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The American art scene is dying of philistinism | Jonathan Jones

In the UK, the art scene’s ability to reconcile high culture and pop sensibilities is in stark contrast to the US, where a crisis in art galleries is growing<p>A crisis at America’s greatest museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has elicited mournful handwringing over the malaise of high culture in …

Art

All Hail These 21 Nasty Ladies From Art History

#TheyreWithHer<p>The most laughable moment of Wednesday’s third and final presidential debate came when Republican nominee Donald Trump declared, “Nobody respects women more than me.”<p>Less than an hour later, the alleged sexual predator proved himself wrong by calling opponent Hillary Clinton “such a …

The great women artists that history forgot

Museums and galleries around the world are unearthing the work of great female artists who have been neglected or marginalised, writes Cath Pound.<p>“Why have there been no great women artists?” the feminist art historian Linda Nochlin famously asked in her landmark 1971 essay. The point was of course …

The Arts

The secret to a happy marriage may be an emotionally intelligent husband

This critical skill is not limited to heterosexual couples. It's essential in same-sex relationships as well, but the research shows that gay and lesbian couples are notably better at it than straight couples. See The-12 Year Study for more on this.<p>I want you to meet Lauren and Steven. While Steven …

Emotional Intelligence

Why I love the Arnolfini Portrait, one of art history’s greatest riddles | Hannah Gadsby

To assume that a work of art has singular meaning is arrogant – and Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini proves it<p>One of my favourite paintings in the world is the small and sombre Arnolfini Portrait painted by Jan van Eyck in 1432.<p>Rich with detail, it is a wonderful early example of the Northern Renaissance …

Don't Blame the Teachers

Years of misguided curricular theories are at the core of America’s educational shortcomings.<p>Why has the topic of teacher quality suddenly reached such a crescendo? Education reform has been on the national agenda since 1983, the year of <i>A Nation at Risk</i>, but only in the last few years has the …

Education

How a Museum Captures African American History

A floor-by-floor preview of the Smithsonian’s National African American Museum of History and Culture<p>One of the most difficult lessons to learn about racism today is one of the first to be gleaned at the Smithsonian Institution’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, which …

Museums

Why Hitler and Hermann Göring Went To War Over The Ghent Altarpiece

The Ghent Altarpiece is one of the world’s most abused and threatened artworks, even becoming the center of a tug of love between Hitler and …

Pedestrians Need Protection from Motor Vehicles Used as Deadly Weapons

When I initially heard on Thursday afternoon that a truck had caused dozens of deaths at a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France, and that the …

7 Quinoa Breakfast Bakes Way Better Than a Boring Bowl of Cereal

Whether early-morning meals are actually good for you is a hotly debated issue, but the fact remains that we love breakfast food. One of our …

Breakfast

Has Google's Parsey McParseface just solved one of the world's biggest language problems?

Google has just created possibly the world's best computer program designed to understand the English language but this cutting-edge technology may just be the tip of the iceberg.<p>A new theory could be about to unlock the secrets of how natural human language really works, putting an end to a …

10 Mediterranean Diet Main Dishes Under 400 Calories

The Mediterranean diet emphasizes heart-healthy plant foods like fruits, veggies, nuts, beans and legumes, olive oil, whole grains and lean protein …

Healthy Eating

21 Cauliflower Recipes For Anyone Trying To Eat Fewer Carbs

Cauliflower pizza was just the beginning.

7 of the Easiest Foreign Languages to Learn

Sean Kim<p>Read full profile<p>Who says learning a language needs to be hard?<p>The better question to ask is: which is the easiest language to learn in the …

Language Learning

Shakespeare's grave to be radar scanned despite famous curse

Shakespeare's grave is to be scanned using radar technology to discover the secrets lurking within<p>When a grave is deliberately inscribed with a curse upon any who dared disturb the bones within, it is a brave man indeed who seeks further knowledge of what is inside.<p>But the lure of <b>William …

Italian unions criticise museum chief of Royal Palace of Caserta for working too hard

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi wades into row as angry unions turn on Mauro Felicori for working too many hours<p>He was appointed by the Italian prime minister himself to restore the vast Royal Palace of Caserta to its rightful place as the country's Versailles - but now museum director Mauro Felicori …

Nordic chic: 8 Scandi brands you need to know

Back in the 1960s and ’70s Scandinavian fashion meant the bold, primary-coloured prints of the Finnish label Marimekko. In the 1980s Marc O’ Polo was the Swedish-German smart-casual brand of choice for the yuppie about town. Then, in the 1990s, boutiques and upscale department stores made a …

The science of learning: five classic studies

Want to know how to learn better? Here’s what psychologists have discovered about the mental processes involved<p>A few classic studies help to define the way we think about the science of learning. A classic study isn’t classic just because it uncovered a new fact, but because it neatly demonstrates …

Learning

The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude

A half-century ago, Gabriel García Márquez, after yet another visit to the pawnshop, sent his now signature novel to his publisher. As Solitude turns 50, Paul Elie interviews Gabo’s longtime agent—just weeks before her death, at 85—and discovers the events that led to a literary revelation.<p>The …

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

<b>The Definition Of Heutagogy & Self-Determined Learning</b><p>by <b>Stewart Hase</b> and <b>Chris Kenyon</b><p><i>Ed note: This is part 1 in a series on self-determined learning</i> …

Pedagogy

People Love Art Museums — But Has The Art Itself Become Irrelevant?

How much is a visible work of genius worth? In May, a 1955 painting by Pablo Picasso was sold at auction for more than $179 million, the highest price at auction ever. And attendance at major art museums is booming.<p>"The art world has never been healthier, if you measure the intensity of the human …

A most brilliant art world con: A near-perfect scheme, barely unraveled, straight from Hollywood

<b>Cover Details of "The Art of the Con" (St. Martin's Press/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>It was a brilliant idea: Buy the original, then commission and sell forgeries. It almost worked …<p>Anthony M. Amore<p>August 2, 2015 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds and …

12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Open to the Public

What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.<p>What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.

Google Courts the World’s Teachers With Huge Web Conference

Google wants schools to use its products, but more than that, it wants to ensure they use them in the right way.<p>Which is why today, the search giant …

To hell with academia: How I learned to embrace my evil advertising gig

<b>Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson - Mad Men _ Season 7, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Jordin Althaus (Jordin Althaus/amc)</b><p>Teaching felt like my calling until I realized I was part of a system that encourages students to stay in school<p>Ann Bauer<p>March 24, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on …

A Tale of (Fraternal) Twin Cities

<i>Allison Pataki recently published the NY Times Bestselling novel The Accidental Empress, set primarily in Vienna and Budapest. This is a post she wrote for The Huffington Post while traveling in Austria and Hungary researching the novel.</i><p>When you drive across the border from Austria into Hungary, …

27 Holiday Salads We Love

Gallery27 Holiday Salads We Love<p>Making a great, crowd-pleasing salad shouldn't be hard. From a winter citrus salad with jewel-toned oranges and clementines to a medley of winter greens, we've got 27 salad recipes that'll keep you coming back for more. And more. And...yeah...some more.<p>Get the …

The men who uncovered Assyria

<b>Two of the ancient cities now being destroyed by Islamic State lay buried for 2,500 years, it was only 170 years ago that they began to be dug up and stripped of their treasures. The excavations arguably paved the way for IS to smash what remained - but also ensured that some of the riches of a</b> …

Archaeology

Requiem for American Exceptionalism

If the United States no longer seems so different from other developed nations, and if perhaps it never did, then it has lessons to learn from them.<p>A reader tweeted a funny reply to my last article about American neglect of the First World War. He explained that modern viewers prefer the sequel to …

Political Science