The Rijksmuseum employed an AI to repaint lost parts of Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch.” Here’s how they did it.
Remember Stephen Hawking's robotic voice? It wasn’t a robot.
From forgotten Hollywood movies to Frank Herbert’s "Dune," science fiction illustrates some of our deepest fears about technology.
Soviet censorship was thorough yet fallible.
But make sure you bring the fossegrim the proper offering—or else.
500 sheep were slaughtered to produce the 2,060 pages of the "Codex Amiatinus," a Latin translation of the Bible.
Rather than sending serial killer art to auctions, it should be sent to abnormal psychologists for research.
You can learn a lot about life through literature's most unrespectable and heinous characters.
"The Man in the High Castle" may be the most beloved alternate history book, but it is not the most historically accurate.
These composers channeled the horror of the Holocaust and Hiroshima while honoring those who lived through it.
Piano Sonata No. 23 offers a window into the way culture became an instrument of Soviet state policy.
The fellowship's journey through Middle-Earth mirrors the modernization of the English countryside.
Not every classic enjoyed rave reviews from the start.
Some authors never saw their books score widespread acclaim—or even get published at all.
It’s a lot easier to point out things that are gezellig (adjective) than it is to define gezelligheid (noun) itself.
Try writing a novel without using the letter "e."
In order to figure out how English might evolve in the future, we have to look at how it has changed in the near and distant past.
"Not my circus, not my monkeys."
Monsters have always represented societal fears, but narrative art also casts doubt on whether we fully understand our monsters — and their slayers.
Some classic books, like Mark Twain’s "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," remain controversial to this day.
What is Captain America doing in ancient Mesopotamia?
“Like real dreams, it does not explain, does not complete its sequences," film critic Roger Ebert once wrote about "Mulholland Drive."
Jules Verne wrote about gasoline-powered vehicles, weapons of mass destruction, and global warming more than a century ago.
For Nietzsche, a great work of art can either veil the horror of reality or – better yet – help us face it.
Take a trip through these master-crafted fantasy societies and ask yourself: Could I actually live there?
"Painfully forced" is how one contemporary critic described Fitzgerald's writing style.
Would you want to live in any of these places?
This year marks 2,000 years since the birth of the Roman author of the first natural encyclopedia.