Charles Dickens is one of the most frequently quoted authors in the English language, and for good reason: the way he used words to poke fun at, uphold or deplore humanity's tics and tendencies make him an author worth honoring on his 200th birthday. Read some of Dickens' best quotes from some of his most iconic works here.
A Mona Lisa painting that was made exactly the same time as the original was discovered in Prado Museum in Spain.
The Portland, Ore. down-tempo art-pop quartet Blouse plays 285 Kent in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York on Jan. 31, 2012. It was the band’s third New York City-area show and the last U.S. stop before an extensive European tour. Blouse released a full-length record on boutique New York label Captured Tracks on Nov. 1 2011. The band has also released music with famed Seattle label Sub-Pop.
DC Comics is going back into the past by launching a prequel series to their popular "Watchmen" series.
Influential British sketch comedy group Monty Python will reunite for their first film since 1983, called "Absolutely Anything."
Chinese artist and dissident encouraged by authorities' decision to review charges against him
Criss, of "Glee" fame, made his Broadway debut on Tuesday as J. Pierrepont Finch in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," taking over for Daniel Radcliffe. But Criss, who honed his acting chops crafting musicals for Chicago group StarKid, hopes to bring his own musical, "Starship," to Broadway in the next five years.
The worst, most vulgar aspects of American pop culture are spilling across the globe – even in distant, alien lands like China and India.
Over the years, Kim Jong-il was able to build a cult of personality around him and the local media always tried to mythify his acts.
Sometimes, a great Christmas prank is better than a good Christmas gift. One person wrapped their brother's Christmas present in nine layers of plastic, ice, metal and tape.