

3 days ago   |   Peta Pixel

Want to learn about the history of digital camera sensor sizes? Camera Conspiracies made this entirely serious and fantastically educational 11-minute video on the dark history...
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Did Dvorak's ‘New World' Symphony Transform American Music?

4 days ago   |   NY Times

History books have long asserted that the symphony was the first to make classical music “sound American.” But it's not true.
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The Lobby Reconstruction of Shaoxing Hotel / UAD

The Lobby Reconstruction of Shaoxing Hotel / UAD

4 days ago   |   Arch Daily

The quiet black and white “ink color” gives a misty artistic conception to the ordinary sight. Image © Qiang Zhao Architects: UAD Location: No. 8, Huanshan Road, Yuecheng...
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How ‘Baby, It's Cold Outside' Went From Parlor Act to Problematic

4 days ago   |   NY Times

Radio stations are pulling the standard from holiday playlists. Cable channels are debating it. And William Shatner is very worked up.
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Minimalistic Industrial Loft / IDwhite

Minimalistic Industrial Loft / IDwhite

© Leonas Garbačauskas Architects: IDwhite Location: Kaunas, Lithuania Lead Designer: Karolis Kasikauskas Area: 64.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Leonas Garbačauskas ©... Read more ...

Mid-Year Exhibition at the National Academy

Mid-Year Exhibition at the National Academy

My painting "Elliott 2" will be exhibited at the National Academy of Design through February 2, 2016. The portrait combines grisaille and color applied in the expressionist... Read more ...

Louis Ebarb at Heights Cafe, Brooklyn

Louis Ebarb at Heights Cafe, Brooklyn

My friend Louis Ebarb is exhibiting some paintings at the Heights Cafe in Brooklyn Heights. Louis was born in Brooklyn, studied at Pratt Institute, and paints scenes of daily... Read more ...

Fine Art Print, Gemstone Abstract Art "Gemstone 3R" by Colorado Mixed Media...

Fine Art Print, Gemstone Abstract Art "Gemstone 3R" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

This 12"x12"x1.25" Fine Art Print is available for $99.00 HERE Read more ...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Holiday Aspens Green...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Holiday Aspens Green 3-WINTER ASPENS SERIES " by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspen pieces, to be released in November. Fall into Winter is my favorite time of year, and I paint... Read more ...

Fine Art Print, Gemstone Abstract Art "Gemstone 3R" by Colorado Mixed Media...

Fine Art Print, Gemstone Abstract Art "Gemstone 3R" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

This 12"x12"x1.25" Fine Art Print is available for $99.00 HERE Read more ...

Infinite Creativity / PENY HSIEH INTERIORS

Infinite Creativity / PENY HSIEH INTERIORS

© Hey!Cheese Interiors Designers: PENY HSIEH INTERIORS Location: Kaohsiung,Taiwan Area: 1096.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Hey!Cheese © Hey!Cheese Text description... Read more ...

Contemporary Fine Art Painting, Aspen Leaf,Nature Art ”Fall View” by...

Contemporary Fine Art Painting, Aspen Leaf,Nature Art ”Fall View” by Colorado Artist Gerri Calpin

8"x8"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas Black painted sides, ready to hang or display on table easel. $100 Read more ...

Stone House / MM++ architects

Stone House / MM++ architects

© Hiroyuki Oki Architects: MM++ architects Location: Nha Trang, Vietnam Lead Architects: Mỹ An Phạm Thị, Michael Charruault Area: 300.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs... Read more ...

Dutch Designers Create a New Vertical Village for the Netherlands

Dutch Designers Create a New Vertical Village for the Netherlands

MARK Vertical Village. Image Courtesy of de Architekten Cie. Studio A2 A team of Dutch design studios have won the competition for a new high-rise development next to the... Read more ...