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Weak Ankles May Bring Down Michelangelo's David

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.02.2014 | Arts

He may look fit, but researchers in Italy believe Michelangelo’s David is in danger of collapsing due to his weak ankles. According to findings ...

On Being Transformed Into an Icon by Means of Needle and Thread: The Embroidery Portraits of Rebecca Levi

Christopher Murray | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

This fall I'm tickled to death, and hopefully to immortality, to be represented in a showstopping embroidery portrait of me as the Amazonian Statue of the Republic from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Artist Rebecca Levi, takes painstaking care with the entire process.

Back Story: The Rosa Parks Statue

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I was pleased to read about the recent unveiling of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol Building's National Statuary Hall.

Erotic Statue Is Historic -- But For Kids At A Museum?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

An ancient statue of Pan having sex with a nanny goat has brought up an age-old problem: How do you present an erotic work of art to the public? Th...

Chain Reaction

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts
Jeffrey Abelson

Paul Conrad had a desire to make a bold statement about our nuclear madness, and came up with a concept for a gigantic mushroom cloud made out of chain links. He called it "Chain Reaction."

Thank You for Stealing Saddam's Buttock

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 03.21.2012 | Weird News
Shirin Sadeghi

Those stories you hear about the foreign troops who pillaged and pilfered Iraq, the seat of ancient Mesopotamia -- those stories don't do justice to what we have learned from the tale of Nigel Ely. He's taught us things that only Saddam's buttock could have imparted.

King's Eloquence Goes Far Beyond "I Have A Dream"

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The best-known parts of "I Have A Dream" have entered into a sort of comfortable familiarity, which allows everyone to view them without being challenged by the more pointed things Dr. King had to say that day.

Controversial Chuck Berry Statue Approved

AP | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. -- The rock legend known for such hits as "Johnny B. Goode" will be getting a statue in suburban St. Louis, but not everyone thin...

Soccer Fans Say Beat It To Michael Jackson Statue

wsj.com | ALISTAIR MACDONALD | Posted 06.01.2011 | Arts

LONDON--For more than a century, Fulham Football Club's London stadium, Craven Cottage, has played host to many a hard-fought competition. But it has ...

False God: A $4.1 Million FAKE?

ARTINFO | Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

When a statue of a Mayan goddess obtained €2.9 million ($4.1 million) in Paris on Monday, it set a world record for a pre-Columbian artifact sold at...

$11-Million Monument to Benazir Bhutto: APPROVED

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

As flood waters ravage Pakistan's land and 20 million of its people, , yet another devastating blow has hit Pakistan: the government approved an $11-million statue of Benazir Bhutto. Yes, this is Pakistani taxpayer money.

Republican Leaders Join In Honoring New Rotunda Statue Of Radical Socialist Woman

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A woman whose name we all know was a proud Red, a committed Socialist, and an unapologetic Wobbly. And now she's not only buried in the National Cathedral, she's got her own statue in the Capitol.

In Honor Of George Carlin, Examining Nipplephobia And Buttcrackphobia In America

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

You would think, with cable television and the internet, that we've come a long way since Carlin's "Seven Word." But we really haven't.