A famous heavy metal band from the United Kingdom is using online metrics to identify fans that download its music. But the group isn’t taking the data to file a lawsuit against those fans. Instead, it’s using the information to perform concerts for them.
From Che Guevara Tees to Communist kitsch, the market has long made a buck off of selling rebellion to gullible teens. Walmart, however, took it to another level by selling knockoff prints from the prolific UK street artist Banksy.
Germany has revealed the images of 25 lost masterpieces by Chagall, Matisse and Rodin among others, suspected of being looted by the Nazis from Jewish collectors. Some 1,400 works were found in a Munich flat owned by the son of a Nazi art dealer.
A trove of 1,500 paintings worth over $1 billion was discovered in a Munich apartment, Germany has confirmed. Authorities who failed to report the finding for over two years are facing demands by Jewish rights groups to return the art “looted by Nazis.”
A controversial Czech artist known for his anti-communist stance has sent a very clear message to the republic’s president ahead of parliamentary polls by installing a giant purple hand with a raised middle finger on Prague’s main river.
Workers restoring an 18th-century building near St. Petersburg have discovered a portrait apparently depicting Tsarevich Aleksey, the only son of Russia’s last Emperor, Nicholas II, who was executed with the rest of his family in 1918.
An investigation is underway in Miami, Florida after an 18-year-old Colombian immigrant died early Tuesday following a foot chase with police officers that ended with a Taser blast to the teenager’s chest.
Director of the Bolshoi Theater Anatoly Iksanov has been fired, six months after an acid attack on one of his top staffers. Iksanov’s departure comes as the Bolshoi has become associated with seemingly endless off-stage scandals.
American philanthropist Susan Lehrman has received the Fulbright Award for contributing to international diplomacy, specifically Russia-US cultural ties. A month ago, her efforts were warmly saluted by the Russian Foreign Ministry.