Digital world intersects with art world

They seem ubiquitous today, but emojis, the tiny graphic images used online that resemble modern hieroglyphics, are only 17 years old. Originally created in 1999 by Shigetaka Kurita for Japanese mobile company NTT DoCoMo, the pictographs came in a set of 176. After Apple incorporated emojis into its iPhone line starting in 2011 and other […]

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Size comparisons flatter North Dakota

Most North Dakotans don’t think about the size of the state in relation to anything, really. We just know it’s about a five-and-a-half hour drive east to west, and about three and a half hours north to south. According to the geography website NetState (www.netstate.com), North Dakota is roughly 340 miles long and 211 miles […]

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How Wentz may decide the presidency

If you’ve been following the presidential election campaign and have grown tired of the rancorous rhetoric, absurd analysis and pretentious pronouncements, take a break and indulge in election oddsmaking. In fact, if you read further, you’ll learn how Carson Wentz may play a role in who wins the White House by virtue of a football […]

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Young adults seek news online

Here’s some interesting research that should renew your faith in the up-and-coming generations: Young people are more likely to prefer reading the news than their elders. A Pew Research Center survey found those between the ages of 18 and 29 were more likely to read the news than watch it on TV or listen to […]

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Many still spurn the Internet

In the digital age, it’s hard to imagine anyone who isn’t “on the grid” in one way or another. And yet, research shows 13 percent of Americans do not use the internet. This translates to about 42 million U.S. citizens who do not go online. Who are they and why haven’t they joined the digital […]

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