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Beautiful Architectural Visualizations from Mir

Getting to execute the glamour of architecture, minus the hardhat & headaches<p>Of all the support branches of design, the ones specializing in …

Resisting the Arabization of Islam in Indonesia

It is a sign of the violent age we live in that there is a website in the United States devoted to updating daily deaths by gunfire. Last week, the Mass Shooting Tracker reported that in the first 334 days of this year, America had experienced 351 shootings in which four or more people were killed …

South Asia

Trump: Ban all Muslim travel to U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called Monday for barring all Muslims from entering the United States.<p>"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," a …

Donald Trump

US confirms death of top ISIS leader in Libya

Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis also confirmed that a senior leader of the al Qaeda-affiliated group al Shabaab was killed in a U.S. military air strike in Somalia carried out on Dec. 2.<p>The Pentagon named him as Abdirahman Sandhere, also known as "Ukash," and said the strike represented a …

Al-Shabaab

French 'shock' as far right dominates regional polls

Jean-Marie Le Pen

hbo to screen first ever documentary on legendary photographer robert mapplethorpe

The biopic will include his controversial documentary images of BDSM subculture in 60s and 70s New York.<p>Chronicling the life and work of Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the 20th century's most controversial artists, famed for his black and white photographs of New York's BDSM subculture in the 60s and …

Robert Mapplethorpe

Batman painting expected to bring more than $100,000

DALLAS (AP) — A painting depicting Batman that pop artist Mel Ramos traded for a stack of comic books more than a half-century ago is expected to bring more than $100,000 at auction.<p>The 1962 painting titled "A Sinister Figure Lurks in the Dark" will be offered by Heritage Auctions Wednesday in New …

Art

Surrey residents slam local McDonald's redesign for being 'too ghetto'

The McDonald's in Redhill has been accused of 'insulting' residents and glorifying graffiti at its refurbished restaurant.<p>The McDonald's in Redhill, Surrey has been the subject of much controversy after a 'ghetto' redesign, featuring brushed steel and graffiti designs.<p>The graffiti-covered walls …

McDonald's

The Art of Money: Plant Sculptures That Are Made of Cash

“Money’s just paper.”<p>London-based artist Justine Smith uses paper as her main medium when creating works of art. Her latest work sees her recreating Victorian museum displays by collaging torn up strips of money. “When it comes down to it, money’s just paper,” she notes as she recounts how she was …

Art

Can Artists Afford to Live in London?

What I was most excited for at this years' Frieze was not just the artworks, but the talks, especially one that aimed to investigate if the rising London prices can afford artists living in this city any longer? The average property price in London is £500,000 and the average salary of an artist …

Is It Tom Hanks? Is It Martin Sheen? No, It's The Queen!

A Chinese artist's agent has been forced to deny his sculpture of Queen Elizabeth 'looks like Tom Hanks'. We agree. It looks much more like Martin …

People Think This New Queen Elizabeth Statue Looks Like Tom Hanks

Earlier this year the U.K. and China launched a Year of Cultural Exchange, which saw, among other things, <b>Prince William</b> helping legendary U.K. animation studio Aardman dot the Chinese countryside with Shaun the Sheep sculptures. At the same time, Shanghai sculptor <b>Chen Dapeng</b> spent three months …

A Fan Makes a Sculpture of Eminem's Face - XXL

How big do you have to be to shut down Times Square? Though there have been major rap stars for the past thirty years, few felt as monstrously big as …

Phoenix Museum Exhibits 200+ Vintage Photographs Of Frida Kahlo

<b>Frida Kahlo</b> fans will be delighted by a fascinating new Phoenix-area exhibit that gives viewers a glimpse into the life and turmoils of the famous <i>mexicana.</i><p>On Saturday, Phoenix's Heard Museum debuted two hundred vintage photographs from Kahlo's Mexico City home, <b>La Casa Azul</b>. Many of the photographs …

Art History