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  • Tiny museum in New York showcases the beauty of everyday objects

    Tiny museum in New York showcases the beauty of everyday objects
    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...
  • Sid Vicious and the aesthetics of punk rock

     Sid Vicious and the aesthetics of punk rock
    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...
  • Donna Tartt takes flight with 'The Goldfinch'

    Donna Tartt takes flight  with 'The Goldfinch'
    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...
  • An artist with spine

    An artist with spine
    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...
  • Wanted: Water district watchdogs

    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 —...
  • 'Monuments Men,' directed by George Clooney, takes on art history

    'Monuments Men,' directed by George Clooney, takes on art history
    "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...
  • Punk's rebel spirit inspires fall fashion

    Punk's rebel spirit inspires fall fashion
    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...
  • Litchfield Art Consultant Redefines Landscape Paintings For The Home

     Litchfield Art Consultant Redefines Landscape Paintings For The Home
    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...
  • Great Upcoming Fall Arts Shows in Fairfield County

    Great Upcoming Fall Arts Shows in Fairfield County
    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) Sept. 20:...
  • Crystal Bridges Museum to welcome 1-millionth visitor

    Crystal Bridges Museum to welcome 1-millionth visitor
    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...
  • A moody Miley Cyrus is face of Marc Jacobs' spring campaign

    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...