Arts & Literature

Stabbing of Rushdie thrusts a tranquil literary retreat into mayhem
As Rushdie prepared to lead a discussion about artistic freedom, hundreds of attendees watched in horror as a 24-year-old New Jersey man rushed to the stage and stabbed Rushdie in the neck and torso
Russian activist facing pornography charges wins rare acquittal
A Russian artist who faced three years in jail for drawing pictures of naked female bodies has been acquitted in a rare courtroom victory for a Russian LGBT rights campaigner.
Hidden Van Gogh self-portrait found behind painting in Scotland
A self-portrait of Dutch post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh has been uncovered hidden behind one of his paintings.
'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' celebrates 25 magical years
When Bloomsbury Publishing founder Nigel Newton brought home a manuscript for "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" by a then unknown JK Rowling, his daughter Alice described it as "possibly one ...
Give this AI a few words of description and it produces a stunning image – but is it art?
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but thanks to an artificial intelligence program called DALL-E 2, you can have a professional-looking image with far fewer.
Cholita Mona Lisa: Bolivian artist gives famed portrait indigenous makeover
High in Bolivia's Andean mountains, surrounded by small thatched roofed houses and sheep, Claudia Callizaya, 32, makes the final brushstroke to her newest piece of art: a take on the "Mona Lisa" as a ...
Christie's to offer rare first edition 'Harry Potter' book in private sale
A first edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone", with some errors and signed by author JK Rowling, is going up for a private sale at Christie's in London, with the auction house inviting ...
Mona Lisa left unharmed but smeared in cream in climate protest stunt
The Mona Lisa was left shaken but unharmed on Sunday when a visitor to the Louvre tried to smash the glass protecting the world's most famous painting before smearing cream across its surface in an ap ...
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