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Mayor of Paris Vows to Ban Vehicles by 2020

By: Vicky Victoria

Parisians are feed up with the increasing pollution floating around their city, into their lungs, affecting their over all health and the beautiful façades of Paris. Early this year authorites were called out as pollution levels reached twice those considered safe. In responce to growing concern and criticism, leftist Mayor Anne Hidalgo vowed Sunday to limit the use of cars in the capital's four central arrondissements to create a larger "semi-pedestrian" zone.

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Attention artists and culture lovers!

By: Vicky Victoria

Attention all artists and culture lovers: New York City’s “Conception”, a platform for emerging artists looking to kick-start their careers, is partnering with the infamous Cutting Room, the storied venue where the Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, and other legends have played.

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Writer Automaton: Ancestor to the Modern Computer

By: Vicky Victoria

This 240 year-old machine is an ansester to the modern computer; a doll that can write, a clockwork creation by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, a Swiss watchmaker.

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Yvon Lambert Slams Art World

By: Vicky Victoria

How things have changed. Over the past two decades our world has under gone immense change, most notably, cultural change. The financial markets, and the ideology that fuels them, in conjunction with the Internet, have abandoned a culture sensitive to art.

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Truth: He Takes From The Well-Heeled & Gives To Those That Are Strapped

By: Vicky Victoria

The Giving Closet is a daydream transformed into reality. After 12 productive years on the Hollywood landscape, celebrity wardrobe stylist Sam Russell gave birth to an idea—an idea that blossomed into a passion project that personalities in show business could not easily ignore.

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Ringo Starr Meets Truth Is Cool Enthusiast

By: Vicky Victoria

The former Beatle, Ringo Starr, and His All Starr Band, came back to New York City last night where they played at the Beacon Theater, in New York’s Upper West Side. Truth Is Cool enthusiast met the man himself.

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The Untold Truth of Addiction and Redemption

By: Vicky Victoria

On July 14th, 2001 an egocentric know-it-all teenager had a near death experience when he slammed his car into a tree high on a variety of illegal drugs. He awoke to the truth of addiction. Fast-forward 12 years later, now in long-term recovery, Greg Williams talks about this experience, which has opened the doorway for not only a new found appreciation of life, but an empowerment to understand the ability to effect change and where the path of vulnerability can lead.

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Following His Truth, Robert Presutti Finds Soul

By: Vicky Victoria

After having had a long successful career with photo legends Deborah Turbeville and Mary Ellen Mark, Robert Presutti went out on his own and began a new journey. The truth that he discovered is that publishing is not what it use to be. Few and far between, magazines accept soulful photos and deep stories that not only expose our society, but actually are a positive impetus in making our culture richer. Instead, fast food publishing has become the norm, and Robert’s photos which expose the truth and soul of his subjects are something our present culture has a hard time accepting or appreciating. His fortune changed however, by following his truth, when serendipitous encounters brought him assignments of a lifetime.

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The Backward and Unjust Justice System of Florida

By: Vicky Victoria

Can someone tell me what’s going on here? A Florida woman, Marissa Alexander, who was defending herself against an abusive husband by firing a warning shot in the air, in order to get him to back the hell off, is sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempted murder, meanwhile, George Zimmerman is set free with no convictions after killing a teenage boy.

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Charles Bukowski, Time is All Around: This.

By: Vicky Victoria

A friend recently shared Charles Bukowski’s poem This with me, and as I read it I instantly connected it to Truth Is Cool. Charles’s words are all too true in their depiction of the selfishness that is prevalent in our society. Selfishness and greed have proved to become a value that is actually honored and rewarded in today’s society.

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Paradise Found Paradise Lo$t

By: Vicky Victoria

"Paradise Found Paradise Lo$t", a documentary in the making by Conrad Stojak, inspires to examine the lives of Austrian pop artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and a man who re-discovered one of his greatest works, Chris Muth. Filming on and off over the past 4 years, Conrad has seen Chris attempt to transform himself into Hundertwasser, and Conrad’s life in return has become an obsession of these two men.

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The Surprising Inspiration Behind Adam Johnson's Pulitzer Prize

By: Vicky Victoria

This week, on April 15, the Pulitzer Prize winners were announced. One pleasant surprise was that , whereas last year’s 2012 Pulitzers...

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