| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Made up to look like black and white drawings, the protagonists in Mary Reid Kelley’s videos speak in a constant, densely allusive patter. This approach worked swimmingly in her 2010 show at Susanne Vielmetter, which featured two videos that...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A new biography of Benjamin Britten being published in Britain to commemorate the late composer's 100th birthday contends that he suffered from syphilis and that he may have contracted the venereal disease in his 20s.
"Benjamin Britten: A Life in the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Is it healthy to get circumcised well into your mid-40s? And can not being circumcised cause urinary tract infections?--Anon.
Like my first boyfriend, I thank you sir, for putting the fate of your penis in my very unqualified hands. Circumcision is a...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:05 AM
With just the bare bones of his biography in hand, it would be tempting to characterize the "world" of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), who died of alcoholism and syphilis at age 36, as chaotic. As Toulouse-Lautrec & His World, the touring exhibit...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy
Ends June 16, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, thewadsworth.org
It is nearly impossible to look at a painting by Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi, 1572-1610) without pondering...
| Apr 12, 2013
From his stove, Nelson Algren saw a dark shape stumble out of the bar across Wabansia Avenue. It teetered once, then slumped under the Nectar Beer sign, sizzling neon in the bitter February cold. Eight degrees, an army fatigue jacket, and too many shots...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Worried that you're getting more forgetful as you age? Ironically, worry itself can trigger memory slips. It might take a conversation with your doctor to pinpoint the cause of your memory lapses--especially if the change is sudden or uncharacteristic....
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:54 PM
The first Marylander to succumb to rabies since 1976 developed the virus through a kidney transplant that took place more than a year before the Army veteran died of the disease in February, national health and defense officials said Friday.
| Mar 2, 2013
For such a long time, arsenic was the perfect poison.
It is odorless, colorless and tasteless, so it's difficult to detect when slipped into a food or beverage. Its effects are gradual and cumulative — deflecting suspicion from the killer. The...
| Feb 17, 2013
They trip over the ends of each other's sentences as they vie to tout their individual projects and recognize each other's work. They can barely wait to add an encomium or anecdote about their shared passions for health and education.
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:37 AM
The unrest of the ‘60s is still simmering. As the political tensions rise, so escalates the turmoil in Don Draper’s world.
‘A Tale of Two Cities’ focused on fierce rivalries: East versus West Coast, Joan versus Pete and Cutler...