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'The Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies at 77

SYDNEY, Australia — Bestselling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel The Thorn Birds sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. 316 more words

Arts

'Spinning Tops' installation coming to Woodruff Arts Center plaza

The High Museum of Art has a new spin on how to enliven the Woodruff Arts Center’s Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza.

The High announced Thursday that it will host the site-specific installation “Los Trompos” (“The Spinning Tops”), featuring more than 40 three-dimensional, larger-than-life tops in a variety of colors and shapes, from April 24 through Nov. 420 more words

Arts And Culture

Archeological Site of Volubilis, Morocco

Volubilis is a partly excavated Roman city in Morocco situated near Meknes between Fes and Rabat. Built in a fertile agricultural area, it was developed from the 3rd century BC onwards as a Phoenician (and later Carthaginian) settlement. 253 more words

Travels

Dino Hunt Canada shows off our nation’s long history of prehistoric beast discovery

“You may not know this, but Canada is currently in a golden age of dinosaur discoveries.”

Paleontologist Dr. David Evans, who oversees dinosaur research at the Royal Ontario Museum, announced this to an assembly of media and ROM brass last week ahead of the unveiling of a new species of prehistoric reptile. 629 more words

Arts

Ashley Lohr (MFAST ’15) in a solo show at Anchorage Museum

“Perceptions: Ashley Lohr,” a solo exhibition of Lohr’s paintings, will open this week and be on view until March 1, 2015 at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska. 89 more words

Exhibitions

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE GROSSES $4.4M - BREAKING DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE RECORD FOR FILM THAT HAS CROWDFUNDED

Part of Record Breaking Two-Year Run for Film On Indiegogo

Park City, UTAH January 28, 2014 – Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, announced today that Sundance award winner Dear White People, which raised its initial production funds on Indiegogo, has broken the U.S. 846 more words

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event extravaganza: spark design space, berlin

starting this weekend, the felleshus of the nordic embassies in berlin lends its walls to reykjavik’s design space spark. founded in 2010 and by now the most important destination for icelandic design, the objective of spark has always been to create a platform especially for local initiatives of contemporary design. 282 more words

Berlin