Archive | February, 2018
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3 Books From 2017 That Prove It’s OK to Judge a Book By Its Cover

The old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” might be great advice for people, but not necessarily for books. In fact, many people choose books based on the cover art alone. For example, when R.L. Mathewson published her book Playing for Keeps, she went from about five sales per day to over 1,000 sales per […]

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Exhibition in Portland Celebrates the History of Prosthetic Design

Prosthetics have come a long way from the the original papier maché toes used in 600 B.C. With the medicine, robotics, sensors, and 3D-printing industries now working together, prosthetics are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. “Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics,” an exhibition and education program on display at the Pacific Northwest College of […]

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Attorney General Sides With Berkshire Museum in Art Sale Dispute

After more than six months of bitter disagreement, it looks as if the Berkshire Museum controversy is finally being settled in court. A brief backstory: In July 2017, the museum announced that it would auction off 40 of its works—a move that angered activists, including acclaimed artist Norman Rockwell’s three sons. The museum argued that […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Art App

Hollywood A-lister and avid art collector Leonardo DiCaprio has just invested in a new app called Magnus. The app has been described as “Shazam for art,” as it allows users to quickly identify artworks much the same way the Shazam app can pinpoint music, movies, and television shows. “Visual art is a powerful tool for […]

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