January 5, 2013 This can't be. How does that big heavy rock stay pivoted on top of that itsy bitsy one, which is hanging precariously onto the one below? Yet they do. The beauty of balance.
December 31, 2012 The idea that African-American men have great fashion sense is not a stereotype, says Monica L. Miller, the author of Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Miller and NPR's resident style king, Victor Holliday.
December 18, 2012 An unassuming brick building in Brooklyn houses a factory that makes animatronic puppets, elves and polar bears for the holiday season. NPR's Neda Ulaby drops by Mechanical Displays Inc. to talk with Lou Nasti, who's been at it for almost 44 years.
December 14, 2012 Small stuff is having a moment — and photographer Christopher Boffoli isn't at all surprised. His series of miniature scene-setting food photos was inspired by the films and TV shows he watched growing up.
December 13, 2012 Those numbers represent one giant sequoia. Oh, also: The "President," as it's called, is more than 3,000 years old.
December 12, 2012 The Spanish woman who grabbed headlines for what's purported to be the world's worst art restoration is at it again. This time, she's selling an original oil painting on eBay. So far, it's fetched bids of more than $800.
December 12, 2012 Frank Sinatra's hometown is swiftly morphing into a commuter hub. What does that mean for the longstanding business owners? It's hard enough to survive the economy, let alone Hurricane Sandy.
December 11, 2012 If realist American painter Edward Hopper had wielded a camera rather than a brush, what would he have photographed?
December 10, 2012 An exhibition of works by American realist Edward Hopper is drawing impressive crowds at the Grand Palais. Hopper is well-known in the U.S. for his pensive, lonely portraits of people sitting together yet alone. He's less well-known in France, but the exhibit has been a surprising success.
December 7, 2012 The legendary architect was living proof that sometimes, you have to bend the rules. In doing so, he created the visual language for an entire city.