• When DC Comics decided to blow up its fabled universe and create a brave, diverse future, Geoff Johns drew from the past for a new character: his own background as an Arab-American.

    This image provided by DC Comics via Bender/Helper Impact shows interior panels of the November 2012 issue of the latest Green Lantern series featuring the character Simon Baz, DC Comics most prominent Arab-American superhero and the first to wear a Green Lantern ring. The character and creator share Lebanese ancestry and hail from the Detroit area, which boasts one of the largest and oldest Arab communities in the United States.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:30 AM EST
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  • In this combination of two undated handout photos made available by the Centro de Estudios Borjanos, the 20th century Ecce Homo-style fresco of Christ , left and the 'restored' version, at right.

    It appears on T-shirts and cellphone covers, coffee mugs and wine labels. You can even use it as an avatar in online games.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 11:30 PM EST
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  • The spectacular 1932 photograph “Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam),” which shows a row of construction workers taking their lunch break on a steel beam high above Manhattan, is celebrating its 80th anniversary by being outed as a staged photo.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 11:30 PM EST
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  • In 2004, British artist Paul Huxley made the first of several visits to China and was immediately taken by the bold formalised versions of Chinese characters used on public signs everywhere.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 11:30 PM EST
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  • A Russian man has claimed responsibility for scrawling graffiti on a mural by modern American master Mark Rothko at London's Tate Modern museum.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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  • Painting by 17th-century Flemish artist depicting a bearded Brussels magistrate was brought to the show by an English priest who bought it in an antiques shop for $660.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 30, 2013, 12:22 AM EST
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