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Is Flat Design Actually Awful?

Flat design currently dominates the tech industry, especially on mobile platforms such as iOS and Android. But is flat design really effective for users?

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In Search of the "Big Technique": Alex Katz on Why Artists Should Stick to a Style in a Changing Art World

In an interview with his close friend Robert Storr, the painter delves into his influences and philosophy in this excerpt from the expanded edition of Phaidon's monograph Alex Katz.

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    How Rejection Will Make You a Better Artist

    Trying to sell your art frequently comes with a lot of rejection. Yet, persistence and lessons learned can lead you down the road to success. Here's why.

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    This is the Kit This Pro Uses for Travel Photography And Why He Chose It

    Photographers! Let's talk a little about this! This is the Kit This Pro Uses for Travel Photography And Why He Chose It

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    10 Times People Accidentally Found Their Doppelgängers In Museums And Couldn’t Believe Their Eyes | Bored Panda

    Do you find classic art a bit hard to relate to? So do we, but that could easily change with a find like the one these guys stumbled upon when they uncovered

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    Watch an Artist Build a Secret Studio Beneath an Overpass | Mental Floss

    Artists can be very particular about the spaces where they choose to do their work. Furniture designer Fernando Abellanas’s desk may not boast the quietest or most convenient location on Earth, but it definitely wins points for seclusion.

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    Patrick Guilhem Un sculpteur innovant à Monaco

    Patrick Guilhem était un sculpteur et peintre de Monaco. Il s'est transformé en un sculpteur construit d'œuvres de figue, un nombre important d'entre eux bas-reliefs en bois et en pierre. Les délimitations de Patrick Guilhem étaient généralement en forme de torsion avec des systèmes de vie réarrangés. Au milieu de la Grande Dépression, il était un artisan de l'Administration des travaux et a rempli de nombreuses commissions pour les commissions de composition. Site officiel: http://patrickguilhem.fr/. Patrick Guilhem partagé Sculpté en commun La main. La source - https://youtu.be/Gg0MbO58wMs
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    A Century's Worth of Important Art History Is Going Online

    The Wildenstein Plattner Institute plans to digitize its extensive collection of art history materials in the coming years.

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    'Rumble' Celebrates Rock 'N' Roll's Native American Roots

    The documentary discusses Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix and other Native American artists who helped shape rock's sound. Guitarist and executive producer Stevie Salas says it's "a film about heroes."

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    Top Web Design Trends in 2017 [infographic] | Social Media Today

    This new infographic looks at some of the latest trends in web design, and how to use them to best effect.

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    Top 10 Best Cameras For Travel Photography - The Adventure Junkies

    Travel Cameras 101. Find out why you need a good camera, what to consider when choosing one and the best cameras for travel photography available.

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    French Gothic Sculpture

    Art Historian Dr. Vida Hull ETSU Online Programs - http://www.etsu.edu/online Medieval Art

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    The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

    Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information... and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, it'

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    Should We Stop Using The Term 'Outsider Art'? | HuffPost

    Why are we calling community-oriented black artists like Kevin Sampson "outsiders"?

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      Like it or not, we are in the midst of a second arts revolution

      Like it or not, we are in the midst of the biggest arts-and-culture revolution since the printing press. This one takes culture out of the hands of the critics and the creators.

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        Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year

        Last year, I got rejected 43 times by literary magazines, residencies, and fellowships—my best record since I started shooting for getting 100 rejections per year. It’s harder than it sounds, but a…

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          Stefania Bortolami on How Smaller Galleries Can Survive the Age of the Mega-Gallery

          The Italian dealer is experimenting with some radical new models, and other gallerists might be wise to pay attention.

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            14 Abstract Painters to Follow on Instagram – Design*Sponge

            Lately I’ve found myself drawn to abstract art, as it feels like such a boundless territory. The painter Arshile Gorky once said “Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes.”

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            Step-by-Step Tutorial: Painting Abstracts From a Photo

            Learn how to paint abstracts using a reference photograph as a starting point and source of inspiration with this tutorial.

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            A guide to becoming a UX designer at age 40

            Want to become a UX designer? It doesn't matter what age you are—follow this guide, and you'll be able to make the switch.

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            How to Isolate a Moving Subject: Panning for Beginners

            Panning with a moving subject is a great way to show motion whilst also separating your subject from the background. Learn how to achieve this effect in th

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            Why a web designer should design with a mobile user in mind and how this affects SEOs

            Hey folk. How you feel when you working with someone and who don’t have a good and well creative mind insight?

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            How to Be an Artist, According to Paul Klee

            When Klee hosted classes in his home, he often required that students spend time observing the movements of the tropical fish in his large aquarium.

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              Phyllida Barlow on representing Britain at the Venice Biennale... and living in a slum

              'Welcome to the slum,' says the British sculptor Phyllida Barlow, ushering me into her terraced Victorian townhouse in Finsbury Park, north London.

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                Explore these key elements to abstract art success

                Whether you do abstract art, non-objective, or even realistic, you'll find at least one, if not more, of these 6 basic elements at work.

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                How graffiti became a global art movement | Dazed

                The underground networks of young people that sparked a worldwide phenomenon by writing their names and street numbers all over New York and Philadelphia

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                  These Women Were Missing from Your Art History Books

                  From Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi to Japanese-American post-war sculptor Ruth Asawa, a new book celebrates these unsung heroes of art.

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                    Notes to myself: Diebenkorn’s 10 rules for painting | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

                    Sometime in his later career, Diebenkorn wrote down ten points of artistic intention. Sharing them here, we also begin a new series of notes, asking artists to share their own creative wisdom.

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                      Iconic ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ bedroom scene recreated in new installation

                      This one’s for all sci-fi lovers out there: Now you can now live out the ending scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey in a new Los Angeles exhibition that recreates the film’s iconic bedroom.

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                      These amazing photos document the iconic Summer of Love in San Francisco

                      100,000 hippies descended on San Francisco in 1967. Jim Marshall captured it all.

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                      Nazis, New York, and Max Beckmann

                      What New York gave Beckmann was not superficial subject matter, but inspiration in the form of energy.

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                        These Brilliant Billboards Complete the Views They Block

                        An artist is nudging travellers in the Coachella Valley to refocus on their surroundings

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                        Why Is Art Expensive?

                        How do you sell a six-figure painting? Branding and a heavily "curated" marketplace.

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                        Where has the creativity gone in web (and UX) design? - InVision Blog

                        The fate of innovation in web design is in your hands. What will you do with all that power?

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                        Bill Gardner on Logo Design: Simplicity Rules. For Now. - HOW Design

                        What's trendy in logo design? Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. Until the next cool thing comes around. Hear from HOW Design Live speaker Bill Gardner.

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                        The art of the album cover: New book features more than 500 examples, from Patti Smith to Kanye West

                        "Art Record Covers" traces album cover collaborations between visual artists and musicians from the last six decades.

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                        Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty | Art and design | The Guardian

                        Johannes Vermeer was so obscure he wasn’t even remembered when he died, let alone forgotten. But the French avant-garde rescued him – and showed the world his calm, unpretentious genius

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                          Ford hires Apple, Nike and Burberry alum to lead global branding efforts | TechCrunch

                          Ford has picked up a new executive with a strong history of success in marketing and communications across a range of verticals; the automaker announced today..

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                            We must rescue Van Gogh from becoming a pop culture cliche | Art and design | The Guardian

                            Loving Vincent is a corny new biopic made from 62,450 hack oil paintings in Van Gogh’s style – and is an insult to the human struggle in his original works

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                            Logomorphs: Watch 13 of the Biggest Logo Transformations from the Past Year - HOW Design

                            Check out these animated images showing the biggest logo redesigns of 2016 and early 2017.

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                            The Fascinating Backstories of Iconic Movie Logos - Los Angeles Magazine

                            We’ve all seen them a million times, but somehow their histories are all but forgotten

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                            Re-imagining of 'Sgt. Pepper' album cover pays homage to 2016's dead celebs

                            British art director Chris Barker has recreated the iconic Beatles "Sgt. Pepper" album cover with photos of the dearly departed celebrities we've lost in 2016.

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                            30,000 ‘Lost & Found’ photos tell the tale of ’70s surf culture

                            On a routine trip to a Los Angeles flea market, surfing enthusiast and amateur photographer Doug Walker stumbled upon 30,000 discarded Surfing Magazine negatives dating from the 1970’s.

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                              Famous Artworks Ruined By Clients Who Think They Know Better | Bored Panda

                              Designers often have to compromise with their clients, but sometimes it's just too much. Inspired by @MarieJulien's tweet and born out of frustration at client

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                                The Scavenging Raccoons From Geico's New TV Ad Are Doing Gross Cooking Demos Online | Adweek

                                Usually when a brand unveils a TV spot, any related content online is, at best, a marginal value-add. But lately, Geico's online extras have been at least as good—and in many cases, more fun or innovative or just plain weird—than the TV work.

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                                Abstract #10, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

                                Another style of abstract. It's like early Pollock decided to paint stained glass. Or something like that. I like it. In person, it's clear that the texture is a big part of this painting.

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                                Bill Cunningham, Legendary Times Fashion Photographer, Dies at 87

                                In nearly 40 years working for The New York Times, Mr. Cunningham operated both as a chronicler of fashion and as an unlikely cultural anthropologist.

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                                  Exercise #1: Impressionism, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

                                  This is an exercise in Impressionism inspired by another painting. I've always liked this style and wanted to see what I could do with it. I will be doing more-hopefully a lot more.

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                                  Mother Teresa: A Servant of God

                                  Mother Teresa was a Kosovar Albanian. Why was she called the

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                                    When East and West Meet at the Arts

                                    Israeli filmmaker Ido Haar, Israeli mash-up artist Ophir Kutiel and Samantha Montgomery chronicle the collaboration between Princess Shaw, and Kutiman.

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                                      Los Angeles, Jewish Film Festival, Legacy with Obligation

                                      There are all kind of film festivals and there is the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, a program of Tribe Media, the publisher of the Jewish Journal.

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                                          Cityscape #6, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

                                          My newest painting. I am still trying to perfect that mid-century painting look.

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                                          Abstract #8, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

                                          I am working on another painting right now that requires more detailed work. A few nights ago, I wasn't in the mood for that. So I did this instead!

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                                            Abstract #9, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

                                            A friend described this as "George Jetson meets Warhol." Hopefully it's more Warhol than Jetson - mid-century without a lot of the cliches that go along with modern mid-century style art.

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                                              'Playboy' by design: Exhibit looks at magazine's promotion of architecture

                                              Hugh Hefner had a passion for architecture, and when he founded Playboy in Chicago in 1953, he used the magazine as venue for stories about some of the city's modern architects. The first issue of Playboy contained an article on Frank Lloyd Wright ; the s

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                                              Carrying On The Remembrance

                                              Remembrance. The Holocaust started with words, then six million Jews murdered for being Jews. German anti-Semitism tried to eradicate an entire people.

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                                                  Cityscape #7, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

                                                  I am not sure how I feel about this one. I tried the white outlines as an experiment. I probably won't do that again. In person, the green background is very deep and has some interesting texture. This is one of those paintings that I am happy to be done with because it made me really excited to start the next one!

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                                                  Oh Deer II Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints | Society6

                                                  Buy Oh Deer II Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints. Worldwide shipping available at Society6.com. Just one of millions of high quality products available.

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                                                    Death Valley In Rare Bloom Spring 2016: At Dusk I Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints | Society6

                                                    Buy Death Valley In Rare Bloom Spring 2016: At Dusk I Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints. Worldwide shipping available at Society6.com. Just one of millions of high quality products available.

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                                                      Landscape Green Moss In The Light Ojai Storms Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints | Society6

                                                      Buy Landscape Green Moss In The Light Ojai Storms Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints. Worldwide shipping available at Society6.com. Just one of millions of high quality products available.

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                                                        Road trips II Death Valley Sunset In the Canyon I :It's the End of The World And We Know It Tribute Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints | Society6

                                                        Buy Road trips II Death Valley Sunset In the Canyon I :It's the End of The World And We Know It Tribute Art Print by Lorie Stevens Fine Art Prints. Worldwide shipping available at Society6.com. Just one of millions of high quality products available.

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                                                          Where to Find the World's Most Iconic Pieces of Art | Mental Floss

                                                          While traveling the world, the most spectacular sightseeing opportunities are sometimes indoors. Next time you’re touring Europe, visiting Chicago, or passing through New York, take some time off from touring famous monuments to duck into an art museum.

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                                                          Analysis Reveals Lost Colors in Van Gogh's 'The Bedroom'

                                                          A version of Vincent van Gogh's The Bedroom (1888-1889) currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago looks a little different from the painting we're all familiar with. Instead of powder blue walls and a greenish-brown floor, the room has been updated with lavender walls and a red floor. This is no mistake. According to new forensic analysis reported by Science News, these were the shades originally chosen by van Gogh himself.

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                                                          Linda M Hooper on Paper Clips & C.H.I.Pping Away at Ignorance

                                                          Posted on: January 21, 2016 The C.H.I.P. (Western Civilization Heritage Israel Program) Foundation’s mission is to build bridges of hearts, minds and souls, ...

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                                                            Why Big Auction Houses Want In On The Growing Outsider Art Craze

                                                            "I want this to be a part of the art world that people just can’t ignore."

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                                                            The Outsider Art Journal That Believes Everyone Is An Artist

                                                            The story behind Raw Vision and why "every single human being is an artist at some point."

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                                                              Scientists have uncovered exactly what makes a photo memorable - The Washington Post

                                                              How can any photographer take an image that will never be forgotten? For starters, quit taking nature photos, whether it’s a sunset, mountain range, lake or ocean. Those images are among the least distinctive, according to an MIT algorithm trained to recognize memorable photographs nearly as well as humans.

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                                                                  Google Is Making the Mobile Web Faster for Publishers and Viewers | Adweek

                                                                  Every second counts with often impatient mobile users, so Google wants to help publishers reduce the time it takes their articles to load when viewed on smartphones. On Wednesday, Google launched a program called Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, which sp

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                                                                    Millennials Aren’t Who You Think They Are, The Economist Says | Adweek

                                                                    Go ahead and add The Economist to the list of entities that want to understand the mysterious millennial mindset. Working with Bloom Worldwide, the newspaper sought a global picture of the millennial mentality across four continents.

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                                                                      Waves of Transformation

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                                                                      Straight Outta Lawndale

                                                                      Punky surf rockers represent for the ‘burbs at Liquid Kitty’s Punk Rock BBQ By Michael Aushenker After Black Flag members Greg Ginn and Chuck Dukowski took punk’s DIY ethos further than other bands...

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                                                                      How Musicians Rode the Surf Rock Wave

                                                                      Despite a brief period of popularity, surf rock deeply influenced generations of rock guitarists and can still be felt in some of today’s most popular genres.

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                                                                      A Movie That All Americans Must See: Vietnam, Ride The Thunder

                                                                      Fools do not become smart; John Kerry, potato face, was a foolish young politicians during the Vietnam War era who lied to the American people about what were the American soldiers doing while fighting. He is now lying to the American people about t

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                                                                        18 Things Great Creative Directors Do Every Day | Adweek

                                                                        My friend and former colleague Mark Radcliffe just became the creative director of D'Addario, the world's largest maker of guitar strings with a who's who of famous clients. Mark, an accomplished singer/songwriter in his own right, and a longtime advertis

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                                                                          maureen_mcmahon | GuruShots

                                                                          Check out the awesome profile of maureen_mcmahon on GuruShots, a revolutionary platform that offers photographers a fun, social and educational place

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                                                                            Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

                                                                            Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: 
How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Here's how he conduc

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                                                                              Art Institute of Chicago gets its largest gift ever, including 9 Warhols

                                                                              A major private contemporary art collection with a value estimated at $400 million is being donated to the Art Institute of Chicago by local philanthropists Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, in what the museum is calling the largest gift of art in its history

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                                                                                      Waikiki Beach Boys

                                                                                      Short Documentary by Brian Chidester about Duke Kahanamoku and the infamous Waikiki Beach Boys that influenced the surf culture in Hawaii in the early 20th C...

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                                                                                      Kahlo's home recreated in New York

                                                                                      Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio is to be recreated at the New York Botanical Garden next year.

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                                                                                        Architects Of Electric Guitar Sounds: Gary Usher, Link Wray

                                                                                        Mark Smotroff explores the music of two pioneers who helped architect the sound of early guitar rock...

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                                                                                        Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe unlocked and on display after nearly 60 years

                                                                                        When she died, her husband Diego Rivera ordered her clothes be locked up for 15 years. When Diego passed three years later, a philanthropist, art collector an

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                                                                                          Guitar Legend: Link Wray

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                                                                                          13 Chicago Design Destinations You Won't Find On A Boat Tour

                                                                                          Chicago is renowned for its design marvels, but have you explored these lesser-known sites? Much like the design of these structures,...

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                                                                                          U. of C. Student Wins Amtrak Writing Residency, Will Spend Year on Train

                                                                                          Korey Garibaldi, one of 24 winners out of 16,000 applicants, will work on his book, "Different Trains."