Arts & Life

1:59pm

Sun March 17, 2013
Author Interviews

Famine Ship Jeanie Johnston Sailed Through Grim Odds

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 5:48 pm

Free Press

Many of the 35 million Americans of Irish descent are here due to the worst famine to hit Europe in the 19th century, the Irish potato famine.

It drove more than a million people to flee mass starvation, many climbing aboard ships they hoped would ferry them to a better life in the New World. But the fate they would meet on what came to be known as "coffin ships" was often as grim or worse than the fate they were leaving behind; 100,000 passengers didn't survive the journey.

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1:19pm

Sun March 17, 2013
Architecture

2013 Pritzker Winner Toyo Ito Finds Inspiration In Air, Wind And Water

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 5:48 pm

Dome in Odate (multipurpose dome), Odate-shi, Akita, Japan
Mikio Kamaya Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

Toyo Ito, a 71-year-old architect based in Japan, is the winner of the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The jury honored Ito for his more than four-decade career, in which he has created architecture that "projects an air of optimism, lightness and joy ... infused with both a sense of uniqueness and universality."

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9:34am

Sun March 17, 2013
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

The New Perfectionism: Why Can't We Just Be Ourselves?

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 9:29 am

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8:54am

Sun March 17, 2013
Author Interviews

Hat-Maker Philip Treacy's Favorite Hat, And Many More

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 8:32 am

In the studio, Feb. 10, 1999
Kevin Davies Phaidon

In 2011, Irish milliner Philip Treacy made waves across the world when he designed 36 different hats for the royal wedding. Remember Princess Beatrice's unforgettable hat? Treacy made that.

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8:49am

Sun March 17, 2013
The Picture Show

Fake It 'Til You Make It: What Came Before Photoshop

Originally published on Sun March 17, 2013 5:48 pm

Leap into the Void, 1960 (Yves Klein, Harry Shunk and Jean Kender)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art

The term "Photoshopping" has these days become synonymous with photo manipulation. But the practice is much older than the computer software — about as old as photography itself.

An exhibition now on display at Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art is exploring just that: The collaging, cutting, pasting and coloring that preceded digital photography.

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