Looking at art leads to thinking about life
Is Amanda Palmer (who turns 40 today!), queen of pop-up concerts, kickstarter, and social media, the prototypical artist of the future?
Author-musician James McBride claims that James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, holds the secret to America’s race-torn soul.
What secrets did Shakespeare take to his grave 400 years ago? Are the plays the thing to unlock the mysteries of literature’s king?
Impressionist master or indulgent misogynist? Why do people either love Renoir or love to hate him?
If Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice made you mad, maybe you’re part of the modern nerd culture Batman began.
We heard the news today, 46 years ago, that the Beatles were no more. But who was the real killer in the magical mystery tour of the Fab Four’s finale?
More than just a pretty face, the Venus de Milo (rediscovered on this date in 1820) has changed ideas of female beauty ever since, often in surprising ways.
If a politician’s broken promises ever broke your heart, Beethoven knew how you feel.
Actor Lon Chaney was the movies’ original “Man of a Thousand Faces.” Who is the man (or woman) of a thousand faces today?
Artist Laura Poitras—the filmmaker who helped Edward Snowden—shows Americans how to survive total surveillance in a new exhibition.