Scientists are befuddled by where the shark gets most of its food.
A study finds a link between intolerant attitudes among some Americans and support for anti-democratic measures and army rule.
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More than 20 years ago, the sitcom Seinfeld went “meta” and joked that it was “a show about nothing.” But 20 years before George Costanza’s epiphany, artist Richard Tuttle was staging shows about nothing featuring works such as Wire Piece (detail shown above) — a piece of florist wire nailed at either end to a wall marked with a penciled line. But, as Jerry concludes, there’s “something” in that “nothing.” A new retrospective of Tuttle’s art at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Both/And: Richard Tuttle Print and Cloth, dives into the depths, and widths, of this difficultly philosophical, yet compellingly simple artist who takes the everyday nothings of line, paper, and cloth to create extraordinary statements about the need to be mindful of the artful world all around us.
"The extasy [sic] of abstract beauty," artist Richard Pousette-Dart scrawled in 1981 in a notebook on a page across from a Georges Braque-looking abstract pencil drawing. Although included in Nina Leen’s iconic 1951 Life magazine photo "The Irascibles" that featured Abstract Expressionist heavyweights Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and Barnett Newman, Pousette-Dart has always stood on the edges, as he does in the photo, of full identification with that group.
Michael Jackson proudly wore the crown as the “King of Pop” until his death in 2009. In the visual arts, at least for Americans, Andy Warhol’s ruled as the “King […]
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Every May brings with it a new crop of college graduation speeches. This spring, few (maybe none) were as though-provoking as multimedia artist Laurie Anderson’s at the School of Visual […]
This summer at The Phillips Collection there’s a different kind of colorblindness going on. White is the “new black,” or at least the color telling the most interesting stories in […]
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Mary Toft staged an elaborate hoax, but the pain was real.
"The Man in the High Castle" may be the most beloved alternate history book, but it is not the most historically accurate.
Far from being a “dead” pursuit that focuses on old ideas, modern philosophy proposes and debates important, new concepts. All of us can learn from it.
How one man's divine dream became a poultry-shaped reality.
Brian C. Muraresku, New York Times best-selling author of "The Immortality Key," unpacks ancient evidence for the widespread ritual use of psychoactive plants.
An innovation's value is found between the technophile’s promises and the Luddite’s doomsday scenarios.
The quantum world — and its inherent uncertainty — defies our ability to describe it in words.
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Break into London Zoo? Illegal, but it would improve the London Circle Walk
NASA was dangerously cavalier about the dangers of the shuttle launches.
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For centuries, men prevented women from writing music. These classical composers broke with social norms and made their mark on history.
Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.