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A 2,500-year-old solid gold brooch -- now on its way to a new national museum in Turkey -- has a back story so rich with mystery and intrigue it makes Indiana Jones’ adventures seem bland. As recounted by the Guardian, the winged seahorse was...
'The Eye Has to Travel': Fashion icon/editor Diana Vreeland remembered fondly for her self-made life ★★★For an improbable number of years across the 20th Century, Harper's Bazaar fashion editor and Vogue editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland turned every bauble, bangle and bright shiny bead she personally approved on her publishers' expense accounts into something...
Tags: Music, Trips and Vacations, Movies, Twiggy
"From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg Every child fantasizes about running away from home to teach his or her parents a lesson. One summer, 12-year-old Claudia showed me exactly how it could be done, in comfort and...
Tags: Time (magazine), Chicago Tribune, Toy Industry, Literature, Book
Decades before the devil wore Prada, Diana Vreeland sketched the job description. During 35 years as fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar, then editor in chief at Vogue, Vreeland discovered Lauren Bacall, launched Twiggy, championed the bikini, blue jeans...
Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region to close their doors and cancel performances. In New York, Broadway shows that perform on Mondays have canceled their scheduled evening performances. That includes "Annie,"...
The Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series will start offering discounted student tickets at select movie theaters starting this season. The first broadcast of the 2012-13 season is Saturday, with a live transmission of Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love,"...
Tags: Culture, Opera (genre), The Tempest (movie)
The Washington PostArt hardly ever comes up as a campaign issue in presidential elections. But once voters decide, the artistic tastes of the first family become well known from the pieces they choose to adorn the White House. Barack Obama has long taken pride in his...
Liz Smith"POWER IS the ability to do good things for others," said the late Brooke Astor, who had power, money and did good things for others. WENT TO Sotheby's the other night to see the treasures of Brooke Astor's Manhattan apartment and her Westchester country...
All summer long, Printers Row invited kids ages 5-16 to send in book reviews. For the past five weeks, we've published most of the critiques we received, but we couldn't print them all. To see additional reviews, visit chicagotribune.com/printersrow....
Liz Smith"When Arthur Miller shook my hand I could only think that this was the hand that once cupped the breasts of Marilyn Monroe," says Barry Humphries, the comic Dame Edna. SIT BACK, reader, especially if you're a curiosity seeker, minor historian, and...
Tags: Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Peggy Lee, Prada, Noel Coward
The Laguna Art Museum has donated a set of photographs by Paul Outerbridge to the Festival of Arts. According to a joint news release from LAM and Festival officials, Outerbridge (1896-1958) took the four photographs during the period of 1950 and 1955....
Tags: Music, Museum of Modern Art, Arts, Festive Events, Museums
The owner of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" has been revealed. Leon Black, the New York financier and head of the investment firm Apollo Global Management, is reported to be the person who paid $119.9 million for the highly coveted masterpiece. The Wall...
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