Category: Arts & Culture

‘At-Risk’ Teens Produce Interesting Artwork As Teacher Aims To Reduce Graffiti

‘At-Risk’ Teens Produce Interesting Artwork As Teacher Aims To Reduce Graffiti

It appears that this California teacher has truly reached his students. In an effort to avoid doling out detentions for graffiting at the alternative high school where he teaches, Reddit user RedPenVandal allows his students to...

Inflatable Art: The Most Incredible Pop-Able Sculptures Around The World

Inflatable Art: The Most Incredible Pop-Able Sculptures Around The World

There’s something playful about anything inflatable. Blown-up objects remind us of a birthday party balloon animals, childhood bounce houses and bubbles of Bazooka Joe. Yet when artists work with inflatable sculptures, these tokens of...

James Franco’s ‘Psycho Nacirema’ Exhibit Reimagines Hitchcock’s Iconic 1960 Thriller

James Franco’s ‘Psycho Nacirema’ Exhibit Reimagines Hitchcock’s Iconic 1960 Thriller

James Franco is going ‘Psycho’ for his most recent art exhibit, on view at London’s Pace Gallery this week. For the cinematic-inspired show, the actor performs his best Janet Leigh impersonations in a lofty reimagination...

First African-American Woman Ph.D. Graduate in Computer Science at University of Michigan

First African-American Woman Ph.D. Graduate in Computer Science at University of Michigan

  “Bittersweet.” That’s how Kyla McMullen describes what it feels like to be the first African-American woman at the University of Michigan to graduate with a doctorate in computer science. “I don’t think there’s anything...

Stolen Matisse Recovered After Missing 26 Years, ‘Le Jardin’ Worth $1 Million

Stolen Matisse Recovered After Missing 26 Years, ‘Le Jardin’ Worth $1 Million

When a $1 million stolen Matisse painting is recovered after 26 years missing, we’d say that is cause for celebration. The work in question, Henri Matisse’s 1920 painting, “Le Jardin,” was stolen from Museum...

Picasso Exhibit Arrives In Toronto (Video)

Picasso Exhibit Arrives In Toronto (Video)

Over 150 masterpieces by Pablo Picasso will be displayed at the Art Gallery Of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto. For the first time since 1964, works from Picasso’s private collections will be displayed for the...

Asian Teens Wearing Fake Braces As Status Symbol: Report

Asian Teens Wearing Fake Braces As Status Symbol: Report

The Huffington Post  |  By Ron Dicker Posted: 01/02/2013 12:35 pm EST  |  Updated: 01/02/2013 1:14 pm EST Defying Western stigma and school-age angst over wearing braces, some Asian teens are reportedly buying fake braces as...

Ty Pennington To Host New HLN Series

Ty Pennington To Host New HLN Series

NEW YORK — Ty Pennington is doing some traveling again, this time for the HLN television network. HLN said Wednesday that Pennington, who stars in “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” will host a monthly series...

Health Trends 2013: What To Expect

Health Trends 2013: What To Expect

No one can know exactly what the year ahead will bring. But those who work in and monitor the fitness industry can make some pretty good guesses. If 2012 could be defined by juice...

Bobby Womack Alzheimer’s: Soul Singer Reveals Battle With Degenerative Brain Disease

Bobby Womack Alzheimer’s: Soul Singer Reveals Battle With Degenerative Brain Disease

01/02/13 12:15 PM ET EST NEW YORK — Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member told the BBC in a recent interview the diagnosis comes...

Together – never; except in an exhibit of their graphic designs at the Art Museum

Together – never; except in an exhibit of their graphic designs at the Art Museum

Caroline Tiger, For The Inquirer Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012, 2:53 PM Reporters are always asking Paula Scher and Seymour Chwast when they’re going to collaborate. That’s what happens when you’re famous, married, and...

Mariah Carey Improves Her Christmas Classic

Mariah Carey Improves Her Christmas Classic

By David Haglund Posted Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at 10:21 AM ET The man who books musical guests on Jimmy Fallon has said the show’s strategy for getting great acts is to have them...

Dave Brubeck Dead: Legendary Jazz Pianist Dies At 91

Dave Brubeck Dead: Legendary Jazz Pianist Dies At 91

AP  |  By PAT EATON-ROBB  | Posted: 12/05/2012 11:55 am EST Updated: 12/05/2012 9:18 pm EST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as “Take Five”...