Culture and Arts
Artists in France: "It is the loveliest country you ever saw, the red brown roofs, the white houses, and the green fields."
The 'impressive Normandy coast proved an artistic crucible for European and American artists during the course of the 19th and 20th centuries' while Portland-born artist Mildred Burrage, who as a young aspiring painter traveled in the early 1900s to Giverny, France. She trained her eye on the landscape, creating paintings and filling sketchbooks with her Impressionist style. more »
Two from Scout Project: Use "Explore the Map" to create a customized map displaying a wealth of data from recent Census surveys including counties with most beauty shops, auto repair and residential construction. Born amidst the cultural backdrop of the Italian Renaissance, Commedia dell'Arte is an art form that continues to inspire theatrical groups around the world. Los Angeles County, CA 3,513 Cook County, IL 2,929 King County, WA 1,890 Suffolk County, NY 1,743 San Diego C… more »
Turing designed the ‘bombes’ to attempt to deal with the proliferation of enemy messages and therefore pinpoint the location of German U-Boat submarines. Eventually, over 200 were built, each weighing a ton and operating constantly at Bletchley Park and other secret sites in the UK. The exhibition also includes a working aid used to break Enigma, which has never been displayed outside of GCHQ. more »
Did the fracking debate dredge up ‘Dallas’ – the redux – or was this soap opera’s resurgence just another convenient mirror in which to reflect how central the nation’s debate over energy has now become in our culture? more »