| Jul 19, 2010
When Mea Figueroa of St. Cloud, Florida, was told that a robot would be performing a delicate operation to remove uterine fibroids that were causing her pain and abnormal bleeding, she hesitated slightly.
The machine looked like something straight out of...
| Mar 1, 2010
Leonardo da Vinci took them, as did Napoleon Bonaparte, Johannes Brahms and Winston Churchill. You could probably use one right now.
Midday naps have long been touted as a good thing, lowering blood pressure and driving down the risk of heart attack. And...
| Nov 22, 2009
A decade ago, art historian and impresario RoseLee Goldberg, who literally wrote the book on performance art -- "Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present," first published in 1979 -- found herself being pushed by her publisher for an updated...
| Dec 9, 2009
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| Mar 6, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Rome wasn't built in a day, so Washington has given Italy five months. La Dolce D.C. is a celebration of all things Italian with arts, architecture, culture and food, running March through July. Honoring the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy,...
| Mar 24, 2011
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NEWPORT BEACH — Rows of third-grade students dressed in costumes stood statue-like, holding out their clenched right fists.
As parents walked up and down the rows and pressed a red "button" on the students' fists, 8-year-old versions of Leonardo...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 10:09 PM
The Festival of Arts rolled out the red carpet Saturday for the 12th Annual Gala benefit, which raises money improvements and renovations to the city-owned facility.
About $200,000 was raised, in no small part due to the celebrities who attend, some of...
| Sep 12, 2010
Selected Poems and Commentaries
Harvard University Press: 530 pp., $35
I'm just a regular reader, you say. I read for pleasure. Why should I read the commentaries of critic Helen Vendler on the "epigrammatic, terse, abrupt,...
| Sep 24, 2010
Julie Moir Messervy is on a mission: She wants to get people outside.
"Home is outside as much as it is inside," the Vermont-based garden designer said last week at a meeting of the Connecticut Horticultural Society in West Hartford.
But too often...