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Alms giving ceremony in Luang Prabang

If you can get yourself out of bed before 5am, then the alms giving ceremony is for you.
To be honest after all the effort for the early rise it was a bit disappointing but it’s still something of interest. 259 more words


Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: "Politics Ruin a Seder."

Have politics ever made a Peysekh seder tense in your family? Haim Gunner, Ottawa native, explains how he once ruined a seder.

Wexler Oral History Project

Penitence: Visita Iglesia

Another impromptu escapade was conceived last night over Facebook and so a couple of friends and I decided to do the traditional “Visita Iglesia” (translated to as Church Visits). 209 more words

The Great American House Tradition for the Way We

Since the pioneer days, firearms have been an important part of the american tradition. The importance of this tradition can even be seen in the nation… 317 more words

Pistoia Comfits

“Birignoccoluti”, (ragged shaped) in Pistoia dialect, otherwise known as comfits, are famous in this region. The white sweets come in many sizes – 5g, 10g, 20g, even enormous 100g and 150g specimens – and their round, irregular, lumpy shape is unique. 525 more words


Bound Feet Blues: Why did Chinese women have bound feet?

I’ve been researching the history of bound feet for my solo performance piece Bound Feet Blues.

According to Wikipedia

Bound feet became a mark of beauty and was also a prerequisite for finding a husband.

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What's the difference between art & craft?

Was Michelangelo an artistic genius? Of course, but he was also born in the right place at the right time; pre-Renaissance, Western artists got little individual credit for their work. 72 more words

Art History