| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Video games take on mental illness, a death metal band plays in a box until it runs out of oxygen and Brad Pitt's architectural foundation focuses on houses for American Indians. All this, plus a walk down memory lane of vintage reviews covering Jeff...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The postcard image is ingrained in our collective consciousness: An empty road cuts through the Mojave Desert, its inky black path stretching forward, seemingly to infinity. A lonely white signpost flanks the asphalt — "Route 66."
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Although some customs have changed — and in spite of omnipresent ear buds and texting — the custom of greeting people still exists.
I remember my grandfather lifting his hat as he passed, without speaking to, the female supervisors on our...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:07 PM
A colorful and creative season of performances, exhibits and events for young and older has begun in the Lehigh Valley. It's a season of premieres and anniversaries. A season of classics and cutting edge works. A season of reflection and a season of fun....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Before Patti Smith, before Allen Ginsberg, before Thomas Wolfe, before O. Henry, the Chelsea Hotel was populated by 80 convivial families of various levels of wealth, brought together by an idealistic board partly inspired by a French philosopher so...
| Oct 13, 2013
When J. Carter Brown joined the National Gallery of Art in 1961, he was six years older than the museum itself. Just eight years later, at age 34, he would be appointed its director. His accession may strike readers as meteoric, but after reading Neil...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:47 AM
In a lecture at Harvard in the early 1990s, the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo referred to Frank Gehry as a "noble savage."
The comment, partly a joke, perfectly summed up the conventional wisdom that had gathered around Gehry's work during the time...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:07 AM
In the manner of "when the world gives you lemons, make lemonade," when the garden gives Sherrill Cooper problems, she makes art.
For the 25 years she and her family have lived at this house, the Finksburg artist has treated every problem as a...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:31 PM
It's a common error, regularly made in a variety of publications (including this one): Billionaire Los Angeles art collector and philanthropist Eli Broad is said to be the biggest donor to the city's Museum of Contemporary Art.
He isn't. Not by a long...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 9:20 AM
If I were Oprah, I would have both Warren Buffett and Jennifer Aniston's phone numbers. I would have a private jet and access to the savviest gurus to help me treat any and all physical or spiritual maladies.
More importantly, with a single stroke, I...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:16 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...