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The Fear of Knowing Everything

Paul Ratner | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

He had a fear of knowing everything. Some day it was bound to happen. All the questions would get their answers. All that is unpredictable would fit into narrow and well-defined boundaries.

The Meaning of Life

Paul Ratner | Posted 07.21.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

It wasn't something he expected to happen on such a dreary drizzly day, but he did, in fact, come to understand the meaning of life. And it wasn't one of those drunken enlightenments. No, this was the real thing.

Happy Birthday, Dali!

Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts

In honor of Salvador Dali's 109th birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the late artist's life and work. Today...

Melting Away The Real

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts

Urs Fischer and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art are a match made in artsy heaven. The Swiss artist, who notoriously took a jackhamm...

Happy Birthday, Max Ernst!

Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Dada devotee and Surrealist artist, Max Ernst. The prolific painter, sculptor and creative partner of Dorothea Tanning, would...

From Oral Fixations to Metaphysical Pimples: 'Skin'

Allison Kade | Posted 04.21.2013 | Books
Allison Kade

This is the story of how I became omniscient. I wouldn't have become all-knowing in the first place if not for a nonverbal understanding that led to an oral fixation, and adultery that led to a haircut that influenced another haircut.

'The Ability To Paint Everyday Is An Indulgence'

Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts

Anyone can tell you who's already made it, but HuffPost Arts & Culture's On Our Radar series is here to tell you who's about to blow up -- and, in som...

Internet Artist Talks Reddit And Ninja Turtles

Posted 01.22.2013 | Arts

Anyone can tell you who's already made it, but HuffPost Arts & Culture's On Our Radar series is here to tell you who's about to blow up -- and, in som...

Roberto Matta Gets First Show In Germany In Decades

VernissageTV | Posted 03.23.2013 | Arts

The exhibition Matta: Fictions at Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, Germany, presents the work of one of the most influential painters of the 20th ...

It's About to Get Surreal

Schuyler Brown | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business
Schuyler Brown

The gift of Surrealism is its power to suggest alternate realities, realities that defy explanation, that are intensely personal and communal at the same time, realities that are as porous and fluid as our reality actually is.

Parthenogenesis: Self-as-Symbol in Lauren Levato's 'Wunderkammer'

Daniel Maidman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

It would be very easy to classify this work with the various other instances of pop surrealism which currently abound. I think this would be a mistake. 2013-01-07-levatopull.jpg

Wildlife in the Post-Natural Age

Daniel Maidman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Cara DeAngelis has curated a show devoted to a network of linked themes: domestication, wildness, people, animals and environmental disorders.

Rx For Sisyphus: Take Two Tylenol...

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Both physical pain and the pain of rejection are ameliorated by a common everyday painkiller. Can this also be applied to existential dread?

The Cobra Museum

David Galenson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

The conceptual art world of the 20th century produced a number of revolutionary movements that exploded like fireworks, then faded equally rapidly. One of the more engaging of these movements is memorialized in an elegant museum in a quiet suburb of Amsterdam.

WATCH: Lifelogger Makes His Memories Into A Video Game

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology

Every day since the start of November, Alan Kwan has logged his life via a video camera attached to his eyeglasses. And every night since then, he's t...

Giant Sleeping Girl's Head Emerges From Rio Ocean

Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

We imagine being sprawled on the white sand of a Brazilian beach and staring out onto the crashing waves beyond is pretty relaxing, but perhaps not qu...

Happy Birthday, Man Ray!

Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of avant-garde photographer and painter who came into this world as Emmanuel Radnitzky, and left as Man Ray. The renowned Surrea...

Happy Birthday, Dorothea Tanning!

Posted 08.25.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of famed female artist Dorothea Tanning. The Surrealist painter and wife of fellow artist Max Ernst would be 102 years if she we...

Baroque Beads And Sulfuric Dreams

Posted 08.30.2012 | Arts

Seeing a Jean-Michel Othoniel work for the first time feels like peering into the forbidden jewelry drawer in your mother's vanity table. To your smal...

Missouri Madness and the Crazy Masters

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.12.2012 | Education
Paul Stoller

Is it not madness to do everything in your power to undermine the education of our future generations?

Man Ray's Surreal Love (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts

In 1929 Lee Miller approached Man Ray, an artist 17 years her senior, asking him to be her mentor. The elder artist reluctantly agreed, and they began...

Eye Candy For Bastille Day

Posted 07.14.2012 | Arts

Today is Bastille Day, and we could think of no better way to celebrate the Fête de la Fédération than by sharing the work of prolific French publi...

Assembling America

Posted 07.12.2012 | Arts

If painting is a monologue, Bruce Helander's collages are a chattering classroom, where literary legends and academic facts get whispered in the same ...

Stolen Dali Painting Mailed Back Unharmed

Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts

Salvador Dali was an eccentric fellow to say the least, so it is no surprise that a Dali theft (and return) would be a surreal ordeal. First a Dal...

My Conversation With David Lynch (Video)

Dusty Wright | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home
Dusty Wright