Art and Culture


  • Joan Rivers treatment an example of 'VIP Syndrome'? Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Joan Rivers in 2012

    Joan Rivers' treatment may be an example of what is known as "V.I.P. Syndrome," in which famous patients get special treatment, The NYT reports.

  • Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's short list Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 5:42 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    The four institutions will now have until December to submit formal, in-depth proposals detailing their vision for the library.

  • 13-Year old fashion prodigy     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Isabella Rose Taylor is 13-years old and has already debuted her first New York Fashion Week runway show, and currently has designs at Nordstrom. Fashion designer Taylor explains how she plans to take advantage of social media.

  • Zapata gets artsy at NYC's W hotel     Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Contemporary artist Domingo Zapata, and Scott Gerber, Gerber Group CEO, discuss the launch of "Studio" at the W New York Union Square hotel. Zapata used the lounge as his personal canvas to paint his interpretation of "Alice in Wonderland."

  • Restaurant bans ketchup for customers over age 10 Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    At Mad Fresh Bistro in Fort Myers, Florida, chef and owner Xavier Duclos wants customers to try his creations without Ketchup, NBC News reports.

  • Next wave of Korea craze about to start Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:27 PM ET
    South Korean singer Psy

    As the Korean wave continues, lucrative foreign investments from France to China could spark the next rush for the country's pop culture.

  • Annual tomato fight in Spain     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    A look at the annual tomato battle in Bunol, Spain, with CNBC's Sue Herrera.

  • Amazon pushes further into original content Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    Director Steven Soderbergh

    Thursday Amazon launches its third wave of original pilots: three half-hour comedies and two hour-long dramas with big names attached.

  • India’s growth engine set to rev up Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    After two consecutive years of sub-5 percent growth, India's economy looks to have snapped out of its funk in the April-June quarter.

  • Art lawsuit drags in powerful collecting family Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:59 PM ET
    Ron Perelman, chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes.

    A widely watched lawsuit between a billionaire and top art tycoon has expanded to include one of the most secretive and powerful families in the art world.

  • $10+ Million art fight     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    Billionaire Ronald Perelman and art dealer Larry Gagosian continue to battle in the art world. CNBC's Robert Frank reports Cy Twombly's piece is at the center of the fight.

  • Yo ho ho: From hedge fund to rum maker Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:58 PM ET
    Bridget Firtle's Owney's Rum

    Bridget Firtle worked for a hedge fund on Long Island before leaving for a career in cocktails.

  • Superman comic fetches record-smashing $3.2M Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:45 AM ET

    A rare copy of Action Comics #1 in near perfect condition, sold for $3.2 million on eBay Sunday, making it the most expensive comic in the world.

  • Monkey business! No copyright for simian selfie Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    The U.S. Copyright Office has ruled that pieces of content produced by animals cannot be copyrighted.

    The U.S. Copyright Office weighed in on the question of a monkey's selfie in its latest regulatory update, NBC reports.

  • Next up on Medium’s list: A music magazine Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:05 PM ET
    Jonathan Shecter

    Medium is preparing its next foray into Web publishing: A digital magazine dedicated to stories about music, Re/code reports.

  • Super Bowl halftime show: You have to pay to play Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

    The NFL has asked potential halftime show performers to pay to play, receiving less than enthused responses.

  • 'Ghosts' make a mess of squeaky clean Singapore Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:28 PM ET

    For one month every year, Singapore takes a hiatus from its squeaky clean reputation to feed the hungry ghosts during the annual Chinese festival.

  • Ron Perelman's art of war ... over a painting Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    Larry Gagosian (L) and Ron Perelman (R).

    Billionaire Ron Perelman is suing gallery owner Larry Gagosian over an April 2011 agreement to sell a piece of artwork.

  • Motorola plans Sept. 4 Chicago launch for Moto 360 Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    Motorola Moto 360

    Motorola has scheduled a Sept. 4 launch event for Chicago, where the company is expected to launch its Moto 360 watch.

  • Those comic books in your basement could be gold Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    Fans peruse the vast 	array of comic books during the 2009 New York Comic Con, Feb. 7, 2009, in New York.

    If you have a collection of old comic books in your basement, it might be time to dig them out.

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