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The Roman Roads of Gaul Visualized as a Modern Subway Map

At a casual glance, some travelers may take the map above for a depiction of France’s enviable intercity high-speed rail network Train à Grande Vitesse, better known as TGV. In reality, its content predates that system’s inauguration in the early 1980s — and by nearly two millennia at that. This is in fact a map of Gaul, a region of Europe that, most broadly defined, included modern-day France, Luxembourg, and Belgium, as well as parts of Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany. Ruled ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Maps, College, France, Germany, History, Rome, Netherlands, Belgium, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Gaul, Roman Empire, France Luxembourg

The Oldest Known Globe to Depict the New World Was Engraved on an Ostrich Egg, Maybe by Leondardo da Vinci (1504)

Image by Davidguam via Wikimedia Commons Every time you think you’ve got a handle on Leonardo da Vinci’s genius (which is to say, you think you’ve heard about the most important things he painted, wrote, and invented), yet more evidence comes to light of the many ways he meets the standard for the adjective “genius”…. Recently, Leonardo re-appeared not only as an inventor of futuristic military technology or discoverer of complex human anatomy, but also as the first European to depict the “New ...
Tags: Google, Art, Maps, London, College, Southeast Asia, History, Atlantic, Cambridge, Belgium, Newfoundland, Kim, North America, Library Of Congress, Pacific, Columbus

The Official Trailer for the New Frank Zappa Documentary Is Now Online Mark it on your calendars. Alex Winter’s new Zappa documentary will be released on November 23. To whet your appetite, here’s the official trailer for the film: “With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and seve...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Film, College, Prague, Budapest, Belgium, Andy Warhol, Frank Zappa, Gail Zappa, Frank, Facebook Twitter, Zappa, Beefheart, Alex Winter

Global report: schools across Europe reopen as Covid cases grow

Parents and teachers fear face masks and other measures not enough to prevent second waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of millions of pupils, most wearing face masks, have headed back to class in France, Belgium, Poland and Russia, as schools across Europe cautiously reopened amid spiralling numbers of new coronavirus cases in several countries.Parents and teachers around the continent have expressed fears that strict physical distancing and hygiene measures su...
Tags: Europe, Science, Education, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, World news, Hungary, Italy, Schools, Poland, Belgium, Coronavirus outbreak, France Belgium Poland

Reopening schools: how different countries are tackling Covid dilemma

As schools in England prepare to reopen, we examine the situation around the world Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs schools in England and Wales get set to reopen amid continued controversy over safe conditions, attention has focussed both on potential evidence of coronavirus transmission in the classroom and the experiences of other countries.If the issue is complicated, it is because as well as evidence being contradictory on the ability of children of different a...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, England, Science, Education, Children, Wales, France, Germany, Africa, Israel, Society, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa

Nina Simone Writes an Admiring Letter to Langston Hughes: “Brother, You’ve Got a Fan Now!” (1966)

Nina Simone’s creative and political community meant everything to her, and the many losses she suffered in the 60s sent her deeper into the depression of the last decades of her life. “Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, and Lorraine Hansberry [were] prominent,” writes Malik Gaines at LitHub, “among… socially engaged writers and dramatists” whom she considered not only her “political tutors” but also her heroes and closest friends. She never stopped grieving the loss of Hansberry and Hughes and fr...
Tags: Google, Music, College, France, Chicago, Belgium, Literature, Kansas, Francis, Naacp, Nina Simone, Lawrence, Facebook Twitter, Hughes, Gaines, Morehouse College

Back to school: what lessons can UK learn from rest of Europe?

Schools are reopening with staggered classes, distancing and ‘protective bubbles’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile uncertainty over the reopening of English schools continues to provoke anger, concern and incredulity in the UK, other European countries have been sending children back to class for weeks - if not months. Here’s what 10 of them are doing, or are planning to do. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, Education, France, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Denmark, Coronavirus outbreak

Take a Virtual Tour of the World’s Only Sourdough Library

There’s 15-year-old Precious from the Netherlands… And Bubble from Australia, age 4… Yeasty Beasty Methuselah, from Twin Falls, Idaho, is estimated to be around 50… Every sourdough starter is special to the ones who made or maintain it, but of the 1000s registered online with Quest for Sourdough, only 125 have earned a permanent place in the Puratos Sourdough Library in Saint-Vith, Belgium. It's the world's only library dedicated to Sourdough, and you can take a virtual tour here. Housed...
Tags: Travel, Google, Japan, Australia, College, Mexico, Turkey, Food & Drink, New York Times, Paris, Italy, Netherlands, Libraries, Belgium, Bari, Atlas Obscura

The Stay At Home Museum: Your Private, Guided Tours of Rubens, Bruegel & Other Flemish Masters

Of the many world class museums treating a stuck-at-home public to virtual tours of their collections, none inspire the resolve for future travel as the Stay At Home Museum, an initiative of the Flanders tourism board. Before the COVID-19 epidemic response demanded the temporary shuttering of all such attractions, the region was entering the final year of a 3-year festival celebrating such Flemish masters as Jan Van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel, and Peter Paul Rubens. Its website appeals to ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, College, Museums, Belgium, Brussels, Christ, Bruges, Ghent, Bacchus, Facebook Twitter, Adam, Ruben, Eve, Rubens

Not The Nutcracker! Spellbinding dance straight from the playground

Caroline Cornélis draws on everyday life to make elegant shows for young audiences. In 10:10, three dancers and a drummer recreate break timeShows for young audiences are frequently set in fantasy and fairytale worlds, but the school playground is children’s daily domain of make-believe. A stretch of tarmac and a knackered climbing frame will host dozens of overlapping adventures, either continued next playtime or forgotten forever.These mini playground dramas are the inspiration for a wonderful...
Tags: Europe, Music, Arts, Education, Theatre, World news, Dance, Culture, Stage, Schools, Belgium, Children's Theatre, Arts in schools

Flanders stream so polluted 'water could be used as pesticide'

Scientists say stream dubbed ‘most polluted in Europe’ is reminder of effects of intensive farmingWinding between green meadows in the west Flanders countryside, the Wulfdambeek stream is fondly remembered as a place local boys would fill up their water bottles before football games.But research from the University of Exeter has offered a sharp reminder of how intensive farming methods are changing the face of the northern European countryside in ways scientists claim are not being properly unde...
Tags: Europe, Education, Environment, Research, World news, Pollution, Farming, Higher Education, Belgium, University of Exeter

'Sugar daddy' website owner charged with debauchery in Belgium

Norwegian Sigurd Vedal’s site Rich Meet Beautiful promised to help beautiful students meet rich menThe chief executive of a pan-European “sugar daddy” dating site that targeted students with adverts outside Belgian universities last summer has appeared in court charged with debauchery.Norwegian Sigurd Vedal, 47, whose website Rich Meet Beautiful claimed to offer a “Fifty Shades of Grey” experience to young women, is being prosecuted following a complaint by the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Con...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Students, Education, Internet, World news, Higher Education, Belgium, Norway, Sigurd Vedal, Rich Meet Beautiful, Université Libre de Bruxelles Continue

Watch Seder-Masochism, Nina Paley’s Animated, Feminist Take on the Passover Holiday: The Animated Feature Film Is Free and in the Public Domain

Seder-Masochism, copyright abolitionist Nina Paley’s latest animated release, is guaranteed to ruffle feathers in certain quarters, though the last laugh belongs to this trickster artist, who shares writing credit with ”God, Moses or a series of patriarchal males, depending on who you ask.” Bypassing a commercial release in favor of the public domain goes a long way toward inoculating the film and its creator against expensive rights issues that could arise from the star-studded soundtrack....
Tags: Google, Facebook, Gender, Law, College, New York City, Religion, Earth, Egypt, Animation, Gang, Belgium, Monty Python, Jesus, Audrey Hepburn, Ringo Starr

Watch Seder-Masochism, Nina Paley’s Animated, Feminist Take on the Passover Holiday: It’s Free and in the Public Domain

Seder-Masochism, copyright abolitionist Nina Paley’s latest animated release, is guaranteed to ruffle feathers in certain quarters, though the last laugh belongs to this trickster artist, who shares writing credit with ”God, Moses or a series of patriarchal males, depending on who you ask.” Bypassing a commercial release in favor of the public domain goes a long way toward inoculating the film and its creator against expensive rights issues that could arise from the star-studded soundtrack....
Tags: Google, Facebook, Gender, Law, College, New York City, Religion, Earth, Egypt, Animation, Gang, Belgium, Monty Python, Jesus, Audrey Hepburn, Ringo Starr

An Introduction to Ivan Ilyin, the Philosopher Behind the Authoritarianism of Putin’s Russia & Western Far Right Movements

Fascism had been creeping back into European and North American politics for many years before the word regained its currency in mainstream discourse as an alarming description of present trends. In 2004, historian Enzo Traverso wrote of the “unsettling phenomenon” of “the rise of fascist-inspired political movements in the European arena (from France to Italy, from Belgium to Austria).” Many of those far-right movements have come very close to winning power, as in Austria and France’s r...
Tags: Google, David Brooks, Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, College, France, Germany, Russia, US, Bloomberg, Turkey, History, Austria, West, Yale

Celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup with an Outfit from Each Participating Country

Because the World Cup celebrates fashion and culture too! The 2018 FIFA World Cup just kicked off today and I am BEYOND excited! As a Brazilian, a love of soccer is in my genes and my entire country stops to celebrate this amazing competition. While the soccer of course takes the center stage, the event is also a celebration of the amazing cultures and people who make up each of the participating countries. While Russia, the host country, will take center stage, I think it's important that all ...
Tags: Japan, Usa, England, Sweden, Greece, Australia, College, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia, Nigeria, Inspiration, Sports, Senegal

More Quora Debate

I recently received an invitation to answer a question over a Quora because another contributor had used a previous answer of mine in his response.  Instead of answering the question, I directly engaged the other contributor.  The question was, "Is there a rigorous, logical and consistent way to define what firearm constitutes an 'assault weapon' and what doesn't?" The answer by Mr. Dave Consiglio that started all of this was:This answer:Kevin Baker's answer to Are the differences between assau...
Tags: Japan, New York, Guns, Education, California, Washington, China, Germany, Virginia, America, Department Of Defense, Dave, United States, Wyoming, Connecticut, House Of Representatives

Feeling Bored? Here's What I'm Reading, Watching, and Listening to Right Now

My top recommendations for when you need a breather.With Spring Break finally here -- meaning tons of free time -- you might want some new recommendations for things to read, watch, and listen to. I'm here to help!From my favorite blogs, books, and YouTubers to movies I'm rewatching and songs I have on repeat, here are my top recommendations for when you need to pass the time.  My Reading List Becca Tapert Love Lauren Elizabeth (Blog) – Lauren has been on YouTube since 2011, talking fashion, ...
Tags: Books, Music, New York, Movies, Instagram, Youtube, College, Netflix, Belgium, Diane Von Furstenberg, Hulu, Aimee, Relaxing, Playlist, Madrid Spain, YouTube Channel

6 things to study for the well-rounded mind

What are the best subjects to learn for business – and life – success? If anyone sat down to identify the perfect secondary (and maybe college) education, I doubt they would come up with today’s average American curriculum. While there are plenty of courses in basic skills (reading, writing, mathematics, and so on) many other just as critical basic skills are overlooked (personal finance, homemaking, health/physical education). What are some of the critical components missing from our national...
Tags: Career, Supreme Court, Education, College, Life, Marketing, US, America, Belgium, Career Advice, Career Coach, Don

‘Sugar daddy’ website targeting Belgian students faces legal fight

Ministers accuse Richmeetbeautiful of inciting debauchery and prostitution after posters appear near Brussels campusesBelgian ministers have said they will take legal action in an attempt to force a website that links young women and rich men to remove huge adverts near the country’s universities.Trucks bearing large posters promoting Richmeetbeautiful, which describes itself as a “sugar daddy and sugar baby dating site”, have appeared on the outskirts of campuses in Brussels in recent days. The...
Tags: Europe, Students, Education, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Dating, Higher Education, Belgium, Young People, Brussels, Online Dating, Richmeetbeautiful

Fashion Inspired by Opening Credits: Man Seeking Woman, Adventures of Tintin, Do the Right Thing

Style your sneakers with inspiration from these opening scenes.Continuing with my series on outfits inspired by opening credits, I will be covering some disparate works today. On the movie front, we have The Adventures of Tintin and Do the Right Thing. To mix things up even further, I'll also be covering the quirky comedy TV series, Man Seeking Woman.What do these works all have in common? For starters, the opening credits are all visually interesting and well worth watching. (Bet you could have...
Tags: College, Chicago, Brooklyn, Belgium, Daniel Craig, Public Enemy, Rosie Perez, Jay, Asos, Spielberg, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Tintin, Jay Baruchel, Overalls Charlotte Russe Tee Forever, Jaime Bell

It’s education, stupid: how globalisation has made education the new political cleavage in Europe

The Brexit referendum and the Dutch and French elections have shown that the traditional distinction between right and left is becoming obsolete. Commentators argue that a globalisation cleavage is appearing in western Europe, with the issues of migration and European integration core bones of contention. We argue that at a deeper level it is not just globalisation or the EU that drives this contestation. The new political divide is also rooted in demographic changes, it is a manifestation of th...
Tags: Europe, Books, Politics, UK, England, London, Featured, Sweden, Education, Democracy, France, Scotland, Germany, Immigration, Eu, European Union

Loving Luxembourg as the new measure | Brief letters

Student loans | Antarctic iceberg | Photographic memory | Dog-ends | Don’t be a tosserNeil Gammack (Letters, 11 July) asks what a graduate earning £21,001, with a debt of £50,000 a year, would have to pay every month to offset the interest on the loan. He thought it would be a huge sum, I suppose, and was angry that the Guardian refers to the student loan as a “so-called debt”. Repayments are not based on the size of the loan but on the graduate’s salary. You pay 9% of the difference between you...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Money, Students, Education, Wales, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Environment, Life and style, World news, Australia news, Pollution, Art and design, Oceans

Artists May Have Different Brains (More Grey Matter) Than the Rest of Us, According to a Recent Scientific Study

Image Photo courtesy of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at UCLA. Sometimes—as in the case of neuroscience—scientists and researchers seem to be saying several contradictory things at once. Yes, opposing claims can both be true, given different context and levels of description. But which is it, Neuroscientists? Do we have “neuroplasticity”—the ability to change our brains, and therefore our behavior? Or are we “hard-wired” to be a certain way by innate structures. The debate long predates the ...
Tags: Google, Science, College, Neuroscience, Belgium, Jane Austen, University Of California, Huffington Post, Ucla, Van Gogh, Katherine Brooks, Chamberlain, Facebook Twitter, BBC Radio, Locke, Josh Jones

Byju’s Learning secures funding from Belgian investment firm Verlinvest

Education tech startup Byju’s Learning has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Verlinvest, an investment firm based in Belgium. A Mint report pegged the... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Education, Internet, Belgium, Byju, Byju's Learning, Verlinvest

The Buzz on BuzziBounce and BuzziTrihex

Designed by Belgium’s Gerd Couckhuyt for ever-eclectic manufacturer BuzziSpace, BuzziBounce and BuzziTrihex are a pair of compatible pieces that work well for education, office, and residential venues. The Bounce in BuzziBounce is owed to the chair’s clever construction—an s-shaped silhouette grounded with a base of satinated chrome. The ensemble creates a cantilevered effect that gives the chair a pleasing, ergonomic give. The backside of BuzziBounce can be finished in BuzziSpace upholstery...
Tags: Books, Education, Belgium, Contract, Upholstery, Wood Veneer, Office Chair, Breakout Table, BuzziBounce, Buzzispace, BuzziTrihex, Collaborative Table, Conference Table, Ergonomic Hair, Task Chair, Gerd Couckhuyt

The Only Known Footage of Louis Armstrong in a Recording Studio: Watch the Recently-Discovered Film (1959)

1959 was a watershed for jazz, a form of music that often looks backward and forward at once. That year, virtuoso composers and soloists like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, and Ornette Coleman pulled jazz in all sorts of temporal and spatial dimensions, giving new shape to bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, and whatever Ornette Coleman was up to. 1959 also brought us perhaps one of the most traditional records by a jazz great that year, Louis Armstrong’s Satchmo Plays...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Los Angeles, Belgium, New Orleans, Ornette Coleman, Copenhagen, Louis Armstrong, Oliver, Allmusic, Facebook Twitter, Louis, Armstrong, Josh Jones, All Stars

Designer Spotlight: Vetements

Learn about the ultra-mysterious brand that's taking the fashion world by storm. (Vetements website) This summer, we're bringing back our Designer Spotlight series, which takes you behind the scenes of your favorite fashion houses. As college women, we're all educated, but many of us know surprisingly little about the inner workings of the fashion industry. This series aims to change that, informing you about your fashion favorites. Extremely Clothes-Minded Our first featured designers are t...
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, News, College, Georgia, Designers, Dusseldorf, Belgium, DHL, Jenner, Louis Vuitton, Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Maison Martin Margiela, Vetements

BuzziJungle Engages Whimsy in the Common Office

Collaborative seating was the rage at last week’s annual NeoCon tradeshow as the design industry attempts to accommodate both social and focus work in the age of open-plan work environments. While veteran furniture manufacturers launched a host of refined, upholstered, modular options, Belgium’s hot, young BuzziSpace introduced whimsy to the common office. BuzziJungle, a conceptual jungle gym for the workplace, allows users to step away from traditional desking systems and conference rooms by ...
Tags: Books, Education, Office, Collaboration, Belgium, Contract, Commercial, Neocon, Trade Shows

May linkfest

The official Trump typeface – as seen on hotels, airplanes, and campaign logo (but not on the failed steaks, wine, or university) – is Akzidenz Grotesk. * Budweiser has announced that it’s rebranding its beer “America” for the duration of the U.S. election season. It’s not the first America-first stunt the brewery has pulled, notes Mark Wilson in Fast Co Design: previous summer-only editions have featured the Statue of Liberty and the American flag. But this bit of revisionism is especiall...
Tags: Books, Fashion, Politics, UK, Technology, Education, Stanford, America, Domains, Beer, Renaming, Budweiser, Linguistics, Belgium, Brazil, Food And Drink

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