DC’s Folger Shakespeare Library: Imagining China thru 8 JAN 10

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In the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., the Folger Shakespeare Library presents Imagining China: The View from Europe, 1550-1700. “Early modern Europeans imagined China as a land of wonder, of riches, and of enormous opportunity. Rare books and maps from the Folger collection, along with items from the Library of Congress and the Walters Arts Museum,… Read more »

Cultural Tendency: the Romance Languages

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Speakers of English have an ingrained cultural tendency to assume responsibility for their actions. When we drop something, we say, “I dropped the book.” Speakers of the various romance languages typically say, “The book fell from my hand.” This choice of words shifts the responsibility to the inanimate object. Rather than looking to oneself as… Read more »

Best Travel Deals from $649 LONDON, $699 PARIS or ROME

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Want to get away for a few days? Or see a capital? Or peruse museums in Europe? Well, it isn’t as expensive as you might think. Round trip air, 6 nights in a three star including continental breakfasts daily, taxes, service charges, and fuel charges: from $649 LONDON, $699 PARIS, $699 ROME. Want to know… Read more »

Phoenix Arizona: Photographic Exhibit thru 10 JAN 10

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The Phoenix Museum of Art is featuring Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture. A Natural Perspective Lyons Gallery October 3, 2009 – January 3, 2010 Geoffrey Beene: Trapeze Ellman Fashion Design Gallery November 7, 2009 – March 7, 2010 Upcoming 50/50: Fifty Gifts for Fifty Years Steele Gallery December 4, 2009 – January… Read more »