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  • Enter China's Forbidden City
    China has been growing at an incredible rate for the last several decades and today with the focus of the Olympics and their huge economy and manufacturing sector many Westerners are once again focused on this world giant. China offers to many Westerners exotic culture and architecture. In fact, one of its landmarks- the Forbidden City is now becoming one of China’s most popular tourist attractions.
  • History of the Parthenon
    Greece’s famous Parthenon is one of the most instantly recognizable structures in the world. With its scarred but still-elegant white columns and imposing position on top of a rocky Athenian hill, many modern architects consider the Parthenon to be architectural perfection.
  • The Famous Photographs of Diane Arbus
    "A photograph," Diane Arbus once said, "is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know." Arbus made it her life’s work to uncover the hidden secrets in everyday people... and show them the obvious truth in those “less than everyday” people.
  • The Life and Contributions of Benjamin Franklin
    Born in Boston on January 17, 1706, Benjamin Franklin was the 17th child born to a huge Massachusetts family. Though his family didn’t have the resources to give Benjamin the life he wanted, Benjamin Franklin had gifts enough of his own.
  • The Men in the Life of Cleopatra
    Cleopatra is always portrayed as an incredible beauty and a handy seducer of men. And while new evidence shows that perhaps her beauty wasn’t all it was rumored to be, her charm and appeal to men couldn’t be overestimated. Throughout her life, Cleopatra had many lovers and close male acquaintances... and while some of these turned out to be her enemy, many of her relationships were very useful.
  • The Most Famous Stunts of Daredevil Evel Knievel
    Unlike most of today’s stuntmen, Evel Knievel was a true daredevil. Instead of calculating thrust and windspeed and angles, this daredevil just... jumped. There was no math involved in his jumps. He would simple look at the distance to be jumped, make some estimates and... hope for the best. But the best didn’t always come to pass,
  • The Phantom of the Opera: The Novel, the Musical, the Mystery
    When Gaston Leroux published his novel, The Phantom of the Opera, as a serialization in French magazine Le Gaulois, it took the novel some time to gain much notice. But when it did, this classic work became one of the most popular pieces of literature ever written... and one of the most widely adapted.
  • Wrigley Field: The Renovation of a Great Ballpark
    For baseball lovers, there are a few ballparks left that continue to inspire. Many can say these parks include Fenway in Boston (which happens to be the oldest ballpark left standing), Yankee Stadium (the house that Ruth built- now moving to the lot next door) and Wrigley Field- the home of the Chicago Cubs. Wrigley Field being one of the last great ballparks and also the second oldest

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