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July 2, 2018

It was a crisp spring day in rural Indiana. Probably the wildflowers were just beginning to peak their heads above the soil; the birds were chirping hungrily for worms. And, in a home off Rush County Road 850, an FBI command vehicle was parked while...

July 1, 2018

May of 1718 was a particularly stressful time for the good people of Charles Town, South Carolina. Not only were they engaged in warfare with a number of indigenous tribes, an 80-foot pirate ship accompanied by three sloops was moored right outside t...

July 1, 2018

"An East Hampton man...pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to one count of wire fraud.” It took the FBI nine years to catch the man who defrauded collectors out of $2.5 million, and a 120-page report by the International Foundation for Art...

July 1, 2018

The stew from which Hip-Hip derived its flavor brewed throughout the tail end of Jim Crow and the height of the Civil Rights Movement, the violence of urban riots in the 60s, the Vietnam War, Nixon’s War on Drugs, and Reagan’s trickle down economic p...

July 1, 2018

Six of History's Most Incredible Art Heists, from pirate thefts to museum robberies.

July 1, 2018

Arguably all his films explore the then veneer separating good from evil as well as the lengths individuals are willing to go to so as to deceive themselves or others about their sins. But Lynch’s speciality, it seems, is taking the well-known genres...

July 1, 2018

On the night of April 1, 1998, a reception was held in artist Jeff Koon’s Manhattan studio. Musician David Bowie (1947 – 2016) hosted the party to celebrate the launch of the first book from his art-publishing house, 21. The book was Nat Tate: An Ame...

July 1, 2018

The time between the two world wars was considered the Golden Age of Crime. The proliferation of novels can be attributed to the number of people who were able to put together a coherent narrative and get published. Of course, writers, such as Monsig...

July 1, 2018

As previously mentioned, the relationship between crime and cigars smokers has a firm basis in reality. Numerous gangsters in the Italian-American and Sicilian Cosa Nostra are or were well-known cigar aficionados.

July 1, 2018

To promote public housing, the New York City Housing Authority commissioned artists to design posters that highlighted the benefits of moving out of city slums.

July 1, 2018

Pro-Marijuana Posters 1971 – 1973: A photo essay | Images are taken from the The Library of Congress, which is the largest library in the world

July 1, 2018

Rare Black & White Prohibition Posters 1874 – 1922: A photo essay | Images are taken from the The Library of Congress, which is the largest library in the world

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