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  • The 'Tastemaker' paints Carl Van Vechten as cultural impressario of his time

    Although he would hardly cause a blip on cultural radar screens today, Carl Van Vechten was, at various stages of his long and storied life, a journalist, provocateur, novelist, nightlife denizen, music and theater critic, confidant to Gertrude Stein,...
  • Jack Spade goes back to the bag to move apparel forward

    Jack Spade goes back to the bag to move apparel forward
    NEW YORK -- Jack Spade made its first New York Fashion Week presentation Wednesday in the Edna Barnes Salomon Room at the New York Public Library. The inspiration: “We titled this collection ‘The Art of Subtraction,’” said the...
  • Check It Out: A salute to Armenian heritage

    California is home to one of the largest Armenian populations in the world, from the fertile farmlands of the Central Valley to Southern California. The Armenian Genocide and subsequent diaspora affect the community's sense of identity and perseverance to...
  • E-readers by the numbers

    2 Byliner released two previously unpublished stories by Elmore Leonard, who was 87 when he died in August. "Confession" and "The Trespassers" were both written in 1958 when Leonard was working at Campbell Ewald, a Detroit-based advertising agency. In...
  • Last call for Josette Urso exhibit at A&H Museums

     Last call for Josette Urso exhibit at A&H Museums
    WHAT: An exhibition by Josette Urso, the first participant in the new artist-in-residence program at the Art & History Museums — Maitland, wraps up this weekend. Urso makes paintings, drawings and collages. "The most rewarding aspect of my...
  • Two Canadian cities have world's best public libraries, survey finds

    Two Canadian cities have world's best public libraries, survey finds
    Two Canadian cities, Vancouver and Montreal, have the world’s best public library systems, according to a new survey by German researchers. Library mavens at the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf studied libraries in 31 major world cities,...
  • Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century

    Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century
    For centuries, the defining role of the library has been as a repository of books. Now, in the 21st century, the library faces perhaps its most momentous challenge: Americans are moving away increasingly from the printed page to digital screens for...
  • Working for 'Peanuts'

    Working for 'Peanuts'
    Tom Everhart was teetering on the edge of despair in his East Village studio. It was the early 1980s, and his portfolio — courtesy of a fine-art education — contained various permutations of skeletons. Cartoons weren't his thing, but there...
  • Claire Vaye Watkins wins Dylan Thomas Prize with 'Battleborn'

    California-born Claire Vaye Watkins has won the Wales-based Dylan Thomas Prize for "Battleborn." The international prize is designed to recognize a young author, is presented every other year and comes with a substantial award -- this year, more than $48,...
  • Donna Tartt at Wolfson Campus Auditorium

    Donna Tartt at Wolfson Campus Auditorium
    Donna Tartt: In an interview with the New York Times, the reclusive novelist behind the bestsellers "The Secret History" and "The Little Friend" says she was a lifelong keeper of notebooks, and that she dodges most interviews and panels and readings....
  • 'Breaking Bad' withdrawal? Glendale library has a book list for you

    'Breaking Bad' withdrawal? Glendale library has a book list for you
    For those going through “Breaking Bad” withdrawal, the Glendale Public Library has a possible antidote: a reading list inspired by the hit AMC show that ended on Sunday.   The list includes “Leaves of Grass,” the Walt Whitman book...