From Victorian style buildings and cobblestone paths to higher education and cutting-edge innovation centers, this slice of New England is a United States’ knockout gem. To make the most of your trip to Boston, Massachusetts, we’ve pulled together a few suggestions so you can be sure to see everything you want into a long weekend or short trip.
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The Heyday of Girlie Magazines in America
Earl Moran, Peter Driben, and Billy DeVorss are some of the 20th-century’s highly regarded illustrators, credited with defining feminine beauty in America from 1942 to 1955, providing exceptional works of Pin-up art for the colorful covers of Robert Harrison’s girlie magazines.
The Baroque-Style Underwater Masterpieces of Christy Lee Rogers
For her latest series, titled “Muses,” Hawaiian-born visual artist Christy Lee Rogers created large-scale radiant images of ethereal figures, wrapped in colorful fabrics, submerged in illuminated water and photographed at night, aiming to expose “the vulnerabilities and beauty of the human body in an underwater setting.”
Discover Your Inner Spider-Man in Utah
The “Mothership Space Net Penthouse” is an impressive, intricate, and sheerly wacky installation hovering at 400 feet above the Utah desert in Moab, USA. Hand-knitted from 14,000 feet of colorful cordage, the spider web-like art-piece was installed over a three-day period during the Thanksgiving week of 2014 by the “Moab Monkeys.”
The Ekphrastic Poetry of Neil Ellman
New Jersey poet Neil Ellman has published over 1,200 poems – many of which are ekphrastic and based on works of modern and contemporary art. He has interpreted diverse works from Kandinsky and Matta to Banksy and Basquiat.
Celebrating the Hardworking History of English Ceramics
Pottery and ceramics are enjoying a revival in England. It’s early days, and it’s patchy, but there are some gloriously green shoots of renewal, investment, and public support. A visit to the Staffordshire Potteries opens up the history of this important industry and demonstrates why it thoroughly deserves a resurgence. And this year is the ideal time to visit, as they are marking 40 years since the last giant bottle oven was fired…
Inside the 104-Year-Old “3 Arts Club Café” in Chicago
Hugging the corner of Goethe and Dearborn streets in Chicago’s mainly residential Gold Coast Historic District, “3 Arts Club Café” is a stunningly beautiful oasis inside an over a century old establishment.
Thrashbird’s “Valley of Secret Values” in Oregon
Selfie culture, media craze, and over-reliance on technology in a society sliding into a state of general decadence are some of the hot-button issues Los Angeles-based artist “Thrashbird” is keen on exposing through his art.
Are you Healed or Healthy?
Most people strive to be healed while few actually strive to be healthy. How do they differ? The root words for “healed” and “healthy” are identical – both stem from the Old English word “hale” (being whole, sound or well). Though the terms are related, their meanings differ.
The Transformation of Ballerina’s Shoes Through History
Despite the physical challenges accompanying top-notch ballet dancing, and the audience’s lust for perfection, ballerinas appear tireless, weightless and ethereal. Although years of training are required for their flawless performances, the key is found in their dancing shoes.