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'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibit in New York What: An exhibition celebrating Alexander McQueen's contributions to fashion and culture. The British designer, known for dressing the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna with an edge, committed suicide...
Tags: Colin Firth, Lady Gaga, Anna Wintour, Salma Hayek, Suicide
Reality CheckHey kids! Welcome back to the least consistent Project Runway blog on the internet! One week we're here, and the next week, we're auf weidersehen. (What the hell?) I'm Kevin Van Valkenburg, and although my apologies were wearing thin, I......
Special To The SunSprinkled around Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood are some of the city's lesser-known museums. They are not lesser museums, by any means. But it is difficult to stand out in the shadow of the Smithsonian. So these institutions go about their...
Sun reporterWhen Grace Hartigan was a little girl, she was bewitched by gypsies. In the 1930s, the Travelers still roamed the countryside in nomadic caravans, and young Grace would shinny up the apple tree in her parents' backyard in Newark, N.J., to spy on them....
M any an opera plot is set in motion by a wicked curse that generates terrible heartache and loss. These days, it looks as if the real world of opera has been hit with a curse every bit as pernicious. Although orchestras, art museums, theater troupes and...
Sun ReporterCity was home to black portrait painter Enigma: Joshua Johnson's artistic contributions and his status as a free black man intrigue historians -------------------- Joshua Johnson, considered by art historians and collectors the first significant black...
Special To The SunEdgar Allan Poe passed away in Baltimore during a visit to the city in 1849, and his body is buried at Westminster Cemetery downtown. But Poe spent much of his earthly existence in Richmond, Va., including most of his childhood. So it is only fitting...
Sun StaffMARLBORO, Vt. -- As violin and woodwind music swells behind her, Hyunah Yu, one of America's fastest-rising classical vocalists, sits in a simple chair at the front of the stage, small hands folded as if in prayer. It's the 35th New England Bach Festival,...
Newsday Staff WriterIt may be Martha Stewart's high-profile day in court, but the woman who will command the stage starting next week is a petite, reserved 74-year-old whose daily attire will be basic black. Manhattan U.S. District Court Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum,...
Tags: Columbia University, Judges, Washington, DC, Laws, Family
Special to The SunI consider myself a fairly fearless traveler. I've eaten things indigenous that were inedible (goat stomach, anyone?), hitched rides from people whose language I didn't speak, and bartered the shirt off my back for a souvenir. Until recently, though, I'd...
Sun StaffNEW YORK - The scene inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art last night would surely have been included in Bill Clinton's exhaustive autobiography were the book not already printed and on sale starting at 12:01 a.m. today. Here he could have described a...
Tags: Celebrities, Anna Wintour, Al Sharpton, News Media, John Kerry
Consider an all-guitar jazz quartet and it's easy for your mind to conjure images of fingers burning up and down fretboards with the kind of mind-scrambling fireworks that've made heroes out of Pat Metheny and John McLaughlin. Although those...
Tags: Music, Thelonious Monk, Twitter, Inc.
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