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The Art of Cheating Death

Ron English | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Ron English

Art that has outlived its creator exists beyond the reach of death, and its ultimate purpose may be to preserve the high marks of human consciousness for unborn generations.

Secret Societies

Francis Levy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

There is the Hemlock Society which is devoted to suicide and The Eulenspiegel Society whose members gather to express sadomasochistic desires. Perhap...

Yale's Secret Society Sheds Its Elitist Image

The Atlantic | Buster Brown | Posted 02.26.2013 | College

Yesterday, John Kerry embarked on his first trip abroad as secretary of state. The foreign dignitaries he meets will be aware of many of his accomplis...

Bones to Pick With Obama

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

When you think of institutions that generate a deep appreciation of the plight of ordinary people, what do you think of? Surely not Skull and Bones.

5 Silly Initiation Rituals Of Sinister Organizations

cracked.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We've always been a little confused by the concept of the initiation ritual. There are organizations all over the world where somehow proving your wor...

Legendary Secret Societies (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Jett Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Many universities are home to dark, mysterious secret societies that date to the early 19th century. Little is known about these exclusive clubs excep...

For Sale: Beethoven's Skull

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Thomson

Skull collecting is a veritable subculture. One man's macabre relic is another man's Barry Bonds seventy-first home-run ball. In the course of my investigation of this realm, I learned that Ludwig van Beethoven's skull is for sale.

Yale University Skull And Bones Society Skull To Be Auctioned

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A human skull that apparently was turned into a ballot box for Yale's mysterious Skull and Bones society is going on the auction bloc...

Skull And Bones House (VIDEO): Tour Shows "Tomb's" Courtyard

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Housecleaning is in order if this footage of of Skull and Bones house at Yale University is real. The video, blogged about by Ivy Gate, was posted ...

Yale Skull And Bones Society Ballot Box Withdrawn From Auction

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City auction house says a human skull that had been used as a ballot box by Yale's elite Skull and Bones society has been ...

Geronimo's Descendants Sue Yale's Skull And Bones Over Remains

AP | STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

HARTFORD, Conn. — Geronimo's descendants have sued Skull and Bones _ the secret society at Yale University linked to presidents and other powerf...

Republicans Admit to Being Party of Corruption

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

In a stunning announcement, Republicans acknowledged today that they were in fact the party of political corruption.

Artist Angela Dufresne On Recreating History

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Angela Dufresne, The Bruno S Island Acting School and the S House, Paris, France, 2006, oil on canvas, 66 by 108 inches. Courtesy of the artist and M...

The Buck Stops Here, Unless You Marry It (Or Were Sired By It, Or Are Its Cousin...)

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I read with interest Christopher Buckley's comment this weekend on the "American Idea," as inspired by the Atlantic's 150th anniversary celebration an...