Dividing Up The Middle East – The Sykes-Picot Agreement I THE GREAT WAR Week 92

This week 100 years ago was the week of the Easter Uprising in Ireland, a pivotal point in Irish history, but that’s not my “hook” today. Instead we made a whole special episode about it so I can look at it a little deeper. But something else happened this week 100 years ago that still […]

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Body Paint Artist Transforms Humans Into Realistic Animals

COMM: Artist Gesine Marwedel creates intriguing portraits of animals, painted onto human models. GESINE MARWEDEL: It takes around 2 to 4 hours to paint the model, if I paint an animal. If I do a full body painting with ornaments or something like that, or landscapes, it takes up to 7 hours. GESINE MARWEDEL: You […]

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Gymnast Simone Biles has two more moves named after her

Simone Biles landed two huge moves at the world gymnastics championships in Germany Saturday and will have the new skills named after her  During the competition in Stuttgart, Germany, BIles first landed the triple-double on the floor exercise, which involves a triple-twisting double backflip Going forward, that move will be called the ‘Biles II.’Then, while […]

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Bauhaus design is everywhere, but its roots are political

Helvetica or Arial? Cambria or Calibri? With hundreds and hundreds of fonts at our fingertips today, selecting one can feel pretty arbitrary, but there was a time when choosing a particular typeface was considered a bold political act. This was especially true in a short lived German school that, a century ago, shaped everything we […]

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