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Walker Evans: Depth of Field exhibit will make you want to shoot film again

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Walker Evans may be best known for his work created for the Farm Security Administration program, but the latest exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery proves that the man’s career covered much more ground than post-depression America. The exhibit, appropriately titled Depth of Field, showcases more than 200 photographs from Evans’ 50-year career, beginning in the 1920s and ending just before his …

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Is Hillary Clinton The New FDR?

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Huffington Post: Even President Obama, among others, has said Hillary Clinton is one of the most qualified presidential candidates ever. And she has been advocating a new New Deal for America, including tuition-free public universities and colleges, paid maternity leave, child care, expanded social security and Medicare benefits, as well as more public investment at a time when the private …

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Iconic photos by Bourke-White and Lange up for auction

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Swann Auction Galleries in New York City is auctioning two iconic Depression photographs this week: Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), ‘At the Time of the Louisville Flood, Kentucky,’ on mount verso. 1936; printed circa 1970, silver print. Estimate: US$ 40,000 – US$60,000 Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), ‘White Angel Breadline,’ on mount verso. 1933; printed 1960s, silver print. Estimate: US$ 30,000 – US$ 45,000 …

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Book review: Mark Twain’s adventures abroad get fascinating treatment

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Book Review: Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour by Richard Zacks. Ever enthusiastic about making “promising” investments — in state-of-the-art printing processes, his own publishing company, a designing machine for cloth and carpets, and a dietary supplement — Mark Twain found himself, in 1895, hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. He was 60 …

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The Lowdown on Studying Abroad

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Washington Square News: While most students flocked to the Washington Square campus to start the 2016-2017 year, some 1,500 undergraduate students opted to book a different flight by beginning the school year at study away locations. In addition to NYU’s three degree-granting campuses at New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, NYU also boasts 11 study away sites: Accra, Berlin, Buenos …

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Which are the most international universities in the U.S.? NYU ranks #1

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Are you considering studying abroad? For many students, it’s a comfort to know that while they’re miles away from home, at least they have a supportive community of fellow international students to rely on. Even popular university rankings such as Times Higher Education, U.S. News Education, and the Complete University Guide measure universities based on their international student body. The U.S. just happens to …

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Top Cities For Students, At Home And Abroad

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The U.S. offers so many great cities, it’s tempting to switch states without considering other countries. But don’t rule out studying abroad just yet! After all, international study is an unforgettable experience, and a great way to show prospective employers you’ve got the communication skills, adaptability and international experience they want. Below is a breakdown of how top US cities compare …

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Bilinguals are more attractive, say 71% of Americans

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CNN: Want greater success in your career and your love life, as well as a healthy brain long into old age? The answer could be to learn another language.  Or at least that’s the case according to a majority of Americans and Britons polled in a new survey by language app Babbel.  Apparently, 71% of Americans and 61% of Britons believe …

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Seldom-seen photos show what America looked like in the 1940s…in color

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Washington Post: The Farm Security Administration (FSA) was created in 1937 from an earlier agency named the Resettlement Administration, or RA. The RA had been created by a 1935 executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help struggling farmers and sharecroppers by providing loans, purchasing depleted farmland and resettling destitute families into government-designed communities. Roosevelt tapped a former Columbia University …

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Cities to Untangle Traffic Snarls, With Help From Alphabet Unit

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In a world where taxi rides are summoned with a button and where people have become reliant on mapping applications to get around town, a paradox has emerged: Technology companies know a lot more about a city’s traffic patterns than the city officials trying to solve the problem.On Thursday, the federal Department of Transportation announced a partnership with Sidewalk Labs, …

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Berlin stops Airbnb renting apartments to tourists to protect affordable housing

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Berlin has banned tourists from renting entire apartments through Airbnb and its competitors in an attempt to protect affordable housing.With the help of large fines, the German city’s authorities are hoping to protect the property supply and keep rents as low as possible.After the success of the various online rental portals, the number of properties available for long-term rental periods had fallen markedlyBut …

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Infographic: Here’s why living abroad makes you smarter

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Living abroad is usually pretty damn awesome so it’s not surprising then that so many people across the world choose to do so. Research shows that travel and more specifically living abroad make you smarter, the reasons for which are explained in the following infographic by Work the World. By the end of it, you’ll be convinced to make that big move.  Infographic: Here’s …