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The Burial by Antoine Wiertz (1854)

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Le Visionnaire by Macchiati Serafino (1904)

Red, White and Bronzed

With apologies to all you Team Stark members out there, it appears that Cap is the real “Iron Man”.

In honor of Steve Rogers aka Captain America’s 75th birthday, his hometown of Brooklyn has commissioned a 13-foot bronze statue of him. Check it out:

The statue will be officially unveiled at the San […]

Saturday Open Thread

“Pitching Quoits” by Winslow Homer

Friday Open Thread

A Turk Surrenders to a Greek Horseman by Eugene Delacroix (1856)

House of Ill Repute

One of the more, shall we say, eccentric landmarks you can see here in Seattle is the Bettie Page House, a home decorated with a large mural of the famous ’50s pin-up model, sans top (albeit with the naughty bits strategically covered up, Austin Powers-style). While somewhat controversial (particularly given that it is clearly […]

R.I.P. Michael Cimino

Filmmaker, producer and writer Michael Cimino has passed away at the age of 77.

Nicknamed “The Ayatollah” for his highly controlling attitude on set, the diminutive (5′ 5″) Italian-American New York native got his start writing the screenplays for ’70s thrillers Silent Running and Magnum Force, before making his directorial debut with the Oscar-nominated […]

Sunday Open Thread

A Battery Shelled (1919) — Percy Wyndham Lewis

Saturday Open Thread

Christmas 1916: an Australian Observation Post near Fleurbaix, on the Somme front(by William Barnes Wollen)