Monthly Archives: December 2015

What’s in a line: sumi-e informs Chinese brush painting

Back in grade school I recall discovering the concept of infinity. We were challenged to consider how long one could make a line. Then in high school a teacher set us up with the trick of forming a paper loop … Continue reading

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In a class of its own: the Red Panda

You’d expect a creature with ‘panda’ in its name to be, well…a panda, don’t you think? Not so, apparently. The animal known as the Red Panda has been variously classified as a panda, a bear, and a raccoon. Today it … Continue reading

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