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How the Beatitudes Invite You to Experience True Human Flourishing

Written by: Trevin WaxFor many annual vacations now, I've chosen to spend my devotional time in the Sermon on the Mount. I read Matthew 5-7 in its …

Theology

David Hockney retrospective becomes Tate Britain's most popular show

Exhibition receives 478,082 visitors, with demand pushing the gallery to open until midnight over its final weekend<p>Tate Britain’s David Hockney retrospective has become the gallery’s most popular exhibition, seen by nearly half a million visitors.<p>The show closed on bank holiday Monday this week …

Google's Newest Feature Is Great For Art Lovers

It’s already possible to explore museums like the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian National Art Museum with Street View in Google Maps. But …

water lily pond

Étienne Méhul: Romantic vanguard who deserves a fresh revolution

Thomas Beecham devoted himself to discovering the lost works of the French composer, a favourite of Napoleon, and as instrumental as Beethoven. It’s time we did the same<p>Having come into some money, young Thomas Beecham went on a study trip to Paris. Here he discovered many of the neglected …

Unraveling a Nazi Mystery: Are Franz Kafka’s Missing Love Letters in Berlin?

The Nazis confiscated Franz Kafka’s love letters to Dora Diamant, and one woman has made the search for them—and other missing documents—a full-time …

Literature

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<b>PHOTO COLORIZATION BY SANNA DULLAWAY FOR TIME / ORIGINAL IMAGE: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS</b><p>Lewis Hine spent ten years documenting their dangerous conditions

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Japan's Master Plan to Destroy the Chinese Navy in Battle

It seems that Japan is developing plans to craft its own Anti-Access/Area-Denial (A2/AD) strategy—or what one former Japanese official describes as …

The Landscape of Mars: Pictures

Telescopes

iPad Art: Round Midnight

“Round Midnight’ is the title of today’s featured iPad painting. It was created by Helene Goldberg using the ArtRage iPad painting app.<p>I think this one makes you think about jazz or blues and late nights and music at midnight – and those are some fine things to think about.<p>You can see more of …

blue time

Mapping the far side of the moon

Using its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA has collated data to reveal what the other side of the moon looks like.<p>As the moon orbits the Earth, we only ever see the one side. This is because the moon is tidally locked -- a single rotation of its axis takes the same amount of time as a single …

El Vigía

A Hint That J.D. Salinger Kept Writing, From A Story He Didn't Write

With J.D. Salinger in the news three years after his death (and the new documentary and biography must have that obsessively private author spinning in his grave), I'm reminded of my conversations in the 1970s about Salinger with the editor of <i>The New Yorker</i>, William Shawn.<p>For a few years, as host …

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Amazing Color Photos Of America Preparing For World War II

We've written about the Library of Congress' incredible collection of color photos from the early 1940s before. We decided to take another look, this time highlighting how the country mobilized for World War II.

Library of Congress

Old Suitcases are Canvases for Memories of a Past Life

<i>Memory Suitcases</i> is a thought-provoking series by Israeli artist Yuval Yairi that uses old, worn suitcases as canvases for nostalgic landscapes. Like scenes out of one's memory, the propped up traveling cases feature a range of sepia-toned settings. The series presents the objects as though they …

Art

Incredibly Lifelike Sculptures Built With Old Typewriter Parts

Using old typewriter parts, Jeremy Mayer produces these complex sculptures of anatomically correct human figures and animals. The Oakland-based sculptor and illustrator collects the unwanted and antiquated machines and happily takes them apart in order to create something incredibly unique. He …

Art

Flipboard Is Coming to Windows

Inside Flipboard / June 26, 2013<p>As reported earlier today, Flipboard will be coming to Windows later this year.<p>Flipboard will be custom-made for this …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

National Parks

Jenny Meilihove’s Quirky Portraits

This week’s CMYLK looks at portraits by Russian-born, Tel Aviv-based artist and children’s book illustrator, Jenny Meilihove. Meilihove, who moved to …

Apple Put too Much Focus on Design with iOS 7

I have been trying to like iOS 7. Really. I watched the videos, played with it on several iPhones, and last night I even installed it on my iPad (which was released yesterday). But I just can’t do it. It has to be said; iOS 7 is just not an improvement over iOS 6.<p>That’s a bold claim, but give me a …

All the president's hitmen: tracking Washington's secret army

<i>Additional reporting by Jesse Hicks and Janus Kopfstein</i><p>In the 1960s there was a saying: "Suppose they gave a war, and nobody came?" We'll probably never know the answer to that particular American koan, but a recent book and documentary film sets out to answer a more important question: "What if …