A collection of romance novels

The Business of the Romance Novel

How romance novels—despite their decided lack of cultural clout—became big business for the publishing industry.
Christie's employee Matt Paton poses for photographs in front of Mark Rothko's "Untitled #17" at the auction house's premises in London, Friday, April 15, 2011. The painting is is estimated to fetch between 11 to 14 million pounds ($18 to 22 million, 12.5 to 16 million euro) when it comes up for auction in New York in May. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Preventing Art Fraud In Today’s Art Market

As the art market has increasingly grown, art fraud has flourished. What can be done to combat it?
Leonardo DiCaprio Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File

When It Comes to the Oscars, the Nomination Is as Good as a Win

Research suggests that an Oscar nomination helps boost sales revenue in the weeks following the announcements. 

What Can Video Games Teach Us About Economics?

But what can video games tell us about economics? Apparently a lot.

Should Artists Work for Free?

The Twitter account @forexposure_txt is dedicated to documenting requests for artists and creatives to work for free. But should artists work for free?