The Lighthouse of Alexandria (280-247 B.C.), was built by Ptolomy I Soter (successor to Alexander the Great), beginning in 305 B.C. It cost 800 talents (a huge sum — the Colossus of Rhodes cost “only”
The project is called an "art world in the sky." Is street art still street art if it dwells not on storefronts and avenues but 69 floors up in a Manhattan skyscraper? This is the question at the root
Fabrice Monteiro travelled to the most polluted places in Africa and created terrifying characters who roamed their midst dressed in eerie debris. They are spirits, he says, on a mission to make humans
When it comes to contemporary sculpture, artists work with a range of mediums. In addition to conventional clay and age-old wood, today’s avant-garde artists also dabble in paper, soap, and even candy
Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations
Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations. Experts at the University of Edinburgh
Is it technically hunting if your prey is sleeping? Hunters in Alaska can now track and kill hibernating bears thanks to a U.S. House and Senate resolution rolling back Obama-era regulations against the
Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, Venice Artist has once again found the underwater grotto in his mind where monsters live, making a fool out of all of us who lost faith Art is magical. It is a fairytale.
Bipartisan lawmakers have introduced legislation that would remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances and make the government responsible for regulating the industry. Oregon Sen.
Authorities on Monday defended their decision to douse protesters with water during a skirmish in subfreezing weather near the Dakota Access oil pipeline, and organizers said at least 17 protesters were
Some six hundred years ago in medieval England, feverish xenophobia swept through the population as 64,000 foreigners, from wealthy Lombard bankers to Flemish laborers, arrived on English shores between
Last week five Dallas cops were killed by Micah Xavier Johnson, a Black man who was allegedly motivated to take such drastic action after continually watching the US legal system refuse to hold killer
In 2007 Don Bolles, drummer for the punk rock band the Germs, was arrested for possession of the banned depressant GHB, commonly known as the “date rape drug,” after police in Newport Beach, California,
Theresa May vows to 'forge a new role' for Britain outside European Union as second female prime minister in nation's history
Theresa May has pledged to “forge a new role" for Britain outside the European Union after it was announced that she will become the second female prime minister in the nation’s history. Mrs May, the Secretary,