Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Archaeologists Find 30,000-Year-Old Jewelry in Indonesia
They were found in a cave on the island of Sulawesi.... READ ON
Art
15 Facts About The Last Supper
Little-known details about one of the most admired, and most reproduced, paintings in the world.... READ ON
List
13 Colorful Facts About Crayola
The crayons debuted in 1903. Tiny nostrils were never the same again.... READ ON
Fun
So Long, Dandelion! Crayola Is Killing Off One of Its Colors
Color us intrigued.... READ ON
Art
The Hague Turns Its Buildings Into a Mondrian Painting
It's the 100th anniversary of the Dutch art movement De Stijl.... READ ON
Art
10 Unintentionally Horrifying Statues of Famous People
Having a statue erected in your likeness sounds like it would be an honor. But when the end result leaves you looking disfigured, soulless, or otherwise terrifying for all eternity, it's worth considering that sometimes it's not the thought that counts.... READ ON
History
When Chicago Gangsters Carried Business Cards
A new book collects "compliment cards" carried by Chicagoland gang members in the 1970s and 1980s.... READ ON
Museums
8 Hidden Museums Around the Globe
Whether it’s a trash museum in NYC or a David Hasselhoff museum in Berlin, these semi-private collections make it worth going out of your way.... READ ON
Art
Hotel Workers in Jamaica Mistakenly Paint Over a $5 Million Banksy Mural
“They thought a rogue visitor had debased the walls," according to a hotel source.... READ ON
Art
This Art Machine Holds Your Arm Hostage Until Someone Else Puts Theirs In
Art is terrifying.... READ ON
Art
Overnight, Bulgaria's Capital Gets the City's First Monuments to Women
One artist secretly installed seven busts of herself.... READ ON
Fun
Get Edvard Munch Bandages Worth Screaming About
'The Scream' really works in bandage form.... READ ON
Art
Store Your Secrets in a Grave as Part of This 25-Year-Long Art Project
The famous conceptual artist Sophie Calle is collecting and burning secrets stored in a grave at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.... READ ON
Art
Australian Artist Creates Miniature Models of Gritty Urban Buildings
Joshua Smith finds beauty in urban decay.... READ ON
Art
Why the Laocoön Sculpture Had the Wrong Arm for Four Centuries
When incomplete ancient sculptures are discovered, artists and art historians often try to figure out how the missing pieces originally looked. They don't always get it right.... READ ON
Art
14 Things You Might Not Know About Whistler's Mother
American artist James McNeill Whistler is best remembered for his portrait of his beloved mother, fittingly known as 'Whistler's Mother.' But while affection grew for this painting, its true intentions—and even its real name—got lost.... READ ON