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Big Stink Over Saddam Hussein's Bronze Butt: Iraq Wants It Back

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 01.20.2012 | Weird News

Saddam Hussein may have been an ass, but Iraq still wants a former British special forces soldier to give a bronze butt cheek that was part of a toppl...

Is It Art Or Is It A Mistake? Colored Photos Cause Controversy

Posted 01.19.2012 | Arts

Sanna Dullaway, a Swedish artist who added color to a series of iconic black-and-white photos, is now receiving a lot of unwanted attention for her pr...

Stop Judging: The Beauty Of A Body That Practices Regular Yoga

Kathryn Budig | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Budig

The controversy surrounding a recent yoga video serves as a gentle reminder that we are quick to judge when we have no idea where someone else is coming from. People often overcome mountains of adversary to be in a place where they can shine.

Why Were Women and Minorities Shut Out Of The 2012 Whitney Biennial?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts

Today Herb Tam wrote about the problems already plaguing the 2012 Whitney Biennial since the artists names were leaked last month. Tam writes on his b...

PHOTOS: Gallery Asks: Are Corporations People?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 01.06.2012 | Arts

In 2005, the Moscow-born, New York-based artist Yevgeniy Fiks mailed copies of "Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism" by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin ...

Is Hitler's Book 'The Perfect Present'?

Posted 07.29.2013 | Books

Britain's largest bookstore chain has apologized for promoting Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle) as "the perfect present" for Christmas, ...

Angelina Jolie's Ambitious In The Land Of Blood And Honey Is The Very Definition Of A Noble Failure

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.19.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Despite the film's fine intentions and adult treatment of adult subject matter, In the Land of Blood and Honey doesn't quite work as a compelling piece of drama.

'All-American Muslim': Murder Shakes Community

Posted 02.18.2012 | TV

It might seem alarmist that Ali, a friend to Bilal and her family, is so concerned about how the media and the rest of the country is going to see a m...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Jason Reitman on Young Adult

Dan Persons | Posted 02.15.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Bless screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman their twisted, little hearts. Young Adult isn't season-specific, but it does serve as a healthy counterbalance to all that holiday growth and belonging.

Bachmann Campaign Accused Of Stealing

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is the hot seat for allegedly stealing a coveted email list in order to target Iowa ...

PHOTOS: World's Most Controversial Monuments

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.26.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Even when a monument's construction is well publicized, a positive reception isn't guaranteed, whether because of differing aesthetic tastes, costliness or partisanship.

Life Is Not a Popularity Contest!

Jill Lynne | Posted 01.16.2012 | Technology
Jill Lynne

In the USA where being "likable" is valued perhaps more than in any other place world-wide, social media has unfortunately escalated this phenomena....

Why Was This Author's Book Pulled From The Shelves?

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 01.08.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — A debut spy novel, Q.R. Markham's "Assassin of Secrets," was pulled Tuesday after its publisher said it discovered that numerous pass...

PHOTOS: Outrageous Art: A Primer

Posted 12.30.2011 | Arts

With so much argument over Marni Kotak the woman who gave birth in an art gallery last week, it seemed only right to put things in perspective with so...

Is It Really A Masterpiece?

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 12.25.2011 | Arts

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A possible 16th-century Michelangelo painting that hung for years in a local family's home is being displayed in Rome as part of...

Iranian Actress Faces 90 Lashes For Movie Role

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- An Iranian opposition website says an Iranian actress has been sentenced to a year in prison and 90 lashes for appearin...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Tom Six & Laurence R. Harvey on The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

Dan Persons | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The tag line for Tom Six's new The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) is "100% Medically Inaccurate," tipping those who witnessed The Human Centipede (First Sequence) that the follow-up is going to be a further affront to everything pure, good, and sanitary.

Google Yanks 'Is My Son Gay?' App

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology

The controversial "Is My Son Gay?" app has been pulled from the Android Market, according to LGBT advocacy group AllOut.org. Neither the English ve...

'Dr. Death' Art, Belongings To Be Sold

AP | By JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

DETROIT -- Paintings, writings and the iconic blue sweater of assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian are going up for auction, his attorney and clos...

Mystery Of Long-Lost Da Vinci Painting Takes Surprising Turn

Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts

In 1998, a vellum-sheet portrait sold for £11,400 at Christie's. Today, the bidder who bailed at £11,399 is kicking himself. This painting, thought...

PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei Back With New Exhibition

Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts

In his new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, notorious trickster-activist Ai Weiwei playfully approaches serious subject matter. The sho...

Review: Red State

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

If Kevin Smith is serious about leaving behind the world of Jay and Silent Bob, then Red State is a troubling sign that the man behind View Askew may have no place else to go.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Nicolas Winding Refn on Drive

Dan Persons | Posted 11.18.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's Refn, so moral ambiguities will abound, not to mention some exquisitely-mounted chase sequences, plus unrestrained violence. Sum total: Action goodness with both brains and balls.

What To Expect From 'Work Of Art" Season 2

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

'With Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist', Bravo dared to go where no television network had gone before: a reality show about art, really? Right away...

New Zealand Uproar Over Black Phallic Public Art

Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

“Why are we spending $50,000 on an embarrassing penis?” This is the question Dunedin, New Zealand city council member Lee Vandervis has asked over...