Archive for November, 2020

Houston’s Ultimate Holiday Getaway — Omni Houston Keeps the Magic Alive

This year’s holiday season is going to be a little different for obvious reasons. Travel advisories will possibly keep you celebrating closer to home instead of journeying to visit relatives. Medical advice is also likely to discourage large extended-family gatherings. Such is life during these coronavirus times. But there is still a way to get away … Continued

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Houston Icons Share What They’re Most Thankful For

In this year fraught with the ubiquitous ramifications of COVID-19, it might seem a challenge to focus on things for which to be thankful. Our families, our friends and our health (Mother Nature willing) are surely at the forefront on this Thanksgiving. In an effort to encourage the spirit of this holiday, PaperCity asked three … Continued

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Unique Holiday Gifts That Dazzle — 9 Unforgettable Presents From Ylang 23

If someone special deserves a little extravagance this year — and who special doesn’t in 2020? — then jewelry is on your gift list. No matter who you are shopping for, Ylang 23 surely has the sparkling present you’re looking for. Here are some insider picks from the selection of favorites from the landmark jewelry … Continued

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Yes, The Macy’s Parade Is Still Happening This Year — But It’ll Be A Bit Different

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Photos: Remembering Maradona, Latin America’s Patron Saint Of The Pitch

Plus: NPR's Latino staffers share their memories of the Argentine soccer legend.

(Image credit: John Vink)

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Julian Junyuan Feng on Shanghai Art Week

BACK IN JULY, after the pandemic in China eased due to draconian border control and contact tracing measures, the Chinese Super League was able to resume matches. People had been joking about how ... | Read More

Why We Need To Rethink The Idea Of Public Statues

Ideas about statues change as society changes. As this happens, different groups contest the meanings behind the sculptures, leading to disagreement about whether they should be kept or taken down. But while ideologies can change, causing this iconoclash, communities retain their collective memories about something, whether they are good or bad. – The Conversation

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My Zoom With Andre

The self-engrossed Gregory of “My Dinner With Andre” was in the midst of a Dantesque midlife crisis. The Gregory who emerges in his autobiographical first book, “This Is Not My Memoir,” is older and more quietly reflective, less prone to grandiose pronouncements and more humbly accepting of the wisdom between words. – Los Angeles Times

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France to Reopen Cultural Institutions as Germany Contemplates Extended Lockdown

French President Emanuel Macron today announced a two-phase reopening of France’s cultural institutions, while the German parliament is expected to vote to lengthen lockdown in Germany, according to ... | Read More

What Will The Biden Administration’s Arts Policy Look Like?

“The big idea was to create a White House office on arts, culture and the creative industries,” says Megan Beyer, the co-chair of the campaign’s Arts Policy Committee and a former executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities under Obama. She compares this to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, which was established by Congress in 1976... | Read More

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