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  • Worthy Canadian initiative

    Canadian journalist Jonathan Kay quotes Joseph Bottum on cranks: "There are three infallible signs of the crank. ... The first is that he has  theory about the Jews. The second is that he has a theory about money. And the third is that he has a theory...
  • Francis Bacon triptych sells at auction for more than $45 million

    Francis Bacon triptych sells at auction for more than $45 million
    A triptych of paintings by Francis Bacon that depicts his close associate George Dyer brought in 26.7 million pounds (more than $45 million) in London on Monday, the highest selling item in a Sotheby's auction of contemporary art that saw $159.3 million...
  • Lucian Freud dies at 88; British painter

    Lucian Freud dies at 88; British painter
    Lucian Freud, a British artist who gained fame for his intense and deeply textural nude paintings, has died. He was 88. Freud, the grandson of the pioneering psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, died Wednesday at his home in London following an illness,...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Cambridge, England

    CAMBRIDGE (Reuters) - Got 48 hours to explore the colleges, pubs, green spaces and leafy towpaths of Cambridge, England? Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the most out of a visit to the city that is home to one of world's...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in London for bargain-hunters

    (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...
  • Mixing art and wine

    Mixing art and wine
    Q: Waaaaay back in the '60s I thought I saw bottles of wine with labels designed by Picasso, Dali and other popular artists. Was I dreaming? —Elizabeth Dewey, Crystal Lake, Ill. A: No, you weren't dreaming. The artists' labels were (and are) found...
  • Book review: 'The Mind's Eye' by Oliver Sacks

    Book review: 'The Mind's Eye' by Oliver Sacks
    The Mind's Eye Oliver Sacks Alfred A. Knopf: 270 pp., $26.95 Oliver Sacks has built a reputation on exploring the medical mysteries of individual patients to illuminate the larger mysteries of human experience. "The Mind's Eye," a collection of essays...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Canon lawyer, Bert Fields

    Patt Morrison Asks: Canon lawyer, Bert Fields
    Who wrote Shakespeare? Sounds like "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" Yet about 150 years ago, people on both sides of the Atlantic began asking how an otherwise obscure William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon could have crafted the most brilliant works...
  • 10/10/10: Ten cultural masterpieces for the decaphilic

     
    It's technically not a holiday, but Oct. 10, 2010 (10/10/10) is a day to remember for numerology enthusiasts and almanac buffs alike. In observance of this non-holiday, Culture Monster has put together a list of cultural masterpieces that somehow...
  • Q&A: Rock photo legend Mick Rock stages an exhibit at Confederacy boutique

     
    Debbie Harry. David Bowie. Freddie Mercury. Photographer Mick Rock captured these and other rock legends in indelible images throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. Now the British lens man has mounted a show of some of his most memorable photos......
  • 'Sleeping Fool' on KCRW ventures inside the minds of art museum guards

     
    If you've ever wondered what goes through the minds of museum guards while they watch you looking at art, KCRW (FM 89.9) will give you a 10-minute auditory glimpse Tuesday and Friday with a radio documentary called "The Sleeping Fool."......
  • With 195 new donations, SFMOMA fills in gaps in collection -- and in Fisher material

     
    Don and Doris Fisher's recent contribution of some 1,100 artworks to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art easily ranks as the most generous gift (or, more precisely, 100-year renewable loan) in the museum's history. But it doesn't tell the......