- Mayan Murals Found By Guatemala Family Renovating Home; Murals Date Back Centuries
September 13 2012 10:01 PM
A family in Guatemala was scraping the walls in their home to prepare for a renovation when they found Mayan murals that were painted onto the walls hundreds of years ago. The pictures underneath the plaster in the family’s kitchen hadn’t been seen in centuries, according to National Geographic.
- Miss The World Trade Center? Princeton’s Robertson Hall Remains Reminder
September 10 2012 12:24 PM
The twin towers of New York's World Trade Center destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001 were designed by Japanese-American architect Minoru Yamasaki. Just before he started work on it, he designed Robertson Hall, home of the Woodrow Wilson School, on the Princeton University campus. which has an uncanny resemblance to its former associates.
- Obama Poster Artist Shepard Fairey Fined And Sentenced To Community Service
September 07 2012 1:39 PM
Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the famous 2008 "HOPE" poster of President Barack Obama, was sentenced to two years of probation (which includes 300 hours of community service) and fined $25,000 in a New York Court on Friday.
- IKEA Catalog To Feature More 3D Models By 2013
September 03 2012 7:52 AM
The online version of the 328-page catalog released August 21, 2012, features 12 percent of 3D content, while for the next year it is bound to go up to 25 percent.
- 'The Deaths That Launched A Thousand Blogs'
August 31 2012 4:04 PM
The 2007 suicides of Duncan and Blake posthumously captured the imaginations of countless people who had never heard of the couple but were haunted by images published in news stories and on the Web. Five years later, questions remain about the media coverage of their deaths,
- Frank Gehry And Facebook: A Surprisingly Pastoral Partnership
August 24 2012 4:45 PM
Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB)'s stock may be sinking, but it is forging ahead with an expansion to its campus in Menlo Park, Calif., designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry.
- Jesus Fresco Ruined In Spain; Get Over It [VIDEO]
August 23 2012 10:30 PM
The botched restoration of a Jesus fresco in Spain quickly spread over the Internet Thursday. After Spanish officials thought vandals had destroyed the artwork of Jesus wearing the crown of thrones it was later revealed that an elderly parishioner had tried to touch it up the painting. In reality, she did anything but and, honestly, it’s not that big of a deal.
- Has Machu Picchu, The 'Lost City Of The Incas,' Become A Victim Of Its Own Success?
August 23 2012 3:59 PM
The president of Peru announced plans Wednesday to build a new airport near Machu Picchu to attract more tourists, but conservationists argue that the pre-Columbian site is already overrun with visitors.
- Microsoft’s Facelift: New Logo Shown After 15 Years
August 23 2012 1:55 PM
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), the world's biggest software company, is getting a facelift at 25. The company unveiled a new corporate logo Thursday that uses color for the first time: red, green, blue and yellow in squares next to the company name .
- The Most Valuable Monuments In Europe
August 23 2012 11:29 AM
It lights up the Parisian sky and graces postcards, key chains and holiday photos, but new figures show that the Eiffel Tower is more than just an iconic tourist attraction -- it’s the most valuable monument in Europe.
- Floating Golf Courses, Villas Part Of Maldives Plan To Rise Above Sea Levels
August 20 2012 3:19 PM
What do you do when your country is sinking? If you?re the Maldivian government, you create a series of floating islands that include a hotel and convention center, private villas and an 18-hole golf course.
- 'Oh My Dayum': Songified Five Guys Review Goes Viral [VIDEO]
August 16 2012 2:47 PM
The Gregory Brothers' songified remix of Big Daym's Five Guys review, also known as "Oh My Dayum," has been on YouTube for one day, and yet it's already achieved viral status. The film has nearly 30,000 likes and more than 423,000 views in the 24 hours it was posted online. The video is embedded at the bottom of the page.
- Apple Patent Reveals Plans To Release Adobe Photoshop Rival For Mac, iPad [PICTURES]
August 16 2012 11:21 AM
Pro Apple customers have been waiting for some good news for a long time, especially after Apple disappointed that particular demographic at WWDC in June, when it didn't update the iMac or the Mac Pro lines as it was expected to do. Fortunately, a new "jaw-dropping" patent released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals Apple is indeed working on addressing the needs of its professional customers with some radical new software that will challenge Adobe Photoshop and...
- Ikea Hotels? Swedish Furniture Chain Branching Into Budget-Chic Lodging
August 15 2012 11:22 AM
Ikea, the Swedish store known for its affordable DIY home furnishing, is branching into a new arena: the hotel business.
- National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest: The Winning Shots In 2012
August 14 2012 2:45 PM
National Geographic Traveler received more than 12,000 entries from 6,615 photographers residing in 152 countries around the globe for its 24th annual photo contest. These winning shots stood out from the pack.
- Wendy's Lobster & Caviar Burger: A Revelation In Cuisine, Or Just Wrong?
August 10 2012 12:33 PM
On Aug. 3, Wendy's added two new ridiculous sandwich items to its menu in Japan to take advantage of the record low prices on the lobster market, including the Premium Caviar & Lobster Burger, and the Lobster Surf & Turf Burger. These two burgers are available in Japan for a limited time, but should Wendy's even be selling these two offbeat burgers to begin with?
- Edinburgh Airport Nude Picasso: Poster Painting Back On Display After Complaints [PHOTO]
August 08 2012 4:12 PM
In an about-face, the Edinburgh, Scotland, airport will not cover up a poster of a Picasso nude in one of its terminals after the move evoked outrage and ridicule.
- Art Critic, Author Robert Hughes Dead At 74
August 06 2012 8:04 PM
Robert Hughes, the Australian-born art critic and historian, died Monday at age 74.
- What Is The Best City For Culture? New Report Compares Assets Of 'World?s Greatest Cities?
August 01 2012 1:42 PM
If you crave a night of theater or dance, head to New York, but for live music, you might want to try Paris. If it?s history you?re after, Istanbul?s your spot, but if you?d rather relax in nature, try Singapore. And if you want to dance the night away, look no further than Sao Paulo.
- The Softer Side Of Rocco Landesman: NEA Grants Bring The Arts To Your Town
July 28 2012 6:18 PM
Earlier this month, the NEA announced the second round of grants for its ambitious nationwide initiative dubbed Our Town, in which its provides funds to struggling neighborhoods for the purpose of investing in theater, dance, music, writing and visual art.