The Ancient Greeks’ 6 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Change Your Life)

By Roman Krznaric

Looking for an antidote to modern culture’s emphasis on romantic love? Perhaps we can learn from the diverse forms of emotional attachment prized by the ancient Greeks.

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Female Artists Are (Finally) Getting Their Turn

We the People: public art for the inauguration and beyond

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Join artists Shepard Fairey, Jessica Sabogal, and Ernesto Yerena as we disrupt the rising tide of hate and fear in America.

WE BELIEVE ART HAS THE POWER TO WAKE PEOPLE UP.

Eight years ago, the artist Shepard Fairey made the iconic image that captured a period of HOPE in America. Today we are in a very different moment, one that requires new images that reject the hate, fear, and open racism that were normalized during the 2016 presidential campaign. So on Inauguration Day, We the People will flood Washington, DC with NEW symbols of hope.

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Michelle Obama: I Want A President ‘Who Is Worthy Of My Girls’ Promise’

By Dana Farrington

First lady Michelle Obama acknowledges the crowd before delivering her speech during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday.

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For Michelle Obama, this election is about the kids. On the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, the first lady wove her vision for the next generation with her hope for the next president.

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An Intricately Illustrated 19th-Century Study of Global Fashions

By Carey Dunne

 

In 1876, French scholar and artist Auguste Racinet published Le Costume historique (The Costume History), an illustrated sartorial tour throughout world history. This six-volume work, with 500 detailed color illustrations, spanned millennia, from the ancient Egyptians’ plumed headdresses to bedazzled medieval crowns to the felt leggings of 19th-century Russian peasants. To this day, the book remains the most thorough and intricately illustrated study of global fashions ever attempted.

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