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"Mughal Painting: Power and Piety" at Foster Galleries at the Seattle Asian Art Museum presents works of art created in India under the Mughals, from 1526 to 1857.

Masters of Ink: Leaving a mark on time

Over the past month, the Inkmasters Print Exhibition has showcased contemporary works from about 80 regional, national and international artists.

Review: 'Rosa Yagan', a Native American woman from the end of the world Special

Rosa Yagan, an aboriginal woman belonging to the southernmost ethnic group on the planet, spent her infancy and youth as her nomadic ancestors, with their language and ancient customs. Her story is told in the book "Rosa Yagan, the last link".

Review: Toronto 'Tartuffe' has good moments, odd directorial choices Special

It's a tricky business, trying to make an old theatre warhorse seem fresh and new. Bold or eccentric choices can spark new life into a classic, or they can massacre it. Soulpepper's new mounting of “Tartuffe” tastes both ends of the lollipop.

Op-Ed: That was a great game Robin

Too often the media, at the mercy of its handlers, turns minds away from real tragedy and dire problems that need attention. But today the media is flooded with a story about pop culture that needs to be making headlines.

Video: Experience North Korea with 'Enter Pyongyang'

As the capital of North Korea the city sees massive amounts of commerce and activity. "Enter Pyongyang" is trying to give viewers an idea of just what goes on in from day-to-day.

Op-Ed: Hachette v. Amazon e-book feud must consider needs of new authors

Book publisher Hachette and entertainment powerhouse Amazon are locking horns over e-book pricing. Amazon wants to lower the prices of e-books, citing higher readership and high price elasticity, while Hachette wants to avoid a possible price war.

Op-Ed: Sonoma's Studio 35 is more than an art gallery, it's community Special

With a bundle of canvas in her arms, artist Sonja Bakalyar was literally just walking in the door of Studio 35 on Patton Street as sculptor/painter Marsha Klein was taking her works down off the wall.

Op-Ed: Asian Women celebrate A Place of Her Own exhibit and workshops Special

Healing and transformation is something that is very important to artist Cynthia Tom. This is why she has been so instrumental in the forming and on-going work of the Asian American Women Artists Association and its annual "A Place of Her Own," events.

Museum that sold Sekhemka statue loses funding

A U.K. museum has lost its accreditation status after a controversial sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue to a private collector.

Siegfried Sassoon war diaries published online

The diaries of war poet Siegfried Sassoon, who wrote many poems about the horrors of World War I, are being published online for the first time.

Op-Ed: Sydney — Arty kitsch costing millions, whether we like it or not

Proposals for new Sydney artwork have raised howls of indignation and irritation. The City of Developers is to be blessed with a gigantic milk crate, a 75m steel cloud, and various ornamental birds.

An Australian Indigenous arts extravaganza

Cairns has just hosted a spectacular three day arts extravaganza: the fifth Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), featuring the work of numerous Queensland artists.

Op-Ed: Consul General's hopes for 'Mex I AM' Festival in San Francisco Special

At the end of the month a very unique festival will be opening at Yerba Buena Arts Center, it is called “Mex I AM.” To call it an event is perhaps an understatement.

BAM ARTSfair showcases captivating works of art Special

ARTSfair, an annual outdoor art festival presented by the Bellevue Arts Museum, gives visitors the chance to behold and admire many unique sculptures, paintings and photo pieces created by accomplished local artists.

Review: Summer music festival bridges old and new worlds Special

The Toronto Summer Festival kicked off its ninth season Tuesday night at Toronto's Koerner Hall with a bravura performance by the Grammy award-winning Emerson String Quartet.

Westland Books releases Shiva trilogy in multiple languages

Amish Tripathi's Shiva trilogy of books has been released in multiple Indian languages, including Hindi, Telugu and Tamil, by publisher Westland Books.

Darwin’s Beagle library digitalized

An online reconstruction of the books that Charles Darwin took on the ship Beagle, has made the library from Darwin’s famed voyage more accessible.

Residents of Japanese town band together to create rice art

Around 8,000 residents of the town Inakadate in Aomori Prefecture banded together to create some incredible art using simple arrangementsof rice.

Book on 'celestial women' sculptures in Indian temples launched

"The Power of the Female: Devangana Sculptures on Indian Temple Architecture," a 474-page volume by Gauri Parimoo Krishnan, curator with the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore was launched recently.

Cloud Atlas author pens new story as a series of tweets

Is a novel in 140 characters possible? David Mitchell, the author of Cloud Atlas, is going to try. The celebrated author is publishing his next work on Twitter.

Art Walk turns Whyte Avenue into an outdoor gallery Special

The 2014 Whyte Avenue Art Walk taking place this weekend turns the Old Strathcona neighbourhood into an outdoor art gallery.

'Yoga: The Art of Transformation' at Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) is hosting "Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” an art exhibition featuring the rich visual history of yoga in India.

Egyptian statue controversially sold in U.K.

A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue expected to raise about £6 million ($10 million) has sold for £15.76 million ($27 million) at Christie's of London. The artifact was sold by Northampton Borough Council. The sale has caused some controversy.

Last letter of Virginia Woolf on display in London Special

The National Portrait Gallery opened today an exhibition that explores the life and work of Virginia Woolf, one of Britain's most celebrated writers of all times.

J.K. Rowling writes story about Harry Potter's life as an adult

J.K. Rowling has released a tantalizing tidbit of Harry Potter's adult life from the viewpoint of Rita Skeeter, a tabloid journalist. Rowling's new story may also be a jab at how some journalists cover the news.

'Social Pool' lets you have a dip in the Mojave desert

If you have ever had the urge to swim while visiting the Mojave Desert in Southern California, now's your chance. Several hours away from Los Angeles and totally off the beaten track, is a pool, available to the public, as long as you have the key.

Edmonton: Blues On Whyte takes it to the street for a third time Special

Popular Edmonton blues venue Blues On Whyte hosted its third annual Takin' it to the Streets block party event on July 6.

UNESCO Heritage Site Ajanta Caves to get face-lift

The historic 2,000-year-old Ajanta caves near Aurangabad in the east Indian state of Maharashtra will be undergoing a restoration of the architecture and sculptures, and reconstruction of its paintings at the site.

Review: CanStage tries to soften 'Titus Andronicus' brutality in Toronto Special

Not that I'm a fan of Trigger Warnings, but if any Shakespeare play really needs to be preceded by one, it's “Titus Andronicus”. Murder, rape, mutilation, cannibalism, racism — this early Bard tragedy is a grim celebration of meaningless atrocity.

Review: Toronto's High Park is the perfect setting for 'As You Like It' Special

Canadian Stage's annual Shakespeare in High Park has become a respected Toronto summer tradition, and this year, the Bard's pastoral comedy “As You Like It” is a fine match for the High Park Amphitheatre's outdoor setting and young audiences.

Review: Retro Future Art Show Re Imagines Society at Hashtag Gallery Special

The Retro Future Art show pays homage to yesterday's visionaries who imagined 'the future that never was'. The show opened Thursday July 3rd and runs till Sun July 6th, 2014 at Hashtag Gallery located at 801 Dundas St w of Bathurst in Toronto.

Metal music in a box at London's 'Sculpture in the City' (Video)

Sculpture in the City is currently on in London, with some cutting edge contemporary works from leading artists popping up around town. One such installation involves a death metal band playing in an airtight, soundproofed box until the air runs out.

Author explores a fascinating life of social justice Special

Alexis Kienlen is an Edmonton-based writer who is a journalist and published poet with two volumes of poetry to her credit. Her third book is a work of non-fiction about someone who is well known for being an advocate for social justice.
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