Laura C. Mallonee

Post image for From a 12,000-Year-Old Turkish City to a Finnish Airport, Europe’s Most At-Risk Heritage Sites

Western media stories about cultural heritage destruction have recently focused on places like Syria, Iraq, and Libya.

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Post image for Feds Arrest Martin Shkreli, Buyer of $2 Million Wu-Tang Clan Album

Martin Shkreli didn’t have long to enjoy his new $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album — if he ever listened to it at all.

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Post image for No Money for Portrait Artists in Congress’s New Spending Package

Congress will vote on a new tax and spending bill Friday, and in case you wondered, not a dime of the $1.14 trillion dollar package will go to oil portraits.

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Post image for New German Museum Focuses on Artists Persecuted by Nazis and Communists

Chances are you’ve never heard of Milly Steger.

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Post image for New Site Lets You Report Facebook and Other Networks When They Censor Art

Nudity in art has been around for thousands of years, but Facebook still can’t take it.

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Post image for 13,800-Year-Old Engraving May Be First Depiction of a Man-Made Landscape

Seven crude semicircles scratched into the surface of an ancient stone slab may not make much of an impression on modern-day viewers.

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Post image for Photographer Discovers ISIS Has Stolen His Artwork

Many artists have suffered the indignity of having their work ripped off by one big company or other. But few have experienced the particular pain, as Brian McCarty has, of having their art illegally appropriated by ISIS.

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Post image for A New Barbie Doll Channels Andy Warhol

Leave it to Mattel, the maker of the Barbie doll, to fulfill Andy Warhol’s famous wish to be plastic.

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Post image for Do Not Pass “Bo”: Archaeologists Unearth 2,300-Year-Old Board Game in China

It includes a 14-face die carved from an animal tooth, 21 rectangular game pieces featuring painted numbers, and a broken tile that once made up part of the game board.

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Post image for In Wake of Terrorist Attacks, France Looks to Fight ISIS with Cultural Preservation

This week, France announced two plans to fight back against ISIS’s cultural destruction. French culture minister Fleur Pellerin unveiled a $6 million fund that will help France’s cultural institutions recover from the recent attack.

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