Bookmarks (17)

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    What Made Mariano Rodríguez' Art Uniquely Cuban

    A mid-century modernist and native son elevated ordinary Cuban life

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    This Museum Is Asking People to Remake Famous Artworks With Cake

    Through its annual bake-off, the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, provides a fun way...

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    Who Was Pinocchio's Mysterious Blue-Haired Fairy?

    Author Carlo Collodi may have drawn inspiration from one—or a few—female figures in his life

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    How Ukrainian and Russian Immigrants View the War From Afar

    To residents of Southern California with ties to the Eastern European nations, the conflict feels close...

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    A Brief History of Red Drink

    The obscure roots of a centuries-old beverage that’s now a Juneteenth fixture

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    When Van Gogh Spoke for the Trees

    A new exhibition of lesser known works during a pivotal time sheds light on his budding...

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    Australia's Western Desert Art Movement Turns 50

    Since 1972, hundreds of artists have painted under the guidance of Papunya Tula, one of the...

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    The Race to Save Ukraine’s Sacred Art

    The Bohorodchany Iconostasis has withstood religious persecution, revolutions and world wars. Can it survive Russia’s brutal...

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    Why Your Favorite Sugary Breakfast Cereal Is Suddenly Everywhere

    Nostalgia for childhood has led to new, fanciful flavors of maple syrup, snacks and even legal...

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    'Is It Cake?' Builds on a Lengthy Tradition of Visual Deception

    The ‘fool the eye’ desserts hearken back to paintings from a period in American history when...

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    These Are the Winners of Smithsonian Magazine’s 19th Annual Photo Contest

    From the beauty of bodies in motion to the symbiotic behaviors of insects, these photographers captured...

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    A Century Before Wordle Went Viral, Crossword Mania Swept the Country

    In the 1920s, puzzling inspired a Broadway musical, built a publishing house and counted the queen...

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    Françoise Gilot Was More Than Picasso's Muse

    The artist famously inspired the Cubist, but a new book shows that her own paintings deserve...

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    Each Guitar Reuben Forsland Makes Tells a Story

    The Canadian luthier builds custom instruments from unique materials that deliver impeccable sound

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    The Legend of The Music Tree

    Exotic lumber salvaged from a remote forest in Belize is the world’s most coveted tonewood

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    Who Was the Real Lucille Ball?

    "I Love Lucy" is having a moment—but we're still not ready to see its star and...

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    The Evolution of Betty Boop

    Film censorship sparked the beloved cartoon character's mid-1930s makeover