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’60s Psychedelic Posters: Why This Visual Language Speaks to Us

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Can works of art perfectly capture the look and feel of a generation? Let’s time-warp to San Francisco in the psychedelic 60s, when trippy band posters communicated far more than who was playing a show!

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5 minutes

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The Secret for Success Hidden in a Paper Cut

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Could there be a secret to success so easy that anyone of us can use it no matter our talent or or skill level? This artist may have stumbled upon a recipe for success that any one of us could start on right this moment. Here’s how to “just do it” with the Tiny Blades Project!

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13 minutes

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How the Colorful World of Oz Changed Movies Forever

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Reds and yellows and blues, oh my! Remember when Dorothy opened the door to Oz? We’re traveling back in time to discover an amazing innovation that has quite literally changed the world we see today!

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5 minutes

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Obstacles Can Be Inspiration—Just Look at This Chalk Artist! 

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If you’ve ever felt stuck, held back, or like you just couldn’t make sense of the task in front of you, here’s an interesting place to start: your limitations. Using your obstacles for inspiration is just what chalk artist David Zinn does when he needs to break through his creative block. His story proves that perhaps, your roadblocks could be just what you need to create something amazing. 

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8 minutes

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How Nuclear Bombs Are Revealing Forgeries!

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What do priceless works of art and nuclear bombs have in common? Well, if you’re trying to sniff out art forgeries, those bombs come in handy! It turns out art heists are a lot more high tech than you may expect.

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6 minutes

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Bad Drawings Bring Big Smiles: A Portrait of Paw-fect Imperfection!

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Can a drawing of a cross-eyed dog better the lives of those less fortunate? We’re embracing our flaws and finding humor within the wonderful work of pet-portrait artist, Hercule Van Wolfwinkle!

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6 minutes

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A Bonsai Master’s Perspective on the Legacy You’re Leaving Behind

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The ancient art of bonsai can teach you a lot about how to leave a legacy behind for generations to come. Whether or not you decide to take up your pruning sheers, bonsai master Chiako Yamamoto has some words of wisdom for you!

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13 minutes

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What Was It like to Live with Australia’s Strangest Ancient Creatures?

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From giant one-toed kangaroos to marsupial hyper-carnivores, the first people to live in Australia encountered some WILD animals. Luckily, we can see what they saw in the ancient art they left behind! Here’s what we’ve found.

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13 minutes

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What Does Your Closet Say about Your Family History?

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Who makes the bullfighter’s jacket? Why does the showgirl sparkle on stage? Join us for a journey around the world to learn why time and fervor are key components in some of the most awe-inspiring fashion traditions!

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18 minutes

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Goodbye, Green Screen — Here’s the Tech That’s Changing Film Forever!

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Movies have a way of taking us on journeys we could not have gone on without them. Now, those journeys just got a whole lot more real! We’re traveling to a galaxy far far away and discovering an other-worldly way of storytelling for at-home audiences everywhere!

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8 minutes

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What Would You Do If You Stumbled Across This Person on Your Daily Commute?

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Looking to add a bit of joy to your day? Here’s a surprising artist that’ll have you rethinking how you can turn the most ordinary moments into extraordinary ones!

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Passion Knows No Age: The 97-Year-Old Artist Painting Pixel by Pixel! 

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When we’re faced with uncontrollable circumstances that make doing what we love difficult, the only thing left to do is get creative! For Hal Lasko, who began losing his sight from an incurable disease, that came in the form of painting intricate pieces of artwork in an unexpected way!

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5 minutes

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The Lovable Psychiatrist Healing Trauma, One Stitch at a Time!

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Could knitting be a revolutionary way for us to heal? Well, grab your knitting needles and prepare yourself for a giggle as we stitch sausages instead of sweaters with Madame Tricot, the Knitting Psychiatrist! 

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Turn Your Utility Bill into Endless Fun with This World-Record Holder

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Turn your utility bill into a swooshing supply of endless fun! John Collins, a man who flew one of his folded paper creations hundreds of feet through the air, smashing the world record, shows us the world of wonder we can all find in a few simple creases. 

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How a Vancouver Hotel Is Supporting First Nations Artists

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How can a hotel support the art and culture of a community? When it comes to doing good business that’s good for the world, Skwachàys Lodge has created a model for supporting Indigenous artists while giving people a world-class vacation in Vancouver!

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Stitching Together History: The Incredible Work of Bisa Butler

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Most of us want to be more tomorrow than we are today; to know more, to love more, to see more that expands what we think is possible. Even if you aren’t an “art” person, the extraordinary, life-sized work of Bisa Butler will leave you in awe of the history and future of humanity.

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7 minutes

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Travel through Time While Reconnecting with Your Roots

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What stories do you surround yourself with? Here’s how to start to travel through time by just appreciating the life you’ve built around you!

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10 minutes

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The World’s First “Rock Star” Isn’t Who You Think!

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Who was history’s first rockstar? I’ll give you a hint: he had long flowing hair, refused to bow to convention, made audiences swoon, and even broke a few instruments in his day. He wasn’t from the 1960s, or the 1950s, no, he made his name in the 40s—the 1840s! Any guesses yet?

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We’ve Caught Quilt Fever, Have You?!

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Thousands of joyous people flock to the tiny town of Paducah, Kentucky every year to celebrate one particularly special pastime they all have in common. And the reason for such fanfare and togetherness will have you pulling out your most treasured items to hold them close! 

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The Caveman Leaving Hidden Wonders in New Mexico!

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Can a man who digs elaborate caves for a hobby help us all find the work that feeds our soul? By encasing us in awe and wonder with his secret oasis carved throughout the hills of New Mexico, Ra Paulette might just point you down the right path! 

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14 minutes

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The Magic of Opera from Subway to Stage!

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How in the world has opera been so popular for so long? What is it about these hours-long performances that have kept people fascinated over centuries? Take a journey with us behind the curtain of this world to discover why you, too, are a fan of the opera!

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Why Good Business is like Good Bread!

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Why do we love a good loaf of bread so much? For 130 years a little bakery in Ireland has stood the test of time, answering this question for generations. The answer is a lesson we can pass on to other corners of our life as well!

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Enjoy the World’s Greatest Museums in Your PJs!

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What if you could meet the world’s rarest animals, get up close to some of the most famous paintings, and dive into the wonders of science without leaving your couch? Museums and zoos are giving us a new way to explore the world through virtual experiences!

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How to Grow Your Own Bowls, Lamps, and Baskets!

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Can we seriously grow everything we need in our backyard? To explore this question, on this edition of Saturday’s Around the World we’re traveling to an enchanting land to meet a woman who can transform plants into almost any object you desire!

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Hunting Down the World’s Most Brilliant Colors!

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Have you ever wondered where colors come from? Who collects them? And how did they end up in the world’s most famous paintings? We’re discovering the magical world of pigments and the lengths we will go to bring colors into our lives!

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What Do New Yorkers Love About Their City?

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How does the way we talk about things shape the way we see them? On a hot July day, the artist Marco Santini took to the New York City subway to ask, “What do you love about New York City?” The answers will make you rethink the way language shapes our view of the world!

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The Fascinating History Behind Some of Your Favorite Movies!

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What do giant stag beetles have to do with Wallace & Gromit, King Kong, or The Nightmare Before Christmas? The answer is a surprising trip down memory lane to the wonderful land of stop motion animation! Trust us, you’ll want to hear this wild tale!

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The Largest, Most Viewed Paintings In the World That No One Knows About

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What’s your favorite old movie? Chances are there’s one character that connects all of our beloved old films. They are always there, we just never noticed. Any guesses who it is?

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What if Art Was Meant to be Touched?

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Ever wanted to touch the art in a museum? Artists like these fellows are encouraging all of us to! Here’s a touching story about the power that tactile art can have across many communities. 

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