Arts give us a way to explore our lives and the lives of others, whether it's on canvas, on-stage or on a page.
Just what is it that makes us unable to look away from da Vinci's Mona Lisa?
Interned during World War II, Ruth Asawa went on to create a body of iconic sculpture, numerous public commissions and a continuing legacy for young artists.
For such a simple nursery rhyme, the story behind who wrote it sure is complicated. Even Henry Ford got involved.
She's almost 90, but doesn't look a day over 18. And her fans include Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Sonia Sotomayor. We're cluing you in on that famous girl detective Nancy Drew.
Who is the best tour guide at the newest Dalí exhibit? Salvador Dalí himself, of course.
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" exhibition
The famed New York City dance troupe has been kicking its way into our hearts since the early 1930s. But they didn't get their start in the Big Apple.
You've probably seen the cute little houses on posts in people's yards. They're Little Free Library boxes and they're found in all 50 states and in 88 countries.
This groundbreaking classic of young adult lit is finally headed for the big screen some 40 years after it was first published. Why can so many of us still recite lines from it?
This classic is celebrating its 150th anniversary of publication this year. With new adaptations coming out, we look at how other movie versions of "Little Women" were tweaked to fit the times.
The exhibit 'Infinity Mirrors' has been breaking records with installations just made for selfies and Instagram. But will that help museums stay relevant?
Although many people think the magician's assistant is just there for her looks, she (it's usually a "she") is often the brains behind the illusion.
Today, when we think of a "pox," we think of smallpox. But in Shakespeare's time, the word referred to a dreaded sexually transmitted disease.
From its humble beginnings as an event for comic book nerds to its explosive impact on all forms of entertainment, some wonder if Comic-Con has gotten too big for its own good.
HowStuffWorks talks to three modern-day "Megs" to find out how they were inspired by the character's bravery, ambition and intelligence to pursue real-life scientific success.
Each of these 10 shows pushed the musical genre forward in some way. Did your favorite show make the list?
When people think of art, the first painting that pops in their mind is probably the Mona Lisa, but there are other important classical paintings. Take this quiz and find out how much you know about famous artists and their work!
Thanos, the purple bad guy hinted at since the very first 'Avengers' film, is finally going toe to toe with the heroes of the Marvel Universe. This can only end poorly.
With Greek and Roman gods so much more well-known, what made Stan Lee and Jack Kirby wade into Norse mythology when they created Thor?
It's not enough to feature death-defying acts in your show. Sometimes you need a 50-foot waterfall onstage, too.
If hobbits were real, could they really maintain the energy needed to undertake the quests of 'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings'?
Crayons are steeped in the artwork of our childhoods. So how did these incredibly popular little sticks of wax and color actually come about? And who decides the color names?
Artist Paul Cummins' moving Poppies sculptures continue to tour the U.K. in honor of British soldiers killed during World War I.
'Domestic Medicine' was the most popular health guide for over 100 years. Which advice still holds up today and which is plain dangerous?
Before the days of Esquire and GQ, the famous poet wrote about men's health and grooming in newspaper columns. How does his advice stack up today?