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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 …

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 …

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 …

University of Glasgow

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

"Art has the power to make a statement that invites us to look at things from a different perspective."<p>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 …

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

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 …

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

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

Education

Banned Books, Censorship - and PBL?

That's why I thought it would be a great to try out a PBL project and kick it off with Banned Books Week. I knew this might create a real-life, …