How Do You Measure a Country?

Sarah Lewis, a curator and Harvard professor, was standing in the Museum of the Confederacy when she got a call from the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. Dylann Roof had just killed nine worshippers at the Emanuel AME Church in their city, and the arts organization wanted to commission an artist who could create a piece about “grace in the face of tragedy.” “I knew immediately that Carrie Mae Weems was the artist for this project,” Lewis said at a performance of Weems’s work at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Tuesday. Weems began her career as a photographer, moving toward installations and video art. For Spoleto, Weems created Grace… Read More

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Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson: Married!!!!!!

Yup, celebrity gossip fans, they sure do! Counting On star Josiah Duggar exchanged vows with Lauren Swanson on Saturday afternoon at John Brown University Cathedral of the Ozarks in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. The ceremony came as a surprise to even the most loyal followers of this couple, seeing as they kept their wedding date a secret ever since getting engaged. “What a joy it is to be husband and wife!” Josiah and Lauren told People Magzine shorly after they became husband and wife, adding in an interview with the publication: “Our wedding day was absolutely perfect!” Added the TLC personality himself: “What was even more perfect was to see my… Read More

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