Category: Culture

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Iconic photograph of a sailor and nurse kissing on V-J Day in Times Square, New York

Commemorating the Kiss Heard Round the World

The world changed on August 14, 1945. World War II was finally over after six long years. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt was in New York City, where citizens and soldiers alike were buzzing with excitement and celebration about the end of the war. As he snapped photos of revelers in Times Square, he captured what would become one of the most iconic images of modern art.

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Women protagonists in Fucking Down music video

Fucking Down: New Exhaustive Emotional Video by Amanda Lago

Directed by Spanish filmmaker Amanda Lago, “Fucking Down” is the latest music video from the acclaimed musician Fatal Tiger. Unique and gripping in more ways than one, the video invites several different interpretations, all of which, however, point to the same ultimate issue – “the struggle we face in accepting ourselves by portraying and engaging with the most extreme aspects of our personality.”

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Immigrant Yarn Project totems

The IYP Weaves a Strong Fiber of Hope for Refugees

Activist and artist Cindy Weil wanted to publicly commemorate the profound contributions of immigrants to the creation of American culture. She founded the Immigrant Yarn Project (IYP), a community public art collaboration and one of the largest works of yarn-based art in the country, in 2017 to serve as a beautiful metaphor depicting the collective immigrant experience.