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Was A Long Lost Michelangelo Sculpture Finally Found?

Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts

Art historians and restorers gathered excitedly in Spain last week to catch a glimpse of "San Giovannino," a sculpture which, according to the New Yor...

Deformity-Causing Disorder Seen In Bones Of Renaissance Family

natureheader | Traci Watson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science

As the wealthy rulers of Tuscany and patrons of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, the Medicis were the 'first family' of the Italian Renaissance. But all...

Voter Suppression and Our Rigged Tax System: The Underlying Ideology

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

They might have some abstract legal "right" to vote -- but not the deeply rooted right to vote that only comes from the exercise of responsible proprietorship. And besides, what does not having a photo ID in this day and age testify to if not an absence of that responsibility?

PHOTOS: Art's Best Bling

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Notorious B.I.G. once said "Mo money, mo problems," and no one knows this quite like the Medici family. The ruling patrons of 14th century Florenc...

We Are All Medicis: Kickstarter In Depth

nytimes.com | ROB WALKER | Posted 10.08.2011 | Arts

We had this idea, some friends and I, for a small public art project in New Orleans last year. The problem was, it involved some professional printing...

Twin Leonardo da Vinci Paintings To Be Reunited

Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts

Organizers in London and Paris have agreed to an unorthodox plan that will place two nearly identical Leonardo da Vinci paintings side by side. The Vi...

Bloomberg Goes National: A Model Billionaire

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

Mike Bloomberg is smart, focused, popular -- and a largely successful mayor. But he's also the avatar of a new age of politics dominated not by the checks-and-balances we learned about in high school but too often simply checks.