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Macedonia Erects Alexander the Great Statue, Further Inflaming Long-Running Row with...

SKOPJE (REUTERS).- Macedonia erected on Tuesday a giant bronze statue of Alexander the Great, further inflaming a long-running row with neighboring Greece that is blocking the country's bid for membership of the European Union and NATO. Cranes hoisted ...

Marilyn Monroe "Subway" Dress Sells for $4.6 Million at Profiles in...

BEVERLY HILLS (REUTERS).- The pleated ivory dress that blew around Marilyn Monroe in an iconic scene from "The Seven Year Itch" sold for $4.6 million at a weekend auction of Hollywood costumes -- far exceeding its estimate. The so-called "subway" dress...

United States Museum to Display Remnants of September 11 Attacks on...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS).- When a hijacked aircraft smashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Lisa Lefler left behind her briefcase as she fled to safety from her office on the 103rd floor. Fifty-six minutes later, 175 o...

World’s Top Fair for Modern and Contemporary Art Suggests Boom Times...

BASEL (REUTERS).- Wealthy collectors at Art Basel, the world's top fair for modern and contemporary art, had to dig deep into their pockets this week to get hold of high-quality works, amid signs the market was returning to pre-crisis peaks. In times o...

World’s Top Fair for Modern and Contemporary Art Suggests Boom Times...

BASEL (REUTERS).- Wealthy collectors at Art Basel, the world's top fair for modern and contemporary art, had to dig deep into their pockets this week to get hold of high-quality works, amid signs the market was returning to pre-crisis peaks. In times o...

Dinosaur Auction Features Fighting Pair of Skeletons

DALLAS (REUTERS).- Natural history buffs with Tyrannosaurus-sized bank accounts got a chance to ante up on Sunday when an unusually large collection of fully assembled, museum-quality dinosaur skeletons was put up for auction. The featured stars of the...

40 Years After Leak, Complete Pentagon Papers Presented at Lyndon Baines...

AUSTIN (REUTERS).- The complete Pentagon Papers were made available to the public on Monday, exactly 40 years after leaked portions of the top-secret report on U.S. involvement in Vietnam were first published by the New York Times. "There will probably...

Sotheby’s Sale of The Hascoe Family Collection of Important Czech Art...

AUSTIN (REUTERS).- Today, Sotheby’s Sale of The Hascoe Family Collection of Important Czech Art brought £11,103,903 / $18,032,738 / 303,326,131 CZK, far exceeding the pre‐sale estimate (£4.17‐6.25 million / $6.7‐10 million / 11...

Humble Cabbage Becomes Art

BEIJING (REUTERS).- Ju Duoqi stocks up on cabbages in the Beijing vegetable market and then transforms the humble vegetables into works of art depicting beautiful women -- that sometimes leave very little to the imagination. The 38-year-old said she st...

Heart Gallery Photos Have Inspired Adoptions for 10 Years

By: Zelie Pollon SANTA FE (REUTERS).- When Diane Granito was hired to recruit foster and adoptive parents in New Mexico, she was told to review the photos of children available for adoption. The shots were "uniformly bad," Granito said. She knew they...

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