Blue laws prohibit certain non-religious activities from taking place on Sundays. Read about blue laws, silly laws, and unusual laws in countries around the world.
Pablo Picasso was one of the 20th century's greatest artists. A ceramicist, painter, printmaker, sculptor, and stage designer, Picasso co-founded the Cubist movement.
This article explains why the main figure in Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” is screaming.
Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, Rodrigo de Bastidas, and Vasco Núñez de Balboa explored Latin America. This article provides interesting facts about these men.
Read what happened in Needles on May 14, 2008 and learn what the official explanation is of the event.
Citrus is a genus of flowering plant in the rue family—Rutaceae. There are more than 100 members of the genus. Read about, and view photographs of, some of the types of citrus plants grown throughout the world.
View photographs and learn the history of some of the more than 150 ghost towns in California. Learn what the term "arrested decay" means.
There are many terms and definitions unique to Broadway and the theater-going experience. Gaining an understanding of these terms will enhance your viewing enjoyment when you attend a performance.
A country’s capital city is, in most cases, the official seat of government as defined by law or the country’s constitution. Learn the capital cities of the 50 countries in Europe.
Life imitates art, and art imitates life. Read about the "real" pirates of Penzance and Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance.
Polymer clay is made from tiny particles of polyvinyl chloride plastic mixed with pigment and a liquid plasticizer. When baked in an oven at a low temperature, it becomes a permanent solid plastic.
The Teddy Bear was named for United States President Theodore ("Teddy") Roosevelt. This article explains why the bear was named after the president and provides information about the history of the Steiff and Vermont Teddy Bears.
Learn the differences between two major schools of painting. You’ll then be better able to decide which paintings you like, and understand why you like them.
The Caribbean is a group of 7000+ islands stretching more than 2000 miles which separates the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea to the west and south from the Atlantic Ocean to the east and north.
This collection of senryu is dedicated to a friend who pushed me to write beyond limits I wrongly perceived.
If love is the universal language and "I love you" is the most important thing to say, how will you tell the world how you feel? Here are more than 165 ways to say "I love you" in different languages.
New Year's Day is celebrated on January 1 in nearly all countries — the first day of the year in the Julian calendar that was used in ancient Rome, and the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. I have compiled a list of how to say "Happy New Year" in more than 165 languages.
This article lists the ways to say "Merry Christmas" in more than 110 languages. Included are Christmas music videos, a video of The Nutcracker ballet, and photos of vintage Christmas cards.
The MRI procedure might be scary and upsetting for an anxious or claustrophobic person. This article offers information and coping methods for patients. It also provides helpful resource information.