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Art in the aftermath: healing the victims of trafficking and slavery

In January, slavery survivors briefed the US Senate on what more should be done to end slavery and trafficking. They called for regulations on foreign labour recruiters. Margeaux Gray, a trafficking survivor, said: "Survivors of trafficking are not truly free until we are free of the traumatic …

The tea pickers sold into slavery

A car, speeding through the crowded streets of Delhi. Inside, a phone is ringing. The voice on the line is that of a ghost, a girl who vanished into thin air three years ago.<p>Somila was 16 when the traffickers lured her from the poverty of her home on the tea plantation in Assam with promises of a …

Andersonville, 150 Years Ago

On February 27, 1864, New York cavalryman Adam Swarner died of pneumonia inside the Confederate military prison at Georgia’s Camp Sumter just three …

Caravaggio’s Nativity: Hunting a stolen masterpiece

It is the art crime of the 20th Century. Forty-four years after its theft, what do experts think happened to the Italian painter’s masterwork? Alastair Sooke investigates.<p>In the autumn of 1608, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the most original Italian painter of the 17th Century, was on the …

20,000 Days on Earth: A new era for music documentaries

The standard rock doc has grown tired and stale. But new films like Nick Cave’s 20,000 Days on Earth are breathing fresh air into the genre, writes Emma Jones.<p>Laying bare his soul on the psychiatrist’s couch. Chatting to Kylie Minogue in the back seat of his car. Driving through the rain-washed …

Seven questions about Bob Dylan

The week’s best arts and culture reads – from the string quartets of Bartók to the elusive character of Bob Dylan.<p>Rediscovering Bartók’s Quartets<br>Philip Kennicott | New Republic | 27 January 2014<br>“There are moments in Bartók’s String Quartet number 1 when the gloom lifts, when the densely woven …

A jewel in the crown: India’s Viceroy’s House

It stands as the centrepiece of New Delhi, but also serves as an emblem of the British and Indian relationship. Jonathan Glancey looks back.<p>It was built on what the celebrated Indian writer Khushwant Singh has described as “a wilderness of cactus, acacia and camelthorn.” This blazing stretch of …

10 Things You May Not Know About the Winter Olympics

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10 Things You May Not Know About Charles Darwin

February 12 is Darwin Day, a global celebration of science and reason held on the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth in 1809. To commemorate …

10 Things You Didn’t Know Happened on Valentine’s Day

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The Myth of Ponce de León and the Fountain of Youth

On April 2, 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León and his crew became the first recorded Europeans to set eyes on Florida. Legend holds that they …

The Viking Explorer Who Beat Columbus to America

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Christopher Klein<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2013<p>Title<p>The Viking Explorer Who Beat Columbus to …

Archaeology

How Old is the Grand Canyon? That Depends, Scientists Say

For decades, debate has raged over how old the Grand Canyon--the immense gorge carved into the plateaus of northwestern Arizona--actually is. The …

Prehistoric Crocodile-Like Species Discovered in Texas

They say “everything is bigger in Texas,” and that’s certainly true of the Triassic-Period species of 17-foot-long, crocodile-like creatures that has …

Ferdinand Porsche’s First Car Was Electric

In 1898, more than three decades before founding his namesake company, 22-year-old Ferdinand Porsche designed his first-ever automobile: an …

Beatlemania Sweeps the United States

On the heels of hit singles like “She Loves You” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” the legendary British rock band The Beatles first arrived in America …

10 ways we depended on social networking before Facebook was born

Facebook turns 10 today. It’s hard to imagine my current life without this social platform, but I was lucky to grow up in such a rapidly expanding …