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The Peter Mott House: New Jersey's Underground Railroad safe haven

LAWNSIDE, New Jersey -- The Peter Mott House in Lawnside, New Jersey is the oldest known house to serve as a station on the Underground Railroad during the mid-1800s. For Catherine Joyce Fowler of the Lawnside Historical Society, having a piece of history like the Mott House is important so that everyone can understand the suffering and struggles her ancestors underwent during this period in history. "People can come to get the feel of what it ... Full story

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11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Machiavelli certainly knew about seduction of a sort, the kind that can be used to seize and maintain power. An energetic new book by Patrick Boucheron offers a knowing guide to the Renaissance statesman and writer’s life and work. Clement Knox’s “Seduction” is a wide-ranging look at how the art has influenced politics, literature and social movements. “It turns out that we were just as conflicted about seduction centuries ago as we are now,” ... Full story

Croatian singer faces criminal charges for 'mocking' national anthem

Image caption Josipa Lisac is known in Croatia for her idiosyncratic performances and fashion. A singer who performed at the inauguration of Croatia's new president is facing criminal charges over her rendition of the national anthem. The complaint, filed by a Croatian lawyer, says Josipa Lisac's performance deliberately mocked the anthem. But her record label and musicians' union said the claim showed a "complete disregard for artistic ... Full story

A Young Swiss Photographer’s Transfixing Portraits of the Women in Her Orbit

The young Swiss photographer Senta Simond shoots her subjects in natural light, but it’s the platonic-erotic bonds of close friendship that give them their particular glow. Simond credits the intimate, spontaneous mood of her portraits to her unfussy process: her subjects are women she knows, some of whom have been her models for a decade; she uses minimal equipment, in non-studio settings, and seeks out plain white backgrounds to position her ... Full story

Things I’ve “Liked” for Men

How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption: Jon Hamm Edition. The actor, who stars in the movie “Bad Times at the El Royale,” tries his hand at our cartoon-caption contest. Full story

Fashion Institute apologises for 'clearly racist' show News

A New York City-based fashion college has apologised after a catwalk show was labelled racist. Models were asked to wear prosthetic ears, lips and bushy eyebrows for a collection run by fashion design students at the event in Manhattan. The accessories were heavily criticised online after an African-American model said she would not wear the "clearly racist" items. The Fashion Institute of Technology said the matter was being investigated. ... Full story

Jim Breyer Reviews ‘Leonardo Da Vinci’

Illustration by David Mahoney. Jim Breyer is the founder and CEO of Breyer Capital and a Forbes 400 member. Breyer shared his review of Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson for our ongoing series of book reviews by leaders from the worlds of business, academia, entertainment and politics. See more reviews from leaders here. Last month, I returned to Italy and rediscovered the brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci. For as long as I can remember, I’ve ... Full story

New Time magazine cover features Martin Luther King Jr. virtual reality photo

TIME Magazine recreates image of MLK. A new Time magazine cover coming this March is featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in an image created using virtual reality. The photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. was created using an actor who stood in for Dr. King, whose image was then transformed into the civil rights leader by a visual effects team. It's part of an immersive Time project called The March, which will give people a chance to ... Full story

'West Side Story' on Broadway: A moving, gritty new production

NEW YORK — You can teach an old show new kicks. Look for proof to the bravura audacity of director Ivo van Hove’s movingly gutsy new “West Side Story,” the much anticipated Broadway revisit to the masterwork by the ’50s hive-mind genius of Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins and Arthur Laurents. Van Hove and his choreographer, Belgian postmodernist Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, vowed to come up with a “West Side Story” for a new ... Full story

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