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How A Police Sketch Artist Works

Police sketches are typically thought of as manifestations of memory, but Jason Harvey’s portraits highlight extraordinary technique.<p>Forensic artist Jason Harvey has conducted interviews with countless crime victims to illustrate a suspect’s face, but the process always starts out the same. Tell me …

A Former Orthodox Rabbi Reveals Himself Through Taboo Sexual Art

Russian artist Vartan explores his identity in the artistic realm through powerful mystical sculptures.<p><i>This article contains images that may be unsuitable for some readers.</i><p>A young boy made out of plaster sits in an unnatural and vulnerable position, knees splayed and hands clutching his heels from …

Muslims Have Been Living in America Since Before the Revolutionary War

Followers of Islam have lived in what is now the United States since before the American Revolution. Like Christians and Jews, Muslims worshiped …

When Does Old Age Begin?

<b>For many thousands of years, mankind has wondered when old age began.</b> Mostly, it began about a week after puberty. In the Middle Ages, reaching age 21 was the goal. If you made it that far, you had a pretty good shot at living into your 60s. Of course, your teeth would have all rotted out and your …

Corporate mergers and acquisitions are on a record pace this year

In late May, Broadcom Corp. announced stunning news: The giant Irvine chip maker would be bought by rival Avago Technologies Ltd. for $37 billion in one of the largest tech deals in history.<p>Six months later, the Avago-Broadcom tie-up doesn't even rank among the top 10 global corporate mergers …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Industry optimism building for oil and gas production in Quebec

Oil and gas players like Questerre Energy Corp. are turning their sights to Quebec for growth as prospects sour in Alberta under the weight of regulatory and market uncertainty.<p>"Who would have thought that I'd go to Quebec to avoid my problems?" said Questerre chief executive Michael Binnion, the …