The Bikini - Cultural Navel Warfare

Fashion dictator Diana Vreeland summed it up this way: “The bikini is the most important thing since the atom bomb.”
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I’m With the Brand?

There is no monolithic market. We are a nation of niches. If your goal is to get potential buyers to identify with your brand, you must vary your representation of beyond the ...
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Did the CIA “Weaponize” Pollock’s Paintings?

Painter Jackson Pollock, dubbed “Jack the Dripper” by Time magazine, was both admired and influential, but did he work for the CIA? Not exactly. However, the CIA did use ...
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This Summer’s Hot Ticket Is from NASA

There may be nothing new under the Sun, but an adventure planned for this summer may reveal new things about the planet itself. Sometime between July 31 and August 19, a Delta ...
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Hygge Whispers a Promise of Comfort

Awareness of hygge started as a soft whisper in 2015.  By 2016, the world took the Danish concept of deep comfort and contentment in simple moments and hugged it to its heart. ...
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Step inside the world of John Newcomb

The Line Between Humans and Animals Painter John Newcomb uses acrylic on canvas to quite literally blur the line between humans and animals. With each image, Newcomb ...
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Raphael - A Work Of Art

  Raphael Sanzio was born the son of a court painter for the town of Urbino, an Italian town well known for it’s lavish patronage of the arts. He grew up learning all the ...
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Are homo sapiens destined to become homo technicus?

Never underestimate the imagination of an emo teen. Mary Shelley was just 18 when she started to write Frankenstein, arguable the first sci-fi novel and unquestionably more ...
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Celebrating Colored Eggs with Fine Art

It is the season to admire art in an unlikely medium: eggs.  People around the world have been decorating Easter eggs for generations.    At the end of the 1800s, a New Jersey ...
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Rosie & Co.: Still Working It

The original Rosie died last month, but a woman’s work is never done.  A factory photograph of Naomi Parker Fraley, who died in January, was reportedly the model for Rosie the ...
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