art-history

The FBI Investigator Who Went Undercover to Rescue the Bill of Rights

Do you know why the “Mona Lisa” is the most famous painting in the world? It’s not the mystery of her smile. It’s not the…

The Stupid Art World Is Proof We Need a Wealth Tax

How’s your bank account looking these days? Dreading the next round of bills? Hey, rent is due in two weeks! Maybe you can borrow some…

Let’s Roll Through the History of Men Getting Weird in Barrels

Men be gettin’ in barrels. That’s my real takeaway from this wild story about Jean-Jacques Savin, a 71-year-old Frenchman, who drifted on current alone from…

Why We Love to Lie About the Presidents’ Bodies

For a brief, thrilling moment last week, Twitter took an interest in modern sculpture. The object of our fascination wasn’t particularly new, but it was…