October 22, 2020

How different languages tell time, and how cultures around the world perceive time differently

How many hours are in a day? Which direction is clockwise? Can hours shrink? Depends on your language...

October 19, 2020

Video: Amazing animation showing how ingenious medieval engineers built the Charles Bridge in Prague

Video: Giant John Paul II mural created in Stalowa Wola, Poland

October 9, 2020

‘Infuriated’ archbishop removes and burns desecrated altar, says New Orleans priest’s actions were ‘demonic’

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has removed and burned the altar at of Sts. Peter and Paul church in Pearl River after a priest was caught filming sex acts on the altar with two women...

September 16, 2020

This is why it’s so hard to climb an iceberg

“Should not have eaten breakfast before climbing. ... Not to be repeated.”

Like abortion today, slavery in the 16th century was rationalized by many Catholics. But Bartolomé de las Casas knew better...

The end of this video downplays the urgent necessity of conversion, but overall it’s a good introduction to Bartolomé de las Casas.

September 11, 2020

September 4, 2020

Artist draws 11 self-portraits, at 11 levels of increasing complexity

Artist TM Davy explains how to draw a self-portrait in 11 levels of increasing complexity. Starting off with the ubiquitous "solar head" and moving on to portraits that implement light, shadow and color, TM Davy deftly describes how a drawing evolves through materials and techniques.

Once you unlock the secret of a hidden fore-edge painting, you’ll find pure magic

Martin Frost is the last working fore-edge painter in the world. Dating back centuries, the delicate art form places intricate scenes on the side of books, cheekily hidden beneath gold gilded pages.