americanization, culture, italian songs, italy, music, traditional arts

Learn Something Good: Art Appreciation

The number of deaths, ongoing vaccine development, mass panicking, and other similar headlines are published on a daily basis by most news outlets around the world. Art and art appreciation lift this veil of doom and gloom. Sitting behind our windows and staring outside, we see that hope is still there. Life on Earth continues ...

Raven Montmorency

The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer, (1657-1658).

The 4 Arts of the Chinese Scholar

Many ancient cultures had a set of values that initiated specific periods of an individual’s life — when you entered adolescence, when you married, when you had a child, and when you entered middle age. At every step, Chinese scholars had to prove themselves worthy of that stage. There were things you needed to do ...

Emma Lu

A chinese zither.