French Academic Found Dead, Naked, in NYC Hotel Room

Caity Weaver · 04/03/12 10:46PM

The director of the one of the world's top universities, the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (known popularly and in your French oral examens as Sciences Po), Richard Descoings, was found dead in a New York hotel room Tuesday afternoon. Police have opened an investigation into his death, because the circumstances surrounding it bear more than a passing resemblance to the opening scene of the Da Vinci code, which is to say, they are suspicious.

The Gayest Images from Michelangelo's Most Famous Painting

Brian Moylan · 11/16/10 03:47PM

An Italian art historian claims some of the images depicted in Michelangelo's "Last Judgment"—the fresco on the wall of the Sistine Chapel—were inspired by acts the artist witnessed in homosexual bathhouses. Let's take a closer look, shall we?