| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's possible to pare down the gist of "Magna Carta Holy Grail," the 12th solo studio album from New York rapper/businessman/new dad Jay-Z, to three simple words uttered in a track called "Tom Ford."
"I'm so special," declares the rapper, 43, and anyone...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Pop star Jay-Z will bring his art gallery what-is-it project "Picasso Baby" to television audiences with a new documentary airing on HBO starting Friday.
"Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film," debuting Friday at 11 p.m. on the premium cable channel,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Was it really a performance-art event, or just a glorified plug for his new album?
Probably some of both. In July, hip-hop artist Jay Z took over New York's Pace Gallery for several hours to stage a marathon version of "Picasso Baby," a single from his...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Stage and screen star Jonathan Groff has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's "The Normal Heart," an HBO film about the early days of the AIDS epidemic in New York City.
Groff, who recently appeared in the Mark Taper Forum's production of "Red," will play...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 7:12 AM
There have been a number of stage plays devoted to the lives of visual artists -- Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Mark Rothko have all received the grand theatrical treatment. But Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is unlike the others in that he is a bonafide...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 12:11 PM
When T.S. Eliot was completing his cycle of poems called The Four Quartets in 1942, German bombs were falling near where he worked in London. Given the setting and his own often inscrutable intellectualism, this work — six years in the making...
| Jul 17, 2011
In a wide-ranging trip to Europe this year, I found three major new museums to love: in Amsterdam, the first satellite branch of Russia's celebrated Hermitage; in Rome, a long-awaited museum for contemporary arts that is a work of art itself; and in...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:43 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. — With a new Mark Rothko retrospective (and some even more eye-catching surprises) at the Portland Art Museum, Portland has plenty of visual-arts stimulation to offer — as well as music, dance, theater, literary happenings and...
| Jul 20, 2011
"Andy Warhol's New York City: Four Walks Uptown to Downtown"
Little Bookroom, $14.95
Andy Warhol was a star-struck young man from Pittsburgh when he came to New York after earning a degree in painting and design in his hometown at the Carnegie Institute...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:13 AM
(Reuters Life!) - If you think London is the kind of luxury destination that will empty your wallet in seconds, then you'll be delighted to know that you don't have to be a billionaire to enjoy the best of the British capital. This city is also a jewel...
| Nov 21, 2010
The Museum of Contemporary Art's recent fundraiser was proclaimed to be many things:
Trailed by a "60 Minutes" TV crew, while being observed by Connie Bruck for a New Yorker profile, Eli Broad said the "Artist's Museum Happening" promised to redefine...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.