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Americans For The Arts And United States Conference Of Mayors Honor Elected Leaders From Missouri, New York, and Colorado and Poet Honey Bell-Bey For Their Steadfast Support of The Arts

Friday, January 19, 2024Category: Americans for the Arts News[WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2024]— Americans for the Arts and The United States Conference of Mayors today presented the 2024 Public Leadership in the Arts Awards to three elected officials and an American poet at The United States Conference of Mayors 92nd Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. Award […]

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The 10 Best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers of 2024

Forget about patchy internet connections and dead spots in the house. These WIRED-tested mesh systems will get you online in no time.  Wired​Forget about patchy internet connections and dead spots in the house. These WIRED-tested mesh systems will get you online in no time. 

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Will A.I. replace screenwriters?

SCREENWRITINGNavigating the present and future of storytellingCredit: DALL-EIn 1816, a young French physician named René Laennec invented the modern stethoscope while he was examining a female patient. At the time physicians typically listened to patients’ heartbeats by putting their ears directly on their chests. Of course, this was neither accurate, nor comfortable. So at one […]

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The Ongoing Struggle Against Illicit Cultural Item Smuggling from Ukraine

As stated on the official Facebook page of the State Customs Service of Ukraine,  customs officers in Chernivtsi foiled an attempt to smuggle archaeological artefacts out of the country last week. On February 3rd, a Ukrainian citizen’s vehicle, entering the customs control zone at the Porubne-Siret checkpoint exiting the country for Romania opted for the “green […]

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young harriet tubman — 2/5/24

Today’s selection — from Wild Girls: How the Outdoors Shaped the Women Who Challenged a Nation by Tiya Miles. Growing up as a slave: “Throughout her youth, Harriet Tubman would experience nature as a multifaceted and mysterious surround. The world outside was teacher and tormentor, protector and saboteur. She observed her mother defiantly use the […]

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Online Dating: Does Education Matter?

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.  The Science Explorer​ Online daters are most likely to contact people with the same level of education as them, but are less fussy about […]

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A brief history of Valentine’s cards

From hearts and flowers to mean ‘vinegar Valentines’ – a fascinating look through the V&A’s cards archive from 1780 onward – by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon  Aeon | a world of ideas​ From hearts and flowers to mean ‘vinegar Valentines’ – a fascinating look through the V&A’s cards archive from 1780 onward – by Aeon […]

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The Jaws of Life

And my eyes were closed for that ganglial instant of ruin  Guernica​ Photo by Cassi Josh / Unsplash To begin again the story: Tawny had been unzipping Carson LaFell’s fly and preparing to fit her head between his stomach and the steering wheel when the big red fire engine came rising over the fogged curve of […]