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Coal black, gray and brown horses that turn white; horses that can perform, dance and defy air by flying; and horses that go to school. Sounds like a fairy tale, but it is actually a magical horse breed called Lipizzaner.
The unique folk art has as much artistry and skill as marquetry—a delicate and extremely skilled production of applying well-measured wood veneers in geometric patterns to furniture and it wasn’t made by hobos sitting around campfires.
You have heard the sanitized version of the first Thanksgiving where the Indians and Pilgrims celebrated a joyous feast, but there is more. In fact, the real buried and hidden history is much more interesting.
Louisiana has some distinctions that make it entirely different from any other area in the United States. There are unique sayings and dialects in Louisiana, wholly different holiday celebrations and activities that shine a light on a culture that sets itself apart.
Did you know you could leave your troubles behind and experience a renewal of spirit with a symbolic character who looms large in the character of Zozobra, at Las Fiestas de Santa Fe? Put this on your bucket list.
Sarah bought an unremarkable five-room wooden farmhouse four miles outside of San Jose. Something compelled her to invest, and she paid $12,750 in gold coin for land with an unfinished cottage sitting on it. Who would envision it would become her mystery house and self-generated prison?
Painting not only helped Frida Kahlo (rhymes with hallow) get through difficult times, it also gave her unprecedented opportunity. She became one of the best and most recognizable Mexican artists of the twentieth century. Even today, she is a cult figure in a movement called “Fridolatry."
Thousands of life-size clay soldiers and horses stand guard over Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s tomb near the city of Xiân, China. Considered one of the greatest archeological discoveries of modern times, the characters of the “Terra Cotta Army" were ghosts of a different kind.
This toy spawned contests of both speed and intelligence. Yes, a simple-looking cube dressed in primary-colored tiles was all the rage in the early 1980’s—everyone had to have one—the Rubik’s Cube. Learn more about this pop-culture phenomenon.
Stephanie Kwolek had several ambitions. She loved sewing and had the patience and skills to be a famous fashion designer. Later, she became determined to save lives as a doctor. The war came and went and Stephanie did save lives but as the result of her being a chemist—and the creator of Kevlar.
Call them “Hapsburg" or “Habsburg," this family controlled vast European regions from 1273 to 1918. They were a monarchy (hereditary head of state), an empire (a group of states ruled by an emperor), a dynasty (a sequence of rulers from one family) and one of Europe’s oldest leading ruling houses.
For over 2,000 years, the idea of a civilization lost somewhere beneath the deep, dark sea has inspired philosophers, writers and mystics. Learn what one so-called psychic had to say about the lost city of Atlantis.
The statues of Easter Island gaze over the barren landscape. These works of art have been a source of mystery since Europeans first discovered the remote island in the South Pacific Ocean on Easter Sunday, 1722. Polynesia, meaning “many islands" in Greek, has an ancient history.