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A Few Things You've Probably Never Noticed About 'Nighthawks'

This video takes a close look at Edward Hopper's most famous painting.<p>It's been referenced in everything from <i>That '70s Show</i> to <i>The Simpsons</i>, influenced <i>Blade Runner</i> and Tom Waits albums. It's one of the most recognizable American paintings, but, in all likelihood, you've never thought of …

Art

Researchers to address lingering myths about impact of bilingualism

Even in Quebec, where bilingual and immersion programs abound, doubts persist about potential disadvantages of bilingualism, and parents and …

Language Learning

Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime: I’m developing a free online course!

This is really quite exciting!Update: I’ve just started an art and antiquities crime learning/job opportunities email list. Check it out the details …

Museums

Artist Photographs Geisha In Blackface To Address Changing State Of Race And Gender

A geisha is a traditional female Japanese performance artist and hostess who entertains customers, often male, with various skills and artistic pursuits. Since the late 600s, her conventional image has been displayed throughout pop culture and art history. She's nearly instantly recognizable for …

Art

How Picasso the Sculptor Ruptured Art History

On October 9, 1912, Pablo Picasso wrote a letter to Georges Braque, his confrere in Cubism, whom he later derided as “my wife” and who, for his part, …

Art History

Switzerland: education unions awarded national Prize for bilingualism and multilingualism

Education international congratulates Swiss member organisations for having won a national Prize for their commitment to bilingualism and …

Linguistics

Children Reading To Dogs A 'Proven Way To Build Literacy Skills'

<i>(credit: CBS)</i><p><b>DENVER (CBS4)</b> – Therapy dogs and young students came together for a day of reading Wednesday morning.<p>Approximately 120 second-graders …

Banned Books, Censorship - and PBL?

Current events, real-life scenarios, relevant texts -- all of these things are opportunities to engage in a PBL project. An English teacher by …