Abstract Freedom

Originally posted on Creative Thresholds:
by Petra Lea Waterfall Silence Again Enchanted Forest The Ascent Substratum Still Life With Glass Blind Ambition Sight Unseen ? Artist: Petra Lea I am a professional artist based in the UK at The Electric Picture House Artists Cooperative. I exhibit throughout the UK and USA including New York, London and Oxford. My artworks are housed… Continue reading Abstract Freedom

Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico, The Central Mexican Plateau-Tula and the Toltec Art

Originally posted on ArS Artistic Adventure of Mankind:
Tula and the Toltec Art At the beginning of this new phase in the history of ancient Mexico, the city of Teotihuacan had been abandoned for near two centuries. According to oral traditions, the city of Tula was founded by a semi-legendary character, Ce Acatl Topiltzin, son… Continue reading Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico, The Central Mexican Plateau-Tula and the Toltec Art

Black Men Terrified

Originally posted on Longreads:
In George A. Romero’s classic 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, the murder of Ben, the black character, by a mob of white vigilantes who think he’s a zombie — even though he spends most of the movie protecting people from zombies — serves as the quintessential political message of… Continue reading Black Men Terrified

An Emotional Tour of History: Naming Lakes After the Fallen

Originally posted on Longreads:
At the Winnipeg Free Press, Bill Redekop profiles Des Kappel, the toponymist in charge of naming the 90,000 remaining land features and lakes in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Currently tasked with matching land features to casualties of the First World War, Kappel’s work is often an emotional tour through history… Continue reading An Emotional Tour of History: Naming Lakes After the Fallen

Drug Addicted and Autistic: A More Common Combination Than You Think

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Addicted and autistic? At Spectrum, Maia Szalavitz explores the unexpected biological and psychological commonalities of addiction and autism, and some new science that suggests that combination may be more common than you think. Shane Stoner’s addiction began in 2008. He lost a factory job, his parents divorced, his father died — and… Continue reading Drug Addicted and Autistic: A More Common Combination Than You Think