Obama Poster Artist Shepard Fairey Fined And Sentenced To Community Service
September 07 2012 1:39 PM EDT
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.
The Middle-Class And The Death Of Culture
September 07 2012 11:10 AM EDT
Culture in America is dead, largely because the middle-class does not care about such things.
R.I.P. Joe South: Grammy Award Winner, Eminent Songwriter Passes Away At 72
September 07 2012 8:25 AM EDT
Joe South, a well known singer-songwriter who gained popularity with hits like (I Never Promised You) "A Rose Garden," "Games People Play," "Walk a Mile in My Shoes," passed away Wednesday following cardiac arrest.
Diana: The World's Favorite Princess
August 30 2012 9:35 AM EDT
Britain in the early 1980s found itself in dire need of a happy jolt
Burning Man Festival 2012: 5 Art Installations You Shouldn’t Miss, Tips And Tricks To Survive The Black Rock Desert
August 27 2012 9:51 AM EDT
The annual Burning Man festival kicks off this Monday in Nevada’s barren lake bed known as the Black Rock Desert. The yearly event is not your typical music and arts festival; anyone who is familiar with Burning Man knows that those attending the show are more than just spectators
David Rakoff Loses His Battle With Cancer, Fans React
August 10 2012 11:08 AM EDT
opular humorist, David Rakoff lost his battle with cancer on Thursday at the age of 47.
Bayreuth Music Festival: Still Stained By Wagner’s Links To Nazism
August 06 2012 12:53 PM EDT
Wagner wrote many tracts that vilified Jews (although his anti-Semitism was hardly unusual in 19th century Europe).
Russell Brand Rumored To Have Sexually Harassed Wardrobe Assistant
August 03 2012 1:06 PM EDT
Russell Brand is once again the subject of some unflattering rumors.
The Softer Side Of Rocco Landesman: NEA Grants Bring The Arts To Your Town
July 28 2012 6:18 PM EDT
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.
Culture Suffers From European Austerity: Famed Vienna Opera Ordered To Cut Costs
July 27 2012 2:30 PM EDT
Austrian media reports that the opera will likely have to raise ticket prices.
Banksy Tags The Olympics: US Graffiti Artist Defies Police Crackdown, Other Artists Arrests
July 26 2012 9:05 AM EDT
As the Olympic Games draw near, Brits are excited to be at the center of the global event. Despite the public's enthusiasm, police are threatening remove any graffiti related to the Olympics. This includes works by Banksy, the notorious U.K. graffiti artist.
Acoustics of Life, Love, and Longing
July 19 2012 3:37 AM EDT
Clear, crisp sound minus the over glitzy production mixes that sometimes over powers the original music and lyrics.
Taliban?s Love For Verse Reflects Long Tradition Of The ?Warrior-Poet?
July 10 2012 2:10 PM EDT
The Mughal empire, which at its peak ruled a vast expanse of territory from Bengal in the east to Baluchistan in the west, was deeply influenced by Persian culture and especially its poetry.
'Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding' Stars Chace Crawford and Jeffrey Dean Morgan Talk Jane Fonda, Woodstock, And Getting ?Blown Away? By Elizabeth Olsen
June 07 2012 1:31 PM EDT
The International Business Times sat down with Morgan and Crawford to hear their take on Fonda, food, and Woodstock.
Man Painted Permanently Green, Paulo Henrique dos Santos, Is Incredible Hulk Wannabe
May 31 2012 11:59 AM EDT
Paulo Henrique dos Santos is the man that has painted himself permanent green. A Brazilian native, Henrique dos Santos attempted to dress himself up as the comic book hero Incredible Hulk for a running event, but eventually found that the green paint would not wash off.
SanDisk Shares Crash After Big Earnings Miss
April 20 2012 9:57 AM EDT
Shares of flash-memory giant SanDisk (Nasdaq: SNDK) fell more than 15 percent in early trading after the company reported first-quarter results far worse than expected.
'Halo 4' Release Date Confirmed For Nov. 6, 2012: Will Microsoft Miss Bungie? [TRAILER]
April 17 2012 4:12 PM EDT
Halo 4, the next game in Microsoft's popular Halo franchise, and the first one to be released by a studio other than Bungie -- that honor goes to developer Kirkland, Wash.-based 343 Industries -- will be released on Nov. 6. Can 343 Industries live up to the lofty expectations set by Bungie?
Amazon’s Bezos Freezes Salary To Bet On Kindle Success
April 17 2012 11:42 AM EDT
Jeffrey Bezos, founding CEO of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN), froze his salary for the third consecutive year at $81,840. He also received $1.6 million in other compensation, the company’s proxy said.
Thomas Kinkade Death Prompts Surge in Artwork Sales Across Country
April 10 2012 11:17 AM EDT
Thomas Kinkade, the self-styled Painter of Light, died aged 54, of what is believed to be of natural causes. Officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy which is reportedly scheduled on Monday, in order to determine the exact cause of death.
Woody Allen Takes ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ to Broadway
February 24 2012 12:34 PM EST
Broadway will soon have another Woody Allen creation on the stage: Bullets Over Broadway. The 1994 film is being adapted into a musical that aims to open in 2013.