Laura C. Mallonee

Post image for Germans Posing with Polar Bears in Vintage Photos

Try not to crack a smile at the sight of a polar bear crashing human picnics, photo-bombing social soirées, and seemingly just trying to fit in.

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Post image for Dissident Artist Convinces Russian Detective to Quit His Job

A Russian police investigator interrogates a detained political artist, with the end result being that the detective — his eyes opened to the state’s abuses of power — renounces his badge.

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Post image for Bank Offers Art-Buying Classes for Heirs and Heiresses

According to Bloomberg, Citigroup is hoping to prevent losses by teaching the heirs of its wealthiest bank customers how to invest in art.

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Post image for Sleek New Short by the FBI Warns of Chinese Espionage

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has inspired countless hours of television and cinema, from X-Files to Silence of the Lambs.

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Post image for Soviet Symbols Going Up and Coming Down

It’s been nearly a quarter century since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, but the physical reminders of Central and Eastern Europe’s communist past are still provoking controversy.

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Post image for Did Michelangelo Use the Golden Ratio to Paint the Sistine Chapel?

The Renaissance artist Michelangelo was fascinated by human anatomy.

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Post image for One Million Minutes of Historic Footage Have Come Online

If you thought you were going to have a productive day today, think again.

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Post image for Oldest Fragment of Koran Found in UK Library

A 1,370-year-old section of the Koran possibly dating back to the life of Mohammed has been discovered in central England.

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Post image for Melancholy Tintypes of an Abandoned Amusement Park

Nothing says summer like a day at an amusement park, but few kids would comfortably venture into the abandoned fun land captured by Rob Ball in his series Dreamlands.

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Post image for The Postmodern House That Changed the US Is Now for Sale

Want to own a house that changed the urban landscape of the United States?

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