Penis graffiti dropped from competition
Penis graffiti dropped from competition
A painting of a large penis on a bridge in Russia's second city St Petersburg has been dropped from the shortlist for an art prize, the organizers said. picked by Bornbad 2 weeks ago
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 Mysterious chemical reaction is destroying Van Gogh paintings
Mysterious chemical reaction is destroying Van Gogh paintings
The work of Vincent Van Gogh may be among the greatest artistic achievements in human history, but barely a century after his death his work is already starting to fade. The bright yellows of his paintings are turning to a murky brown. But this isn't any ordinary decay - and scientists used a particle accelerator to figure out the previously-unknown chemical reaction that is slowly destroying the ... read full post picked by bingo 1 month ago
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 The Master Race’s Graphic Masterpiece
The Master Race’s Graphic Masterpiece
Or...how Hitler got that cool look. picked by Bornbad 1 month ago
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 We have only begun to tap into design’s real potential
We have only begun to tap into design’s real potential
Design is an inescapable dimension of human activity. To adapt one of my favorite quotes by Reyner Banham, like the weather it is always there, but we speak about it only when it is exceptionally bad or exceptionally good. picked by Bornbad 1 month ago
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 Guillermo del Toro’s amazing creatures
Guillermo del Toro’s amazing creatures
Although del Toro makes suspenseful movies, he often seems less like a disciple of Alfred Hitchcock than of Hieronymus Bosch. “I don’t see myself ever doing a ‘normal’ movie,” del Toro said. “I love the creation of these things—I love the sculpting, I love the coloring. Half the joy is fabricating the world, the creatures.” picked by plurk 1 month ago
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 Sacha Baron Cohen is going to adapt Saddam Hussein’s novel, Zabibah and the King
Sacha Baron Cohen is going to adapt Saddam Hussein’s novel, Zabibah and the King
Paramount Pictures has set a May 11, 2012 worldwide release date for the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator. picked by Bornbad 2 months ago
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 Susannah York has died
Susannah York has died
British actress Susannah York, one of the most memorable film faces of the 1960s, has died from cancer aged 72, British media reported late on Saturday. picked by bingo 2 months ago
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 Dire Straits 'Money For Nothing' Banned in Canada
Dire Straits 'Money For Nothing' Banned in Canada
The ban came after a listener to a radio station in St. John's, Newfoundland complained that the 1985 song includes a derogatory word for gays. picked by cb__ 2 months ago
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 Calvin and Hobbes search engine
Calvin and Hobbes search engine
This site can find you the strip, describe it, tell you what book it appears in, and let you view it. picked by b2run 2 months ago
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 New Edition Of 'Huckleberry Finn' Will Eliminate Offensive Words
New Edition Of 'Huckleberry Finn' Will Eliminate Offensive Words
Saying they want to publish a version that won't be banned from some schools because of its language, two scholars are editing Mark Twain's classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to eliminate uses of the "N" word and replace it with "slave."

(N is for nigger, just in case you were wondering. When did we come so afraid to say a word?) picked by bingo 2 months ago
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 Never-before-seen picture of Edgar Allan Poe on eBay
Never-before-seen picture of Edgar Allan Poe on eBay
This is an ebay auction I just happened to stumble on. I wish I had the cash to buy it but I'm too POE.

I acknowledge that that pun is terrible and do hereby assure you that I don't think I'm clever or funny. picked by distantsalem 3 months ago
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 Who Were The Cowboys Behind 'Cowboy Songs'?
Who Were The Cowboys Behind 'Cowboy Songs'?
A close examination of a collection of cowboy songs recorded more than 100 years ago shows that, despite the popular image of the American West, cowboys were a multiracial, multiethnic group. picked by bingo 3 months ago
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 The Birth of the Arts
The Birth of the Arts
throughout human history and around the world, our species has displayed an undying impulse to create art—to adorn ourselves, our artifacts, and our surroundings; to make music, dance, dramatize, and poeticize. And we often spend vast quantities of time, energy, and material resources doing so. What lies behind the age-old, persistent human urge to make the ordinary extraordinary? picked by 2manyusernames 4 months ago
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 Staggering Cache Of Picassos Turns Up In France
Staggering Cache Of Picassos Turns Up In France
A retired French electrician and his wife say they stashed hundreds of never-before-seen works estimated to be worth at least $80 million in their garage. The works are believed to be authentic, but it's not quite clear how they came to be in the couple's possession. picked by bingo 4 months ago
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  First Rock and Roll Song Identified
First Rock and Roll Song Identified
"That's All Right Mama" by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup is the world's oldest rock and roll song, according to Southeastern Louisiana University rock historian Joseph Burns, who also thinks this song could contain the first ever guitar solo break. picked by bingo 4 months ago
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Mark Twain's autobiography is published after 100 years
The first of three books comprising the complete autobiography of Mark Twain is now out. Twain wanted to wait 100 years after his death for it to be published. picked by b2run 4 months ago
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 James Frey's controversial method of book writing
James Frey's controversial method of book writing
How to write a book: Hire a bunch of aspiring young writers who desperately want to get published. Pay them a pittance and sign them into constrictive legal contracts. Publish their writing in your name. picked by b2run 4 months ago
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 The Underbelly Project
The Underbelly Project
Somewhere in NYC there's an abandoned subway station, "unfinished, unused and undiscovered." Starting in 2009, 103 artists were secretly escorted into the space to create works of art, encompassing installations, paintings, aerosol, murals and more. Each artist was given one full night to work on their piece. At the end of the project, the original entrance to the station was removed. S... read full post picked by suebe 5 months ago
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 Spicy Fleshy Wonderland.
Spicy Fleshy Wonderland.
I want so badly to go here. This looks like a great way to waste a day. (despite the title, safe for work) picked by donteatpoop 5 months ago
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 NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo
A ridiculously, outrageous, foolish, unbelievable, yet intriguing, creative, challenging, and wonderful concept.

Have you ever wanted to write a novel? National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges you to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Valuing quantity, risk taking, and perseverance over quality, NaNoWriMo dares you to hunker down and write that book you always dreamed of. picked by heymrp 5 months ago
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 New online resource debuts for Nazi-era looted art
New online resource debuts for Nazi-era looted art
The Nazis stripped hundreds of thousands of artworks from Jews during World War II in one of the biggest cultural raids in history, often photographing their spoils and meticulously cataloguing them on typewritten index cards. picked by Aoibheal 5 months ago
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 "The Mike" Painting on Family's Wall May Be A Michelangelo
"The Mike" Painting on Family's Wall May Be A Michelangelo
A Buffalo, NY family called the painting "The Mike" never realizing that it could be an actual unfinished painting by Michelangelo. picked by suebe 5 months ago
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 Solomon Burke, Grammy-Winning Soul Singer, Dies on Way to Show
Solomon Burke, Grammy-Winning Soul Singer, Dies on Way to Show
Solomon Burke, the pioneering soul singer and songwriter known as the “King of Rock & Soul,” died on his way to a concert in Amsterdam. He was 70. picked by hoosker 5 months ago
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 The Lion man - Art from the ice age
The Lion man - Art from the ice age
An interesting tusk carving thought to be from around 30 000 years ago. picked by b2run 6 months ago
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 Berlin museum now displaying pickled animals
Berlin museum now displaying pickled animals
A peculiar new addition to Berlin’s Natural History Museum has been opened to the public today. The collection contains fish, mammals, spiders and reptiles preserved in alcohol, some of them over 200 years old. picked by Aoibheal 6 months ago
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