Alfredo Ramos Martinez painted <em>Head of a Nun</em>, tempera on newspaper, in 1934.
Credit Gerard Vuilleumier / The Alfredo Ramos Martinez Research Project, Reproduced by Permission
Felix Gonzalez-Torres' untitled 1991 work consists of a stack of papers, each with a tiny excerpt from <em>The New York Times</em> printed in the center. Visitors are invited to take a piece of paper from the work home with them.
Credit James Franklin / The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery
In his 1912 collage <em>Guitar, Sheet Music, and Glass,</em> Pablo Picasso included a fragment of the French paper <em>Le Journal</em><em>.</em>
Credit 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS)
Marine Hugonnier's 2005 work,<em> Art for Modern Architecture (Homage to Ellsworth Kelly),</em> makes a collage of a week's worth of front pages and cutouts from an art book.
Credit National Gallery of Art
In <em>The Good News, </em>Jim Hodges covers the Aug. 6, 2008, edition of a newspaper published in Amman, Jordan, in 24-carat gold.
Credit Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York, Copyright Jim Hodges
In his 1970 work <em>Untitled (Diver)</em>, Paul Thek uses acrylic on newspaper. The newspaper buckles under the paint, making waves beneath the diver.
The print newspaper industry may be struggling, but newsprint is alive and well on the walls of a new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The show is called "Shock of the News" — and it examines a century's worth of interaction between artists and the journals of their day.
The trading pits at the Chicago Board of Trade and the Mercantile Exchange have long been potent symbols of American capitalism. And they used to be as rough and tumble as the city itself, where burly men bought and sold commodities like hogs, cattle, corn and soybeans.
Trading volume has gone up considerably in recent years, but Chicago's trading pits are tamer places today — the result of a revolution futures trading has undergone over the past quarter century. Much of the trading has left the pits and gone electronic.
By now, everyone's heard of Kickstarter, the website that lets people with an idea or project ask other people to contribute toward realizing it. It's called crowd funding, and this summer's big success story was musician Amanda Palmer. She raised more than $1 million to produce her new album. But crowd funding doesn't work for every musician every time.
Good morning. I'm David Greene. Sandy Crocker has gone more than 500 miles for love. The Canadian man was touring in Ireland when he met a freckled woman with reddish brown hair. They spoke for a couple minutes at a café, then she left. Back in Canada, he was heartbroken.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I'M GONNA BE (500 MILES)")
THE PROCLAIMERS: (Singing) But I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more...