| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Is this the end of designer dinners at the Hotel Bel-Air and charity fashion shows at the Beverly Hills Hotel?
If high-profile members of the fashion community have their way, maybe.
Several vocal personalities, including Decades boutique co-owner...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Chocolate comes from cocoa, which comes out of a tree. Therefore, chocolate counts as salad," as the new saying goes. And for an old saying, we'll use Richard Wilbur's mysterious one. He was Poet Laureate in 1987. He wrote: "We milk the cow of the world,...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Following in the footsteps of last year's Punk: Chaos to Couture theme, the 2014 costume gala at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art was sure to be a snoozer, right? Seriously, the theme Monday night was "white-tie," aka a tribute to artist Charles...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:21 AM
A rundown of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming to L.A. in the coming days.
Anthony Wilson's Seasons Quartet at the Broad Stage
Consider an all-guitar jazz quartet and it's easy to conjure images of fingers burning up and down fretboards with the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Nina Jacobson and her Color Force Production banner have come on as producers for the adaptation of Donna Tartt's novel "The Goldfinch."
The book was published last fall and still ranks second on the New York Times bestseller list.
The sprawling story,...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:43 PM
A mash-up of haute couture and avant-garde art is going on at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach.
The exhibit “Vanitas: Fashion and Art” takes on the ephemeral aspects of life and includes contemporary artists’ works alongside...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:00 AM
When the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats prayed for some kind of connection to permanence and immortality, his thoughts turned to Byzantine art as the most perfect emblem of the profound, eternal state of creative grace he was after.
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Craig Thatcher, one of the Lehigh Valley's premiere guitarists and an ambassador of the instrument for C.F. Martin & Co. of Nazareth, comes in frequent contact with some of the best players in the world. From left, Jack Casady, Jorma......
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:46 AM
The Getty Museum has announced that it is voluntarily returning a 12th-century Byzantine illuminated New Testament to a monastery in Greece after learning that the item had been illegally removed from the Monastery of Dionysiou more than 50 years ago....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:30 AM
On Broadway, you can't throw an unusually opulent opening night party without people gossiping. Take the shindig for the musical "Bullets Over Broadway" after its April 10 opening: The rumor that night was that the event at Gotham's Metropolitan Museum of...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:31 AM
"Bullets Over Broadway," the new musical by Woody Allen that he adapted from his own 1994 movie, opened Thursday at the St. James Theatre in New York amid lingering media speculation surrounding the writer-director's personal life.
Allen appeared on the...