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Despite a stodgy reputation, Republicans are capable of a little craziness. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was moved to scold a group of GOP congressmen who drank and went swimming -- at least one of them in the nude (that's him pictured) -- during a "fact-finding" trip to Israel last year.

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So much for Rubenesque: An artist by the memorable name of Anna Utopia Giordano has reshaped the famous figures of several nudes from classical paintings -- think Velazquez, Bouguereau and Botticelli -- to give them a 21st-century sensibility. (Read: They're a lot skinnier.)

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Over the course of a couple weeks, Carrie Prejean -- model, Miss California and marriage moralizer -- has kicked up her fair share of controversy, and now she could be in danger of losing her title for taking her crusade against gay marriage past the parameters set by her pageant contract and for posing seminude four years ago.

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By way of pointing out the vulnerability of both the human body and the global climate, artist Spencer Tunick photographed around 600 eco-conscious men and women in the altogether, posing atop a diminishing glacier in the Swiss Alps for Greenpeace.

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About 18,000 people converged in Mexico City's Zocalo plaza Sunday, shucked their clothes and posed for photographer Spencer Tunick, far outstripping his former record of 7,000 in Barcelona.

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Literary rock star Dave Eggers' magazine The Believer does a cover story on how 1980s teenage sex comedies "reflect a larger human and cultural failure to integrate sexual desire into regular life".

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