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These 20 Northeast Ohio Artists Helped Change The Face Of Music

<b>1.</b> <b>Devo:</b> The “Whip It” band pioneered a synth-heavy ’80s new wave sound that’s left a lasting mark on popular music.<p><b>2. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony:</b>The ’90s …

Human Rights

Three Places To Check Out At Akron's Northside Marketplace

Northside Marketplace might just be our new favorite shopping destination. Since opening in November the 10,000-square-foot open air market is home …

Ice Cream

Why Smarter People are Happier with Fewer Friends

If you believe the class genius is a loner because he’s an arrogant know-it-all, or because he’s socially awkward, that’s not (necessarily) the case. …

Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

Archaeology

Folkways: Gypsy Soul

But my enthusiasm is complicated by nostalgia and privilege: I did not grow up with a strict Romani dress code, so I approach Romani fashion with a …

Human Rights

Boundary Stones: The quest to save DC’s 1st federal monuments

WASHINGTON — In D.C., you can stumble over history and not even know it.Never has that been more true than when it comes to America’s first federal …

National Parks

This New 2-Year College Is Unlike Any Other. And That Could Be Its Biggest Challenge.

<i>Portland, OR</i> — Wayfinding Academy doesn’t look like a college. In fact, it’s easy to walk past its building without even noticing, since the yellow …

College & University

Laws against Romani people in America - Zaharnítsa

cornflakepizza:<p>bhadra-kali:<p>For the person yesterday saying they find it hard to believe that there actually are laws against the Romani people in the …

The truth about the immigrants Tucker Carlson claims are defecating in the streets of Pennsylvania

“I think it’s really blown a lot out of proportion.”<p>There are wild rumors going around about new residents in the town of California, …

Fake News
Travelers

American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back

The one million Roma in the U.S. are used to living in the shadows, but lately activists are actively promoting a sense of ethnic identity.<p>In …

Equality

A to Z of oil paint techniques

Martin Kinnear, head of Norfolk Painting School, walks us through the world of oil paint, one letter at a time<p>A – Alla prima<p>Painting wet-on-wet or …

Claude Monet

This weird galaxy has astronomers rethinking a key theory

Without dark matter or a black hole at its core, a newly discovered star system is a real-life space oddity.<p>It’s a real-life space oddity.<p>Astronomers have discovered an ancient galaxy that seems to hold little if any dark matter — an invisible substance that astronomers previously thought was an …

Universe

A Black Hole Was Simulated In A Bathtub And It Actually Proved An Important Point

Most people tend to reserve their bathtub for bathing, but a group of scientists decided to use a tub to create a black hole. In the video below, …

Learning to Cook in the Kitchen of the Gods

April 8, 2018 by John Beckett<p>Last week Damh the Bard had an excellent post on his blog titled Thinking About – Belief and Experience. It’s not long …

Kitchens

Trouble in candy land: How Peeps, pensions and a lawsuit threaten to upend the American retirement system

On April 1, hundreds of millions of marshmallow chicks and bunnies called Peeps will peer out from Easter baskets at American children.<p>They are a pastel symbol of Easter joy, but behind the wax-eyed candy is a company at war with its union workforce over rising pension costs — an escalating legal …

How an Exquisitely Designed Cart for Homeless People Inspired a Wave of Artists’ Activism

One day in the late 1980s, a homeless man in a red cap walked through a park in New York City, pushing a strange, wheeled object. The thing looked …

Art

What Is the Perfect Color Worth?

<b>L</b>ast spring, a dozen people filtered into a sunny, whitewashed conference room on the seventh floor of the Royal College of Art, overlooking London’s Hyde Park. Mostly Western Europeans from different precincts of the fashion industry, they had been called together by a British man named David …

New Balance

Wild Stories of Partying with Warhol and Bowie in the 70s

Painter Duncan Hannah relives New York's most debauched decade and shares exclusive behind-the-scenes photos with VICE.<p>When Duncan Hannah arrived in New York in 1971, he could have walked out of the pages of Oscar Wilde’s <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray.</i> With big eyes and high cheekbones, Hannah’s …

Andy Warhol

I Think I Just Found $10,000 Inside a Painting I Bought for $88?

It also apparently contains some diamonds and emeralds. Which is cool.<p>How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good. I watched the fight with friends, caught a movie, and discovered a painting I'd purchased from a local artist for $88 apparently has $10,000 cash inside it.<p>On August 19, I passed by …

Art

How to respond when faced with the statement “You are too expensive".

So you are gently and smoothly guiding that potential buyer towards the sale; you have answered all her questions about guarantees and warranties and …

Baltimore park where Confederate statue once stood is rededicated to Harriet Tubman

More than 200 local residents and elected leaders gathered in a tree-lined corner of Baltimore on Saturday to rededicate the space, which had long …

A Giant US Retail Corporation Just Filed a Patent For Autonomous Robot Bees

This is not scary at all. Nope.<p>Like an episode out of <i>Black Mirror</i>, Walmart has filed a patent for autonomous robotic bees, technically called …

Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking the oil companies to court with a brilliant lawsuit.

He may be an iconic action movie star, but Arnold Schwarzenegger's fight for the environment may soon eclipse his biggest box-office hits.<p>During his …

Clean Technology

The Science of Smudging: How Sage Actually Cleans Bacteria In The Air | Spirit Science

The practice of smudging dates back to prehistoric times, and is still very much in use today worldwide for cleansing everything from dwellings to …

Guide to PhD, DA, and MFA Degrees in Art and Design

The expression "terminal degree" is used to describe the highest level of academic achievement in a given field. Whether this is a masters-level or …

Common Core – Standardized Reality and the Slow Kill of Divergent Thinking

You can know a million facts, but creativity is still the highest form of intelligence.<p>We’ve come a long way in education since the 1960s, but not …

Here's Why You Should Stop Trying to Lose Weight, According to Experts

There is something else you can try instead.<p>As someone who has suffered from and eventually escaped the diet roller coaster, and who has …

Flamingos In The Men's Room: How Zoos And Aquariums Handle Hurricanes

When you're building a zoo disaster plan, there's one thing to keep in mind: Murphy's law. Anything that could go wrong, will.<p>Just ask the flock of flamingos that weathered Hurricane Andrew in a public restroom at Zoo Miami in 1992.<p>Or, you could ask the zoo personnel across the coast who've been …

Hurricane Harvey