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11 Must-Read Books By Muslim Authors

Explore the richness and beauty of Islam.<p>The Islamic faith began with a series of divine revelations, which were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad beginning in the early 7th century CE. Muhammad's revelations went on to form the basis of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, and they gave rise to a …

CAiRE: I Forum of Artistic Research Barcelona (FARB)

26th and 27th of November 2015 - Hangar & UPF<p>The I Forum on Artistic Research Barcelona (FARB) is a two-days meeting for debating and discussing …

Research

JEROEN BOOMGAARD "Artistic Research seems to be the new thing in art"

Marcel Cobussen - Some Notes on Artistic Research

Revamping Art Education for the Twenty-First Century

<b>V</b>isual art education has been alternately influenced by two very different historical legacies and ideologies. One school of thought privileges …

Artists

Legendary Designer Charles Eames on Creativity, the Value of the Arts in Education, and His Advice to Students

“There is always a need for anyone that can do a simple job thoroughly.”<p><i>“If you examine this furniture,”</i> observed a 1946 profile of legendary design duo Charles and Ray Eames, <i>“you will find sincerity, honesty, conviction, affection, imagination, and humor.”</i> Alongside this exuberant emotional …

The Global Search for Education: Is This the Age of the Arts?

<i>"BAM Education's dream is that anyone, anywhere in the world would be able to experience what happens on BAM's stages, especially young audiences, at any time." -- John Tighe</i><p>Arts education is making a difference in improving struggling schools by increasing student engagement and positively …

Teaching

Career-Oriented Education vs. the Liberal Arts

Readers weigh in with compelling opinions on Maine Maritime Academy, liberal-arts colleges, and big questions.<p>Reinvention and resilience across the nation<p>Last week, as part of the American Futures series here, I wrote two pieces about Maine Maritime Academy (MMA). The second post recounted a …

Educating at the Intersection of Art and Technology

The last few weeks have been a celebration of sorts of the life and work of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple. A Steve Jobs documentary has been released.The film about his life reaches most theaters this week.<p>What hasn't been widely talked about is the message Jobs, certainly his biographer Walter …

Education

A Window to the World: About the Future of Arts Education

The ICA is proud to support the release of <i>A Window to the World</i>, a new film responding to the threats posed to arts education.

Museums

Portugal's government has been ousted by an alliance that includes 2 of Europe's most left-wing parties

A vote of no confidence from the country's parliament sent Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho packing, with a left-wing coalition waiting in the wings.<p>The two centre-right parties that formed a coalition after the 2011 election ran under a "Portugal Ahead" banner in 2015, winning 38.6% of the vote …

Europe

Germany loses key ally in Portugal as austerity regime crumbles

'We don’t have a coup here: we have democracy. Whoever lacks the votes in the national assembly cannot govern,' says the leader of the Left Bloc<p>Portugal’s Communists and radical Left Bloc are poised to take power in a historic departure as part of an anti-austerity coalition led by the Socialists, …

THE SELECTS: ‘On Yoga, The Architecture of Peace’

Uttarakhand

Review: Misha Glenny’s Nemesis just the latest to fail to capture Brazil’s complexities

To write <i>Nemesis</i>, British investigative reporter Misha Glenny set out to try to interview one of the most notorious crime lords of modern Brazilian history. Antônio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, better known by the <i>nom de guerre</i> Nem, is an inmate in Brazil's highest-security prison. He agreed to talk to …

Brazil

Margaret Atwood On How Tech Influences Creativity

The author behind your favorite thought-provoking, dystopian parables talks with Co.Create about mediums, messages, and more.<p>In the latest thought-provoking, dystopian parable from noted words-genius, Margaret Atwood, society is experimenting with becoming a prison. The entire population of the …

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

Here’s a quick question: How many spoonfuls of high-fructose corn syrup did you eat yesterday?<p>Oh, you don’t recall slurping down any of the …

Whoopi On the Wild Side

Prince blesses Instagram with his presence, calls it Princestagram

Instagram just got a bit more royal.<p>Prince has decided to join the social media site, aptly dubbing his account "Princestagram." The iconic singer, …

Tips From a Flight Attendant

Flight attendants are the face of the airlines. It's their job to ensure that your flight is as pleasant as possible. They go out of their way to ensure our travel is uneventful. (By the way, uneventful is preferred. Incidences, delays, and other events before, during and after flights make for a …

Airlines

8 Tips For Starting a Photography Business

I am often asked for advice by those starting out in the photography industry. And if there’s one thing I have no shortage of, it’s advice. So with …

On Socialism, Social Democracy, and Democratic Socialism

The word "socialist" has been widely used by people of very different political persuasions. In its most basic and most broadly understood form, the term denotes a political and economic system in which private property has disappeared in favor of communal property, where ownership of all value has …