| Nov 25, 2011
Frank McCourt just won't sell the Dodgers and quietly go away; he still has to manage to muck up the process....
| Mar 29, 2012
David Pagel reviews Urs Fischer "Beds & Problem Paintings" at Gagosian Gallery...
| Jun 22, 2012
An art thief pulled off a coup on Tuesday (June 19) when he walked out a Manhattan art gallery carrying a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting titled "Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio."...
| Nov 20, 2009
A man declared innocent after nearly 20 years behind bars for murder was released Friday.
Fernando Bermudez, 40, walked out of the Sing Sing prison, calling his release "more surreal than Salvador Dali." He may still have to serve time for an unrelated...
| May 9, 2010
It's hot out there, huh?
That unmistakable Florida heat motivated me to pick out the refreshing picture that is the theme of this week's postcard: Ideas for cool fun (literally) in the Sunshine State.
Last week, on the shores of Flagler Beach, I had a...
| Jul 10, 2009
If you go
*Tampa Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau: visittampabay.com
*St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce: stpete.com
*St. Augustine Chamber of Commerce: stjohnscountychamber.com
*The Florida Aquarium: flaquarium.org
*Salvador Dali Museum:...
| Jul 26, 2009
The Show That Smells
Akashic Books: 120 pp., $15.95 paper
Even by the standards of the paranormal romances that occupy the top slots of bestseller lists, Derek McCormack's new novel of cursed crooners, murderous fashion...
| Dec 10, 2006
Paris -- WHEN Julia Child first came to France in 1948, she couldn't cook an omelet. She was a tall, gawky Pasadena girl married to a cultural liaison officer posted at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. She had heard the French were touchy. She couldn't speak...
| Mar 6, 2009
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From 1965 to 1967, British artist Alan Aldridge was the art director of Penguin UK, bringing an edgy, growingly psychedelic design sensibility to its always culture-clashing paperbacks. Eventually, Aldridge and the publisher parted ways, and he spent time...
| Aug 21, 2010
The words "art restorer" provoke visions of dormer-windowed studios, of flaking oil paintings in Rococo frames, of landscapes emerging from beneath layers of ancient grime. It's startling, then, to enter Gustavo Perez's workshops — a cluster of...
| Jun 30, 2010
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Amidst the busts and icons in the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, there is a Norman Rockwell print of a hunky Lincoln holding an ax in one hand and a book in the other. This romanticized Bunyanesque version of Illinois' iconic politician is a fitting image...