James Earl Jones

Broadway Theater Renamed to Honor James Earl Jones

The official name change comes amid a push to recognize Black creatives on stage

Lou Reed, right, recorded stripped-down versions of Velvet Underground songs like “Heroin” with John Cale, left, in 1965.

Listen to a Lost Tape by a 23-Year-Old Lou Reed

A new album presents the earliest-known recordings of "Heroin," "I'm Waiting for the Man" and "Pale Blue Eyes"

David Bowie’s artistry is the subject of Moonage Daydream, the latest film from documentarian Brett Morgen.

David Bowie, in His Own Words

The new documentary 'Moonage Daydream' draws entirely from archival footage and recordings

Tillmans’ 2015 image of Frank Ocean was used on the cover of his critically-acclaimed album, Blonde.

Wolfgang Tillmans Looks Without Fear

The photographer’s largest-ever exhibition is now on view at the Museum of Modern Art

Barack and Michelle Obama at the unveiling ceremony on September 7

Who Are the Artists Behind the New Obama Portraits?

Robert McCurdy and Sharon Sprung add their unique pieces to the White House's collection

Loving Highsmith aims to challenge crime author Patricia Highsmith’s reputation as a cold-hearted misanthrope.

Was Patricia Highsmith Actually a Hopeless Romantic?

The documentary 'Loving Highsmith' presents a new side of the enigmatic crime writer

Investigators have seized 27 antiquities from the Metropolitan Museum of Art over the last six months, including this marble head of a Greek youth, dated to around 300 to 100 B.C.

Investigators Seize 27 Greek and Egyptian Antiquities From the Met

The seizures come at a time of increased scrutiny from the Manhattan district attorney’s office over international art crime

David Bowie released his iconic song “Starman” in 1972.

There’s a Starman Waiting at the Auction Block

David Bowie's handwritten lyrics for 'Starman' could sell for more than $35,000

Sixty unnamed schools are piloting an A.P. African American studies class, which covers 400 years of history.

A.P. African American Studies Is Coming to U.S. High Schools

The course covers everything from slavery to civil rights to pop culture

English writer Charles Dickens, circa 1860

Charles Dickens Was a Busy Man and a 'Mild Diva'

Eleven never-before-seen letters go on display at the Charles Dickens Museum

The 3,000-year-old Imsety sculpture is a lid to a canopic jar, which held organs during mummification.

Customs Officials Seize a 3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Artifact in Tennessee

The stone sculpture depicts the Egyptical funeral deity Imsety

Lyrics written by Atlanta rappers Young Thug and Gunna are being used against them in court.

Should Rap Lyrics Be Admissible in Court?

A new California bill is part of a nationwide effort to protect creative expression and prevent racial bias

A monument of civil rights pioneer Elizabeth Freeman in Sheffield, Massachusetts

How an Enslaved Woman Took Her Freedom to Court

A new statue honors Elizabeth Freeman, who argued against slavery in a Massachusetts legal case

The Roaring Lion, one of the most iconic photographs of Winston Churchill

Hotel Discovers Its Famous Churchill Portrait Was Swapped With a Fake

An original print of the 'Roaring Lion' was stolen from the Fairmont Château Laurier eight months ago

“Regeneration,” the groundbreaking new exhibition at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, showcases never-before-seen films.

Academy Museum Explores Black Cinema's Early Years

A new exhibition spotlights how Black artists shaped American filmmaking from 1898 to 1971

A section of the megasculpture called Complex One

After 50 Years, Michael Heizer’s 'City' Opens in Nevada Desert

The American artist has spent most of his life building a megasculpture that earns comparisons to ancient ruins and abandoned highways

On August 19, crowds gathered at the New York Public Library in solidarity with Salman Rushdie.

As Salman Rushdie Recovers, Renowned Writers Read Aloud From His Work

Paul Auster, Jeffrey Eugenides and others championed free speech at the New York Public Library

The forged manuscript in the university’s collection

Historian Discovers a Prized Galileo Manuscript Was Forged

The fake document at the University of Michigan was likely created by a famous 20th-century forger

Shiva in Himalayan Abode with Ascetics, a 10th-century statue returned to Nepal

The Met Returns Two Stolen Artifacts to Nepal

The 10th-century stone statue and 13th-century wooden strut will go on display at the National Museum of Nepal

Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick

The True Story of Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol

Alice Sedgwick Wohl's new memoir pulls back the curtain on her celebrity sister's story

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