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Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi on show at Christies' Kings Street, before it is offered at auction by Christie's New York
Why Is the Salvator Mundi Called the World’s Most Controversial Painting?

Plenty of paintings have been called the “most controversial,” and the Salvator Mundi (produced after 1500; “Savior of the World”) is only the latest to be given that title.

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Image of Elizabeth Keckley
"Behind the Scenes," by Elizbeth Keckley
5 African American Designers Who Changed Fashion

Black fashion designers are responsible for some of the most iconic garments in fashion history.

"Behind the Scenes," by Elizbeth Keckley

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Carnival of Ivrea. The battle of oranges. The square of the Chess during the throwing. On March 3, 2014 Ivrea, Italy.
Six Fascinating Festivals from Around the World
Cryogenic Norwegians and 100,000 oranges? Sign me up!
American singer and pianist Sarah Vaughan, c. 1946. (jazz)
Did academia kill jazz?
Academia may have had a role in the decline in popularity of jazz music by trying to elevate the genre to the ivory tower, however, today’s artists are proving that the spirit of jazz is alive and well.
vintage Leica photo camera at KPI Museum, July 24, 2015, in Kiev, Ukraine
Street Photography: How a Single Camera Brought About a Genre
The invention of the Leica camera allowed photographers to move through the streets and capture moments that come and go in the blink of an eye.
Rita Dove
Rita Dove
Rita Dove, American poet, writer, and teacher who was the first African American to serve as poet laureate of the United States (1993–95). Dove was ranked one of the top hundred high-school students in the country in 1970, and she was named a Presidential Scholar. She graduated summa cum laude from
golf. Competitive and cheating golfer wears golf gloves on golf club greens and prepares golf ball for lucky hole in one. Unsportsmanlike, sports, cheater
7 Unsportsmanlike Sportsmen
Athletes behaving badly.

Spotlight: Greek Mythology

The myths of ancient Greece are known today primarily from such classics as Homer’s Iliad and OdysseyOvid’s Metamorphoses and the dramas of Sophocles, and Euripides. Some of Greek mythology's most enduring stories concern the Trojan War, the voyage of Odysseus, Jason's search for the Golden Fleece, and the tragedy of Oedipus.


A mens hat resting on fabric. trilby
Name That Hat! Quiz
Time to put on your thinking cap.
Young woman with glasses reading a book, student
Famous Novels, Last Lines Quiz
Needless to say, spoiler alert.
Backgammon set with dice. game, board
Guess the Game Quiz
Roll the dice and go all in.
Publicity still of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) and one of the Flying Monkeys (Winged Monkeys) from the motion picture film "The Wizard of Oz" (1939); directed by Victor Fleming (there were a number of uncredited directors). (cinema, movies)
Iconic Pop Culture Villains Quiz
Do you know what famous villain’s costume was inspired by samurai? What bad guy’s middle name is Marvolo? Test your knowledge about pop culture’s dark side with this quiz about iconic villains!


Michelangelo's The Last Judgment, explained
Michelangelo's The Last Judgment, explained
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