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Original Tiffany lamps, with their dazzling insect and floral motifs, often fetch tens to hundreds of thousands at auction, and appear in the permanent collections of prestigious museums everywhere. But without one visionary artist, Clara Driscoll, and a group of overlooked artisans known as the Tiffany girls, these iconic Art Nouveau creations would never have existed. Smithsonian Magazine pays tribute to the female designers who remade the Tiffany brand.

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IMPERMANENCE. Exploring continuous change across cultures. Edited by Haidy Geismar, Ton Otto, and Cameron David Warner (2022)

"Nothing lasts forever. This common experience is the source of much anxiety but also hope. The concept of impermanence or continuous change opens up a range of timely questions and discussions that speak to globally shared experiences of transformation and concerns for the future. Impermanence engages with an emergent body of social theory emphasizing flux and transformation, and brings this into a dialogue with other traditions of thought and practice, notably Buddhism that has sustained a long-lasting and sophisticated meditation on impermanence."

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Cancer factories: Toxic chemicals remain a well-documented, potentially lethal threat to workers thanks to a weak OSHA and lax standards, says investigative reporter in a new book. Senior Writer and Editor Lise Olsen interviewed the author. https://www.texasobserver.org/cancer-goodyear-dupont?utm_campaign=mastodon

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Cancer factories: Toxic chemicals remain a well-documented, potentially lethal threat to workers thanks to a weak OSHA and lax standards, says investigative reporter in a new book. Senior Writer and Editor Lise Olsen interviewed the author. https://www.texasobserver.org/cancer-goodyear-dupont?utm_campaign=mastodon

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Codpieces started off as parts of armor, and later became garments to protect men's modesty as short doublets came into fashion in the 15th century. The BBC looks at their evolution, international versions (on the streets of Paris they were known as "braguettes") and why they went away.

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We were invited to an exciting show in a venue near Kansai International Airport with 360° screens and sound. The was by former of the Revue (宝塚歌劇団), a renowned troupe where play all the roles in adapted from Western and Japanese , , movies, novels, and young women's comics.

1st photo: With family friends and staff who look a bit like anime or manga characters. My wife is second from the right.

2nd photo: The star came out from the stage and tapped me on the shoulder as she danced by.

3rd photo: Light show and .

4th photo: Finale with all the . They sang "We are the World" mostly in while audience members waved a sort of light saber.

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The star touched me as she danced by.
Light show on the screens with music and dancing.
Finale with all the entertainers was "We are the World" sung mostly in Japanese.

CultureDesk , to histodons
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Amelia Earhart's twin-tailed monoplane, which vanished during her flight around the world in 1937, may have been found. Deep Sea Vision, a company owned by former pilot Tony Romeo, started searching for the plane last year using a $9 million underwater drone, and on reviewing sonar data, saw the fuzzy outline of what resembles a plane. Next, they will take a camera underwater to examine the object. Romeo says his goal would be to raise the plane and solve the mystery of what happened, however international standards for underwater archaeology suggest the aircraft remain where it is and be examined in situ. Here's the full story from the AP. What do you think should happen if this really is Earhart's plane?

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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer N. Scott Momaday has died at 89. The Kiowa novelist, essayist and poet was the first Native American to win the fiction Pulitzer with his 1968 book "House Made of Dawn" and his work inspired a generation of authors including Leslie Marmon Silko, James Welch and Louise Erdrich. “He was a kind of literary father for a lot of us,” poet laureate Joy Harjo told The Associated Press. “He showed how potent and powerful language and words were in shaping our very existence.”

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Here's a December PBS American Masters interview with Scott Momaday, where he discusses his Pulitzer prize, approach to writing, legacy and hopes. "I think man, mankind, has a tremendous capacity for adjustment and survival. It’s been true in the case of the Native American certainly. One could not see how he could survive 100 years ago. But, look, he’s there. And I think he will be there in the future. In what appearance, what guise, what costume, I don’t know. But I think he’ll be there. It’s the spirit that counts and the spirit is indomitable."

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“The U.S.-Mexico is a land of contrast—austere landscapes and lush oases; thunderstorms and rainbows; robust industries and ghost towns; great wealth and aching poverty.”

From our magazine, photographer and journalist Sergio Chapa takes us along a magical journey winding back and forth between two nations: https://www.texasobserver.org/frontera-border-book-us-mexico-sergio-chapa?utm_campaign=mastodon

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“For more than a century, the US has devised one policy after another to keep people out of the country. For more than a century, it has failed.”

Jonathan Blitzer, an journalist, asks provocative questions about the and our human rights record there in his new book, Everyone Who is Gone is Here. Senior Staff Writer @gusbova reviews: https://www.texasobserver.org/central-america-book-migration-jonathan-blitzer?utm_campaign=mastodon

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Robert Burns: Poems, Songs & Legacy
Free online course – 3 weeks, 4 hours per week. Begins Monday 22 Jan

This free course from the University of Glasgow introduces the life, works & global celebrity of Robert Burns.

No previous experience or qualifications are required – just an interest in , & , or & in general.

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https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/robert-burns

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"Traces of Ink. Experiences of Philology and Replication is a collection of original papers exploring the textual and material aspects of inks and ink-making in a number of premodern cultures (Babylonia, the Graeco-Roman world, the Syriac milieu and the Arabo-Islamic tradition)."

Raggetti, L. (eds) (22 Feb. 2021). Traces of Ink, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. Available From: Brill https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004444805 [Accessed 09 January 2024] @bookstodon

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The original Monopoly was created in 1935 by Charles B. Darrow, and based on real locations in Atlantic City, with prices mirroring the one-time values of real estate. Atlas Obscura's Adrienne Raphel looks at its cultural impact, whether it's a bad game, and the nadir of the Monopoly Cinematic Universe — 2019's Ms. Monopoly, which remarkably failed to upend the patriarchy.

https://flip.it/ILRVwI

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Color: A Natural History of the Palette

In this vivid and captivating journey through the colors of an artist’s palette, Victoria Finlay takes us on an enthralling adventure around the world and through the ages, illuminating how the colors we choose to value have determined the history of culture itself.

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    When you have a Hungarian-American mixed household, it becomes increasingly difficult to explain to the kid why Santa visits like 5+ times in one season... 😅

    (St. Nick's Day, kindergarten St. Nick, kindergarten Santa Clause, home Santa Claus, assorted relative's Clauses... 🎅 🎅 🎅 )

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    Every November, Venetians celebrate the Festa della Madonna della Salute, which is to give thanks for the end of the plague that gripped the city in the 17th century. Fodors takes a look at how the festival is marked today — with religious ceremonies, special food, and a feeling of unity for residents of Venice.

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    for the "Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference 2024: and Conflict", which will take place in Seattle on March 29-30, 2024.

    🗓️Deadline for Abstracts: January 19, 2024

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    A silhouette, stationed at his Dallas valet stand awaiting the healthy, the wealthy, the privileged, the favored. ...

    Start Friday with by Ann Graham, from our print magazine:
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    Despite a disturbing rise in book bans, our state is, against all odds, becoming more and more of a literary hub.

    Our Senior Editor Lise Olsen collected the best by authors in 2023, from fiction to and essays. These are your Lone Star Must Reads of the Year: https://www.texasobserver.org/the-texas-observers-2023-must-read-lone-star-books?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=audience

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    CFP: “Scotland 30 years after Trainspotting”
    Études écossaises, UGA éditions, Université Grenoble Alpes

    This issue of Études écossaises seeks to take TRAINSPOTTING’s unique depiction of Scottish society as the starting point for an
    investigation into the nature of contemporary Scottish life & how it has evolved between 1993 & 2023. Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2024

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    "This article outlines a chronology for understanding the cultural importance in Britain of this voyage, from the New England chroniclers to the postcolonial critiques of historians today. In between, it offers a thematic analysis of the different groups which could use the story in their construction of morality and identity, from Romanticists and abolitionists to Anglo-American diplomats and civic boosters."

    Edmund Downey, Tom Hulme, Martha Vandrei, The Mayflower and Historical Culture in Britain, 1620–2020, The English Historical Review, 2023;, cead152, https://doi.org/10.1093/ehr/cead152 @histodon @histodons

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    How did a Klan leader transform himself into a faux-Native American from ? A recent book uncovers the untold story of Forrest and Asa Carter, who were actually one and the same.

    From our magazine: https://www.texasobserver.org/asa-forrest-dan-carter-klansman-book-review?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=audience

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    Looking for new additions to your TBR pile or gift list? LitHub's Natalie Zutter is recommending seven sci-fi and fantasy books that are published this month, including Chịkọdịlị Emelụmadụ's debut novel, "Dazzling," which is about two girls coming of age at a Nigerian boarding school, and Geoff Ryman's "Him," which muses on what would have happened if Jesus Christ was born a girl.

    https://flip.it/qoR4lV

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    "Byzantine Ideas of Persia, 650–1461 focusses on the enduring position of ancient Persia in Byzantine cultural memory, encompassing both in the ‘religious’ and the ‘secular’ significance. By analysing a wide range of historical sources – from church literature to belles- lettres – this book examines the intricate relationship between ancient Persia and Byzantine cultural memory, as well as the integration and function of Persian motifs in the Byzantine mentality."

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