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For 50 years the U.S. State Department has been deploying visual art as part of the art of diplomacy, via a program called Art in Embassies. On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give the U.S. State Department Medal of Arts to five...
Connecticut's familiarity with weapons manufactured for personal use long predates the horrifying recent mass killing in Newtown, one of the worst outbursts of gun violence in American history. About 50 miles northeast of the village, Hartford's Wadsworth...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - latimes.comIt was a typical day at the office for Bill Moseley. “I was lying on the floor of the house, ......
Ada Louise Huxtable, the architecture critic who in two decades of writing for the New York Times became a powerful force in shaping New York City and was better known than many of the architects she was covering and certainly more feared, has died. She...
In the days following Superstorm Sandy, Dutch photographer Iwan Baan snapped a startling aerial image of the darkened New York skyline. The photograph, which depicts Lower Manhattan plunged into a black out, was featured on the cover of New York magazine'...
From the moment the first cave dweller marked the wall of his home with a bit of charcoal, art has been a home decor must that has stood the test of time. Whether it's the vibrant colors of a van Gogh, the almost-mystical perfection of a da Vinci or the...
Tags: Arts, House and Home, New York City
German actress Diane Kruger could be the most consistently chic actress in Hollywood. The former model knows what works for her body and arguably takes more risks than anyone on the red carpet -- and she rarely misses. A true fashion chameleon, Kruger...
AMSTERDAM — You could almost hear Mike Kelley laughing. As journalists entered the Stedelijk Museum's new so-called bathtub building to hear director Ann Goldstein introduce a retrospective of Kelley's work, they were greeted by the mellifluous...
Tags: Flu, Amsterdam (Netherlands), Fine Artists, Museums, Andy Warhol
Burbank Arts For All recently awarded thousands of dollars worth of grants to local schools, but with more than 30 applicants, demand far outstripped available money. In all, 31 Burbank schools sent in grant applications totaling $85,565, but in the...
ReutersDec 7 (Reuters) - Oslo dresses up in white lights ahead of Christmas but keeps the spirit of the season partly under wraps as befits a reserved Nordic capital with a winter shroud of darkness and some of Europe's highest food and drink prices....
The Hartford CourantEdifier's new Spinnaker e30 multimedia speakers make a statement even when they aren't making a sound. Luckily, the name gives a clue to its unconventional shape, like a yacht's three-cornered sail bloated with air. ("Dunce Cap," though equally fitting,...
Tags: Apple iPad, Music, Apple iPhone, Apple iPod, Electronics
Shortly before he died, John Updike paid tribute to that great painter of portraits, John Singer Sargent. “We're drawn to artists who tell us that art is difficult to do, and takes a spiritual effort, because we are still puritan enough to respect a...
Tags: Artists, Arts, Authors, John Updike, John Singleton
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