| Apr 20, 2008
FOR much of the 19th century, scores of French painters, laden with knapsacks and portable easels, trekked through the Forest of Fontainebleau to capture the shifting wonders of nature with their brushes right on the spot. Some came for weekends; some...
| Jan 13, 2009
Claude Berri, the French filmmaker who was a fixture in his country's film industry for more than 50 years and is perhaps best known for directing "Jean de Florette," which earned him international acclaim, died Monday. He was 74.
Berri, whose short film...
| Jan 4, 2009
Find the right color palette for you and stick to it.
In a time of reduced resources, we all need a strategy for looking great. Don't go into the mall or your closet blind; find out if the blue for you is teal, sky, sapphire or ice using style...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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:...
| Dec 17, 2009
Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle's creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company's chief executives and a revival of the studio's legendary animation unit, died...
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2009
Salvador Dali is one of the most famous surrealist artists but what you may not know is that as eccentric as he was he also had a well refined palate. Dali's Wine Bar and Cellar, right in the middle of the One Arts Plaza, wanted to celebrate that...
| Feb 10, 2010
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TAMPA -- The $32.8 million Tampa Museum of Art, which opened to the public Feb. 6, rises on the historic banks of the Hillsborough River across from a Moorish, late-19th century, minaret-topped University of Tampa building that once served as headquarters...