| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Most people spend more than 50% of their time indoors, so it is important to pay attention to the quality of the air in your home. And that means more than installing a few carbon monoxide detectors or testing for radon.
Mold can cause severe health...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to help educate Baltimore families about the risks to young children of lead poisoning, which despite progress made in reducing exposure over the years still affects nearly 3,000 youngsters...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Here's a sampling of what's on TV during the week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 3.
Monday, Oct. 28
Seduced and Abandoned
8 p.m. Monday, HBO
This documentary takes us behind the scenes as filmmaker James Toback and Alec Baldwin try to get financing for a movie...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:12 PM
When the sky became the limit for most political spending after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the skywatchers like Ann Ravel had to readjust their telescopes. As head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, she policed the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Stillness, silence and calm are probably not the first features that come to mind when contemporary art is mentioned. Scandal is far more likely to make the headlines.
But if you spend any time with Scot Heywood’s slow paintings, you might get...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The riches and fame he would earn as the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age were still to come. Many years ahead lay the death of his beloved wife and three of their four children, along with bankruptcy and near financial ruin.
But in 1628, or...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:21 PM
SANTA BARBARA -- Eik Kahng, curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, believes she has identified a previously unknown painting by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863). Given the stature of the French Romantic innovator, that's no small thing.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Banksy officially bade farewell to New York on Thursday after spending the month of October in the city creating random street art at public sites in all five boroughs.
The anonymous British artist posted a message on his official website Thursday: "And...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:30 PM
John Frost: A Quiet Mastery
The Irvine Museum, 239 pages
Thank God for archivists. The other week, I read a column in the Orange County Register by Sharon Henry, who sought to find the story behind Helen Stanley, whose name appears...
| May 28, 2013
| 1:51 PM
It's long been said that every revolution has its victims, and that adage played out in a dramatic way for the California Art Club in 1947. Since its 1909 founding, the Pasadena-based organization had been instrumental in putting the state's Impressionist...
| May 31, 2013
| 4:55 AM
The "Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2013" showcases artists who maintain studios at the Howard County Arts Council. They're making art at this Ellicott City facility, but their imaginations roam all over the place.
A case in point is Mary Jo Tydlacka,...