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When Italian villages began selling houses for $1, it seemed too good to be true. But the latest ...
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NEW YORK—The oldest book that Jeff Peachey has worked on was a papyrus fragment from over 2,000 years ...
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NEW YORK—In the sports world, martial arts have climbed in popularity, but practitioners of the oldest forms say ...
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LONDON—Cabinets lined with antique glassware, formula books, and old photographs. The atmosphere in this perfumery on Jermyn Street ...
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The 2019 International Chinese Traditional Martial Arts Competition finals are set to take place on August 25. Dozens ...
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NEW YORK—Robert Wilson pries off the metal lid of what looks like a can of paint. "The ink ...
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GETTYSBURG, Pa.—Bonnie Orlando has always loved to play dress up, in part for the beautiful fashions, and in ...
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The Black Bat Squadron was a covert flying unit with a dangerous mission and a high death-rate. An ...
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The tea ceremony is part of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art's effort to introduce the cultural history ...
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LONDON—Artist director of Tom Smarte Hats, Allon Zloof, says his hat-making is inspired by music and history. "Colour combinations ...
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GETTYSBURG, Pa.—When Jim Michaels got started in watchmaking, everyone coming through his shop was looking for something to ...
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Larry Clowers came to play Ulysses S. Grant practically by accident—or perhaps fate. He was working as an ...
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NEW YORK—For Michael Aram, it was always fascinating to understand how things worked; his love for materials and ...
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An immersive experience in the Palace Ballroom recreates a waltz from the 1850s, at this year's summer opening ...
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LONDON—Robert Ettinger is keeping the traditions of his family business alive. His father, Gerry Ettinger, was one of ...
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19th-century Russian writer Leo Tolstoy's novels come to life in the very fields where he drew his inspiration.
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When we talk about ceiling paintings, or frescoes, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Michelangelo and ...
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An iconic silhouette in London’s skyline: Tower Bridge turns 125 years old this weekend. Chris Earlie, the modern-day ...
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If you ever watched the 2005 movie adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice," you may recall that when Elizabeth ...
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We are nowhere near Phoenix, or the United States. But we can’t really say we’re in France either. ...
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A descendant of the last German kaiser on Tuesday lost a court bid for the return of a ...
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Walt Whitman, The Bard of Democracy. Imagine a completely unknown author received this email from novelist Jonathan Franzen ...
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June 14 marked the 73rd birthday of President Donald Trump. A Chinese-American artist wished the President a happy ...
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With summer around the corner, people don't mind waiting in a line that goes around the corner just ...
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Ludwig van Beethoven is widely regarded for his musical compositions, but he's also known for his signature gray ...
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Practitioners of Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, from various countries gathered in the center of Kyiv, ...
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Many westerners probably learned about kung fu from the movies and TV, and who hasn’t dreamed about beating ...
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The NTD International Piano Competition is fairly new to the stage in the world of major classical music ...
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LONDON—A chess piece purchased for a few pounds by an antiques dealer in Scotland in 1964 has been ...
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In selecting the required pieces for performers, the NTD International Piano Competition only sets its eyes on piano ...
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