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Ma Rainey, The “Mother Of The Blues” Who Still Inspires Music Today

Ma Rainey, The “Mother Of The Blues” Who Still Inspires Music Today

How one small-town, Georgia girl would go on to inspire generations of musicians.
Rarely Seen Photos Offer Glimpse Into Truman Capote’s Brooklyn

Rarely Seen Photos Offer Glimpse Into Truman Capote’s Brooklyn

David Attie was a photographic unknown for decades. A dig through his home changed that.
25 Soviet Propaganda Posters From The Height Of The Cold War

25 Soviet Propaganda Posters From The Height Of The Cold War

These images surely unnerved and terrified Cold War America.
Researchers Uncover Earliest Known Ice Age Cave Art In Indonesia

Researchers Uncover Earliest Known Ice Age Cave Art In Indonesia

Dating back 40,000 years, the art and jewelry found by the researchers hint at an unknown type of spirituality.
North African Youth Vandalize 8,000-Year-Old Rock Art

North African Youth Vandalize 8,000-Year-Old Rock Art

Vandals have been scribbling their names over the ancient rock art of Chad's Ennedi Plateau since January.
U.S. Received Millions Of Dollars’ Worth Of Stolen Artifacts From Middle East Conflict Zones In 2016

U.S. Received Millions Of Dollars’ Worth Of Stolen Artifacts From Middle East Conflict Zones In 2016

A record $100 million worth of ancient artifacts from the Middle East and North Africa found its way to the U.S. last year.
New Study Finally Determines Whether Or Not The Mona Lisa Is Smiling

New Study Finally Determines Whether Or Not The Mona Lisa Is Smiling

For centuries, critics and observers alike have argued. Do we now have an answer?
Photographers Preserve Every Inch of Sistine Chapel In Astounding Detail

Photographers Preserve Every Inch of Sistine Chapel In Astounding Detail

In order to aid future preservation efforts, this photography is so detailed that the brushstrokes are visible.
Young Girl Stares Down Wall Street Bull In New, Surprise Statue

Young Girl Stares Down Wall Street Bull In New, Surprise Statue

The statue appeared on Wall Street overnight.
Cloaked In Ink: The Story of Maud Wagner, America’s First Known Female Tattoo Artist

Cloaked In Ink: The Story of Maud Wagner, America’s First Known Female Tattoo Artist

Think tattoos are an art form? You can thank Maud Wagner for that.
51 Amazing Vintage Tattoo Photos

51 Amazing Vintage Tattoo Photos

See how much humanity's most personal art form both has and hasn't changed.