Archive for April, 2018

Sharjah Art Foundation Opens Permanent ‘Rain Room’ Installation in United Arab Emirates

The installation marks the first time the Rain Room has been shown in the Middle East. Read More

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Music And Character And Rethinking Prison In Georgia

Walker State Prison, home to about 400 inmates, is unique among Georgia prisons. In 2011, the facility became the testing ground for the Georgia Department of Corrections’ new Faith and Character Based program, which focuses on accountability, responsibility, integrity and faith. Inmates in the Faith and Character Based curriculum have all requested to be there and have gone through a... | Read More

OK, Let’s Talk About The Ending Of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

This post contains spoilery speculation (and term-coinage) about the ending of the record-breaking film, and what it means for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You were warned.

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A Weird-But-True Story Takes Flight In ‘The Feather Thief’

Kirk Wallace Johnson's new book chronicles the real-life heist of 299 rare bird skins from Britain's Tring Museum in 2009. Maureen Corrigan says The Feather Thief reads like a "classic thriller."

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A Journalist Seeks Out Her Roots, But Finds Few Answers In The Soil

Alex Wagner says the birth of her son made her want to learn more about her heritage. "I wanted to tell my son a story that was true," she says. Wagner chronicles her journey in Futureface.

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We Know Very Little, Actually, About The Meaning Of Life

What is the meaning of ‘meaning’ in ‘the meaning of life’? We talk about the meaning of words, or linguistic meaning, the meaning of an utterance or of writing in a book. When we ask if human life has meaning, are we asking whether it has meaning in this semantic sense? Could human history be a sentence in some cosmic language? The answer is that it could, in principle, but that this... | Read More

Gwyneth Paltrow Throws an Intimate Dallas Dinner Party at a Stunning Home: It’s a Goop Mania Moment

What: Goop x Cointreau dinner party Where: Elisa and Stephen Summers’ Dallas home PC Moment: Following an afternoon shopping fête at Highland Park Village‘s new Goop pop-up — which showcased Prada’s latest collection and provided proceeds to the Genesis Women’s Shelter — Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow welcomed some of Dallas’ chicest Goopies for an intimate... | Read More

NEWS: French Museum Discovers that the Majority of Its Collection Is Fake

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Is Technology Going To Make Long-Imagined Utopias Real?

At the beginning of the 21st century, a new world is emerging. Not since Marx identified the manufacturing plants of Manchester as the blueprint for the new capitalist society has there been a deeper transformation of the fundamentals of our socioeconomic life. A new commons-based mode of production, enabled by information and communication technology (ICT), what we now call digitisation,... | Read More

PICKS: Ian Bourland on Fazal Sheikh at Portland Art Museum, Portland

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