Post image for Designing a Revolutionary Visual Identity for the Black Panthers

“Art has relevancy, whether it’s to exploit you or pacify you, or to enlighten and inform you. It’s a language, that’s the power of it,” says Emory Douglas, the artist who drove the graphic identity of the Black Panthers.

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Post image for A Film Portrait of the “Doomsday Vault” that Guards Our Agricultural Biodiversity

On a Norwegian island 810 miles south of the North Pole is a safety net for an agricultural crisis.

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Post image for A Documentary Portrait of Peggy Guggenheim, Collector of Art and Artists

Peggy Guggenheim did enough living for 10 people.

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Post image for A Documentary Offers a New Look at the House of Dior

In his new film, director Frédéric Tcheng traces the voyage that Raf Simons, the current creative director of the House of Dior, embarks upon when designing his first haute couture collection there.

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Post image for India’s Death Photographers Working Amid the Cremation Flames of the Ganges

Arriving with dance and music, draped in orange and pink flowers, the dead keep constant company in Varanasi, India, where cremations happen by the hundred each day on the Ganges River.

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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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