Posts by Sara Barnes

July 12, 2019

Smithsonian Museum Is Interested in Acquiring Art Made by Detained Migrant Children

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is considering adding the drawings made by formally detained migrant children to their collection. The artworks depict the time these young people spent separated from their families and show distressing imagery of stick figures behind bars and people on floors under blankets. The works were drawn by children, between the ages of 10 and 11, at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas.

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July 11, 2019

Adorable Dalmatian Has Lovely Heart-Shaped Spots Around His Eyes

Charlie the Dalmatian is the living canine version of the heart eyes emoji. Ever since the pup was small, he has rocked two distinctive heart-shaped spots over both of his eyes. With this adorable characteristic—as well as his playful personality and faithful companionship—you can’t help but fall in love with him! It wasn’t always clear that Charlie would have such special markings.

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July 9, 2019

Amazon Prime Day 2019: How to Get the Best Deals for Creative Products

The sweltering summer days are about to get some relief in the form of cool deals. Amazon Prime Day is upon us! While you might think of a day as a mere 24 hours, the “Black Friday of July” is now being stretched to two days—July 15 and July 16. During this time, thousands of products across Amazon will be on super sale, and there’ll be more than one million deals around the world.

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July 8, 2019

Interview: How a Job as a Letter Carrier Helped This Artist Create His Retro-Inspired Illustrations

Artist Nat Reed creates retro-inspired illustrations with a surreal twist. Inspired by the mid-century modern aesthetic, he has taken this iconic post-war design period—particularly its architecture and industrial design—and interpreted it through what he calls “Familiar Modern.” But Reed is not interested in simply regurgitating the past.

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