Kamal Singh was 17-years-old when he first became transfixed by ballet dancers in a Bollywood film. At that moment, the son of a rickshaw driver in Delhi knew that he wanted to become a ballet dancer himself. Now, four years since that moment, Singh has become one of the first … [Read more...] about How a rickshaw driver’s son beat the odds to join a famed UK ballet school
The drive-in theater: It’s a nostalgic relic of America’s past that we typically only see on screen rather in real life. At least, that was the case last year. In October 2019, there were only 305 drive-in theaters in the US—and hardly any outside America. But with the pandemic … [Read more...] about How the retro drive-in is being reimagined in the coronavirus era
The artistic response to coronavirus pandemic has been incredible. In the past months, we’ve seen everything from a virtual benefit concert by the Rolling Stones to a new Banksy artwork dedicated to health workers. Today, we share with you the first finished products from a … [Read more...] about A movement of quarantined artists are painting murals all over their walls
It’s profound how one historical discovery can completely change our view of the past. Recently in Indonesia, archaeologists made a discovery that did just that. What the archaeologists discovered was cave art depicting human-animal hybrid figures hunting warty pigs and dwarf … [Read more...] about The earliest known cave art by modern humans has been found in Indonesia
Throughout Western Europe, governments are banning burkas and niqabs, Islamic veils that cover the face, in public places. Josie Appleton, leader of the British civil liberties campaign group Manifesto Club, opposes the ban. Marco Visscher | September 2010 issue The burka is … [Read more...] about "A ban on the burka is really offensive"