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The Top 10 Biggest Bar Tabs Ever

The Drinks Business | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
The Drinks Business

Some mornings it can be painful to wake up, open your wallet and remember that you spent far more than you intended to during that night out. Even worse is if you find the credit card slips, which show even more spending.

Together, Science and Art Can Provide Answers in Search for Truth

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

To those who are uninformed and not exposed to significant experiences or opportunities for education in the arts, the visual arts are often relegated to the same realms as pseudoscience.

Polymathic Perversity

Francis Levy | Posted 02.18.2013 | Home
Francis Levy

In his classic Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytic Meaning of History, Norman O. Brown glommed upon Freud's concept of polymorphous perversity to describe the rich palette of human instinct.

Lost Da Vinci May Have Been Hiding In A Farmhouse

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.23.2012 | Arts

A lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci may have been found in a Scottish farmhouse, reported The Daily Mail. The work, thought to be a 500-year-old port...

First Catch Your Pike -- Or Why Intellectual Curiosity Is the Be All and End All

Nick Jefferson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Nick Jefferson

If ideas have a nursery, if they germinate anywhere, it is in the free exchange, the interplay of differing views; the reflections and sparks that diversity causes leading to the sum being not just greater than the parts but also original.

Da Vinci Self Portrait 'Damaged Beyond Repair'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts

A Leonardo Da Vinci self-portrait is in critical condition, and there might not be anything experts can do to fix it. Restoration experts recently ...

Leonardo Da Vinci's Legacy

Posted 05.02.2012 | Arts

Most of us know the Leonardo's famous works by now. From the "Last Supper" to the "Vitruvian Man" and, of course, the "Mona Lisa", Leonardo's masterpi...

WATCH: Do You See These Hidden Animals In The Mona Lisa?

Posted 12.08.2011 | Arts

The Mona Lisa has puzzled viewers for over 500 years with her enigmatic smile... but has her coy grin only been a distraction for Da Vinci's real myst...

"Is This The Greatest Art Exhibition Ever?"

AP/The Huffington Post | By JILL LAWLESS/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.08.2012 | Arts

LONDON -- It has masterpieces, media frenzy, a contested gem -- everything but the "Mona Lisa." London's latest blockbuster art show confirms Leonardo...

Artists' Famous Last Words

Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts

While great art lives forever, great artists don't. And aside all of the panic, pain and stress death brings, there is also the pressure to come out w...

WATCH: Greenpeace's Giant Melting Statue

Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

Our ecological decisions contribute to the dwindling of sea ice worldwide, and Greenpeace is determined to fight this lying down. A huge reproduct...

What Is Art? Famous Artists Respond

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

For centuries we have wondered, what is art? Many nights we've tossed and turned pondering this unsolvable question. And now, HuffPost Arts is here to...

Strike Puts Major Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibit In Danger

The Observer | Dalya Alberge | Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts

The National Gallery in London is facing the prospect of major strike disruption during next month's Leonardo da Vinci blockbuster exhibition, the Obs...

Russia: Where Bigger Is Still Better

Peter Worthington | Posted 10.14.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Russians are obsessed with size. If something is big, it's good. If it's oversized, it's better. Buildings in St. Petersburg and Moscow are huge and tend to the baroque. Visually impressive, albeit much the same. One finds oneself longing for something small and private.

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...

QUIZ: Who Painted That Pup?

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

Long before LOLCats graced the world with its presence, people looking to get a good laugh at a furry animal had to get their hands on one the old fas...

Last Supper Tests Apostles' Friendship

Mark Steinberg | Posted 06.18.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

"Matt. You know I hath no greater love for anyone on this planet, but this is the gospel truth -- the dinner is tonight. I've even brought in an Italian guy to make a picture."

High Art for the Low Brow

Jessica Rovello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Rovello

It's more than a little surprising to see a new crop of console games trading in the old standards (football, hookers, zombies, guns) for a far older standard: renaissance art and literary classics.