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Cover Girl

VP Kamala Harris, the Vogue cover story Check out the full story in Vogue...

Can fashion be holy?

According to biblical legend, we were born innocent and naked. With the fall and the consequences thereof, shame resulted in a desire to cover our bodies. Today, however, fashion, at its best is a medium of beauty, an opportunity for artists to forge new forms of expression, and a...

A New Virtual Campus

Caltech is among the very best universities in the world, famous for being the home of Richard Feynman and other science legends. (And perhaps even more famously, for being the setting for Big Bang.) Now it’s helping drive a rebirth in educational uses for virtual worlds with Virtech:  Virtech is an interactive,...

GodWeb

GodWeb covers world religions and spiritualities, focusing on how various world traditions relate to each other. It includes practical resources: prayers, sacred texts and holiday calendars....

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe was an American artist. She was known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O’Keeffe has been recognized as the “Mother of American modernism.” Eroticism was a powerful undercurrent in her work. For more on this innovative American artist....

Web’s Best Poll Site

If you like to track pubic opinion on almost any topic of current interest, there is no better place to find the latest polls than Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight. He not only aggregates the latest polls, he ranks the polls according to quality and bias. Not to be missed!...

Art, Philosophy and Virtual Reality

For any number of reasons, several of which are explored on these pages, virtual worlds offer fertile soil for artists, philosophers and theologians, in fact, anyone with a penchant for reflecting on the meaning of life. This short movie (referred to by virtual world enthusiasts as “machinima”) now showing...

Paco Rabanne

Francisco Rabaneda Cuervo, more commonly known under the pseudonym of Paco Rabanne, is a Spanish fashion designer of Basque origin who became known as an enfant terrible of the 1960s French fashion world. His designs continue to break ground. Check out this latest at Paris Fashion Week here....

Real Clear Politics

RealClearPolitics is an American political news site and polling data aggregator. It was created in 2000 by former options trader John McIntyre and former advertising agency executive Tom Bevan. This site is a great place to go if you seek informed opinion from all political perspectives as well as...

The Whitney Museum

The Whitney Museum of American Art, known informally as the “Whitney“, is an art museum in Manhattan. It was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942), a wealthy and prominent American socialite and art patron after whom it is named. The Whitney focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American art. Its permanent collection, spanning the late-19th...