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Check out Andy Warhol's newly-discovered computer artwork

Turns out Andy Warhol was as handy with a computer screen as he was with a silk screen.

Back in 1985, the artist was commissioned by computer and electronics manufacturer Commodore International to show off  the Amiga compute’s graphic arts capabilities. He saved his artwork on an Amiga floppy disk, but the files were inaccessible — until the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Club stepped in this year.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote 2,700 words about why he loves 'Real Housewives'

NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar isn’t a big fan of HBO’s Girls, a “white ghetto” of a show filled with unappealing protagonists (“We’re supposed to find these girls somehow charming because of their flawed characters,” he wrote in February.) But in a new Huffington Post column, Abdul-Jabbar reveals that another group of (mostly) white, self-involved, fatally ignorant televised characters has indeed stolen his heart: The ladies of Bravo’s Real Housewives, a franchise the athlete lauds as “the best social insight into the American psyche since Huck Finn and Jim explored the soul of America on a raft of lost innocence.”

And that’s not even Abdul-Jabbar’s most hyperbolic analogy.  READ FULL STORY

'The Scream' to go on display at MoMa

Image Credit: Everett Collection

Expressionist agony, meet the Big Apple.

Starting in October, Edvard Munch’s 1895 painting The Scream will go on display at the Museum of Modern Art for six months, AP reports.  This is one of four versions of the painting Munch made between 1893 and 1910, and the only one that is privately owned (the rest are in Norwegian museums).  It sold at Sotheby’s in May to an anonymous patron for $120 million, making it the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction.  This will mark the first time it has ever been publicly displayed in New York.

By now as much a staple of pop culture as an art fixture, The Scream has been imitated, parodied, and referenced by everyone from Andy Warhol to Wes Craven to BBC’s Dr. Who.  It is also an especially hot-ticket item among art thieves: in 1994 and 2004, other versions of the painting were stolen from Norway’s National Gallery and Munch Museum, respectively.

The exhibit will run from Oct. 24 to April 29.

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