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Spring Skywatching Guide

Posted on Mar 19, 2015

The wonders of the universe are extraordinary and special when you catch sight of them. But, if you don’t know ahead of time what to expect, you may find yourself racing to the window only to find that what was streaking across the sky vanished in a split second. The spring sky starts...

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Treasures of the Emerald Isle

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us, and in the United States that means spirited parades, green beer, corned beef and cabbage dinners, and plenty of “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” T-shirts. It’s also a time to celebrate all that the Irish have contributed to American culture, and, indeed, to arts and...

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Preserving Tradition in Egyptian Art: Handmade Jewelry Boxes

Posted on Feb 4, 2015

Some traditions never get old, and that certainly holds true for a group of artisans in Egypt. For more than 4,500 years, intricate inlay work has been used in Middle Eastern countries for decorative furniture and art pieces. Today, craftsmen use the same techniques to create striking handmade...

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