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Famous Cezanne Painting Sells For Whopping $100 Million In Private Sale

AP | Katherine Brooks | December 19, 2014 | Arts
GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (AP) — The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House kept secret its 2013 sale of an oil painting by French post-impressionist Paul Cezanne to a private buyer for $100 million to help protect Detroit-owned artworks under threat due to the city's bankruptcy. The sale appeared on the...

'Nutcracker Rouge' Puts A Sexy, 'Baroque-Burlesque' Twist On The Classic Christmas Ballet

Curtis M. Wong | December 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
Of all the various “Nutcracker” productions that pervade New York during the month of December, only one features ballerinas in bondage gear, a pole-dancing Turkish delight and a Sugar Plum Fairy who sparkles in pasties and stilettos. For those who prefer some spice with their sugar, Company XIV's “

Art, Science And Style Converge In Incredible Bacteria-Laced Fabric Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | December 19, 2014 | Arts
Are you looking for that little je ne sais quois to spruce up your winter wardrobe? How about taking a hint from your middle school biology class and incorporating some bacterial colonies into your look? But truly, this project is incredible. Experimental bio-design firm Studio Natsai Audrey has crafted a...

Street Artists Turn An Old Scottish Castle Into A Psychedelic Graffiti Haven

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | December 19, 2014 | Arts
Dear readers, riddle me this: What's the only thing cooler than a Scottish castle? A Scottish castle covered in psychedelic graffiti, of course. Allow us to introduce the Kelburn Castle, a 13th century building located 35 miles outside Glasgow. As you may notice,...

Meet The Photographer Who Travels Across Asia Searching For Authentic Street Style

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | December 19, 2014 | Arts
Street style used to be fun. In the early days of The Sartorialist -- granddaddy of street style blogs -- photographer Scott Schuman snapped natty New York City pedestrians as he found them, on the grounds of a perfectly tied scarf, a breathtaking print, or some certain sartorial...

7 Classic Books With Happy Endings Even Scrooges Will Love

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | December 19, 2014 | Books
When Ruth Graham lead the charge against YA fiction for adults earlier this year, her argument was mostly solid (except for her failure to acknowledge that people should read whatever they want), but I found one point grating: That books for mature individuals shouldn't conclude in a neat,...

These American World War II Re-Enacters Dress Up Like Nazis For Fun

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Priscilla Frank | December 19, 2014 | Arts
This post originally appeared on Slate. By Jordan G. Teicher Stacy Kranitz doesn’t shy away from violent, uncomfortable situations—as a photographer of cockfights and drunk, bloody, rowdy men, they’re practically her specialty. That’s part of what drew her, as well...

George Clooney Tried To Get Hollywood To Support Sony

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | December 19, 2014 | Entertainment
While some celebrities have been very vocal in their defense of Sony Pictures following a massive cyber attack that led to the cancelation of "The Interview," George Clooney says those voices are an exception. In an interview with, Clooney revealed he tried to get major Hollywood players...

These Adorable Vintage Christmas Cards Will Make You Yearn For A Simpler Time

Yagana Shah | December 19, 2014 | Fifty
If you're like most people, Christmas cards mean dashing to take family holiday portraits, last-minute printing or, if you're really lazy (sorry), sending one of the many hilarious Someecards. While we're grateful that technology has afforded us faster ways of sending year-end greetings, we have to admit there's...

Sony Cancels Studio Tours In Wake Of Hacker Threats Over 'The Interview'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | December 19, 2014 | Entertainment
Sony has canceled tours of its Culver City, California studios in the wake of hacker threats which have already scuttled the release of the Seth Rogen and James Franco film, "The Interview." Tours were canceled last week and will not resume this year, The Hollywood...

The Best TV Lines Of The Year

Maureen Ryan | December 19, 2014 | Entertainment
During the past 12 months, we were lucky enough to see a lot of amazing television, and we couldn't let the year end without engaging in an annual tradition paying tribute to one of the things that TV does best -- produce endlessly quotable pronouncements. On Thursday,...

'Game Of Thrones' Latest Teaser Has A Huge Reveal

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | December 19, 2014 | Entertainment
The new "Game of Thrones" teaser just arrived, and the visions are finally becoming clear. Teaser 1 and 2 have left us a little hazy on details, but things are coming together thanks to this new tease. The video shows possible flashes...

Waters 'It All Might Be OK' Will Make You Fall In Love With '90s Alt-Rock All Over Again

Ryan Kristobak | December 18, 2014 | Entertainment
One listen through Waters' "It All Might Be OK" EP will tell you that band creator Van Pierszalowski (vocals/guitar) grew up listening to acts like Green Day, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer. A second listen will tell you that Pierszalowski and his bandmates are competing with the past...

Prince Harry's Moving Photos Prove African Orphans Aren't Just The Face Of AIDS

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | December 19, 2014 | Impact
During a recent trip to Africa, Prince Harry zoomed in on some inspiring progress in a country devastated by AIDS. The British Royal visited kids in need in Lesotho who are benefiting from the organization he co-founded, Sentebale. The primary focus of his trip was to...

13 Totes Adorbs Gifts For Your Internet-Obsessed Frenz

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | December 19, 2014 | Technology
Don't be embarrassed to go full-on nerd.

Where You Can Watch 'Team America: World Police' Online

Christopher Rosen | December 18, 2014 | Entertainment
In the wake of Sony canceling its release plans for "The Interview," some theaters decided to screen "Team America: World Police" as an act of protest. But on Thursday, Paramount pulled "Team America" from being shown in public. Even "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin...

You Probably Just Lost A Bunch Of Instagram Followers

Alexis Kleinman | December 19, 2014 | Technology
Many were slain in the Great Instagram Purge of 2014. The photo-sharing app went on a cleaning spree Thursday, deleting inactive and spam accounts and causing people's follower stats to drop left and right. It seems like celebrity accounts suffered the most. Web developer Zach...

A Timeline Of Events That Led To The End Of 'The Interview'

Christopher Rosen | December 18, 2014 | Entertainment
Even after a massive cyber attack was perpetrated against Sony Pictures by hackers, it still appeared that Sony would release "The Interview" in theaters. Stars Seth Rogen and James Franco were participating in interviews and the studio went ahead with the film's world premiere in Los Angeles. "Before...

5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Jurassic Park'

Todd Van Luling | December 18, 2014 | Entertainment
The 1993 release of "Jurassic Park" was certainly a dinosaur-sized event. From reportedly causing a rise in the number of students applying to paleontology programs to influencing the naming of the new NBA team -- the Toronto Raptors -- the Jurassic (but actually Cretaceous) excitement was...

These Are The 12 Best Art GIFs Of 2014

Tiara Chiaramonte | December 18, 2014 | Arts
Mixing past and present with humor and style, art and GIFs are the perfect pairing, bringing stunning illustrations, and vectors to life through Photoshop. Tumblr's 2014 Year in Review surfaces some of the best digital animated art from artist's across the network. So we sifted through the selections, and chose...
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