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    Unemployment Rate Falls to Two-Year Low

    Unemployment Rate Falls to Two-Year Low
    WASHINGTON - The unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent in March, capping the strongest two months of hiring since before the recession began. The economy added 216,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday. Factories, retailers, the education and health care sectors and professional and financial services all expanded payrolls. Those job gains offset layoffs by ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Magic Behind Custom-Made Costumes for 'Dancing'

    Magic Behind Custom-Made Costumes for 'Dancing'
    LOS ANGELES - For Randall Christensen and his wardrobe team at ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," the next 10 weeks are going to be a crystal-encrusted, chiffon-wrapped blur. "Dancing" is known as much for its dazzling costumes as its disco-ball trophy. Every week, celebrity contestants and their professional partners step out in costumes ranging from glamorous to outrageous; from swingy dresses ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Google Launches Art Project for Museums Worldwide

    Google Launches Art Project for Museums Worldwide
    Not every art lover has the capital to travel around the globe and take in the top museums. Luckily, Google has used its "Big Brother" powers for good with the Google Art Project, which is like Google Street View for museums. Today, on Google's blog, Amit Sood announced the launch of the Art Project, which features 17 art museums, including The ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Bank of America Launches 14th Season of Museums on Us®

    Bank of America Launches 14th Season of Museums on Us®
    Bank of America today announced the 14th season of its national Museums on Us program which will now include 150 of the nation's finest arts, cultural and educational institutions. Designed to increase access to the arts across the nation, the program offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch debit and/or credit cardholders the opportunity to visit these popular cultural landmarks, free ...
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    As Edgy NYC Disappears, Does Its Character Go Too?

    As Edgy NYC Disappears, Does Its Character Go Too?
    NEW YORK - CBGB, the birthplace of punk rock, is gone. No longer can visitors to Coney Island plunk down a few coins to play the unsettling attraction called "Shoot the Freak." And seedy, edgy, anything-might-happen Times Square? These days, it's all but childproof. It continues: That diner on the corner for decades - closed. The beer garden down the street ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Creative Uses of the New Facebook Profile

    The new Facebook profiles are offering lots of real-estate for clever users to create their own stories through their profile photos. From combating aliens to eating cake, these users are making Facebook their newest canvas. See what people are up to and share any other profiles you've seen in the comments section! 1. Alexandre Oudin 2. Katie Sokoler 3. Cyril Boggs ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King

    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King
    There is probably no other American figure that epitomizes the qualities of leadership and self-sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds more than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we celebrate his life on the day set aside to honor him, let’s look back at some of the most important events in his life. From them, there are plenty of lessons ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Egypt Threatens to Reclaim Cleopatra's Needle from Central Park

    Egypt Threatens to Reclaim Cleopatra's Needle from Central Park
    CAIRO— Zahi Hawass, the ubiquitous, media-savvy Egyptian antiquities director whose blockbuster King Tut exhibition just finished its United States tour over the weekend, cannot be accused of resting on his laurels. After having convinced the Metropolitan Museum of Art to return 19 small artifacts that he said were taken illegally from Egypt, he's now turning his sights to bigger game in ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Lady Gaga Seizes Neo-Pop Mantle from Kanye

    Lady Gaga Seizes Neo-Pop Mantle from Kanye
    LAS VEGAS— Since Kanye West ruled the holiday season with his George Condo-covered megahit album, it may have seemed that he had conclusively seized the throne of contemporary-art-obsessed pop star from Lady Gaga, whose art-history-laden meat dress has become a bit stale (or rancid?) since her Video Music Awards appearance. But Gaga was merely biding her time. Now, the everything-bending singer ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Amazing Yarn Bombs

    There's a crochet mafia taking to the streets to keep cities across the U.S. warm this winter. From parking meters to garbage cans, urban spaces are looking a lot more colorful this season. Check out the newest form of insulation and don't get any ideas (but if you do, send us pictures). I want more Yarn Bombs→ [page] I want ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Madrid Art Thieves Tried to Sell Multimillion-Dollar Stolen Sculpture for Scrap

    Madrid Art Thieves Tried to Sell Multimillion-Dollar Stolen Sculpture for Scrap
    MADRID—Considering that a small sculpture by Eduardo Chillida fetched €1.5 million ($2 million) at Sotheby's in 2006, three thieves' asking price of €30 ($39) for one of the artist's iron sculptures was certainly a bargain. This tip from a Madrid scrap merchant led police to recover 34 of 35 artworks stolen in a truck heist last month — a haul estimated ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    NYU Artist Gets Camera Surgically Implanted in Head

    Ever wish you had eyes in the back of your head? NYU photography professor Wafaa Bilal took this expression to heart — he had a digital camera implanted in the back of his head! The stunt is part of a year long art project titled, "3rd I," and is centered around the idea of capturing things subjectively. A performance artist ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Artists2Artists: A Fundraising Social Network for Creative Professionals

    Artists2Artists: A Fundraising Social Network for Creative Professionals
    NEW YORK— The art market may be back, if we are to believe the feeding frenzy at last week's Miami art fairs, but artists can always use new avenues of funding (and not everyone loves the art-fair rat race anyway). Now, the grant-making nonprofit United States Artists is opening up a new front for artists looking to realize projects: a "fund-raising ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    David Hockney's IPad Flowers Bloom in Paris

    David Hockney's IPad Flowers Bloom in Paris
    PARIS— David Hockney has long been among the most vociferous proponents of the iPad, using it to compose daily pictures of fleurs fraîches or fresh flowers that zoomed through cyberspace and into the inboxes of his friends. Until recently, however, these digital drawings were available only for the private enjoyment of a select few. Now, a longstanding friendship with Pierre Bergé ...
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    10 Best Art Books of the Year

    10 Best Art Books of the Year
    Personal stories of hardship, suffering, and artistic discovery dominate the list of the best art books of the year, which analyze and celebrate reigning figures in film, painting, music, and art collecting. Click on any book to be taken directly to Amazon for purchase. Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy. By Saul Austerlitz. 2010. Chicago Review, paper, $24.95 ...
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    Urban Landscape Composite Gallery at Fowler Museum

    Urban Landscape Composite Gallery at Fowler Museum
    The UCLA Fowler Museum is currently exhibiting “Street Art: Photographic Elevations of Los Angeles, Paris and Berlin by Larry Yust,” which explores the often over-looked art form, graffiti, within these three prominent cities. For the past eight years, filmmaker and photographer Larry Yust has been capturing images of urban landscapes and compositing anywhere from 70-80 photographic images to create, what he ...
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    Do You Fit the "Creative Person" Typecast?

    Do You Fit the "Creative Person" Typecast?
    It's easy, on days when former President Bush is defending decisions like the use of waterboarding and the war in Iraq to feel a bit, well, down about this whole business of being an American. Thankfully, David Brooks has injected a dose of optimism into an otherwise dreary day. The New York Times columnist writes about how the 21st century will ...
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    Can We Teach Creative and Critical Thinking?

    Can We Teach Creative and Critical Thinking?
    When a teacher gives a test, he or she is trying to measure students' ability to recall and apply information learned over a particular period of time. The exams make it relatively straightforward: Did the student get an answer right or wrong? Was mastery of skills demonstrated? But how is creative or critical thought defined and taught? And by what assessment ...
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    4 TV Lessons That'll Inspire Your Art Career

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vagueonthehow/ / CC BY 2.0 1. Once More With Feeling The Show: Glee Like any other classic tale of geeks banding together in the face of adversity, the outcast characters of Fox's Glee made drama and singing cool again. An aspiring Broadway starlet, the captain of the football team, the head cheerleader, and the lowest of social misfits on the school ...
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    The Story Behind Companies' Quirky Names

    The Story Behind Companies' Quirky Names
    Opening my Internet browser the other day, I wondered why search engines have such unusual names: Google? Yahoo? Who comes up with this stuff? And it’s not just search engines, either. There are plenty of well-known corporations whose names are head-scratchers as well: Apple, Coca-Cola, and Pepsi-Cola, to name a few. How did these household monikers come to be? Google Doesn’t ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3

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