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Sicilian Fig Cookies (Buccellati)

Also known as cuccidati or turtigliuna, buccellati are Sicily's best-known Christmas cookie. Martha fills the buttery dough with a delicious combination of figs, pecans, and raisins.

Quiche with greens, bacon and feta

817<p>114<p>While visiting friends in the countryside toward the end of the summer (…is it over already<i>?</i>), I met a woman who grew the most lovely little …

Recipes

Malva Pudding Cakes

1K<p>862<p>Shares 2K<p>Before a recent visit to Los Angeles, I’d heard a lot about Sqirl, a quirky restaurant with a funny name. People were imploring me to …

A lightweight scarf knitting pattern

This lightweight scarf is an essential summer accessory.<p>The Karner Scarf is a lightweight knitting project to take with you on your travels, and the …

Japan's Untouchables: The Burakumin

Members of the Four-Tiered Japanese Feudal Social System<p><i>Burakumin</i> is a polite term for the outcasts from the four-tiered Japanese feudal social …

Japan

The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation: Postmodern Freedom, Postmodern Peril – BLARB

<i>The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from</i> The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation<i>, Charles Montgomery’s</i> …

Literature

Jeremy Lee’s recipes for honey ice-cream and ginger thins | King of puddings

Proper honey is worth every penny and is delightful just spread simply on buttered bread. But have you tried it whipped into ice-cream with a pile of ginger snap biscuits to dip in it ...?<p>A jar of beautiful, clear honey was pulled out of a bag. A bowl was taken down from a shelf, and one of those …

Food

Mundane Urban Moments Get Translated into Japanese Woodblock Illustrations

Zenjidou Yamada's illustrations capture everyday situations in classic Japanese woodblock print style.<p>The struggle is real for kimono-clad, minimalist characters in pseudonymous Japanese artist Zenjidou Yamada's anachronistic woodblock print-style illustrations. Yamada taught himself <i>ukiyo-e</i> with no …

Amazing Graphic Design and CGI Work from Filtre Studio

We are fans of graphic design, photo manipulation and retouching. We can see a lot of incredible work done for the advertising industry. The quality …

Graphic Design

Smashed Can Sculptures That Mimic Traditional Ming Dynasty Porcelain by Lei Xue | Colossal

<p>Adopting traditional decorative motifs found on Ming Dynasty ceramics, Chinese artist Lei Xue sculpted these humorous smashed aluminum cans that …

Art

People I Saw But Never Met: Thousands of Miniature Metal Figurines by Zadok Ben-David | Colossal

<p>Taking notice of the countless people we witness as a backdrop to our daily lives seems like an impossible task, but for artist Zadok Ben-David …

Art

The eerie historical visions that predict the apocalypse

The Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs reveals a 16th Century society gripped by anxieties that we can relate to in the 21st Century, writes Rebecca Laurence.<p>Giant locusts swarm around a jagged aquamarine mountain. Great whales and strange beasts flounder amid stormy seas. Inky skies rain hailstones …

Africa's avant-garde architecture: A symbol of independence

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rural landscapes glimpsed in photographs of Africa can often be deceiving. Most Africans live in cities, and an additional 187 million will do so over the next decade making it the world's fastest urbanizing region.<p>A new exhibition, Architecture of Independence: African Modernism, takes a …

Africa

The Fraught History Of African Textiles

A new show at the Fowler Museum at UCLA explores the ideas of appropriation and ownership of African dress, and how African history and culture is communicated through the printed fabrics.<p>African print fashion, the subject of a new show at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, is so closely associated with a …

Africa

Archive Of Early Japanese Animated Films Is Now Available For Viewing

Screencap of ‘The Making of a Color Animation’ via Japanese Animated Film Classics<p><b>Japan makes</b> some of the most outstanding animated films—from …

Balm and the Captured Castle: Dodie Smith, Marilynne Robinson, and the Literature of Faith – BLARB

Before a friend urged me to read <i>I Capture the Castle,</i> J.K.Rowling had called its protagonist “one of the most charismatic narrators I’ve ever met,” …

When Japan Had a Third Gender

A figure in a translucent kimono coyly holds a fan. Another arranges an iris in a vase. Are they men or women?<p>As a mind-bending exhibition that opened Friday at the Japan Society illustrates, they are what scholars call a third gender — adolescent males seen as the height of beauty in early modern …

Art in an Instant: 12 Quick Ideas Using Floating Glass Frame

Forget about matting, cutting wood and finding acid-free painter's tape — the floating glass frame is here to make framing art remarkably easy. If …

The Met has released more than 375,000 images that you can use for free

The initiative will also bring a Wikimedian-in-Residence to the museum<p>The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made its entire collection of art in the public domain — more than 375,000 images — available to the public under Creative Commons Zero. The designation means that the general public can use the …

The best music videos of 2016

This year saw the music video bite back in a big way: after years of dwindling budgets, record labels were starting to offer directors more money to work with, coming up with inventive visual counterparts for their artist’s songs. Beyoncé dropped a full-length feature for <i>Lemonade</i> that was more …

Fluffy Japanese Cheesecake Recipe

<i>This is an easy and delicious recipe for traditional Japanese cheesecake. It’s light and airy and has just the right amount of sweetness!</i><br>Fluffy …

Where Japan’s Creatives Work

<b>Photographer Paul Barbera explains how an expedition to Japan inspired him to document the studios of the country’s top creatives</b> I’ve never been …

The secret about making France’s favorite holiday cake

By the time you read this, I’ll be in Paris, where every pastry shop, grand or small, will give pride of place to its bûches de Noël, the sweet of the season.<p>The French await the appearance of yule log cakes with the same gleeful anticipation of kids awaiting Santa. Weeks before the confections …

Poldark, put your shirt on! An 18th Century description of a Cornish mine. - Untold lives blog

In the British Library there is a fascinating manuscript, compiled in 1779, recording a journey across southern England. An anonymous gentleman set …

An abandoned ayah - Untold lives blog

Imagine being abandoned at London’s King’s Cross railway station with just one pound in your pocket. In 1908, this is exactly what happened to an …

A close reading of 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'

• Article by: Seamus Perry<br>• Themes: Literature 1900–1950, Capturing and creating the modern<br>• Published: 25 May 2016<p>The speaker of 'The Love Song of J. …

Literature

German Apple-Almond Cake

6K<p>3K<p>12<p>Shares 8K<p>German baking, I don’t think, gets its due. It’s partially because the names of the pastries and baked goods don’t exactly roll right …

5 Ideas for Customizing Your Bedroom

Of all the rooms in your home, your bedroom is arguably the most personal. Don't let it feel bland or generic—read on for some tips on creating a …

Columbus Day Special: Chicken Scarpariello

<i>Memorie di Angelina</i> is a blog about the home cooking of continental Italy. But as our regular readers will know, every Columbus Day we feature an …

Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

We can learn much about how a historical period viewed the abilities of its children by studying its children's literature. Occupying a space …