The magic of the fountain pen

The timing of “coming of age” is different for each generation. For many of us, the time was in school, when we went from pencil to fountain pen. It was in sixth grade, but the excitement of the rite of passage is not forgotten. The fountain pen has remained an …

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Chinese parents want more Confucian education

AT FIRST LOOK, The Huaguoshan Kindergarten in Zhuzhou, a city in the southern province of Hunan, looks a lot like any other nursery. Four brightly painted playrooms have buckets of construction bricks and soft, colorful mats. But on the upper floors, the classrooms are more spartan. Rice paper lanterns and …

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Art Beat presents artist David Richardson

Given a rich family history and youthful exposure to cultural pursuits, it seems David Richardson was destined to become an artist. At the height of the Mad Men era, his father was vice president of advertising for Cheeseborough Ponds. Her mother was a model and fashion artist in New York …

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