June 7, 2013 The Chicago Sun-Times made a surprise announcement last week: It fired its entire photography staff. Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist John H. White spent decades working there. He shares what this news means for him personally and for the future of photojournalism.
June 7, 2013 Be really careful when you carve your name onto an ancient Egyptian temple. Not because it's wrong (which it is), but because sometimes the temple comes back to haunt you. The true story of Luther Bradish, an American spy who didn't keep his secret.
June 2, 2013 The financially troubled city of Detroit is eyeing the sale of its prized artworks, which include paintings by van Gogh. In recent years, a number of museums have brought in millions by selling off art. Such sales invariably trigger protest but can proceed unless there's some legal violation involved.
May 29, 2013 It first showed up in the 1950s and '60s — think low-slung sofas, egg-shaped chairs and the set of Mad Men. Today, midcentury modern furniture is "blazing hot," as one dealer puts it. One explanation is that people often like what their grandparents liked.
May 29, 2013 Like most of her work, cartoonist Lynda Barry's course at the University of Wisconsin is unorthodox: No artistic skill is required. In class, and in her own work, the cartoonist aims to strip away the stiffness of adulthood and plug people into their innate creativity.
May 28, 2013 The Hirshhorn contemporary art museum had proposed an ambitious plan for a giant, inflatable addition. But the Board of Trustees couldn't agree on whether to continue fundraising to build the bubble, so the museum's director — the project's biggest supporter — will resign.
May 25, 2013 London duo Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have made names for themselves with their wild, experimental food installations. From pineapple islands and banana vapors to re-creations of famous architectural monuments, their work playfully pushes the boundary of how we experience food.
May 21, 2013 Engineers have figured out a way to get crystals to form rose and tulip sculptures, each smaller than a strand of hair. The gardens sprout up on a penny dipped in a salt solution. The technique is similar to 3-D printing and could one day be used to make any complex shape.
May 19, 2013 Giuseppe Arcimboldo was a 16th-century artist who liked to play with his food, transforming it into the building blocks of many of his fantastical portraits. Artist Philip Haas has taken those portraits out of museums, reinterpreting them as colossal statues that interact with the natural environment.