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A Meditation on Golf (In Light of the Tiger Woods' Scandal)

tiger-woods-golfThe golf bug never embedded itself beneath my skin, but things were different with my father. The sport monopolized his free time: he played golf, read about golf, watched televised golf, and even used a golf club when gesticulating or making a point.

Met Museum 'Strongly Condemns' Mosul Antiquities Destruction

Met Museum 'Strongly Condemns' Mosul Antiquities Destruction

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City joined arts organizations around the world today (Feb. 26) to universall...Read More
Michelangelo Sculpted Bronze Statues, New Evidence Suggests

Michelangelo Sculpted Bronze Statues, New Evidence Suggests

Michelangelo is primarily known as a sculptor by his works in marble. But two statues that have existed under the noses ...Read More
Joan Fontaine 'Suspicion' Oscar Auction Stymied by Academy

Joan Fontaine 'Suspicion' Oscar Auction Stymied by Academy

Joan Fontaine's historic best actress Oscar for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's classic "Suspicion," won't got to the auc...Read More
Kelly Crigger Tries to Solve Riddle of Middle-Age Men in New Book

Kelly Crigger Tries to Solve Riddle of Middle-Age Men in New Book

Kelly Crigger is standing up for middle-aged men who are having midlife crises in his new book, "Curmudgeonism: A Surly...Read More
Andy Warhol Iconic Liz Taylor Painting at Center of Legal Battle

Andy Warhol Iconic Liz Taylor Painting at Center of Legal Battle

Andy Warhol's iconic painting of Elizabeth Taylor is at the center of an intense legal battle between the artist's found...Read More
Jeff Koons Whitney Exhibit Graffiti Vandal Caught on Video (watch!)

Jeff Koons Whitney Exhibit Graffiti Vandal Caught on Video (watch!)

The Jeff Koons exhibit at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan was hit by a graffiti vandal last night, who was caught on vid...Read More
Heirs to Looted Nazi Art Sue Swiss Bank Over 'Sham' Family Trust

Heirs to Looted Nazi Art Sue Swiss Bank Over 'Sham' Family Trust

Ludwig and Margret Kainer were avid art collectors in Germany until the rise of the Nazi regime in the 1930s. They were ...Read More
Joan Rivers, Prolific Author in Life, Sees Her Book Sales Soar in Death

Joan Rivers, Prolific Author in Life, Sees Her Book Sales Soar in Death

Joan Rivers prided herself on being a writer. She was a prolific author mostly of self-help books and other works based ...Read More
Francis Bacon's Dyer Triptych Shatters Auction Record in London

Francis Bacon's Dyer Triptych Shatters Auction Record in London

Francis Bacon painted his lover George Dyer with great passion, which may help explain the extraordinary price of a smal...Read More
John Lennon's Doodles, Cartoons, Poems  Heading for Auction in NYC

John Lennon's Doodles, Cartoons, Poems Heading for Auction in NYC

John Lennon best known as a world-class musician with The Beatles. was also a world-class doodler and writer. Now some o...Read More

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