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Zuzana Ruzickova: Harpsichordist and Holocaust survivor dies at 90

<b>One of the world's leading harpsichordists, Zuzana Ruzickova, who survived three Nazi concentration camps including Auschwitz, has died aged 90.</b><p>Mrs Ruzickova passed away in a Prague hospital on Wednesday afternoon.<p>Despite living in totalitarian communist Czechoslovakia, she had a breakthrough in …

Your Efforts Are Helping to #saveIMLS

American Library Association (ALA) members have been working tirelessly to defend federal library funding since March, when the president announced …

Libraries

View of Power to the People: Documenting Police Violence in Cleveland

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Black Bodies, Social Justice, and the Archive: Jarrett Drake (March 8, 2017)

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The Photograph That Helped Misty Copeland Realize Her Responsibility as a Black Woman in Ballet

Ahead of her new book, the first African-American female principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre reveals the power of seeing a portrait of Raven Wilkinson, who broke color barriers in ballet more than 50 years ago.<p>“I saw this image of dancer Raven Wilkinson for the first time in <i>Ballets</i> …

For Fashion Designer Christian Siriano, No Size Is Out Of Style

Christian Siriano has been designing clothing since he was a teenager. He's 31 now, and for the past decade he and his company have been making clothing for women of all shapes and sizes.<p>You could say Siriano is having a moment: Michelle Obama wore one of his dresses to the Democratic National …

Can inbound tourism fuel Japan’s economic growth?

The country struggles to attract Western visitors, tourists focus on limited destinations, and capacity is already stretched. Addressing these …

Ancient Greeks may have built China's famous Terracotta Army – 1,500 years before Marco Polo

Ancient Greeks artists could have travelled to China 1,500 years before Marco Polo’s historic trip to the east and helped design the famous …

Archaeology

Southeast Asia Travel Advice

Every adventure-loving traveler has "Southeast Asia" scribbled down on their bucket list -- myself included. For nearly a year, I waited for the right airfare offer to present itself, and as soon as it did, I whipped out my credit card faster than my mother at a Macy's semi-annual sale.<p>While my …

Victims of modern slavery ‘lost’ in system by British police

Police forces across the country are failing thousands of victims of modern slavery by failing to properly record the crimes and prosecute traffickers, the UK’s anti-slavery commissioner has warned, as he called for “urgent improvements” to combat the offense.<p>In his first annual report, Kevin …

Wonder Woman Named Honorary U.N. Ambassador For Gender Equality

The United Nations has announced anew honorary ambassador for women and girls, and she's not a human woman or girl.<p>She's a comic-book superheroine.<p>According to a U.N. statement, Wonder Woman will be officially appointed Oct. 21, which is the 75th anniversary of the character's debut.<p>"Wonder Woman's …

The Most Feminist Horror Movies of All Time

Horror movies have a long history of objectifying women. But not every scary flick treats its female characters like objects for the male gaze. Some are even feminist as hell....

Google Photos will animate your videos too

The latest AI-powered upgrade for Google Photos brings four tricks. In a blog post today, we learned about four new features for the service, including the simplest one, which autodetects sideways pictures and prompts you to correct them. Two others dig into its talent for facial recognition, as it …

In 'Miss Hokusai,' The Daughter Of A Master Artist Comes Into Her Own

If <i>Astroboy</i> creator Osamu Tezuka is the father of anime, its great-uncle is Edo-period artist Katsushika Hokusai. He's best known for <i>The Great Wave off Kanagawa</i>, the most-reproduced Japanese artwork ever, but his styles and subjects were impressively diverse. Among his most talented proteges was his …

'Miss Hokusai' is a sumptuous, sensuous animated work of art

The year is 1814 and a demure kimono-clad young woman walks across a crowded bridge in Japan's capital city of Edo. Have we heard, she asks us, about "a nutty old man" who creates enormous paper canvases and also paints two sparrows on a grain of rice?<p>"That nutty old man," she concludes as, out of …

Rowling to conjure five 'Fantastic Beasts' films for Potter fans

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" fans got fantastic news on Thursday.<p>Author J.K. Rowling said that the Potter spinoff movie franchise "Fantastic Beasts" will consist of five films, up from the previously announced three.<p>"We set a trilogy as a placeholder because we knew there would be more …

Perfect Blue (1997) - Anime Review

Perfect Blue is a psychological thriller that will have you scratching your head with confusion.<p>Mima is a J-pop star.<p>Mima is an actress just getting …

Japan

Japan urged to ban manga child abuse images

UN’s child protection envoy says extreme child pornographic content in comics should be banned but artists call it an attack on freedom of expression<p>Japan must ban sexually abusive images of children in manga comics, despite claims that such a move would threaten freedom of expression, the UN’s …