Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House,

Some stories that have us wondering this week:

  • Perhaps these artists weren’t too clear on the definition of temptation.
  • Perhaps this artist should have consulted his neighbors before embarking on his latest project.
  • Perhaps legendary editor, publisher, and anti-censorship champion Barney Rosset should have stipulated what to do with his giant mural.
  • Perhaps you can score higher than us in naming these famous paintings based on a small detail (we got one wrong).
  • Perhaps after their Dürer and Rembrandt prints went missing the Boston Public Library should have looked a bit harder before triggering a criminal investigation and the resignation of the institution’s president.