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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,...
  • The fateful vision of 'Network,' nearly 40 years later

    The fateful vision of 'Network,' nearly 40 years later
    "I want you to go to the window, open it, stick your head out and yell, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore." So said Howard Beale in "Network." When the movie opened in fall 1976, critics and audiences — not to mention...
  • Touring the world's most beautiful libraries

    Touring the world's most beautiful libraries
    The best libraries were created not just as repositories of books but as big, open public spaces that celebrate the connections even the most humble citizens have to civilization and literary culture. But we don't often think of a library itself as a...
  • Zola's Bookish recommendation engine goes to work for libraries

    Zola's Bookish recommendation engine goes to work for libraries
    Let's start with the idea of a recommendation engine. It's an informal term to describe the complex algorithms that parse masses of data to make suggestions of the "if you like that, you'll like this" variety. Online services crave good recommendation...
  • 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...
  • Rosie O'Donnell's new digs ... Hollywood veteran Polly Bergen tells all!

    "ARE YOU kidding? God is so perfect, He doesn't have to exist!" said one well-known professor of theology when asked to explain creation. This is from the Jim Holt book "Why Does the World Exist?" I underlined so much in this Liveright book that I have...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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,...