Pictured above is an image of a figure sitting idly by a river, looking out to the small waterfall directly ahead and the mountains that tower in the distance. You wouldn’t think there was anything interesting about this painting, its just another landscape. In fact, you likely don’t even recognize
William Randolph Hearst, American politician and newspaper publisher, is known today largely for his influential landmark, the Hearst Castle. Hearst was able to massively popularize his news outlet using yellow journalism. This was essentially the predecessor of modern clickbait articles, as he would publish stories with little to no legitimate
“Idle hands work for Hitler!” Thousands of posters declared in World War II-era America. “Our boys need sox! Knit your bit!” Mid-1940s propaganda aimed at women back home was typically used to encourage female involvement in war efforts through domestic craftsmanship and economic stimulation in the absence of male workers.
Chiune Sugihara saved thousands of people with his handwriting, but you don’t even know his name. From a young age Sugihara displayed a strong will to follow what he felt was right. While his father wanted him to become a doctor and forced him to take the medical exam, he
With all the stress of solidifying the Third Reich’s domination in Europe, the German Nazi soldiers had to unwind somehow – but who would have thought their version of fun would include dressing up in women’s clothing? This paradoxical phenomenon was discovered by artist Martin Dammann who was researching the
Thomas Morton is a journalist and editor for Vice.com. He frequently covers the outskirts of society, including the trap houses of Atlanta, heroin addicts in Prague, militant church cults in New Mexico, and African celebrations in Senegal. But in early 2014, Morton went on his most dangerous journey yet: investigating
Sorry about the guy talking in the middle, I couldn’t find a video without him talking.. This song is one of many of Technique’s political and religious works. Point of No Return, Industrial Revolution, Bin Laden, The Fourth Branch, Peruvian Cocaine, and The 3rd World all fit into his category
In this video Chris Burden asks a friend to shoot him. He is trying to make a point that was relevant during the Vietnam War but also applies to other instances where people use guns. This performance piece is very much in agreement with the postmodern idea that art should