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Margery Fish’s We Made a Garden is a feminist manifesto disguised as a gardening advice book.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties</b> <i>by Rachel Cooke, out now from Harper.</i><p>In 1956 Vita Sackville-West reviewed a …


Mystery enshrouds ancient Native Americans who built burial mounds

About 10,000 years ago, soon after the glacial ice sheets melted and receded north and animals and plants started growing again, people moved into …

A Writer in the Family: On the Way We Pass Our Stories On

By Daniel Torday February 19, 2015<p>On History<p><i>On writers, glass, Pliny the Elder, and the way families pass on their stories.</i><p>Vesuvius in eruption.<p>Since I started writing, I have sought forebears who might have had literary aspirations. Were there writers in the family? My great-uncle György, who was …


‘Psychogeographies’, Life-Sized Figure Sculptures Created With Collages Layered Between Plates of Glass

<i>photo by David Deng</i><p>In his sculpture series <i>Psychogeographies</i>, artist Dustin Yellin renders life-sized human figures in 3D collages that are locked in …


Digitising the hidden treasures of the Natural History Museum, London (pictures)


Lost Art of Making Jackets

<i>Jackets Required</i>, a fun exhibition on view through March 27 at the Fleet Library at RISD, features fabulous designs and illustrations for album covers produced between 1940 and 1980. Curated by RISD librarian <b>Robert Garzillo</b> <i>(pictured below)</i> from his own collection and those of friends, the show of 100 record jackets highlights work by maverick album cover designer <b>Alex Steinweiss</b> as well as artists who made a much larger splash beyond the record industry, such as <b>Salvador Dali</b> and <b>Josef Albers.</b><p>“The …

Exclusive – Watch A Painfully Funny Clip From Indie Break-up Comedy ‘Appropriate Behaviour’

<i>Appropriate Behaviour</i> is the acclaimed debut film from actor-writer-director Desiree Akhavan – <i>Girls</i>‘ Lena Dunham loved it so much, she gave Akhavan a …


Week's Best Space Pictures: Space Smiley Face, Mercury Megacrater

A star smiley face seems to form a cosmic grin, a Space X rocket launches, and a giant iceberg breaks free in Antarctica in this week's roundup of space photos.

Caught on camera: The Sun frowning at the Earth

The filament makes it look as if the Sun is frowning.<p>A NASA spacecraft has captured a giant solar filament which appears as a dark line snaked across …

Art history’s greatest kisses


What happened the day Sargent painted Monet | Art | Agenda

One summer’s day towards the end of the 1880s, Claude Monet sat painting at the edge of a wood near his home in Giverny. Although he was already …


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9 Ads For Slaves From The Montreal Gazette That You Need To See To Believe

<b>Slavery in Canada is generally a part of our history that’s glossed over.</b> Most people like to preserve a forward thinking, human rights promoting …

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …