Sarah McFalls

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Hans Talhoffer’s Fight Book, a Sixteenth-Century Manuscript about the Art of Fighting | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In Europe from the fourteenth century onward, the art of fighting was recorded in words or images, or a combination of both. These handwritten …

Martial Arts

Another epic economic collapse is coming

Eric Sevareid (1912-1992), the author and broadcaster, said he was a pessimist about tomorrow but an optimist about the day after tomorrow. Regarding America’s economy, prudent people should reverse that.<p>This Wednesday, according to the Financial Times’s Robin Wigglesworth and Nicole Bullock, “the …

Economics

Here comes the sun: Science Museum show to celebrate our star

Nearly 40 years ago the then US president, Jimmy Carter, spoke powerfully about harnessing the power of the sun and how he hoped new White House solar panels would not become museum pieces.<p>This autumn they will be just that. The Science Museum in London has acquired one of the panels and will …

Science Museums

Plot Twist: These 15 Low-Light Indoor Plants Actually Crave Dark Corners

My tiny studio apartment gets an insanely low amount of natural light. Though the sole window in the apartment is large and generous, it's also …

Plants

Naimi Architecture mini interior design mirror - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

The Best Micro Apartments In The World Reveal Their Clever Interior Designs ← Back to article<p>The Best Micro Apartments In The World Reveal Their …

Sacred Navajo symbols on art often confused for swastikas

The rug had several columns, with bright red squares down the center and a few lining the edges of a neutral-colored background. At first glance, the …

World War II

This mafia style of government makes Trump a role model for all autocrats | Jonathan Freedland

Trump won't recognise there are spheres of administration that are meant to operate free of executive interference<p>More than 18 months into his presidency, Donald Trump’s modus operandi – and the danger it represents – is clear. His working method is that of the mafia boss and gangland chieftain, …

Donald Trump

A big day in history: The first baby is born to English settlers in the Americas

Dominic Sandbrook explores how baby Virginia Dare was welcomed to the ill-fated Roanoke colony<p>In the summer of 1587, an English fleet sailed towards …

Native Americans

How to Waterproof Laminate Flooring

Step 1<p>Clean the laminate floor according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Make sure that all dirt, dust and debris are cleared from around the …

Home Improvement

The symbolism of Crazy Rich Asians’ pivotal mahjong scene, explained

The popular Chinese game is loaded with symbolism in an important Crazy Rich Asians scene.<p>One of the most beautiful things about <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i> is how it refuses to explain many of its most intrinsically Asian elements. That lack of training wheels is intentional: As director Jon M. Chu told me, …

Mahjong

Make Your Own Kitchen Disinfectant with 2 Ingredients

Household disinfectants are expensive—and often dangerous. If you have kids (or any concern for the environment), you’ve probably looked with …

Cleaning

A former Israeli general in the spotlight: 'If I am not a Jew, then this is not my country?'

Since Israel passed a law declaring that Jews have “a singular right to national self-determination” in the country, one man has become the symbol of all those who oppose it: Brig. Gen. Amal Asad.<p>Asad, 62, a businessman and father of four who retired from the Israeli army almost 20 years ago, is a …

Israel

A Fascinating Demonstration of the Delicate Craft of Restoring Damaged Fine Art to Its Former Beauty

In March 2018, Jack Brandtman of Chicago Aussie shadowed second generation fine art conservator Julian Baumgartner of Baumgartner Fine Art …

Art

Miniature Painting 101: Using Games Workshop’s New Ghost Paints

<i>Geek & Sundry Painters Guild is hosted by Will Friedle as he explores the wonderful world of the miniature hobby! From painting minis for board</i> …

Board Games

The Wheelchair Has Been Stylishly Re-Invented

For some individuals, a wheelchair is their primary mode of transportation, and as well as enabling them to get from point A to point B, it …

Industrial Design

The Secret Meanings Behind the Beasts in a Medieval Menagerie

In Middle Age Europe, animals were popular storytellers.<p>In the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, amid a vast collection of medieval texts, …

Medieval

God Has Been a Woman Since the Beginning of Time

"God is a Woman," the single on Ariana Grande's new album, is a reminder that archeologists believe God was considered female for the first 200,000 years of human life on earth.<p>On July 13, 2018, Ariana Grande declared, in a four octave vocal range, “When all is said and done / You'll believe God is …

Ariana Grande

How to Make Your Own Barn Wood

It’s easy to do, looks authentic and saves 
you a fortune!<p>There are a few essential tools for this project. The first is an angle grinder. It doesn’t …

Woodworking

A Rapid Timelapse Tutorial Showing How to Create a 3D Drawing of a Hyper-Realistic Fried Egg

Italian artist Marcello Barenghi, whose amazing work we’ve previously posted, has created a really wonderful rapid timelapse tutorial showing how to …

Digital Art

11 Common Plants You Should Never (Ever!) Bring Home from the Nursery Again

Avoid these invasive, disease-prone, foul-smelling, and just plain tacky plants.<p>Taking a trip to the plant nursery is all about preparation. Arriving …

grumpy

How Have Foreign Languages Impacted the Danish Language?

Throughout the centuries, Danish has been influenced by different foreign languages and according to studies after the 1950s, a great number of …

Language Learning

Porching Isn't Just a Southern Tradition—It's a Way of Life

Sure, you can porch anywhere, but in the South, we've truly mastered the art.<p>When my husband and I moved from New York City to New Orleans, we had one requirement for our home: a splendid front porch. I imagined it would be the place where we’d while away humid evenings, swatting mosquitos, and …

New York City

How Ariana Grande Paid Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Ariana Grande’s <i>Sweetener</i> album release was made a little bittersweet by the news of the passing of one of her idols, Aretha Franklin. Yesterday on Instagram, Grande shared a picture of herself with the Queen of Soul, and she took to the <i>Tonight Show</i> stage to sing “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural …

Aretha Franklin

China police detain man for asking why can't Taiwan be called a country

BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in China have detained a man who asked on social media what law prevented anyone calling self-ruled Taiwan a country, questioning a fundamental principle of China's sovereignty.<p>Taiwan is China's most sensitive diplomatic and political issue.<p>Beijing views the democratic …

China

A Look Inside Javier Calleja's "Fake Is the Future" Exhibition

Colorful orbs merge with the artworks.<p>Javier Calleja recently launched his “Fake Is the Future” exhibition at Galerie Zink in Germany. The solo show …

UN rights chief condemns Bosnian Serb decision on Srebrenica

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief is condemning the Bosnian Serb legislature's decision to revoke support for a report acknowledging the 1995 massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica. He says it will disrupt any attempts at reconciliation.<p>The assembly …

Human Rights

Black History at Harlem Hops

The bar and restaurant, opened by three H.B.C.U. grads, offers bratwurst, craft brews, and lessons in the African and African-American roots of beer.<p>The other night at Harlem Hops, a new beer bar and restaurant on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, a neighborhood old-timer peered at a …

Hudson Valley

The Public Art of Robert Moses’s New York

The master builder’s art patronage through the 1950s was representative of the city’s relative indifference to civic statuary and monuments. The 1964 World’s Fair revealed a transition in attitudes.<p><i>Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted from Michele Bogart’s</i> Sculpture in Gotham: Art and Urban …

Art

Abe Lincoln’s library faces so much debt that it’s considering selling his stuff — including his hat and gloves

Sometimes, even Abraham Lincoln needs a GoFundMe campaign. <br>The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, which supports Lincoln’s museum in Springfield, Ill., has found itself $9.7 million in debt on a loan it took out 11 years ago to purchase a collection of rare artifacts from a private …

Selling

A Brief Guide to Japanese Photobooks

The history of 20th century Japanese photobook publishing is a history of beauty, gravitas, technical brilliance and preternatural creative …

Street Photography