Florence Knoll Bassett, 101, Designer of the Modern American Office, Dies

Florence Knoll Bassett, a pioneering designer and entrepreneur who created the modern look and feel of America’s postwar corporate office with sleek furniture, artistic textiles and an uncluttered, free-flowing workplace environment, died on Friday in Coral Gables, Fla. She was 101. Her death was announced by David E. Bright, a spokesman for Knoll Inc., the company she and her husband […]

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Christian churches in sharp decline in South Korea

More than half the population of South Korea describe themselves as non-religious, an interesting statistic for a country that is among the world’s biggest exporters of missionaries. Christian churches in South Korea are embracing new techniques and technologies to try to attract more adherents. The reforms are coming into force at a time when South Koreans are moving away from […]

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Stanford Apologizes For Volleyball Team's Drawing Of Tree Sticking Up Herbie Husker

As Stanford women’s volleyball players filed into the locker room following their title-winning, five-set victory over Nebraska Saturday, one well-placed photographer captured some mascot violence drawn on the Cardinal’s whiteboard. The @NCAAVolleyball account tweeted then deleted the photo, presumably after noticing the illustration. Yep, that’s the Stanford Tree sticking up and flipping off Herbie Husker. Also scrawled are the hashtags […]

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Judge orders Harry Macklowe to sell his $700M art collection

One of the world’s foremost contemporary art collections is about to hit the chopping block after a Manhattan divorce judge ordered the sale of real estate magnate Harry Macklowe and his estranged wife Linda’s approximately $700 million collection — which includes the “Nine Marilyns” series by Andy Warhol. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Laura Drager said the massive trove should be […]

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The fine art of cutting a century down to seven hours

They've battled scorching sun, icy winds, persistent rain, nagging fogs, chirping birds, aircraft noise and more. Even worse were the days of unpredictable weather, forcing last-minute decisions to move from the outdoor settings in Bella Vista or Leura. Despite all the weather has thrown at both actors and audiences, Sport for Jove's​ summer season of Shakespeare is now 10-years old. […]

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Kimberly Drew Is a Curator of Black Art and Experiences

Name: Kimberly Drew Age: 28 Hometown: Orange, N.J. Now lives: In a two-bedroom apartment in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, with a roommate. Claim to fame: Ms. Drew is an art curator, writer and social activist, who spent three years as the social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was “responsible for building an imprint within […]

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