| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
NEW YORK — New York's smallest museum has reached its capacity of three, and Nicholas Kokkinis, volunteer docent, feels obliged to amuse the waiting crowd.
He points to the museum cafe (a cappuccino machine mounted on the wall) and gift shop...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The hotel room was destroyed. A television lay shattered on the ground, surrounded by a shredded pile of photographs and Bible pages, soda cans and broken furniture. On the mangled hotel bed, the sheets were coiled up in a corner, still holding the form...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Nobody would file the novels of Donna Tartt under "thrillers." But that is what she writes. And without a great plot, any thriller — even a beautifully written and very literary one — falls apart. Her previous novel, the self-consciously...
| Oct 18, 2013
As she removes her handmade paper Slinky from a bag, Susan Joy Share recites a list of book-inspired artworks she has made at her Anchorage, Alaska studio: handcrafted feather dusters, zippered rulers, court jester masks studded with beads and felt, and a...
| Aug 18, 2013
In June, FBI agents raided the offices of Democratic state Sen. Ron Calderon of Montebello and the Latino Legislative Caucus, and word was soon out that they were interested in Calderon's ties to the Central Basin Municipal Water District —...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:08 AM
"The Monuments Men," the latest movie directed by and starring George Clooney, takes a plunge into the world of art history during World War II.
As Hitler's forces plunder and destroy Europe's cultural heritage, a band of Allied art experts is...
| Sep 1, 2013
This is the year of punk. Vogue magazine decreed it to be so, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute chimed in with its "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition this spring.
When Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie and others turned...
| Aug 23, 2013
Two landscape paintings hang side by side in the New Britain Museum of American Art. One is Frederic Edwin Church's "West Rock, New Haven," his peaceful, pastoral 1849 view of a famed Connecticut landmark. A few farmers are seen haying a field, and in the...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. (203) 332-3228. thebijoutheatre.com
Sept. 12: The Paper Chase (film)
Sept. 13: The Phantom Pluckers and Wendy May, Tracy James and Jerry Vigorito (music)
Sept. 14: Mia Fanali (music)
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Wal-Mart reports on its corporate website that it receives more than 245 million customers and members per week at its stores in countries around the world.
This week, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which was founded by Wal-Mart heiress...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Miley Cyrus considers Marc Jacobs to be a fashion mentor -- among other things she wore his fishnet column gown to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala this year -- and now she is the face of his spring advertising campaign, looking...