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A photo of the damaged city of Palmyra.

Palmyra Recaptured by Syrian Army, But May Never Be the Same

The Syrian army has successfully retaken the ancient city of Palmyra from ISIS, but experts suggest that the damage done to the city is, in many ways, irreparable. Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was heavily damaged by both Syrian forces and those affiliated with the Islamic State terrorist group. Syria says that it will […]

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4 Ways That Travel Can Change You Forever

Do you plan on traveling during your life? To far off and exotic places, or even just a few states over? Here are four ways that traveling can change your life forever: It will teach you the beauty of simplicity. When you travel, you learn to embrace simplicity. You learn how to prioritize because you […]

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More Female Artists are Added to Wikipedia in Massive Edit-a-thon

There has long been a gender disparity in the world of art. The fine arts have a longstanding history of excluding women from cultural conversations, from education, and the opportunity to hone their artistic abilities. Today, female painters from the Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic periods and beyond are still being discovered; their long suppressed stories are […]

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Cultural heritage tells us where we come from, traditions we might have, and people we are connected to.

#TBT The Importance of Cultural Heritage

*For this week’s #TBT, we wanted to take a look back at an article we shared about cultural heritage. February marked the annual recognition of Black History Month, and March holds St. Patrick’s Day, another cultural celebration. What better time to reflect upon your own cultural heritage and what it means to you than now? […]

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Cate Blanchett: ‘The World is Round, People’

There were many unprecedented cultural moments at the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday evening. Films featuring controversial subject matter and with women as their protagonists did markedly well, and the highly watched event featured some of the most eloquent, pointed acceptance speeches in recent history. One of these speeches came from none other than […]

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‘Snow’: A Wintry Story by Brooklyn Artist Shelley Jackson

Some artists create masterpieces on traditional materials like cloth canvases. Others prefer to work in installation, forming abstract works that take up entire rooms or even protrude into public space. And if you’re Shelley Jackson, you’ll create stories and works of art on canvasses made from dolls, or skin, or even snow. Simply, and aptly […]

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‘Mona Lisa’ Model Could Soon Be Identified

  Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” has long been revered as one of the art world’s most prolific masterpieces. Such a deceptively simple portrait has captivated cultures for centuries, and still draws millions to the Louvre in Paris where it resides each year. The painting’s existence has not been without controversy however – for centuries, […]

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A Spirit of Independence at SUPERMARKET Art Fair

This upcoming weekend marks the eighth annual SUPERMARKET Art Fair, an independent arts happening in Stockholm, Sweden. What started out as “Minimarket” in 2006 as a reaction to a new commercial art fair called Market has grown into the aptly titled SUPERMARKET Art Fair, a massive event that celebrates the international independent contemporary arts community. […]

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#TBT ‘Girls’ Creator Lena Dunham is a Cultivator of Culture

Lena Dunham is unquestionably one of Hollywood’s “it” girls, with an edge. The actress, director, producer, and writer has taken the entertainment industry by storm over the last few years; her quiet entry into filmmaking amazed fans with independent movies like 2010’s Tiny Furniture, and now she’s a full-blown star with hit show Girls soon […]

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Flags of many nations

The Risk of Feeding a Cultural Food Chain

A few months back, we discussed the importance of cultural heritage and taking ownership of your own culture, while educating yourself about those around you. Cultural pride can help one to cultivate one’s own identity, which can be difficult to do in large cities, for example, where it’s easy to feel lost among so many […]

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