Tag: accessible

Vogue Will Print Second Kamala Harris Cover After Backlash To ‘Disrespectful’ Original

Fashion-minded readers who disapproved of Vogue’s cover shot of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris can now opt for an alternate version of the magazine with a different photo.Vogue announced Tuesday that the digital edition of its February issue will receive a…

/ January 20, 2021
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Archaeologists Have Discovered a Pristine 45,000-Year-Old Cave Painting of a Pig That May Be the Oldest Artwork in the World

Archaeologists believe they have discovered the world’s oldest-known representational artwork: three wild pigs painted deep in a limestone cave on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi at least 45,500 years ago. The ancient images, revealed this week in the journal Science Advances,…

/ January 14, 2021
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The Rijksmuseum Had Its Lowest Attendance Last Year Since 1964. But Its Digital Audience Has Grown by Leaps and Bounds

Amsterdam’s famed Rijksmuseum, which was closed for much of last year, had its lowest attendance in decades in 2020, with visitors dropping by more than 2 million to just 675,000. That’s the lowest total for the museum since 1964, when it had…

/ January 13, 2021
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‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…

/ January 4, 2021
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15 Golden Pieces Of Advice People Got From Their Therapists This Year

One of the overwhelming benefits of seeing a mental health professional is being able to glean a new perspective on stressful situations and issues that are affecting your life. Whether you’re in therapy to learn how to better cope with…

/ December 27, 2020
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A New Book Makes the Case That Fantasy Art Is America’s Least Understood Fine-Art Form—See the Wild Images Here

Dragons, sexy maidens, and epic sword fights are getting the fine-art treatment in Masterpieces of Fantasy Art, Taschen’s new 532-page illustrated tome celebrating the genre. Lest you think fantasy art is nothing more than a lightweight endeavor, the massive volume…

/ December 23, 2020
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‘They Were Watching Us, Not Watching Our Backs’

Edgar Su / ReutersFlowers and cards are seen at the memorial site outside Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 19, 2019. Earlier this week, the government of New Zealand released a comprehensive report on the 2019 Christchurch massacre,…

/ December 10, 2020
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After Selling an AI Portrait for More Than $430,000, the Obvious Collective Has a New Trick: Mashing Up Cave Art and Graffiti

The French art collective Obvious is back with another project featuring artworks generated through artificial intelligence, this time training algorithms to blend prehistoric cave art with contemporary street art. Obvious has teamed up with German graffiti artist Kai “Raws” Imhof to…

/ December 4, 2020
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Climate change is best tackled through lots of small-scale solutions – here are nine reasons why

Massive amounts of public money are being mobilised to kickstart economies out of COVID-induced recessions. Many countries are allocating parts of their stimulus packages towards ensuring the recovery is green. As we emerge from the COVID shock and try to…

/ December 3, 2020
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Scientists: Here’s how to fight back against anti-maskers, climate deniers and anti-vaxxers

“If we cannot talk about sex, then we cannot talk about good sex,” proclaimed gynecologist Jennifer Gunter on a trailer for Jensplaining, her show on female reproductive health. Gunter is an example of a scientist using non-traditional platforms to communicate…

/ November 29, 2020
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The Damage Of Trump’s International Anti-Abortion Policy Won’t Be Easy To Undo

President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to pursue an “aggressive” plan to further women’s equality in the U.S. and around the world ― a sharp reversal from the Trump administration’s moves to roll back reproductive rights, sexual health and family planning. Part…

/ November 20, 2020
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The Art World at Home: Curator Nellie Scott Is Fighting to Save the Studio of Pop Art Nun Corita Kent and Registering New Voters

In this series, we check in with curators, historians, and other art-world professionals to get a peek into their day-to-day. This year, the Corita Art Center in Los Angeles, which is dedicated to the life and career of Corita Kent—the nun-turned…

/ November 20, 2020
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Climate crisis: how museums could inspire radical action

When Victorian tea-merchant Frederick Horniman was looking to build a new home for his extensive collection of natural and cultural artefacts, his own back garden offered the perfect spot. Situated on one of the highest points in London, Surrey Mount…

/ November 18, 2020
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Should the ADF take a bigger role in bushfires and other domestic emergencies? The answer isn’t so easy

The Commonwealth and state governments are responsible for keeping people safe, and the role of the ADF is to protect the nation. But how these two roles fit together is not always so clear. After a tumultuous year of bushfires…

/ November 17, 2020