June, 1914 cover of Vanity Fair. Magazine cover designed Ethel M’Clellan Plummer/Vanity Fair/Library of Congress. It is the 100th anniversary of the publication of the first issue of Dress & Vanity magazine, later renamed Vanity Fair.
Photo by Flickr user terrellcwoods How often do you conga, cut a rug, disco or shimmy? If you have a college degree, chances are more likely you’ve done so in the past year. Really? Really says the National Endowment for … Continue reading
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Randolph County, N.C. is reconsidering a ban on Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man,” a novel that focuses on black identity in the first half of the 20th century. In a 5-2 vote this week, the Randolph … Continue reading
Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images. English trumpet player Alison Balsom, 34, accepted one of classical music’s top awards for a musician, Gramaphone’s Artist of the Year Award. The first British woman to win the award was honored Tuesday evening in … Continue reading
Photo by Flickr user Ryan Vettese Tonight on PBS NewsHour, KQED reports on the culture and artwork that emerged last week at the Burning Man festival in Nevada.
Photo: Ran Yaniv Hartstein/Flickr. Harry Potter fans, raise your glasses of Butterbeer in celebration! J.K. Rowling is teaming up with Warner Brothers to develop a Harry Potter-inspired film series.
Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images Britain’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled a painting of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani youth advocate for girls’ education, that will go on display in London on Wednesday. The young advocate gained worldwide fame last year after she … Continue reading
Photo by Olaf Kraak/AFP/Getty Images After two years of research, the Van Gogh Museum unveiled the Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunset at Montmajour” in Amsterdam. The landscape painting dates back to 1888 and depicts the countryside in the southern French city … Continue reading
This video first aired on PBS NewsHour April 11, 2008. Read the full transcript. Van Cliburn, the classical pianist who was vaulted on the world stage when, at the age of 23, he won the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition … Continue reading
In her controversial cover story “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” for this month’s The Atlantic, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University professor and former State Department official, asks if women — “highly educated, well-off women who are privileged enough to … Continue reading