The word “ink” is a child of the Latin incaustum, which means “having been burned.” In the Middle Ages, people thought that ink burned its way into parchment, because iron-gall inks go onto the page pale,
The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches of Norway. The Hjertefølger family has been living on Norway’s
At a point in the 9th century, someone noticed a problem with all those ancient handwritten texts: The scribes had left their Caps Lock on. Every character had been rendered in uppercase, or, in the terminology
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French President Francois Hollande visits Lascaux 4, a new complete replica of the original prehistoric painted caves, in Lascaux, France, December 10, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Pool MONTIGNAC, France
There are a few things everyone in the music world knows, or thinks they know, about Martha Argerich, the Argentine-born pianist who is getting a Kennedy Center Honor on Sunday. She’s private, moody and
Anthony Everitt’s newly released book the Rise of Athens carries the provocative subtitle The Story of the World’s Greatest Civilization. While that’s certainly debatable, Everitt does make a very strong
When President-elect Donald Trump announced that James N. Mattis was his choice to lead the Department of Defense, what seemed to delight him most was the retired general's Iraq war nickname: "Mad Dog."