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  • A "Homeland" welcome for Neil Perry-Smith in New York
    by Unknown on July 21, 2021 at 7:47 am

     We are standing in front of a single-piece sand-stone sculpture of a serenely smiling cross-legged Shiva being worshipped by the small, dumpy Skanda (Fig. 3), the one the Guimet questioned. It was probably made in the second quarter of the 10th century for Jayavarman IV's new capital at Lingapura, today's Koh Ker, and is possibly a symbol of the king and his son. 'This is spectacular. I was shown a picture of it in pieces in the mid-Eighties. […]

  • Weekly Web Roundup: July 16, 2021
    by Ms. Ann Marie Watson on July 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Friday, July 16, 2021Category: Americans for the Arts NewsThis week: a community art project in NYC’s Chinatown, a report on the intersection of arts and technology, an educator’s guide on the First Amendment and the arts, the latest in our professional development webinar series for early arts leaders, and more!

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  • hires root beer -- 7/23/21
    on July 23, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Today's selection -- from Charles E. Hires and the Drink that Wowed a Nation: The Life and Times of a Philadelphia Entrepreneur by Bill Double. Though root beer had long been an American homemade staple, traditionally made using the root bark of the sassafras tree, Charles Hires took a  recipe and built a national business with the beverage -- the first of its kind: "[Charles E.] Hires completed his apprenticeship at sixteen. By age […]

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  • Forget morality
    by Ronnie de Sousa on July 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Moral philosophy is bogus, a mere substitute for God that licenses ugly emotions. Here are five reasons to reject it - by Ronnie de Sousa Read at Aeon

  • Online Dating: Does Education Matter?
    on January 13, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Online daters are most likely to contact people with the same level of education as them, but are less fussy about an intellectual match as they get older, according to new research.

  • Important Stationary Items for Your Start up
    by ID Blogger on July 23, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Important Stationary Items for Your Startup If you’re an excited start-up business owner, or the proud CEO of a growing organisation, you will have a lot of things on your plate. It’s easy to focus on the bigger tasks at hand when you’re growing your business, but it’s also important not to miss the smaller details like your office stationery. Here are some of the essential stationery items that every business owner needs to have. […]

  • An Innovative Drill-Bit Shaped Pen Holds Ink Around a Grooved Spiral
    by Grace Ebert on July 23, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Inventive design and age-old craft converge in a simple writing instrument produced by the CNC-machining factory Shion. As its name suggests, Drillog is a drillbit-shaped pen that holds the ink in its thin grooves that spiral up the side of the nib. Whereas traditional quills require repeated dips and the more modern fountain pen suspends the pigmented liquid in an internal reservoir for longer use, a single dunk of the Drillog should retain […]

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