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Astoria Characters: The Stand-Up Nanny

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.18.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When performer Jenn Wehrung got tired of serving people hamburgers and fries, she put down her tray and auditioned to be a nanny. She got the part and played it perfectly for three years.

London's Quirkiest Art Collective: Le Gun

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 09.16.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

United by a love for niche art and a penchant for drawing wacky pictures while binge drinking, Le Gun have come a long way in their almost ten year pe...

WATCH: Lulu Guinness On The Fashion-Art Crossover

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Crane.tv meets Lulu Guinness in her West London showroom. Guinness now counts twenty-two years since the launc...

Errol Morris' Tabloid

Hellin Kay | Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts
Hellin Kay

"Sometimes you tell a lie long enough and you start to believe it," says Joyce McKinney in the first part of the documentary she is the subject of which opens this week on July 14th.

7-7 Attacks Were Bin Laden's 'Last Successful' Operation: U.S. Officials

Posted 09.12.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden was aware of the plot in which al Qaeda militants bombed London transport facilities on July 7, 2005, but i...

WATCH: Takashi Murakami Thinks His Art Is Overpriced

Bloomberg | Posted 09.11.2011 | Arts

Takashi Murakami's sexually charged exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in London is filled with towering sculptures of erotic school girls and male and f...

Former Pakistani President Criticizes Suspension Of U.S. Aid To Country's Military

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

HOUSTON — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Monday the White House's suspension of $800 million in U.S. aid to the Pakistani mili...

UK Lowers Terror Threat Level

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

LONDON -- Britain has lowered its assessment of a terrorist attack from "severe" to "substantial," Home Secretary Theresa May said Monday. The new al...

WATCH: D*Face Paints Pool With Skateboards

Posted 09.05.2011 | Arts

UK Street artist D*Face realized a dream of combining his two loves of skateboarding and street art into one crazy project. D*Face spent years figurin...

'Banksy | War Boutique': Two Sides Of The Street

Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts

The Andipa Gallery in London is selling the works of two urban art non-conformists, Banksy and War Boutique, in a specular show of some of Banksy's mo...

New Media an Opportunity, Not a Threat, in Middle East

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 09.07.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

The revolutions happened way before Twitter was invented, but the difference now is that things happen much quicker.

Anti-Concept By Design: Restaurant's Nose To Tail Eating

Crane.tv | Posted 09.05.2011 | Arts
Crane.tv

Meet the pig. A very edible animal, its head is a veritable smorgasbord, containing 27 different meals. And, according to Michelin-starred chef Fergus...

Coroner Cracks 130-Year-Old Cold Case

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

LONDON — A skull dug up in a back garden has solved a 130-year-old mystery surrounding the murder of a wealthy London widow. Julia Thomas was m...

Lily Allen Writing Songs For 'Bridget Jones' Musical

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

Lily Allen is heading to the stage, or writing for it anyways. Allen is penning the songs for the new musical version of Helen Fielding's'Bridget Jone...

PHOTOS: Tracey Emin's Pop Up Exhibition At Louis Vuitton, London

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

Alongside artist Tracey Emin's "Love is What You Want" exhibition at London's Hayward Gallery, eight new prints are on display and available for sale ...

WATCH: The Surrealist Aesthetic And Nostalgic Sounds Of Metronomy

Crane.tv | Posted 09.03.2011 | Arts
Crane.tv

The Crane.tv crew met up with Josh Mount, near East London's legendary rehearsal studios 'The Premises' for a stroll in the park, a chat about his ph...

Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled In London

AP | Posted 09.03.2011 | World

LONDON -- Ronald Reagan was hailed as "a great American hero" Monday as his admirers unveiled a 10-foot-tall (3-meter-tall) statue of the former U.S. ...

Robotic Armpit: A Profound Protest?

Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts

You may have heard of the uncanny valley, but what about an "uncanny crevice?" London designer Kevin Grannan's design for a robotic armpit is just tha...

London's "Little People Project": Miniature Masterpieces

Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) The next time you’re out and about in the city, be sure to tread lightly: You may step on someone! Or a whole crowd of someones ...

Highest Ever Contemporary Art Sale In London

Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) Sotheby’s triumphed this week and signaled an end to art market woes as its Contemporary Art evening sale raised $174.1million -...

Kim Cattrall Returns To Broadway

AP | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — Kim Cattrall will soon be sipping cocktails on a Broadway stage. The "Sex and the City" is reprising her role in Noel Coward's "Priv...

The Faithful Shopper: The Heavenly Hamptons

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.30.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the Independence Day weekend just ahead, I'm headed for the beach! The Hamptons beckon, with a slew of new seasonal stores in the main shopping districts.

Britain's Largest Mortgage Lender Axing 15,000 Jobs

Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

LONDON (Sudip Kar-Gupta and Steve Slater) - Lloyds will axe 15,000 jobs and halve its international presence, a plan its new boss hopes will save ...

Missing Leonardo Da Vinci Painting To Be Shown

Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts

A lost work by Leonardo da Vinci has been found in a private American collection. The painting " Salvator Mundi," (below) which shows Christ raising h...

Francis Bacon Painting Sells For $28.7M

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- Christie's auction house says a painting by Francis Bacon has sold for 17.96 million pounds ($28.7 million) at a sale in London. Christie's...