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10 Great Painters Who Were Mentally Disturbed

10 Great Painters Who Were Mentally Disturbed

When the dying tyrant Nero proclaimed on his death bed “Oh, what an artist that perishes in me!” his remarks reveal more than just the arrogance of history’s darkest man. They also reveal the almost immutable cultural connection between art and great suffering; between the artist and the sufferer....

12 of the Craziest-Ass Dictators

12 of the Craziest-Ass Dictators

Calling a dictator crazy is like calling cat fuzzy. It's pretty much a given. Yet some dictators go above and beyond just genocide and repression, and travel so far into balls out madness that you have to give them some sort of credit. These 12 ruthless bastards not only ruled with an iron fist,...

The 50 Most Influential Christians of All Time

The 50 Most Influential Christians of All Time

Paul of TarsusSaul of Tarsus, a.k.a. Paul the Apostle, Paul of Tarsus [?-65 c.e.] was a Hellenistic Jew and student of Gamaliel the Elder who served as enforcer for the Pharisaic Sanhedrin against the apostate Christian sect following the crucifixion of Jesus. Around 33 c.e. he experienced a dramatic...

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2011 Academy Awards Oscar Nominations

Here are the official 2011 Oscar nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards. BEST PICTURE127 HOURS (Fox Searchlight Pictures)BLACK SWAN (Fox Searchlight Pictures)INCEPTION (Warner Bros Pictures)THE FIGHTER (Relativity Media/Paramount Pictures)THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Focus Features)THE KING'S SPEECH...

Marie-France Pisier Found Dead in Swimming Pool on Sunday

Marie-France Pisier Found Dead in Swimming Pool on Sunday

Acclaimed French actress Marie-France Pisier was found dead in a swimming pool on Sunday, April 24, 2011. The sixty six year old star of 1978's The Other Side Of Midnight was discovered at the Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer villa she shared with her husband, Thierry funk Bretano during the early hours of...

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Nicola Schiavone, Italian Mobster, Arrested

Nicola Schiavone, an Italian mobster, was arrested by Italian Police on Tuesday, June 15, 2010.  Authorities believe that Schiavone is one of the highest ranking members of the Italy's Camorra crime organization.  Schiavone is the son of Camorra's longtime boss and imprisoned mobster...

Nicolas Cage Arrested in New Orleans Following Argument With Wife

Nicolas Cage Arrested in New Orleans Following Argument With Wife

Actor Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans in the early hours of Saturday, April 16, 2011, following an argument with his wife. Insiders reported to TMZ that the forty seven year old actor was walking the streets of the Big Easy when a cab driver reportedly witnessed Cage having a verbal...

Nicolas Fultz Meth Dealer & Maker Falls Through E.R. Ceiling in Louisville, KY

Nicolas Fultz Meth Dealer & Maker Falls Through E.R. Ceiling in Louisville, KY

The Southwest Hospital Emergency Room staff and patients witnessed a strange event on Tuesday night when a patient, strung out on meth, fell through the ceiling while trying to escape. Louisville Metro Police officers report that twenty seven year old Nicolas Fultz was admitted to the hospital...

The Giving Pledge: Mark Zuckerberg and 56 Billionares Giving Away Fortunes

The Giving Pledge: Mark Zuckerberg and 56 Billionares Giving Away Fortunes

The Giving Pledge, created in June by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett, has convinced over 57 billionares to give away at least half of their fortunes. Among the list of billionares who pledged to give away half of their wealth during their lifetime or after their death...

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French President Pledges Funds to Assist Haiti

Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France, arrived in Haiti to announce plans to assist in aid for the earthquake devastated country. This is the first Presidential visit in history since France colonized Haiti (then St. Domingue) from 1713 to 1787. Sarkozy pledged 230 million euros (the dollar...