Category Archives: History

Things That Make Me Smile No. 250: Traditional Foods

This short video offers a glimpse of the food enjoyed by indigenous Zapotecs in pre-colonial Mexico thanks to the efforts of world-famous chef Abigail Mendoza. She keeps Zapotec traditions and philosophies alive in her restaurant, which her sisters also staff. … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 04-09-2021

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Surrealism (Art) Russian digital artist Andrew Ferez brings to life surreal and fantastical worlds on his Wacom tablet. The link from My Modern Met offers more information about him and … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 04-02-2021

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Interactive (Art) Japanese artist Sakura Hanafusa created an interactive art project for her 2016 graduation from art university to thrill cat lovers everywhere. (Via @womensart1) https://japantoday.com/category/features/lifestyle/japanese-art-student%E2%80%99s-graduation-project-a-lineup-of-cats-adorably-asking-you-for-high-fives Microbiology (Electricity) Research into … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No. 248: Mexican Street Art Traditions

While this video belongs in my interesting links as much as smiles, I found the murals displayed beautiful, especially the indigenous art-inspired ones. The history of street art in Mexico, and its influence on U.S. artists, is fascinating. I believe … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 03-26-2021

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Bias (Anthropology) Anthropology is peppered with assumptions made when the anthropologist imposes their own cultural rule set on the evidence. In the last twenty years or so, gender differences have … Continue reading

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