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David Graves: Florence Academy of Art Graduation Speech (2016)

  Director David Graves of Florence Academy of the Arts gives a touching speech for the graduating class of 2016.

Journey to the West Abridged: Part 6

Guanyin Comes to the Feast and Asks the Reason Why The Little Sage Uses His Might to Subdue the Great Sage Guanyin sends down his senior disciple Prince Moksa to fight Monkey but after some fifty or sixty rounds, he can resist the Great Sage no longer and turns away and...

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With Perfect Fusion of Tradition and Creativity - Blancpain Elevates Over...

In many ways, the story of Blancpain in present-day Switzerland bears a striking resemblance to the enduring dynasties of Chinese history. Among the many dynasties throughout Chinese civilization – the Great Tang Dynasty (618- 907) was the one that lasted more than 282 years. It is truly a remarkable...

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A Mysterious Use of Chopsticks

In China, chopsticks are a common tableware. Chinese folk culture has many taboos on the use of chopsticks and also many chopstick-related legends. However, few know that chopsticks can be used as a talisman to repel evil. Chopsticks are traditionally crafted with round tips and square ends. When used to...

The Art Hidden from Nazi bombs

By Holly Williams “Hide them in caves and cellars, but not one picture shall leave this island.” So declared Winston Churchill in 1940, determined that the National Gallery’s collection should be saved from Nazi attacks – but also that the masterpieces should remain on home turf. Or should that be under...

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Journey to the West Abridged: Part 12

The Tang Emperor Keeps Faith and Holds a Great Mass, Guanyin Appears to the Reincarnated Golden Cicada Emperor Taizong decides to hold a mass for the rebirth of lonely souls in the underworld. He issues a notice summoning monks to come and hold a mass in Chang`an. The notice travels throughout...

Hedge Fund Manager: Key to US-China Trade War Is Geopolitics

Trade tensions between the United States and China — the two biggest economies in the world — have been hotly debated in financial circles and in the media since July 6 when Washington announced the first tariffs to be levied on Chinese imports. Beijing responded with its own tariffs,...
 

Adventure Awaits in Scenic Oregon

As you make the 286-mile (457 km) journey through coastal Oregon, you’ll discover the story of a land founded on adventure — of treasures won and lost, of villages come and gone, of lush forests anticipating the arrival of intrepid settlers arriving from the eastern United States. Hidden Treasures of...

A Taste of French Cuisine in San Francisco

France, much like China, has different schools of cuisine in different regions. For France, Paris is the Mecca of all culinary art. All chefs have to be in Paris at least once in their lifetime to receive the most rigorous training known to the world, and to taste the...
 

A Conversation: Roger Scruton and Terry Eagleton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOdMBDOj4ec Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics and politics. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches in both England and America and is a Senior Fellow...

The Spiritual in Art

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Liberal Democracy and the Open Society

Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics and politics. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches in both England and America and is a Senior Fellow...

Diamonds of Eternal Value

Diamonds, an energy of the universe, stand for purity and eternity. When marveling at the window display of various diamond jewelry, few will think about the genuine origin of each diamond.  Scattered around different parts of the world, diamonds buried underground lure diggers to dig deep for them to finally...

In Simi Valley, There is Something for Everyone

The Simi Valley is a good place for traveler,naturist,history buff, art enthusiast,golf lover.Image Credit: Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Located in between the Santa Susana Mountains and the Simi Hills of California, Simi Valley is a city that roughly 127,000 people call home. Yet in Simi Valley, everyone,...

Life is a Game

On the internet, I read the story of a gaming addict who was really into strategy. He worked a full-time job by day, and played online games at night to relieve stress. In the world of the game he played, the player starts out with nothing, and seizes virtual...

A Taste of French Cuisine in San Francisco

France, much like China, has different schools of cuisine in different regions. For France, Paris is the Mecca of all culinary art. All chefs have to be in Paris at least once in their lifetime to receive the most rigorous training known to the world, and to taste the...