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China wants a bold presence in Washington — so it’s building a $100 million garden

The Ge Garden in Yangzhou, which will be replicated in the National China Garden at the National Arboretum. (Courtesy of the National China Garden). This summer, a construction team is expected to begin transforming a 12-acre field at the U.S. National Arboretum into one of the most ambitious Chinese gardens ever built in the West. By the time Chinese artisans finish their work some 30 months later, visitors will encounter a garden containing ... Full story

Watch Dave Grohl and his mother talk about Kurt Cobain's death

Virginia Grohl promotes her new book about rockstar mothers on the 'Late Show'. Dave Grohl and his mother spoke about how Kurt Cobain ‘s death affected their relationship in a new TV interview. The Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer appeared on US TV’s Late Show with his mum Virginia to promote her new book, From Cradle To Stage: Stories From The Mothers Who Rocked And Raised Rock Stars , which is about rockstar mothers. Speaking ... Full story

HITRECORD MIXTAPE Vol. 6: Worth Repeating

- HITRECORD MIXTAPE Vol. 6: Worth Repeating by HitRECord | Hit RECord | Free Listening on SoundCloud. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. -. The HITRECORD MIXTAPE is a 40 minute mixtape of great songs from the HITRECORD site, woven together with segues provided by the HITRECORD community. Together, artists on HITRECORD create all the elements needed for each Volume - the community curates the songs, creates the segues and intros, and produces ... Full story

Beyond Melbourne, Victoria's arty regional centres Planet

In decades past, art was a fairly conservative experience beyond the cities in Australia . But t imes have changed dramatically in Victoria . The creative energy of the state capital Melbourne has flowed to regional cities, creating numerous cutting-edge cultural hubs. Regional galleries have been revitalised with newly adventurous programming and the most urban of forms: street art has taken off. Silo mural by internationally recognised street ... Full story

Hipsters, heritage and housing – how cities can escape London’s shadow | Simon Jenkins

‘Inner cities need fizz.’ Roma Jones and her family with The Jones Family, a sculpture by Gillian Wearing in Centenary Square, Birmingham. Photograph: Birmingham city council/Arts Cou/PA. ow it is Birmingham’s turn. After two years in which Manchester has hogged the headlines as England’s “second city”, Birmingham is out to reclaim what was once its title. Next Thursday, both cities and four others are choosing elected mayors in what is billed ... Full story

The best pink pieces for all ages – in pictures

Jasmine wears trousers, £55, . Shirt, £55, . Shoes, £149, , Glasses, £200, by Karen Walker, from Full story

Meet the British artist moulding records of the fight against Isis

As Isis swept the Levant like a rash in 2014, its fighters wrought destruction, not just on human life, but on cultural life too. The ancient sites of Palmyra, Ninevah and Nimrud were among those vandalised because they deviated from Isis’s vision for an ultra-conservative Islamic state. Artists around the world were shocked by images of defaced statues and mutilated paintings. For one, the “wholesale destruction of culture” was disturbing ... Full story

At Zabludowicz Collection, artists test the parameters between authenticity and artifice

Installation view of ‘You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred’, a group photography exhibition at the Zabludowicz Collection in London. Photography: Thierry Bal. Portraits by Thomas Ruff. Photography: Thierry Bal. NM in stripes , by Lucas Blalock, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Ramiken Crucible, New York. Still Creek Vancouver Winter 2003 , by Jeff Wall, 2003. Photography: Thierry Bal. From left, Corinthian Column (Plastic Cups), ... Full story

This Is the Correct Way to Daydream, According to a Harvard Psychiatrist

Daydreaming has a bad reputation. Viewed as a distraction for the flaky or a self-indulgent form of procrastination by many, even science has ganged up on daydreaming, with previous research showing aimless mind wandering tends to make you unhappy . But is daydreaming due for a rehabilitation ? New studies are painting a far more complex picture of this favorite pastime of bored schoolchildren and office workers everywhere. STUDIES SAY THERE'S ... Full story

Best Buddies Prom offers so much to so many

Savanna Forrest, Katie Nelson and Hannah Roti, who will be at the Best Buddies prom. I recently sat down with three moms — Lisa Roti, Dana Forrest and Tricia Nelson — to learn more about the Best Buddies chapter their daughters belong to. And, specifically, to hear about the Best Buddies Prom on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in downtown Washington. What I learned quickly was that not only have their girls, ... Full story