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Detail of Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and Femen's IS photo protest

Egyptian feminist activist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy made a statement against the Islamic State (IS) this past weekend with the release of an explicit photograph on her Facebook page.

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John Kearney

CHICAGO — Two weeks ago, news began to spread of the death of John Kearney, a fixture in the Chicago art world for more than seven decades. He was 89 years old.

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Li Xianting at police station

The 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival was not held last weekend as planned. The modest but increasingly vital festival, a rare incubator for a burgeoning Chinese independent film scene, was shut down on Saturday, August 23, by government authorities, the Associated Press reported.

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Children's drawing from Twins Early Development Study, King’s College London

Think your four-year-old might be an artistic prodigy? While early drawing ability doesn’t mean your child will be the next Picasso, a new study suggests it may indicate brightness.

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Frédéric Bazille’s

A paper released earlier this month by a group of Rutgers University researchers applies computer vision and machine learning to the question of artistic influence.

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Post image for Let Brooklyn Public Librarians Recommend Your Reading List

This month, the Brooklyn Public Library launched a free service for personalized recommendations from the people who know their books best — the librarians.

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Post image for Cultural Destruction by Islamic State Continues with No End in Sight

Since our last report in early July, the destruction by the Islamic State has not stopped.

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Zaha Hadid files suit against Martin Filler of the New York Review of Books

Architect Zaha Hadid, who designed the Al Wakrah stadium in Qatar currently in its initial stages of construction, recently filed a lawsuit against New York Review of Books architecture critic Martin Filler, Dezeen reported.

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US copyright office says animals can't claim copyright

Earlier this month I wrote here that it would be very difficult to argue that a monkey could create a copyrightable work. Seems I was right.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on August 22, 2014

One of over 1000 copies of the Beatles'

This week in art news: Corcoran merger approved by judge, Soviet monument vandalized, and over 1000 first-pressings of the Beatle’s “White Album” go on display in Liverpool.

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