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9 ‘Unspeakable Confessions’ Of Salvador Dali

Madman or genius? Obscenity or art? Dali was the master of scandal, hype and spectacle and in his autobiographies he admits to violence, cannibalism and necrophilia ...

The Astounding Andy Warhol
April 30, 2015

Andy Warhol was one of the defining modern artists, and like many artists, he was also an interesting and odd person. Not only did he innovate in bizarre ways in his ...

4 Weird Ancient Greek Beliefs About the Dead

In Ancient Greece, for the dead, things are a little different from Christian belief. For one thing, everyone goes to the Underworld. For another thing… You ...

6 People You Meet in the Underworld

The Underworld is a freaky place, especially for the Ancient Greeks. And it’s no wonder – just look at all the crazy gods and goddesses that live in the ...

Mommy, Look What I Found: 6 Dirty Discoveries Found at Roman Ruins

The art left behind by cultures says a lot about the values of the people. Based on that, we can definitively say that the Ancient Romans valued penises. A lot. ...

Romeo Got Off Easy: 11 Worse Ways to Die in a Shakespearean Play
April 14, 2015

Man, Shakespeare’s characters have it rough. If it’s not poison, it’s one of the following horrible ways to die. Rape/dismemberment In ...

Names Come From Somewhere: Gods Planets Were Named For

All planet names are governed by a group called the International Astronomical Union. When the IAU was formed back in 1919, they recognized that most of the planets ...

Crazy Facts About Photography
April 12, 2015

Photography surrounds most of us today. There’s a picture connected to this post, profile pics on Facebook, and all of Instagram keeping us visually connected. ...

From Worst to Best: Emperor Domitian v. Emperor Trajan

Domitian was bald And boy, was he unhappy about it. He was very sensitive about his baldness, and wore wigs in his later years. Weirdly, he wrote a book about hair ...

The Odd Life of Pablo Picasso
March 27, 2015

Pablo Picasso is one of the most influential painters of all time, and many people wonder where his talent came from. It may have been innate genius, or the ...

8 Things You Didn’t Know the Word For
March 26, 2015

When I’m bored, I like to fall back on my favorite past time – using little-known words to impress people. Below are 8 words for things you didn’t ...

9 Shakespeare Facts You Didn’t Learn in English Class

Most people’s only experience with Shakespeare is their freshman English classes, awkwardly professing their love to each other during Romeo and Juliet. Some ...

The Museum of Stolen Art

Ziv Schneider is currently a grad student in NYU whose biggest project seeks to preserve the memories of the most invaluable missing pieces in art history. In her ...

7 Weird Writers Who Inspired The Even Weirder HP Lovecraft

  HP Lovecraft, the master of the macabre, is pop culture deity.  His Cthulhu mythos has become the inspiration of countless writers, filmmakers, painters, ...

How Tragic: 8 Sad Tales from Greek Myth

What with The Fault in Our Stars and Romeo and Juliet people might think that the best of tragedy was written fairly recently. However, way back in Ancient ...

The Best Art Conspiracy Theories
March 10, 2015

Conspiracy theories are always fun to wonder at. They show the endless human capacity for imagination combined with an odd kind of innocence that allows people to ...

Honeybees, Toddlers, and Other Modern-Day Artists

Jack would never have been able to fetch that pail of water on the top of the hill without Jill. And Crocs would have never really taken off without the help of ...

9 Most Hated Best Picture Winners

While it has its critics, The Academy Awards are one of the most anticipated events every year. Personally, I love them, but even I understand the academy is ...

Installation Art That May Remind You How Contemplative You Actually Are

It’s hard to read a giant painting of a single brushstroke. Some people need more than highly conceptual art to feel appreciative of the artist. The following ...

7 Weird facts about Greek and Roman Sculpture

When someone says “Ancient Greece” or “Ancient Rome,” many people’s first thought is of gorgeous, marble, armless statues amid ...

Epaphra, You Are Bald! 13 Kinds of Ancient Graffiti from Pompeii and Herculaneum

In 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum under a thick layer of ash, preserving countless priceless artifacts, fabulous paintings, ...

A Divine Spark? 4 Famous Epileptics

Once known as the falling sickness, the Ancient Greeks saw epilepsy as a spark of the divine. Many great artists and writers had the condition which not only ...

The Ring-giver Slew The Water-Wolf: 21 Words That Were Way Cooler in Old English

The English language was not always the way it is today. It used to be much, much cooler. In Old English, there was not a particularly standard word set, so speakers ...

6 Disney Movies From Film To Broadway

Disney movies and Broadway are just an obvious pairing. The sets, the costumes, and, of course, the songs are sure to draw a variety of crowds. Disney Theatrical ...

11 Slang Terms From The Peace Loving 1960s

While most of my taste for movies, music,, etc.. falls into the 1970s there is no denying the impact of the 1960s. But what about everyday life for the regular ...