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Thread Bare: Examining racial and sexual identity through erotic embroidery

These are quite beautiful—Jessica So Ren Tang’s embroidered pinups of “suggestively posed” women.<p>Jessica uses embroidery to explore her …

Arguments over the appropriation of culture have deep roots

College students in blackface. A white chef telling people how to eat Vietnamese pho. Students of color who consider bad sushi in the dining hall to be a cultural insult. A white writer writing about nonwhite people in a clumsy fashion. These are some of the incidents of "cultural appropriation," …

Working-class

Girlfriend Leads A Photographer (Murad Osmann) Around the World

Like CGfrog on Facebook:<p>The story goes that Osmann’s girlfriend, Nataly Zakharova, was getting tired of him always being preoccupied with his camera, …

Photography

We’d Never Stop Staring at the Sky If Earth Were a Moon of Jupiter

Last September we all couldn’t wait to run outside and see the Super Blood Moon in all its glory. That beautiful sight only appeared 14% larger than …

Ask The Desk: The One Pen, Jotter Hacks & A5 Notebook

Portia asks:If you could only use one fountain pen, what would it be? I’ve never had one before, but I also don’t need another expensive …

10 Intriguing Stories About The Legendary Amazons

The Greek myths about societies of warrior women called Amazons have fascinated and mystified generations of scholars. Amazon fighting skills equaled …

Dormice, ostrich meat and fresh fish: the surprising foods eaten in ancient Rome

We often think of the Mediterranean triad – bread, wine and olive oil – as the diet of most Romans, but in fact food in ancient Rome was much more …

Italy