Written by Oscar Holland, CNN For the last decade, Thomas Sauvin has been purchasing discarded color negatives by the kilogram from a recycling plant outside Beijing. The old 35-millimeter films capture family outings, weddings, birthdays, vacations -- anonymous, everyday memories ...
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Photography from the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany, has received limited exposure in the art world -- not least due to the strict limitations imposed by the former authoritarian state. A new collection of images, first shown at the ...
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Written by Stella Ko, CNN Plush green pine trees are densely planted on rocky hills outside a towering apartment block in Seoul. They resemble South Korea's famed Dodamsambong Peaks, but are just a fraction of the size. This beautification trend, ...
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(CNN) — It's March 23, 1959. The radio waves crackle and broadcast begins: "Govorit Radio Svoboda" (Говорит Радио Свобода - "This is Radio Liberty speaking...") From the other side of the Iron Curtain, the radio broadcasts of US-funded Radio Liberty ...
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Written by Ekow Eshun Ekow Eshun is a British writer, broadcaster, and curator. All opinions expressed in this article belong to the author. African art is having a vogue moment. People are very interested in it, but there's still a ...
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In 1987, ground was broken on a grand new hotel in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. The pyramid-shaped, supertall skyscraper was to exceed 1,000 feet in height, and was designed to house at least 3,000 rooms, as well as five revolving ...
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Written by Marianna Cerini, CNN For almost 150 years, denim jeans have been the hardy stalwart of fashion -- practically everyone, everywhere, owns a pair. They're tough and versatile, but also a major contributor to fashion's not-so-enviable reputation as one ...
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Read more unknown and curious design origin stories here. When the Soviet rival to Concorde made its first foreign appearance at the Paris Air Show in 1971, everyone was impressed. In the heated race to develop a supersonic passenger jet, ...
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Written by Zoe Sottile, CNN Ripped trousers, last-minute cigarettes, grandmas on the dance floor -- these are not your typical wedding photos. But then again, the title of Ian Weldon's upcoming photo book and exhibition at the Martin Parr Foundation ...
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Written by Alan Huffman, CNN The image of a typical American cowboy -- a rough-hewn white guy in dirt stained blue jeans, cowboy hat and boots -- is a staple of Western movies and modern country music. But as icons ...
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Read more unknown and curious design origin stories here. The rainbow flag, which has become a universal symbol of hope for LGBTQ people around the world, first flew in San Francisco's United Nations Plaza for Gay Pride Day, on June ...
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(CNN) — When it comes to breakfast foods across the globe, there are as many ways to enjoy the first meal of the day as there are to say "good morning."From creamy cornbread cake in Brazil to savory Tunisian chickpea ...
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Written by Alexxa Gotthardt This article was published in partnership with Artsy, the global platform for discovering and collecting art. The original article can be seen here. While ancient Egyptian mummy portraits have long been objects of curiosity, only a ...
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Written by Julia Wolkoff This article was published in partnership with Artsy, the global platform for discovering and collecting art. The original article can be seen here. The most common question that curator Edward Bleiberg fields from visitors to the ...
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Have you ever pressed the pedestrian button at a crosswalk and wondered if it really worked? Or bashed the "close door" button in an elevator, while suspecting that it may, in fact, have no effect whatsoever? You're not alone, and ...
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