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5 Uncomfortable Truths About Your Life

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Authentic happiness demands we also grapple with the unhappy parts of our character. Perfection, as Jewish wisdom teaches us, is reserved for God.

Priscilla Frank

Exploring The Mythology Of The Female California Artist

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts

California, like New York, is a space rife with myth. Both sites, in contrast to most other U.S. states, aren't places to be from, they're places to g...

Feminism, Modern Day Ruminations

Sana Syed | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Sana Syed

The interpretation of the concept of feminism is surrounded by controversy that is rivaled only by religion. The issue is confounded even more by the contradictory actions and diversity of its proponents.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Last Will and Testament

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

He died in Hollywood on December 21, 1940, eating a chocolate bar and making notes in pencil on a football story in the Princeton Alumni Weekly. The last words F. Scott Fitzgerald ever wrote complimented the author of the story: "Good prose."

Best Summer Beach Read: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is The Night

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

You needn't be by the sea to read it, of course, for you can see and smell and almost taste the Mediterranean, wherever you are, thanks to Fitzgerald's magical words.

Great Design Made to Measure: Books, Dead or Alive?

Ken Carbone | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

J. Abbott Miller, a partner in the international design consultancy, Pentagram, specializes in exhibit, interactive and identity design. He has also designed numerous books for world-class cultural institutions.

Modernism Gallery and the Late Mark Stock: Art, Friendship and Feeling

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

Muller felt the emotion in his work even in a newspaper image he spotted in the mid-eighties, after which he spent a long time seeking Stock out. He then commissioned Stock to create a painting inspired by an earlier book of Conrad's.

War - Art - Peace: I

Frank Browning | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

War is in the air again. Be it in Ukraine, surrounded by the second largest stash of nuclear weapons on earth outside the U.S., or among the legions of child soldiers in Somalia, Congo and Sudan, or with bad luck, back on the Indochinese peninsula up to Bangladesh.

Damned Beautiful: F. Scott Fitzgerald Unexpurgated

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

That Fitzgerald intended some of the stories in Taps at Reveille to be brutal and unpleasant is clear. The title itself indicates that we wake up to death. T It's also unsurprising to find Fitzgerald could use words as weapons, coarse language to create.

How to Save Ugly Buildings

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Julia Rocchi [Preservation Tips & Tools] How to Save Ugly Buildings from PreservationNation "It's always easier to save a place that pe...

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Frederic Rzewski

Daniel Asia | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Frederic Rzewski's The People United Will Never be Defeated is one of those pieces that seems to have popped or plopped out whole and near perfect.

See Modern Houston via Instagram

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Grant Stevens [Earlier this month was] the Docomomo US Modernism Symposium in Houston. Posting some landmarks from the area: Culinan Hall & B...

What Life Looks Like in a Midcentury Modern Oasis

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
National Trust for Historic Preservation

In 1958 and 1959, influential Modernist architect Harwell Hamilton Harris designed what many consider to be one of his best buildings, the Cranfill Apartments in Austin, Texas.

Songs That Matter: Bob Dylan, 'Desolation Row'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.19.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

"Desolation Row" is over eleven minutes of anything, everything. For nearly fifty years, Bob Dylan's fans, critics, and writers have been trying to say what it's about. To me, it's a song I love to listen to, and one of the last great works of Modernism.

Chatting Up Stephen Collins: Palm Springs' Man About Modernism

Duane Wells | Posted 04.12.2014 | Travel
Duane Wells

You probably know Stephen Collins as the undeniably urbane host of Bravo's Property Envy. In addition to appending the title TV host to a CV that already included the job titles hotelier, writer, curator and designer, he has exchanged the bustle of London for the simplicity of desert life in Palm Springs.

A New Experiment for the Saarinen-Designed Bell Labs Building

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By David Robert Weible The massive atrium of the Bell Labs building The Bell Labs building has been the site of countless advances in science and t...

The Demolition Controversy at New York's MOMA: Drawing Future Lessons

Paul Gunther | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

In the spirit perhaps of no good deed goes unpunished, the Museum's present decision to sacrifice the contemporary if not categorically orthodox modernist Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Folk Art Museum is nonetheless a record of the increasingly blurred narrative of late 20th and early 21st century aesthetic constructs.

Dina Brodsky at the Mµseum: A Jewel With a Universe in It

Daniel Maidman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

There is something dreadfully lonely to her cityscapes. It is not only because they lack people, but because they lack people in places where we have a right to expect people to be found.

Sweet Memories From Pastry Chef Laura Sawicki

Dark Rye | Posted 02.16.2014 | Taste
Dark Rye

Laura Sawicki is a pastry chef, but she's also a creative artist.

2013's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In surveying the year in landscape architecture, "aptness," a word favored by the great Modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley seems, well, appropria...

Melilla: Where Catalan "Modernisme" Meets North Africa

Jennifer Walker | Posted 11.19.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Walker

Like Gaudí in Barcelona, Nieto captured the spirit of a city and immortalised it in brick and mortar. Europe or Africa? I would call Melilla "Moderniste."

In South Asia, a Twist on Picasso's Legacy

Austin Considine | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

In 1907, Pablo Picasso painted what many consider to be the most important painting of the 20th century, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. It depicted the female nude in a way it had never been done before.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Is Being Rewritten by Its Characters

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.17.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

A new memoir has begun in the Believer magazine, with the first installment just published. It's by Robert Atwan, writing as "Thomas Buchanan." Yes, that Tom Buchanan, Daisy's husband, Nick's Yale frenemy, Gatsby's nemesis.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

LOOK: How Michigan Shaped Modern Design

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.15.2013 | Detroit

While Michigan makers have produced some of the iconic work that shaped the 20th century modernism movement, a robust design legacy isn't commonly ass...

Luis Roldán: Mechanical Ventilation. Interactions with Willys de Castro.

Monica Gutierrez | Posted 05.29.2013 | Arts
Monica Gutierrez

In medicine, "mechanical ventilation" is a method to assist or replace spontaneous breathing. In New York City, right now, is the concept behind an intensively provocative solo show by Colombian artist Luis Roldán, currently going on at Henrique Faría Fine Art.