| Feb 6, 2011
Wynton Marsalis is explaining jazz to me by talking about my boots. He is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall this weekend to play his ambitious new composition, "Swing Symphony," with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But before we get into musical details,...
| Oct 31, 2010
Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat ( Princeton University Press: 181 pp., $19.95) "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part...
| Dec 12, 2010
Atlantic Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
HarperCollins: 512 pp., $27.99
One of the great joys of reading a Simon Winchester book is the inadvertent discovery of minutiae that...
| Jul 8, 2011
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Global degradation of the natural habitat is the pointed, timely subject of recent photographs and short videos by Bay Area artist Carol Selter, who holds an advanced degree in biological sciences as well as in art. Rather than traditional documentary.......
| Aug 15, 2011
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New U.S. postage stamp inspired by Edward Hopper painting...
| Sep 10, 2011
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If you could gather all the artists who have been infatuated by the rugged New England coast over the years, you'd have a pretty good American art museum.
Thomas Cole — the founder of the Hudson River School — was among the first when he...
| Jan 22, 2011
Jane Parke Batten and her late husband, Frank, may not have been the most ardent of art collectors.
Rather than living and breathing auction catalogs and sale prices, the South Hampton Roads couple simply bought what they liked, sometimes zeroing in on a...
| Nov 14, 2011
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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The best thing about Stockbridge is the Norman Rockwell Museum. And the best thing about the Norman Rockwell Museum is its focus on American illustrators.
This month, the museum showcased art from animators who created the film...
| Jul 11, 2012
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The 2012 Pageant of the Masters debuted "The Genius" last weekend with a special VIP showing Friday and a sold-out performance at its official opening night Saturday.
Director Dianne Challis Davy had previously hinted at what was to come — a nod to...
| Jan 24, 2009
In case you missed it, there was a big stage production in Washington, D.C., this week involving symbolic rebirth, stirring rhetoric and sobering evocations of bloody national conflicts, mixed with some lighter touches, all performed near the memorial...
| May 30, 2009
Long the stepchild of a Eurocentric art world, American art is finding new favor at home as a growing number of institutions showcase work from Colonial times to World War II.
Today, the Huntington in San Marino will join the Metropolitan Museum of Art...