“Imagine you find a Monopoly board and a handful of street cards plus one little tin hat and a little tin shoe, nothing else,” says game historian Ulrich Schädler. Reporter Natasha Frost looks at some games from the ancient world – and at the ways scholars try to figure them out.
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At York Minster, one of the great cathedrals of northern England, the Great East Window – completed 1405-1408 and roughly the size of a tennis court – has undergone a ten-year rehab costing nearly $15 million.
“The critic Sanjoy Roy, who has never reviewed the company before, was approved for a press ticket for the show and The Guardian bought a ticket for me for £73, which offered a side view over the stage.” Here’s a review by both writers of Cirque’s show Ovo – as Gardner writes, “I love the […]
Want a sense of how much pop culture has changed in the past year? Look at culture from even five or ten years ago that now suddenly seems inappropriate. “Such moments of not-okay-anymore recognition might throw the new era into starkest relief. And squabbles over what was and wasn’t acceptable — plus the accompanying self-righteousness […]
“As humans, we naturally need food, water and shelter to survive. But equally important is understanding. To survive, we need to understand our environment, each other and ourselves. We invented culture to meet this need: we found a short-hand to take the essential values and truths a society holds, and collapse them into coded narrative, […]
Molina came to the U.S. for an appearance on TV in 1956, and he never left. He formed José Molina Bailes Españoles, which toured the U.S. for 30 years, and taught flamenco and other dances for years afterward. A flamenco teacher who learned from him says, “He would say, ‘Better to do one thing right […]
None of that was in her original plan of action. “The gallery business started as a bit of a lark. Baum had been working as a docent at LACMA when her friend Silverman approached her about opening a gallery together. The next morning, they found an empty storefront on Santa Monica Boulevard — wedged right […]
For instance, time to radically reimagine the ballerina and her agency: “That would begin with addressing the various stages of female puberty instead ignoring it. Her blossoming womanhood would not be treated as plague. Instead, ballet would develop a system of support for girls during a time when their bodies seem to be rebelling against […]
These contrasting scenarios underscore an obvious hypothesis concerning regional fundraising: Location matters. University fundraisers removed from large urban centers and blessed with a built-in audience and strong donor ecosystem have a relatively ea…
“Color is one of the longstanding puzzles in philosophy, raising doubts about the truthfulness of our sensory grasp on things, and provoking concerns as to the metaphysical compatibility of scientific, perceptual, and common sense representations of the world. Most philosophers have argued that colors are either real or not real, physical or psychological. The greater […]