Monthly Archives: June 2014

Extraordinary play brings Anne Frank’s secret world to life

by CNN // June 25, 2014 // Updated 14:37 GMT // 0 Comments

It’s hoped the productionwhich features lavishly designed sets that revolve and glide across a giant panoramic stagewill bring the story of the young Jewish diarist to a new generation. No expense has been spared. MORE: Wurlitzer wizards bring the music back to Amsterdam’s art deco marvel Intensely realistic stage sets Two of Holland’s best known […]

The hidden beauty of airport runways, and how to decipher them

by CNN // June 19, 2014 // Updated 11:36 GMT // 0 Comments

Flying Fonts Airports use a specialized font to number their runways. It’s highly geometric, which eliminates confusing curves and can be reduced to simple schematics, making it easy for groundskeepers lacking typographic training to recreate. The font apparently has no name, but the numbers are called “runway designators” in pilot parlance. Read more: Picasso’s ‘Blue […]

1964 Civil Rights Act Fast Facts

by CNN // June 18, 2014 // Updated 17:02 GMT // 0 Comments

November 22, 1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald assassinates President John F. Kennedy. November 27, 1963 – President Lyndon B. Johnson, speaking before a Joint Session of Congress, says, “No memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently honor President Kennedy’s memory than the earliest possible passage of the civil rights bill for which he fought so […]

Exploring the world’s first 12 heritage sites

by CNN // June 16, 2014 // Updated 11:30 GMT // 0 Comments

Checking off the world’s most important natural and cultural wonders can be a herculean task. The World Heritage List — that most lauded and recognizable of preservation lists — includes over 1,000 sites all over the world. That number will almost certainly increase when the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]