Have you ever heard of king cake? This sweet, circular pastry is beloved across the globe and is a staple in celebrations that welcome the new year. Throughout the world, especially in countries where Catholicism is the predominant religion, you’ll see king cake show up in bakeries when January rolls around.
History lessons seem boring at first. However, artist Alessandro Tomasi is on a journey to change that. Tomasi uses modern technology to reconstruct famous faces from history. His work is making the process of learning about the past much more engaging for students of all ages.
The 1990s are long gone, but the global art platform Photential is helping the nostalgia to live on. Starting on February 4, 2021, Photential will proudly introduce a new multi-part art initiative entitled “The Nineties Project.”
The majority of Americans are familiar with Mount Rushmore. What they don’t know is that this almost 80-year-old monument has a very controversial history. Mount Rushmore features 60-foot carvings of four U.S. presidents (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson) into the mountainside of South Dakota’s Black Hills.
Department store Santas are a staple during the holiday season. Where did this tradition start, though? Who was the first department store Santa?
There is a lot more to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, than meets the eye. When he designed the world-famous tower, Gustave Eiffel also included a special, secret apartment on the third floor.
Self-immolation is a practice associated with many different types of religions. And the common principle unique to each association is the aim of nobility, heroism, and protest. The act of “sati” began as such a gesture. Until its history took a darker, more sinister turn. But what is sati? Why did it flourish–and what led to it being banned throughout India?
Starting in 2021, “citizen scientists” will have an opportunity to take a deep dive (literally) into the Atlantic Ocean. The tour, which takes place more than two miles below the ocean’s surface, will allow attendees to experience the wreckage of the RMS Titanic firsthand.
On the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository (now known as the Dallas County Administration Building), located in downtown Dallas, Texas, you’ll find The Sixth Floor Museum. Everyone who is visiting Dallas ought to check out this museum, which overlooks Dealey Plaza at the intersection of Elm Street and Houston Street.
Have you ever wondered about Orchard House, the property that inspired “Little Women” author Louisa May Alcott? Why not take a virtual trip to Concord, Massachusetts, and visit it for yourself?