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  • Anime and Manga: Animation Explored
    It sounds exotic, but anime is just a shortened version of the Japanese word for animation. Don’t call them cartoons, though! Manga translates to “whimsical pictorial" and has been around since the early 1950s, although it originated in 1917. Learn about the history of this art form.
  • Joan Miró: Magical Creatures in Art
    Joan Miró created fantastical drawings and paintings that mirrored creative concepts in his head. Learn about the life and influences that made this unique artist who he was.
  • The History of Fortune Telling
    Fortune telling as a trade has a heritage longer than any written records show. Hundreds of methods of forecasting have been used and discarded over the centuries. Reading the future from the entrails of a killed animal is rare these days. However, other forms remain.
  • Who was Remarkable Thomas Harriot?
    Thomas Harriot was just a whisper in history books. His curiosity pulled him into science and he accomplished some incredible things, and was a pioneer in several areas of science and mathematics. Why have we never heard about Thomas Harriot and his remarkable life?
  • Dangerous Adventure, Brave Pioneering Women: Gertrude Bell and Mary Kingsley
    For explorers, curiosity is always an unmet need. Most explorers make exploration their life’s work. Learn about two courageous women of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • The Vietnam War: A Basic Outline and Look Back
    The complicated Vietnam War took place in Indochina. It was the first war America televised and the first war America lost. Hotly disputed, it created homeland protests and clashes in Washington D.C. Learn more on the history of the Vietnam War and America’s (and other countries’) involvement.
  • New Mysteries in King Tut’s Tomb?
    Did thieves attempt to rob King Tut's tomb? If so, what frightened them away? Is there an ancient curse involved? Can these and other puzzles about the young pharaoh's grave be solved?
  • The Trojan War and the Symbol of the Trojan Horse
    Ancient Romans and Greeks used mythology (a combination of folklore, history and customs) as a way to deal with life. The gods and goddesses, monsters, battles and warriors in stories such as The Trojan Horse helped illustrate the pitfalls of character flaws and challenges against historical events.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe: A Painter’s Legacy
    Georgia O’Keeffe was an extraordinary painter. She became celebrity-style famous for her paintings of skulls in the desert – not teacups and bowls of fruit, but skulls.
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