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  • 'Voice' singer Christina Grimmie dies after shooting at Orlando concert

    06/11/2016 9:43:11 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/11/2016 | Joe Sutton and Azadeh Ansari,
    The man who shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie in Orlando on Friday night was not from that central Florida city, and "traveled to Orlando apparently to commit this crime," Orlando Police Chief John Mina told reporters Saturday. The gunman -- who authorities say fatally shot himself after shooting Grimmie -- was a 21-year-old white man, and had two handguns, two additional loaded magazines and a large hunting knife, Mina said.
  • National Cathedral Will Remove Confederate Flags From Stained Glass Windows

    06/09/2016 10:22:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    npr.org ^ | June 9, 2016 | CAMILA DOMONOSKE
    The Washington National Cathedral says it will remove two images of the Confederate battle flag from the building's stained glass windows. Then the church will hold a period of public discussion on issues of race, slavery and justice, and revisit the question of how to treat other depictions of the Civil War on the windows. The windows in question memorialize Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson; they were installed in 1953 after lobbying by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. They feature images from the lives of the two generals, and include two Confederate battle flags. A...
  • How Martin Creed Created New York’s Grossest Art Show

    06/08/2016 12:40:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 8, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    Those planning to visit New York’s Park Avenue Armory this summer may be overwhelmed by the urge to plug their ears, shield their eyes, or breathe deeply into a paper bag--not what we typically associate from the grand and elegant historic space. But these physical and emotional responses won’t surprise anyone familiar with the British artist Martin Creed, who has invaded the Armory’s entire first floor with the largest-ever retrospective of his work in the U.S.
  • Album review: Everything’s Beautiful attempts to reintroduce Miles Davis to the modern world

    06/07/2016 11:32:17 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 10 replies
    The National ^ | June 6, 2016 | Rob Garratt
    Commemorating the 90th birthday of Miles Davis – and Miles Ahead, a biopic of the iconic jazz trumpeter’s life – we have the “new", Davis-inspired album Everything’s Beautiful, a conceptually confused but captivating virtual duet with trendsetting pianist and producer Robert Glasper. The late-1990s remix series Panthalassa has aged badly, and Glasper is the obvious choice to move Davis into the 21st century – he is a credible jazz innovator himself, with enough crossover success to reach a mainstream audience. Rather than delivering the straight remixes he was initially asked to oversee, Glasper raided the Davis archive, sampling choice nuggets...
  • * VANITY * RELAX MUSIC * VANITY *

    06/01/2016 4:22:11 AM PDT · by knarf · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | June 1, 2016 | BMC
    I'm always looking for nice stuff to be in my background
  • Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns' Gets December 2018 Release Date

    05/31/2016 3:39:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 31, 2016
    Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda are starring in the Rob Marshall-directed film. Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious. Disney on Monday announced that its Mary Poppins sequel will open on Dec. 25, 2018, more than five decades after the 1964 classic film first played in theaters. The studio also revealed the movie's title for the first time: Mary Poppins Returns.
  • [T]housands of children run over the graves of fallen soldiers from WWI’s Battle Of Verdun[tr]

    05/31/2016 6:23:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2016 | Peter Allen
    Images of thousands of laughing children jogging through one of the most sacred Great War battlefields in the world have caused outrage. They were taken on Sunday during commemorations at Verdun - scene of one of the bloodiest battles in military history. The Battle of Verdun between German and French troops lasted over 300 days, and saw the deaths of more than 300,000 soldiers on both sides in 1916.
  • One of the world's greatest art collections hides behind this fence

    05/30/2016 6:24:20 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28 2016 | Graham Bowley and Doreen Carvajal
    The drab free port zone near the Geneva city center, a compound of blocky gray and vanilla warehouses surrounded by train tracks, roads and a barbed-wire fence, looks like the kind of place where beauty goes to die. But within its walls, crated or sealed cheek by jowl in cramped storage vaults, are more than a million of some of the most exquisite artworks ever made. Treasures from the glory days of ancient Rome. Museum-quality paintings by old masters. An estimated 1,000 works by Picasso. As the price of art has skyrocketed, perhaps nothing illustrates the art-as-bullion approach to contemporary...
  • Cave art trove found in Spain 1,000 feet underground

    05/29/2016 10:15:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 27, 2016 | by Ciaran Giles
    This image released by the Diputacion Floral de Bizkaia on Friday May 27, 2016, shows a cave drawing. Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic-era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art. Chief site archaeologist Diego Garate said Friday that an estimated 70 drawings were found on ledges 300 meters (1,000 feet) underground in the Atxurra cave, Berriatua, in the northern Basque region. He described the site as being in "the Champions' League" of cave art, among the top 10 sites...
  • Children destroy valuable artwork while visiting gallery

    05/28/2016 11:01:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 119 replies
    telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 05/25/2016
    hould children be allowed in art galleries? In 2014 Jake Chapman caused a minor furore, and prompted a lot of column inches, when he said that taking kids to galleries was a “waste of time”. He told The Independent parents were "arrogant" for thinking their children could understand artists like Jackson Pollock or Mark Rothko, adding "children are not human yet". The two children in this video, which has been going viral in recent days, clearly couldn’t give a hoot what Jake Chapman has to say about their appreciation of art. ... And as their parents look on, filming their...
  • Glasses left at San Francisco MOMA mistaken for art

    05/27/2016 6:25:04 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    upi ^ | May 26, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    SAN FRANCISCO, - A group of pranksters confused visitors at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art by placing a pair of eyeglasses on the gallery floor. TJ Khayatan shared photos of the prank to his Twitter page showing groups of patrons observing the glasses while some even photographed them. Khayatan told Buzzfeed that he and his friends came up with the idea after observing one piece on display in the museum that they found puzzling. "We stumbled upon a stuffed animal on a gray blanket and questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people," he...
  • Teen prankster puts his glasses on San Francisco gallery floor claiming they are part of the [tr]

    05/26/2016 6:27:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    A teenage prankster has fooled scores of art lovers into believing his glasses were a modern masterpiece in a hilarious stunt at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. TJ Khayatan, 17, was visiting the gallery with friends on Monday when he said he was left unimpressed by some of the modern art on display. He even described one lackluster exhibit as little more than a 'stuffed animal on a gray blanket'. '(We) questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people,' he told Buzzfeed News.
  • * VANITY * JUST FOR FUN * VANITY *

    05/26/2016 3:15:36 AM PDT · by knarf · 13 replies
    American culture ^ | 1958 | DION AND THE BELMONTS
    Older people are easily sidetracked when researching serious stuff in the wee hours of the morning
  • This Artist Filmed Her Own Fake Rape

    05/24/2016 1:11:05 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 24, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    Sophia Hewson, an Australian-based contemporary artist, has made headlines with a video of what she’s calling a “rape representation.” On view at Melbourne’s Mars Gallery and titled are you ok bob?, the three-minute piece shows the artist staring blankly into the camera while “Bob,” a pseudonym, strikes her during intercourse and attempts to force her head to one side. Hewson, who wears a white T-shirt, pushes back each time and defiantly confronts the viewer.
  • Entries From 2016 National Geographic Travel Photography Contest

    05/20/2016 6:23:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | 19 May, 2016
    National Geographic has kicked off its 2016 “Travel Photographer of the Year” contest. The winner receives a seven-day Polar Bear Photo Safari for two at Churchill Wild–Seal River Heritage Lodge, a National Geographic “Unique Lodge of the World.” The contest ends on May 27, so click here to enter or learn more. Below are some of the this year’s entries.
  • Teen uses satellite imagery to discover possible ancient Mayan ruins

    05/20/2016 10:31:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 11, 2016 | by Bob Yirka
    Credit: Canadian Space Agency, via TheTelegraph ====================================================================================================================== William Gadoury, a 15 year old Mayan history enthusiast who lives in Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Lanaudière, Quebec, has, according to Le Journal de Montréal, used satellite imagery to make associations between ancient Mayan city locations and constellations, and in so doing, may have actually discovered a site that has not been previously known. According to the news report, Gadoury, who claims to have been long interested in the Mayan culture, gained access to satellite imagery—after applying the Geographic Information System he found a correlation between 22 constellations and 117 Mayan cities. But, in so...
  • Filming begins on BBC's lavish new Bronte drama To Walk Invisible as cast take over York in [tr]

    05/19/2016 11:52:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Joanna Crawley
    Fresh from the huge success of their adaptation of War & Peace, work has begun on the BBC's latest literary drama. To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters, written and directed by the award winning Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango In Halifax), has begun shooting, with the streets of York transformed this week for the one off, two hour drama. Finn Atkins, who plays Charlotte Bronte and Charlie Murphy, who has been cast as her younger sister Anne, were both spotted on set on Thursday in their elaborate 19th century costumes.
  • Exceptional Artwork – “Stands With Trump”…

    05/14/2016 7:15:11 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5-14-16 | Sundance
    Many people inquire about the exceptional artwork used in many of the Donald Trump discussion threads. The designer/artist for the grassroots Trump Movement is Francis Dominicus – and you can discover much more of his creative brilliance
  • Comic book artist Darwyn Cooke dies at 53

    05/14/2016 6:46:29 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 6 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 14 May 2016 | DERRIK J. LANG
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darwyn Cooke, the comic book artist best known for his vibrantly imaginative work on DC superheroes and noir crime stories, has died. He was 53. Cooke’s wife, Marsha Cooke, said he died Saturday morning at his home in Florida following a battle with lung cancer. Cooke famously reimagined the Justice League members in 2004 with a signature retro style in “DC: The New Frontier.” His other work included gritty adaptations of Richard Stark’s “Parker” novels, a modern interpretation of Catwoman and the “Solo” graphic novel series, which earned Cooke an Eisner Award, considered to be...
  • How To Write A Good Opus

    05/13/2016 8:35:57 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 85 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 5/13/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I think we all agree that the quality of the opuses here on Free Republic has dropped considerably. Yes, I know that the plural of opus is opera. To me, opera is just some people putting themselves on a stage and waving their arms around and screaming something that nobody understands. By golly, that is exactly what the opus writers do. Still, the dictionary assures me that "opuses" is also a correct plural form of "opus". If you don't like it, well, write that into your opus....in Italian. My Dad always told me, "If you're going to write an opus,...
  • Jug appraised at $50G actually from 1970s high school art class

    05/12/2016 2:58:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    Ny daily news ^ | May 12, 2016 | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    PBS favorite “Antiques Roadshow” has admitted that it mistakenly claimed a grotesque jug dated back to the 19th century, when it was really from a 1970s Oregon high school art class. Appraiser Stephen Fletcher originally said that the piece, featured in a January episode of the show, was worth up to $50,000. -snip The weird pot had migrated about 60 miles from its birthplace at Churchill High School in the years between 1973 or 74 and last summer, when new owner Alvin Barr was thrilled that his estate sale find could be worth a small fortune. Soule and friends contacted...
  • Mom snaps selfie in wrong dorm bed as surprise college visit goes horribly wrong

    05/10/2016 10:12:54 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 9, 2016 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    <p>A Big Apple mom tried to surprise her daughter at college by sneaking into her dorm, but wound up breaking into the wrong room and snapping a selfie on a stranger’s bed — completely mortifying her millennial offspring.</p> <p>Deanna Pilling traveled from her Morningside Heights apartment to Utah State University last week to pick up 18-year-old McKenna, who had just completed her first year at the school.</p>
  • Occasional birdy thread....

    05/07/2016 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 78 replies
    May 7, 2016 | FReepers
    I had a pretty good morning. Hiked the Lake June Scrub State Park and good shots of the scrub jay and towhee. Came home to find the flycatcher posing in a ficus tree in our front yard; got his pic through the car window. Took a bike ride and found a great egret, a snowy egret and tricolor heron in the same small stream. The snowy and the tricolor worked the great egret. They were positioned about 50 apart. The great egret spent his time trying to shoo off each of them. As one avoided the great egret, the other...
  • Donald Trump Jr. On The Record: Why Trump International Hotels And Residences Are Still Winning

    05/06/2016 1:26:04 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 7 replies
    Forbes / Lifestyle ^ | May 2, 2016 | Peter Taylor
    Days before a critical Indiana primary that could sew up the presidential nomination for the “presumptive” Republican party nominee, the candidate’s eldest son, who is also his current campaign surrogate and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization, isn’t interested in talking politics at all..... If all of these Trump business traits—passion, hard work, getting your hands dirty—sound distinctly similar to many of the themes Donald Sr. is hammering home on the Republican campaign trail it’s because they’ve run in the family for decades—and Don Jr. isn’t shy about telling voters as much. Presidential campaigns have a habit of throwing...
  • Duchamp, Eat Your Heart Out: The Guggenheim Is Installing a Gold Toilet

    05/05/2016 10:21:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Randy Kennedy
    Unlike professional athletes, actors (Gene Hackman) and some novelists (Philip Roth), visual artists don’t usually retire. Or if they do, they don’t announce it. But in 2011, Maurizio Cattelan — one of the most expensive living artists, then at the peak of his career and the subject of an uproarious retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum — told the world that he was finished, fatigued both creatively and by the velocity of the money-fueled art world. During the last couple of years, though, Mr. Cattelan found himself itching to make things in three dimensions again. “Actually, it’s even more of a...
  • Soviet Break Dancers From Late 1980s Dance Again in this Video

    05/05/2016 9:32:35 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 30 replies
    English Russia ^ | May 3, 2016 | tim
    "Awesome video! Some dude from Soviet break dancing crew of late 1980s have found many of his buddies (now living all over the world) and asked them to dance again. Many of this dudes are in their 40s and 50s but still can do things! Check it out!" Link to source Direct link to video via You Tube
  • Auto mechanics pay homage to the legendary artworks of Renaissance painters

    05/04/2016 9:06:16 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 31 replies
    Imgur ^ | May 4, 2016 | TedBuckley
    Auto mechanics pay homage to the legendary artworks of Renaissance painters. by TedBuckley · 1 hour ago The Creation of an Auto Mechanic The Last Supper of Auto Mechanics The Anatomy of a Car Lesson Credit to photographer: Freddy Fabris Sauce: http://brightside.me/creativity-photography/auto-mechanics-pay-homage-to-the-legendary-artworks-of-renaissance-painters-114455 48 points 370 views
  • *VANITY* ... ROCKWELL NAMED NATIONAL ICON ... *VANITY*

    05/04/2016 7:07:10 AM PDT · by knarf · 20 replies
    self ^ | May 4, 2016 | knarf
    Norman Rockwell has replaced the bald eagle as our national icon In a unanimous vote, Congress passed the "LET'S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN bill" that names Norman Rockwell as the educator and illustrator for the growth Amaerica HAS seen, and WILL SEE, henceforth
  • Okay West Coast Freepers, help me out (vanity)

    05/01/2016 11:44:39 AM PDT · by Celtic Conservative · 28 replies
    A Really Neat Antique Shop | 05/01/16 | Celtic Conservative
    Okay folks on the left coast, help me out. Whilst rummaging through a antique shop I found a really neat photo. It is a photo of a combination drive through florist shop and restaurant in Los Angeles. Based on the cars in the shot, It could be from anywhere from 1948 to 1952 (sorry, I don't have the ability to post pictures). The sign on the business says "McEldowneys". From my research it was owned By JK McEldowney, a LA businessman who went on to make the classic 1951 film "The River". He died in 2004 at the age of...
  • Artist Duke Riley Is Doing Something Crazy With 2,000 Pigeons On The Brooklyn Waterfront

    04/29/2016 1:11:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    Gothamist ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Ben Cosgrove
    New Yorkers take a kind of perverse pride in never looking up. Not in a figurative sense, of course: we are, after all, as optimistic as anyone else. (Who else but die-hard optimists would willingly live in so unforgiving a city?) But when it comes to actually, physically looking up, most of our gazes rarely rise above the ankles of our fellow commuters. The Boston-born, New York-based artist Duke Riley is going to change that.
  • Occasional Birdy Thread

    04/27/2016 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 28 replies
    Engraved-on-His-hands | April 27, 2016 | Engraved-on-His-hands
    With apologies to Islander7, but I haven't seen an “Occasional Birdy Thread” in awhile, so I thought that I would post one. My pictures aren't as great as those posted by Islander7 or fidelis, but it's kind of like singing. All that you really need to do is to sing (or take bird pictures) well enough to entertain yourself. Blue-winged Teal Greater Yellowlegs Greater Yellowlegs with Blue-winged Teal Greater Yellowlegs Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Osprey Eastern Phoebe Solitary Sandpiper
  • Give Your Balls To Hillary

    04/24/2016 7:41:13 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 34 replies
    Childhood | 4/24/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I've seen a few opuses (opi?) here on Free Republic the last couple of days. They are mostly of the "I'm gonna take my ball and go home!" genre. Well, those balls aren't going to do much good just sitting in the closet at home. These people should give their balls to Hillary Clinton. Hillary isn't much of a basketball player, but she will take these balls and stab them and grind them up and use them as borders for the rose garden at The White House. So, don't just take your balls and go home, give them to Hillary....
  • Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616

    04/23/2016 1:18:02 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 30 replies
    self | 4/23/2016 | self
    William Shakespeare died three days before his 52nd birthday. He died within a month of signing his will, a document which he begins by describing himself as being in "perfect health". Wondering if this notable date has been reported in the MSM, seeing as how they are all students of literature/s
  • Prince - Electric Chair Performance on SNL (1989)

    04/23/2016 12:30:17 PM PDT · by Mariner · 17 replies
    YouTube via SNL ^ | 1989 | Prince
    Hendrix guitar over James Brown funk, with Michael Jackson choreography.
  • Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL Perform 'She's Always In My Hair'

    04/23/2016 12:27:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 6 replies
    YouTube via Arsenio Hall Show ^ | 4/23/2016 | Prince
    It's time we Freepers give credit where it's due.
  • Trump vs. 'Conman' Reagan

    04/22/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When Donald Trump’s political credentials as a Republican and/or conservative are challenged, he likes to remind people that Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once and managed to evolve over time. Except that Reagan’s conversion was real and he had two terms as governor of California to prove his bona fides before he ran for president as a conservative Republican. As Reagan campaign manager Stu Spencer and speechwriter Ken Khachiagin note in a Real Clear Politics piece: Yes, Ronald Reagan migrated from being a liberal Democrat to the gold standard for conservative Republicans. But Reagan’s views evolved over four decades’ worth...
  • Who Will Hillary Call From Prison?

    04/22/2016 8:09:26 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 16 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/22/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Who will Hillary Clinton call while she is in prison? No private Internet for our girl while she's in the slammer. Will she call Bill? Will she call George Soros? Will she call the IRS Helpline? I'm thinking that she will call Bernie Sanders and prank him. "Hello, Bernie. I'm calling from the Association of Sanders Supporters to talk to you about joining our organization. For a mere $20 donation, you can join ASS. We like to think that you have to be an ASS to support Bernie."
  • Incredible photos of Titanic’s last lifeboat show rotting bodies...[shortened title]

    04/20/2016 9:06:52 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 49 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 19, 2016
    WITH a groan of tortured metal and the screams of the remaining passengers still clinging to her hull, Titanic sank beneath the waves and the last unlaunched canvas lifeboat was washed from her deck into the foaming, whirlpool of freezing water. Third class passenger Edvard Lindell, floundering in the maelstrom, struck out desperately in the direction of the half-submerged craft and managed to drag himself aboard but wife Gerda, already exhausted by the numbingly-cold water, did not have the strength to clamber into the swamped Collapsible Lifeboat A. Like a scene from James Cameron’s Titanic movie, she held on for...
  • Trout Falling From The Sky

    04/20/2016 9:53:08 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 31 replies
    Parks not Lot Philosophy | 4/20/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I was walking across the parking lot at the grocery store when I noticed two of the employees having a discussion by one of the traffic islands. I don't know why they call them traffic islands. You really can't take a good vacation on one. I tried once. I put up my lawn chair and grabbed a beer out of the cooler. The policeman told me that only Hobos and girls car wash employees could camp out on traffic islands. I didn't have a beard and wasn't wearing a bikini top, so he ran me off. I'll leave you to...
  • Music on the bone: UK artists find inspiration in Soviet ‘X-ray audio’

    04/18/2016 6:27:27 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Russia Beyond The Headlines ^ | 04.18.2016 | Alexandra Guzeva
    Incredibly, music-mad bootleggers found an extraordinary way to copy illegal gramophone records of Western jazz, rock 'n' roll and forbidden Russian music – they built homemade recording machines and used X-ray film as the base for their illegal recordings.
  • Massage student accused of sexually assaulting woman during massage

    04/15/2016 4:57:50 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    CBS 5 AZ ^ | 15 APRIL 2016 | CBS 5 AZ
    PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - A Phoenix massage student faces a sexual assault charge after allegedly assaulting a woman while giving her a massage. Clifford Anthony Collins, Jr. was arrested Thursday. Police say the adult female victim was getting a massage from Collins at her Phoenix home, when the suspect assaulted her. The victim was a student at a local massage therapy school, and her met the suspect last fall through the school. Collins reportedly had asked her if she was interested in doing a trade of services. She agreed.
  • Painting Discovered in French House Could Be Worth $136 Million

    04/13/2016 2:03:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | Euan McKirdy
    What is possibly one of the art world's greatest finds came about because some French homeowners wanted to fix a leaky roof. The 400-year-old work, which was found by accident in 2014 in an attic of a house in Toulouse, is thought to have been painted by Italian master Caravaggio, according to Old Masters expert Eric Turquin, who has been studying it for the past two years. The amazing find was discovered in a sealed-off part of the attic space, which had to be accessed in order to repair a leak. Named "Judith Beheading Holofernes," the painting represents the biblical...
  • *VANITY* ... Michael J Fox ... *VANITY*

    04/13/2016 7:36:39 AM PDT · by knarf · 39 replies
    snopes.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | knarf
    Michael J. Fox is a tragic shell of his former self and so crippled by Parkinson’s disease that he needs help getting into a car. On Feb. 15, the reclusive 54-year-old actor tried to enjoy a rare night out with his actress wife Tracy Pollan at the Hollywood restaurant Craig's. As Pollan followed, the stricken Back to the Future star, whose speech is slurred and who walks with a limp while dragging his left foot, was put into the vehicle by several helpers. "It was heartbreaking," an insider told RadarOnline.com. "Michael's bravery knows no bounds. But as the disease takes...
  • Game of Thrones trailer (lots of new scenes)

    04/12/2016 3:07:17 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 21 replies
    Observer ^ | 4/ 11/16 | Vinnie Mancuso
    [Sorry about the cursing in the text; just hit the video play button] What do you think will happen?
  • New book reveals the world's most incredible loos

    04/12/2016 6:47:39 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 04:52 EST, 12 April 2016 | Caroline McGuire
    A new book by Lonely Planet called Toilets: A Spotter's Guide features pictures of the world's wackiest loos There are more than 100 WCs featured in the book from places like Antarctica, Alaska, Brazil, Finland and Zambia The book says: 'Whatever you prefer to call them toilets are a window into the secret soul of a destination'
  • Warhols stolen from Missouri museum; FBI offers reward for information

    04/11/2016 6:21:51 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 19 replies
    News Daily ^ | April 11, 2016 | Dani Cardona
    (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday offered up to $25,000 as a reward for information on seven Andy Warhol paintings stolen from a Missouri art museum last week. The “Campbell Soup” paintings, part of a set of 10 worth $500,000, were taken from the Springfield Art Museum, in Springfield, after a break-in during the early hours of April 7, the FBI said.
  • New Dubai skyscraper to surpass the world's tallest

    04/11/2016 7:16:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 11, 2016 | Soo Kim
    Emaar Properties, the same developers behind the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, has announced plans to build a $1 billion (£710 million) tower in Dubai that will exceed the height of the 828m (2,716 ft) record-holder.
  • Keith Hefner, Credited with Playboy 'Bunny Dip,' Died Friday

    04/11/2016 6:49:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | April 8, 2016 | Dennis Robaugh
    Keith Hefner, Credited with Playboy 'Bunny Dip,' Died Friday Born in Chicago, Hugh Hefner's younger brother was a longtime executive with Playboy and played a role in creating the Playboy Club. Chicago, IL By Dennis Robaugh (Patch National Staff) - April 8, 2016 10:54 pm ET BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- Keith Hefner, an entertainer, Playboy executive and the younger brother of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, died at his Beverly Hills home Friday following a battle with cancer. He was 87. The younger Hefner was a fixture on the reality TV show about Hugh's life with his three girlfriends, The Girls...
  • Where does this photo come from ?

    04/09/2016 8:42:41 AM PDT · by knarf · 58 replies
    FB ^ | April 9, 2016 | knarf
    I received a FB post with this photo and I cannot find it in a search ....Does anyone know where and when this photo was taken ?thanx
  • What Will Hillary Clinton's Prison Tattoos Be?

    04/08/2016 11:45:36 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 45 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/8/2016 | blueunicorn6
    What tattoos do you think our girl Hillary Clinton will get while she is in prison? Is she the delicate butterfly type or the scary skull type? I'm thinking she'll get "HRC + RMN Forever". Keep it somewhat clean.