Palmyra

Archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad, Enemy of ISIS

The noted archaeologist was targeted for his research and work on the ruins of Palmyra, an ancient semitic city dating back to the Neolithic age.
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“Let the Traumatic Image Haunt Us”

When tragedies strike, it is through photographs, rather than think pieces and reportage that the reader can see the sheer scale of the problem.
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Dune at 50

Frank Herbert's novel Dune, the best selling science-fiction novel of all time, celebrates it's 50th birthday and is still read in innovative ways.

The Invention of the Family Room

The family room was a post-WWII invention, a sign of new affluence and middle class aspirations.

Migrants, Refugees, and Expats: How Humanity Comes in Waves

The language we use for people fleeing their home nations may define them as less than human.
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The Problem With ‘All-American Girl’

The sitcom All-American Girl was the first to focus on an Asian American family; it lasted one season.
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Art, Technology, & Early Photography: William Henry Fox Talbot

The 175th anniversary of William Henry Fox Talbot's calotype photography.
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Dali, Surrealism and…Fashion Magazines?

Salvador Dail injected Surrealism into fashion magazines in the 1930s and 1940s, to lasting influence.
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Napoleon Dynamite & the Neo-Western Film

The western genre is engrained in American film from its roots to today. Jared Hess' Napoleon Dynamite revises this legacy in a surprising way.

The Guerrilla Girls Turn 30

A secret collective of masked female artists known as the Guerrilla Girls has taken to the streets and museums to combat racism and sexism for 30 years.