| May 13, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Swiss artist H.R. Giger, whose otherworldly imagery was prized by science-fiction aficionados, was plagued by nightmares as a child.
As an adult, his nights were more peaceful. "I could heal myself," he said in a 2011 CNN interview, "through doing my...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:04 AM
The renovation of Hartford's XL Center arena presents plenty of challenges: dealing with season-ticket holders whose seats must be moved to make way for new premium boxes; ordering custom-made parts because heating and cooling systems are so old; and...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Gregory White Smith, a Harvard-trained lawyer, businessman, philanthropist and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer who raised hackles in the art world with an intensely psychological examination of the life and work of Jackson Pollock, has died. He was 62....
| May 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
AARP recently mounted a complete website do-over -- not just travel; everything. But travel did get some updates that you might find useful.
The biggest addition is a "Trip Finder" application that makes destination suggestions based on parameters you...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:18 AM
When she learned that the theme was “Inside Out,” Bobbi Mastrangelo immediately thought of one thing: a manhole cover.
“I was really interested in ‘Inside Out,’ the theme of it,” she said. “I had just done a big...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Shulamit Ran likes her ring tone.
"It's a harplike arpeggio going up and down," says the Chicago composer, who won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in music for her "Symphony." "It's very gentle. It's fun, and it's very delicate."
And the tone, which came with...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The wolf's stare is mesmerizing, almost hypnotic.
Winter Park sophomore Emily Nix brought the picture to life through the point of her pencil. She drew it last summer after finding a photo through a Google search.
"Drawing brings me happiness," Nix...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:15 AM
A trove of two dozen unfinished Bob Dylan songs written circa 1967 during his “Basement Tapes” period is being completed by an all-star band assembled by producer T Bone Burnett and including Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford and My Morning...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 12:07 PM
She shuffled and jerked. She collapsed on the Wiltern stage like a marionette, got up and then quickly dropped again. During "St. Johnny," the artist Annie Clark, her stark white hair jutting up and out, slithered and posed on stage stairs in...
| May 9, 2014
In summer 2005, when Melody Moyse visited southern India after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, she found children in survival mode, silent and weak, and certainly not ready to talk about the disaster that killed their parents and siblings. Moyse arrived...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Artists have looked at nature with a new eye, creating works in paintings, photographs, installations, drawings and printmaking for "Abstracting From Nature," an exhibition that opened Sunday at the Sturt Haaga Gallery in Descanso Gardens.