The historical Christmas truce that brought peace to the front lines

Culture 12/20/19, 04:50

World War I (1914-1918) is remembered as one of the most fiercely fought, brutally endured and largest scale wars in the history of mankind. It claimed the lives of over 19 million souls. For everyone involved, the memories of pain, loss, and separation lingered forever in their minds and are ...

How Shen Yun Performing Arts Makes Us Historians

Art 12/19/19, 14:27

Shen Yun Performing Arts is as much history as anything else. Just as in texts depicting Chinese history, Shen Yun brings history to life. (Shen Yun Performing Arts) Something too often overlooked when we discuss Shen Yun Performing Arts is how its stories make history tangible. For music lovers, Shen Yun moves ...

Devotion

Art 12/17/19, 12:06

General Rengui Xue was one of the most decorated generals during the Tang Dynasty.He was an honest man who rose from poverty to become one of the most famous military generals in Chinese history. Emperor Taizong once said he was more excited about appointing Rengui Xue as his general than ...

A British professor believes that ‘fairies’ do actually exist

Beyond science 12/16/19, 09:52

Do you believe that cute tiny fairies, just like Walt Disney’s Tinker Bell, really exist? A university lecturer has evidence to support this hypothesis. Professor John Hyatt, a lecturer on art research at Manchester Metropolitan University, claims that he has proven the existence of fairies in real life with photographs. Hyatt ...

International figure painting competition restores traditional aesthetics

Art 12/13/19, 09:57

New Tang Dynasty Television's (NTD) 5th International Figure Painting Competition was held at the Salmagundi Club in New York from November 24 through November 30, 2019.  This year's figure painting competition received more than 400 submissions from 258 artists in 46 countries. The judging panel then selected 103 of these works ...

Archeologist uncover 2,000-year-old “lost” street in Jerusalem

Culture 11/29/19, 03:32

A team of archaeologists from the University of Tel Aviv and the independent governmental Israel Antiquities Authority have discovered a 2,000-year-old street built by Pontius Pilatus in Jerusalem. This walkway was most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship their respective gods on Temple Mount in the ...

Interesting facts about Thanksgiving Day you just might not know

Culture 11/28/19, 05:54

Thanksgiving is one of the most important annual feasts for Americans, and most of us think that we know all there is to know about this day. However, here are some interesting facts about the festive holiday that might just surprise you. Let’s take a look. 1. The date for the ...

Meet the woman who helped make Thanksgiving a US holiday

Culture 11/27/19, 08:10

For much of the 19th century, Thanksgiving was only celebrated by New Englanders and Northeastern transplants in the upper Midwest and New York. Without the dogged activism of Sarah Josepha Hale—a novelist, poet, and the editor of “Godey’s Lady’s Book,” a lifestyle magazine with an impressive pre-Civil War circulation of 150,000—Thanksgiving ...

What is the higher purpose of art?

Art 11/24/19, 08:27

In modern art, be it poetry, painting, music or dance, magnificent and overwhelming works that can withstand the test of time and carry a deep and thorough meaning to humanity are hard to find.

Empathy is ingrained in our brain

Culture 11/20/19, 10:35

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the emotions and feelings of another person. This ability, which is not merely inborn but can be taught, facilitates interpersonal relationships. Dr. Tania Singer – the director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Neurosciences in Leipzig, Germany – is not ...

President Trump to award actor Jon Voight with National Medal of Arts

U.S. 11/18/19, 17:18

President Donald Trump will be awarding the National Medal of Art to Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight. Voight will be the first recipient of the prestigious award since President Trump entered office. In a statement issued by the White House on Sunday, Nov. 17, the award ceremony will take place this Thursday, Nov. ...

A lesson from Confucius to his child: Emphasize virtue and moral behavior

Culture 11/13/19, 12:54

The ancient Chinese gave great importance to family customs and the "cultivation" of discipline and virtue. Since their culture followed the principles of benevolence, righteousness, courtesy, wisdom, and honor as fundamental values, a philosophy that concentrated around the cultivation of virtue and moral behavior towards relatives was of great appeal ...

The tower of Babel and humans’ delusion of touching paradise

Culture 11/09/19, 19:26

The tower of Babel is one of the most fantastic stories in the Book of Genesis and has become legendary in Western culture. According to the Scriptures, it is described as a tall construction built in Babylonia after the Deluge – a symbol of humans’ delusion of reaching heaven.

Happiness is knowing that you have enough

Culture 11/07/19, 12:48

For humans, the pursuit of happiness is a seemingly innate part of our nature, but for the most part, the needs of many are not fully met. Sometimes, a fleeting sentiment of happiness can be obtained at the expense of material possession but these endeavors are often met with physical ...