Post image for The Stories of Minors Sentenced to Life in Prison

DETROIT — The US is the only country in the world that sentences children to life without parole, also known as “natural life,” for crimes they committed before they could quit school, drive, or vote.

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Post image for On the Brink of Extinction, an Indigenous Language Gets Its First Dictionary

Despite their important role in strengthening cultures and communities, languages are fragile things.

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Where the Library Gets Its Books

by Allison Meier on February 16, 2015

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Up on a hill in a guarded compound, not far from where Harvard University keeps its primate labs, a 127,000-square-foot structure holds the heart of the institution’s library.

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Post image for Lights, Camera, Cut: The Problems of Matisse on Screen

Matisse: From Tate Modern and MoMA aims to capture onscreen the blockbuster exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, currently at the Museum of Modern Art and previously at Tate Modern.

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Post image for A Documentary Traces the History of Video Game Graphics

“Game visuals are the most obvious indicator of their technology,” Stuart Brown says in his Pixel Pioneers short documentary series on the graphic history of video games. Last month he released the last of the five-part series on YouTube, concluding with contemporary hyperrealistic graphics that feel light years away from the monochromatic pixels of Pong in 1972.

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Art and Craft film is released today in Los Angeles

For three decades, Mark Landis quietly infiltrated art museums across the United States with donated forgeries, works he carefully copied himself from the whole of art history.

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The Last Victorian Microscope Artist

by Allison Meier on September 22, 2014

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The art of diatom designs didn’t really make it into the 21st century.

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Post image for A Documentary for the Witch of Kings Cross, Australia’s Persecuted Occult Artist

Filmmaker Sonia Bible considers Rosaleen Norton “the most persecuted artist in Australian history.” With a new documentary, she’s hoping to set a more accurate record of the life of woman who in the 1940s and 50s scandalized the country with her occult art, and bold sexuality.

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Post image for Art Deco Behemoths Communicate from NYC to the World

Far from being obsolete, New York City’s early 20th century communication infrastructure has been transformed into internet data centers. Two of its most gargantuan structures are the Western Union and AT&T Long Lines buildings in Lower Manhattan, constructed between 1928 and 1932 under the design of architect Ralph Walker.

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Post image for One Day Pina Asked… and Chantal Akerman Listened

Beginning life as an installment in a European television series on modern dance, One Day Pina Asked… (1983) is the best cinematic reflection on the late, great modern dance choreographer Pina Bausch.

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