Culture

Photographer Creates Stunning Realistic Portraits That Recreate Surreal Scenes from Hieronymus Bosch Paintings

It is not often noted that the surrealist movement in the 1920s originated with poets like Paul Éluard and André Breton, himself a trained …

Antiquity

1-2-3, Why Don't Me, You & He... Inside 'Drag Race' Star Derrick Barry's "Trinogomous" Relationship

Drag queen on the SF social, political, editorial and fundraising scene<p>This post is hosted on the Huffington Post's Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.<p>When it comes to Britney Spears, …

Multiculturalism

Download & Print Free Shepard Fairey Protest Posters for the Trump Inauguration

Shepard Fairey probably first crossed your radar when he drew the iconic “Hope” poster so associated with Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. Now, he …

Cool Stuff

Learn What Old Norse Sounded Like, with UC Berkeley’s “Cowboy Professor, Dr. Jackson Crawford

If you want to study another language, by all means feel free to study such widely spoken ones as English, Spanish, and Chinese. But obscurity, as we …

Cool Stuff

The Making & Mythology of Twin Peaks Explored in an Epic, 4-Hour Video Essay: Watch Journey Through Twin Peaks

If you’re like me, every little bit of information doled out for the upcoming third season of <i>Twin Peaks</i> is like a series of clues found along a dark …

Cool Stuff

Growing Up Full

Hunger in America is rarely discussed. Is that because it doesn't exist or people just want to forget about the problem? It doesn't affect them …

United States

These super realistic 3D 'wire' animals will blow your mind

Charlotte LuxfordHome & Design EditorPublished: 7 November 2016<p>On first glance these may look like 3D wire sculptures, but in fact they are …

Experience The Adventures In Moominland Exhibition At London's Southbank

Freire BarnesArt & Design EditorUpdated: 19 December 2016<p>A new immersive and interactive exhibition, <i>Adventures in Moominland,</i> brings Finnish …

Anaïs Nin on How Reading Awakens Us from the Hibernation of Almost-Living

“It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it.”<p>Galileo believed that books are our only means of having superhuman powers. For Carl Sagan, a book was “proof that humans are capable of working magic.” Proust considered …

Cool Stuff

Watch Priceless 17-Century Stradivarius and Amati Violins Get Taken for a Test Drive by Professional Violinists

Materials like carbon fiber and Lucite have been making their way into classical stringed instrument design for many years, and we’ve recently seen …

Cool Stuff

I’ve Learned This the Hard Way: There’s No Such Thing as Cultural Appropriation

Last spring, a video of a black woman confronting a white man about his dreadlocks went viral. The video, recorded at San Francisco State, shows the …

Cultural Appropriation

Amazon Canada Accused of Cultural Appropriation of Hindu Gods

And shoppers are really upset about it.<p>Not all cute underwear patterns are innocuous. In fact, online retailer Amazon Canada has shoppers in an uproar over a line of underwear.<p>According to an official statement, the inappropriate items in question include images of Hindu deities Ganesha, Shiva and …

Cultural Appropriation

Philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft on the Imagination and Its Seductive Power in Human Relationships

“These emotions … appear to me to be the distinctive characteristic of genius, the foundation of taste, and of that exquisite relish for the beauties of nature, of which the common herd of eaters and drinkers and child-begeters, certainly have no idea.”<p><i>“Independence I have long considered as the</i> …

Literature

What San Francisco's Backlash Against A Chinese Start-Up Says About East-West Cultural Differences

A few weeks ago I went to Shenzhen and did a story on Bluegogo, a Chinese start-up that’s putting tens of thousands of solar-powered, GPS-enabled smartbikes on Chinese city streets. The idea of it is very cool: the bikes essentially form one sprawling bike share system, except unlike other bike …

Northern California

Naked NYC Performance Artist Acts Out Plight of Immigrants, Gets Accused of White Supremacy

When Latifa Laâbissi appears on stage nearly naked, she seeks to draw attention to the plight of immigrants—but this month in New York City, the …

Cultural Appropriation

10 Major Cultural Differences Between China and the United States

1. <b>Social Structure</b> – In China the social structure is formal and hierarchical. You know where you fit in the structure and you abide by the rules …

China

Spanish-Language TV Is ‘en Fuego’

Cesar Conde is one of the most powerful people in Spanish-language television. And with the U.S. Hispanic population at 56.6 million and growing, …

Multiculturalism

Paper-cut art showcased in Malta to greet New Year

As a prelude to a series of celebratory events to welcome the upcoming lunar New Year, a special exhibition featuring Chinese paper-cut artworks is …

News (China)

These Amazingly Creative Homes Show Japanese Design at Its Best

Charlotte LuxfordHome & Design EditorUpdated: 17 January 2017<p><i>Culture Trip</i> takes a look at some of Japan’s unique contemporary residential …

Architecture

An Animated Introduction to Theodor Adorno & His Critique of Modern Capitalism

The German philosopher and sociologist Theodor Adorno had much to say about what was wrong with society, and even now, nearly fifty years after his …

Cool Stuff

Watch The Danish Poet, the Oscar-Winning Animated Film Narrated by Ingmar Bergman’s Muse Liv Ullmann

“Liv, you are my Stradivarius,” Ingmar Bergman once told his muse, Liv Ullmann, the actress who starred in 12 of the director’s films, including</i> …

Cool Stuff

The Women’s Suffrage March of 1913: The Parade That Overshadowed Another Presidential Inauguration a Century Ago

On Friday, a person who has insulted, demeaned, and threatened tens of millions of the country’s citizens will take the oath of office for the …

Cool Stuff

Eddie Huang: Immigrants Should Be Confident In Charging 'Full F**king Price'

It's time to stop undervaluing immigrants' work.<p><i>Fresh Off the Boat</i> author Eddie Huang wants immigrants to stop undervaluing their work.<p>The Baohaus owner gave a speech last month at the National Immigration Integration Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, where he recalled how his father ― who …

Multiculturalism

The Characteristics of Deaf Culture

Joined: 3 years agoFollowers: 299Articles: 157<p>I have worked for several agencies serving the deaf and hard of hearing for many years. At times I was …

Multiculturalism

Rome mulls no-go zone around Colosseum after acts of vandalism

Authorities in Rome are considering creating a no-go zone that would be monitored by surveillance cameras to protect the Colosseum following the intrusion of two men at the monument and the latest episode of vandalism<p>In the early hours of Monday, two Brazilian men attempted to climb over a gate to …

Italy

casal balaguer cultural center by flores & prats + duch-pizá

flores & prats + duch-pizà transforms aristocratic house into cultural center<p><b>the casal balaguer has been renovated and transformed to host a new</b> …

Architecture

David Lynch Explains How Meditation Boosts Our Creativity (Plus Free Resources to Help You Start Meditating)

David Lynch meditates, and he meditates hard. Beginning his practice in earnest after it helped him solve a creative problem during the production of …

Spirituality