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  • Karl Marx, Harper Lee sold big in 2011

    Karl Marx, Harper Lee sold big in 2011
    Used book-selling website AbeBooks' biggest sale in 2011 was of Karl Marx's "Das Kapital," the three-volume first edition published by Otto Meissner in 1867. Ironically, someone paid $51,739 for the seminal critique of capitalism.
  • Emma Thompson and Dakota Fanning in a Brit period piece?

     
    This is “out-there” casting, and how. Oscar winner Emma Thompson has scripted and taken a big supporting role in “Effie,” a bio-drama about an infamous unconsummated love affair of Victorian EnglandĀ  — influential art...

    Book review: 'Venice: Pure City' by Peter Ackroyd

    Book review: 'Venice: Pure City' by Peter Ackroyd
    The works of man are many and wondrous, but if I had to pick one that most completely embodies the concept of the sublime, it probably would be the autumnal view from the terrace of Venice's Gritti Palace, across the Grand Canal, to the great church of...

    'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears

    'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears
    Jackson Lears is a formidable, compellingly original cultural and intellectual historian. In "No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920," Lears skillfully delineated the role of aesthetic radicals -- notably...

    Dike Blair at Mary Goldman Gallery

    Dike Blair at Mary Goldman Gallery
    A dozen gouaches and a matched pair of installation sculptures by Dike Blair continue the New York artist's eccentric dialogue between perception and objects. His second show at Mary Goldman Gallery nicely elaborates long-standing concerns rather than...