When artists destroy their works, it's usually to express their disdain for critics, dealers and curators. But does this get lost in the attention, hype and money that follows?
An algorithm named AICAN has been 'taught' the entire canon of Western art history – and now produces, titles and sells works of its own.
Later this month, Christie's will be auctioning its first piece of AI art – a portrait created via machine learning.
Twenty years ago, Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered for being gay. A lawyer who helped implement hate crime legislation in Shepard's name reflects on its strengths and limitations.
After the first moon landing, the feelings that propelled a unified national mission quickly dissipated. Could Armstrong have played a bigger role in galvanizing the public for future projects?
The devastation of the recent earthquake and tsunami might be most visible in Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi. But the province’s rural areas could ultimately suffer the most.
Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage was really a journey into the unknown. Centuries of conventional wisdom had conditioned him to believe that bizarre beasts and 'monstrous men' would be awaiting him.
Does Anne Moody's memoir represent how far we've come as a society. Or is it a stark reminder of how far we need to go?
To survive in 19th-century newsrooms, reporters would have to hustle to get by, even if it meant producing fakes, staging events and sharing work with reporters from competing newspapers.
'Grease 2' – which, according to Kavanaugh's calendar, he saw on June 16, 1982 – is an example of the brand of entitled masculinity that appeared in the era's teen flicks.
In Kenneth Burke's 'The War of Words,' the late rhetorical theorist picks apart the little ways news articles can subtly influence readers – and harden divisions.
Famously feminized by the Nazis – and later used in prison cells to limit aggression in inmates – the color pink toes a shaky line between social psychology and gender stereotyping.
A disc-golf boom is coinciding with a ball-golf bust.
Social psychologists have been busy documenting the harmful effects that this brand of chivalry has on women. But are they missing something?
Over the course of two years, a sociologist studied a group of affluent, white kids to see how they made sense of sensitive racial issues like privilege, unequal opportunity and police violence.
Through his art and his travels, 19th-century French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix sought to understand the chaos of an era he called 'the century of unbelievable things.'
Since the Byzantine era, gossipy anecdotes about the mishaps of rulers and their inner circles have been compiled, shared and published.
If you disagree with the political slant of the network, it might color your views of others in the room – and change your behavior.
Instead of taking pride in how quickly they cover the same stories as everyone else, these organizations make public service journalism their top priority.
Many Americans seem to like seeing communist ideas in action, but have a visceral reaction to the word ‘communism.’ Might it be time to refresh an old ideology with a new set of terms?
How can a band so slavishly derivative – and sometimes downright plagiaristic – be also considered radically innovative and influential?
On the front lines were female tennis players who refused to adhere to the club dress codes that banned them.
The career arc of Nichelle Nichols – the first black woman to have a continuing co-starring role on TV – shows how diverse casting can have as much of an impact off the screen as it does on it.
From solitary confinement, Moliere Dimanche started drawing on anything he could find. The result was a series of fantastical, allegorical images that depict abuse, racism and profound isolation.
We talk excitedly about meeting someone with whom we 'click' or 'really hit it off.' So why do so many of us hesitate to call it love?