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  • Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago

    Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago
    Eldzier Cortor, whose sculptural, Afro-Deco images of elegant, elongated black women were once so quietly enmeshed with the 20th century as to seem almost invisible, returned to Chicago the other day. He hadn't been back in decades — many, many decades. He had grown up here, on the West and South Sides; his family, which moved from Virginia in 1917, were a part of the Great Migration. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, painted everyday Bronzeville for the Work Progress Administration and became a colleague to Chicago Black Renaissance stars Richard Wright, Archibald Motley and Gwendolyn Brooks; but then, in the 1950s, after also co-founding the South Side Community Art Center, he moved to New York.
  • Q&A With Barry Manilow

    Q&A With Barry Manilow
    It was 40 years ago this year that Barry Manilow’s “Mandy” hit the top of the Billboard music chart and it was followed by a stellar career. The musician-producer-songwriter-performer has created hit after hit during his decades-long...

    NY Fashion Week: Swanlike creatures at Marc Jacobs

    The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runways to celebrities as eight days of fall previews come to a close Thursday. ____ MARC JACOBS: CLOSING FASHION WEEK WITH A BANG — AND A BOOM Marc Jacobs is known for starting his...

    New York Fashion Week: No fear at Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, more

    "Restrained elegance" is how Michael Kors described his fall collection, with a bit of a wink, no doubt. Want to wear your pajamas to dinner? He had 'em covered in crystals. A coat feels too formal? How about an ombre fox fur "bathrobe" instead? Even in...

    Rental condos will be harder to find

    Rental condos will be harder to find
    If you want to rent a condo or townhome, your options in South Florida are disappearing. Many developers and investors who rented out units after the housing collapse are putting them back on the market now that home prices are rising. That means you'...