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Fan Zeng, Mirror of the Invisible

David Gosset | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
David Gosset

Less obsessed by avant-garde experiences or disruptive newness than concerned by inheritance and harmony, the art of Fan Zeng is one of the most significant variations on the classical themes of the Chinese civilization.

What This Monk Is Doing Will Absolutely Stun You

Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) has been revered for his work in peace, compassion and understanding since he was ordained in 1949...

Slowing Down to Wake Up

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.03.2013 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

In today's hyper-caffeinated, attention deficit-disordered world, most of us long for a pause button powerful enough to stop more than just our electronic devices. Like our endlessly spinning hard disk of a brain, for example. Or the downward spiral of the economy.

Living Out The Sacred Word

Homayra Ziad | Posted 06.13.2012 | Religion
Homayra Ziad

I may pull the Quran down from the topmost shelf, and sit in silent recitation, but if the Quran cannot be read in the movement of my limbs, the angle of my chin, the way I walk, sit and hold someone's hand, it is as if it had never been written at all.

Cy Twombly's Luscious Photography

Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

Cy Twombly was one of the greatest artists of our generation. His paintings, cryptic fields of "calligraffiti," derailed the course of art history...

A Beautiful Sign

Deborah C Dooley | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home
Deborah C Dooley

We need signs. They are all around us. But signwriting is a dying trade. There are only a few traditional signwriters left in the UK and few seem keen to take their place. The idea, held by some, that this is a skill which should be reserved for barges and funfairs is ridiculous, and ignores the fact that beautifully crafted signs can only be a positive thing for any business.

PHOTOS: One Of America's Greatest Calligraphers Has Died

Posted 01.03.2012 | Books

A former art director at top advertising agency Young & Rubicam, Sam Fink was one of America's great calligraphers and illustrators. Born on May 2...

Jaweed Kaleem

New York's Metropolitan Museum Of Art Opens Its Doors For Long-Awaited Islamic Art Exhibit | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Standing in the grand entrance hall of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday, Navina Haidar shuffled between nervousness and glee ...

Sexual Secrets of Steve Jobs: The Digital Caress of Apple Products

Richard B. Woodward | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Richard B. Woodward

Ever since the death of Steve Jobs I've been thinking of the Woody Allen line about reincarnation, how if there's an afterlife he wants "to come ...

The ABCs of an Unknown Duchemin

Carolyn Vega | Posted 12.05.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega


Thich Nhat Hanh and David Suzuki to Discuss How to Restore Health to the Planet

James Hoggan | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

What gives you hope that we can bring about the collective awakening needed to restore health to the planet?

Kinda Hibrawi and Her Modern Abstract Arabic Art

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nour Akkad

2011-01-05-art.jpg Hibrawi's ability to translate the rich meanings of Arabic script though her contemporary calligraphy surrounded by bright and vivid paint is exquisite.

BLOG WATCH> The New Art Of Calligraffiti On My Modern Met

My Modern Metropolis | Posted by Alice on November 4, 2010 at 2:30pm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

By mixing beautiful and traditional calligraphy with the rawness and grittiness of graffiti, Niels Meulman gives a whole new way of appreciating both ...

Languages of God: The Word as Decoration

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

2010-11-10-language.jpgThe veneration of text and language went hand in hand in Islam, and the emphasis on both was strengthened by an even earlier aversion to figurative art.

Revealing Yourself In Aikido, Calligraphy and Kototama

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Whether we will it or not, who we are is seen clearly in the black ink of our doing and on the white paper of possibility.