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National May 9, 2017

Princess Mako to visit Bhutan in third official overseas visit

Princess Mako, a granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will travel to Bhutan next month, where she is expected to visit a flower exhibition and meet with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. The trip was approved Tuesday in a Cabinet meeting. It will be her third official ...

Renick Bell discovers the art inside the algorithms

Music May 9, 2017

Renick Bell discovers the art inside the algorithms

by Mike Sunda

In 2017, algorithms are everywhere. They determine the news we see, the music we stream, the advertisements we're served and the very means through which we communicate and access information on a daily basis. And it's not just our online experience that's underpinned by algorithms. E-commerce ...

Keeping up with the Joneses, Edo style

Art May 9, 2017

Keeping up with the Joneses, Edo style

by Yoko Haruhara

The Edo Period (1603-1868) is renowned for the flourishing of material culture — a time when major advances and innovations in Japanese folk crafts and design were prized by the burgeoning commoner class of Edo (present-day Tokyo) and Osaka. "The Golden Age of Mingei: Life ...