| Feb 11, 2015
| 8:42 AM
As a kid, I was serious about the Sunday funnies. I had strips I followed with a passion and others I read for amusement.
Today's newspaper-published comic strips may not attract young readership anymore, but that does not mean that graphic story-telling...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:31 PM
Patty Gerstenblith was working as a research associate at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the late 1970s when a cumbersome project and an ownership dispute over a statue got her interested in the law.
After an art scholar discovered there were large...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:31 PM
The recent, simply amazing, fabulous days of 80-plus degree winter weather were divine but certainly not helping our Southern California drought situation. I’d love to see more rain.
These are busy days for the folks from our burg. The award...
| Feb 12, 2015
MOUNT DORA — Works by Helene Bess bear witness to a world that exists only in her mind — a place where nothing goes to waste, where everything is unembellished.
Even the embellishments have been embellished.
"Tramp, Gaudi and Helene Bess"...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:56 AM
This year's Academy Award-nominated screenplays in the "adapted" category include a trio of variously effective and affecting whitewash jobs based on real people ("American Sniper," "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything"); a ripping melodrama...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 10:36 AM
J.K. Rowling has been very protective of Harry Potter, not letting her boy wizard jump into the e-book format until 2012. When he finally did, it was part of a universe she controlled, Pottermore.
Now the seven original Harry Potter books are...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:52 AM
In 2006, the Iranian artist Mana Neyestani sat down to draw a children's cartoon for a weekly magazine called Iran Jome. The image showed a 10-year-old boy named Soheil trying to have a conversation with a cockroach in a nonsensical cockroach language....
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:49 AM
If I had to nominate one novel from the last 50 years for preservation, it would be “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. It’s probably the wrong choice — a book without the vast synoptic intelligence of “Infinite Jest”...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 8:55 AM
What's happening: Festival of the Arts BOCA
Mark your calendar: March 6-15
Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real
The details: It opens with the Florida premiere of the 10-time Academy...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 8:30 AM
An exhaustive new J.K. Rowling bibliography being published in the U.K. reveals secrets behind the workings of her Harry Potter books, the Guardian reports. "J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013" by Philip Errington includes correspondence between...
| Feb 24, 2015
An urban legend comes to life in “The Harvester,” Brandon Seifert's new series for Legendary Comics. The title refers to […]...