The Rijksmuseum employed an AI to repaint lost parts of Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch.” Here’s how they did it.
Many were expecting extremism survivor and free speech advocate Salman Rushdie to take home the Nobel Prize in Literature, but Annie Ernaux beat him to it.
These hard-to-finish books are still worth the effort.
"Salvator Mundi" sold for a record-breaking $450 million in 2017, but is it really as valuable as people were led to believe?
Modernism has lasted longer than any art movement since the Renaissance.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
How drugs, demons, and the search for immortality gave us words we use everyday.
Successful forgers are remembered as great conmen, not artists. This is strange, considering their forgeries fooled even the most seasoned critics.
Books that were rarely taught in 1963, when baby boomers were students, became classics when those same boomers were teachers and parents.
Elon Musk suggested remote-controlled, vibrating anal beads. Thankfully, there are more mundane explanations.
The Industrial Revolution changed music forever, thanks to a combination of technological advances and clever entrepreneurs.
Netflix might have something to do with it.
Following the advent of human space flight, NASA began naming missions after children of Zeus.
Each of us carries our own version of the Multiverse in our heads.
Who should be compensated?
Fire-breathing dragons may represent chaos and the human impulse to conquer that threat.
Bring not a bagpipe to a man in trouble.
Though difficult to watch, films like "Shoah" and "Life of Crime" cover topics that should not be ignored.
Rare and costly paints have shaped art history in unforeseen ways. Mummy brown caused one artist to bury his paint.
This is a great improvement over the typical brew time of 12 to 18 hours.
Is "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch a condemnation of sin or a celebration of hedonism? Art historians still aren’t sure.
The fictitious 31st-century world portrayed by the series is actually quite a bit like our own in the 21st century.
The role of the Devil’s advocate was to argue against the beatification of mystics. Contrary to popular belief, they did not wear Prada.
The Netflix show about a Birmingham crime family and their personal demons concluded earlier this month.
The English writer left behind a mind-expanding collection of books.
What Odysseus needed from his father was something more important: the comfort of being a son.
The American author said he attempted to bring scientific thinking to literary criticism, but received "very little gratitude for this."
The answer to this question depends on how you define "freedom."
For centuries, men prevented women from writing music. These classical composers broke with social norms and made their mark on history.
Detective fiction reveals how a particular society or time period looks at crime and criminal justice.