In the early 20th century, New York City’s Harlem neighborhood underwent a historic transformation. During what is now described as the Harlem Renaissance, the area thrived as a cultural hub for African Americans, culminating in unprecedented advancements in art, literature, and music. Though this “golden age” lasted less than 20 years, its legacy has lived on for decades.
For millennia, crafters have continuously found ways to turn everyday objects into works of art.
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Valentine’s Day conjures up thoughts of chocolates, roses, and romantic dinners, but have you ever wondered where Valentine’s Day comes from? You might be surprised to learn that this holiday’s history isn’t as romantic as you might expect. Though Valentine’s Day, also known as St. Valentine’s Day, is now synonymous with love, its history is quite different.
The Palace of Versailles boasts a grandiose history.
Cats have been part of human society for nearly 10,000 years, but they haven’t always been the cuddle companions they...
Did you know that France is currently the most visited country in the world? Though impressive, this accolade is hardly surprising. Boasting countless cultural institutions and hoards of historic landmarks, France is full of top tourist destinations, including the Palace of Versailles. While you’re likely familiar with the site as it stands today, the château has changed a lot over the years—an evolution you can now explore in three dimensions.
Most of us use the letters of the alphabet everyday, but did you ever stop to wonder how their shapes...
Once called “one of the oddest and most beautiful books of the century,” mathematician Oliver Byrne’s colorful, visual representation of Euclid’s Elements...
If the hobbits, elves, wizards, and dwarves that fill the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic books capture your imagination, you’ll want to book a ticket to New York. Reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings remains a right of passage for many young adults, with aficionados of Tolkien immersing themselves in Middle-earth mythology.
At the turn of the century, France experienced its Belle Époque.
Fireworks are beautiful to look at it and enjoy, but the moment can seem fleeting due to their temporary nature.