Posts by Madeleine Muzdakis

Madeleine Muzdakis

Madeleine Muzdakis is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and a historian of early modern Britain & the Atlantic world. She holds a BA in History and Mathematics from Brown University and an MA in European & Russian Studies from Yale University. Madeleine has worked in archives and museums for years with a particular focus on photography and arts education. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys hiking, film photography, and studying law while cuddling with her cat Georgia.
December 5, 2023

32 Artistic Calendars and Planners for 2024 That You Can Buy on Etsy

New year, new calendar, new planner. There is no better way to ring in 2024 than with a calendar or planner that meets your needs and supports small businesses. Whether you pencil people in—or confidently scribble in ink—planning for the future is a way to reduce stress in the present. Work meetings, life goals, and connecting with loved ones can fill your schedule until travel, music, and parties return.

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November 28, 2023

25 Gifts Movie Lovers and Film Buffs Will Love and Actually Use

Over the past few years, watching movies has taken on a new importance. Whether you're watching a flick remotely with friends, gathering around the TV with your bubble, or diving into Netflix to relax—movies can be important mental escapes as well as cinematic art. This holiday season, revel in your favorite films. Advertise your love of Jaws with a unique lamp and gift cute mugs to the opinionated film buffs in your life.

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November 26, 2023

Hyperactive Atoms in Earth’s Inner Core Make It Softer Than Previously Thought

Earth has four (simplified) layers, like a giant celestial onion. Outside is the solid crust upon which we walk. Under that shifts the caramel-consistency of the mantel, which is made of iron, magnesium, and silicon. Then, there is the center, which has an inner and outer core. The outer core is liquid metal, whereas the inner core has long been referred to as solid.

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November 24, 2023

Long-Unseen ‘Water Lilies’ Painting by Monet Sells for $74 Million

.0 Claude Monet's dreamy paintings of water lilies are some of the most recognizable works of art ever created. The series Water Lilies depicts scenes from Monet's garden and pond at Giverny in France, rendered in expressive blends of blues, greens, and purples. However, while many can be viewed in Paris's Musée de l'Orangerie, others are less well known.

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