The Rijksmuseum employed an AI to repaint lost parts of Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch.” Here’s how they did it.
People naturally judge fact from fiction in offline social settings, so why is it so hard online?
Climate activists' brand of iconoclasm is far removed from the Beeldenstorm that swept medieval Europe.
"Tristram Shandy" trolled its way to fame.
A conservator from the Rijksmuseum explains how they went about investigating whether the painting is a genuine Rembrandt.
"All moments past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist."
"Oosouji" or "big cleaning" is much more than a chance to tidy up.
Who doesn't love a little existential fear every once in a while?
Because Dylan “samples and digests” songs from the past, he has been accused of plagiarism. But imitatio isn't the same.
Like his "Mona Lisa," Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine" depicts a woman in a way that flouted the conventions of its time.
Forget about Tinkerbell.
Urban legends help personify the anxieties that arise from living in a modern city.
You can buy over 400,000 products tagged “witch” on Etsy, from candles to spell bottles to pentagram necklaces.
Many were expecting extremism survivor and free speech advocate Salman Rushdie to take home the Nobel Prize in Literature, but Annie Ernaux beat him to it.
"Salvator Mundi" sold for a record-breaking $450 million in 2017, but is it really as valuable as people were led to believe?
Modernism has lasted longer than any art movement since the Renaissance.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
Successful forgers are remembered as great conmen, not artists. This is strange, considering their forgeries fooled even the most seasoned critics.
Books that were rarely taught in 1963, when baby boomers were students, became classics when those same boomers were teachers and parents.
Elon Musk suggested remote-controlled, vibrating anal beads. Thankfully, there are more mundane explanations.
The Industrial Revolution changed music forever, thanks to a combination of technological advances and clever entrepreneurs.
Following the advent of human space flight, NASA began naming missions after children of Zeus.
Each of us carries our own version of the Multiverse in our heads.
Who should be compensated?
Fire-breathing dragons may represent chaos and the human impulse to conquer that threat.