| Sep 13, 2010
It was at the Musee d'Orsay that a young Faker, fancying herself an erudite Parisian bohemian, perfected the art walk. Head cocked, hands clasped behind her back, she ambled ponderously through the museum's quiet rooms before lingering in front of a moody...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:05 PM
This year's Chicago Dancing Festival, which finishes up Saturday with a free extravaganza at the Pritzker Pavilion, has been fun, uplifting, broad and deep. Certainly we've seen a lot of new faces, just as the increase in offerings has also attracted...
| Mar 20, 2011
William Morrow: 532 pp., $30
"I happen to be Mrs. Jackson Pollock, and that's a mouthful. The only thing I haven't had against me was being black. I was a woman, Jewish, a widow, a damn good painter, thank you, and a...
| Sep 26, 2011
We're not pointing fingers or anything, but let's just say we might have strolled into more than one apartment in our time, in which the fellow in charge of cleaning was, well, clearly otherwise preoccupied.
Exhibit One might have been the kitchen sink,...
| May 9, 2011
| 9:23 PM
It's too bad more art exhibits don't have live instrumentalists with them. Then two great art forms — visual and music — would come together for an overall inspiring experience.
That's what happened at Sunday's "Music and Art," a chamber...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:04 PM
One day recently, while Laguna artist Fitz Maurice was in attendance at her weekly church service, she said a vibrant image suddenly appeared to her.
"I could see a bottom of blue and lots of color, but I didn't understand what it was or its...
| May 20, 2011
| 7:28 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The campus stood nearly empty after dark, save for a few students trickling into an older classroom in a far corner of the school.
About 30 juniors took their seats around tables. Sets from past plays and the old masters' artworks...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 8:48 AM
Some kind of magic switch seems to have gotten flipped. With summer here, Connecticut turns into a sunny wonderland of outdoor music festivals, county fairs, regional food shindigs and other finely focused affairs. Celebrate the seasonal joys of...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Grant Achatz moved up the aisle of the plane, his carry-on draped over his gaunt frame. It was October at Reagan National Airport, a rare moment of calm for Chicago's top chef, whose wary eyes belong to a man older than 36, and whose life has been blessed...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:08 PM
Passport offers admission to three festivals
The city's "big three" art festivals open soon and with a $19 "Passport to the Arts," art lovers can have unlimited access to all three, plus other perks.
Each Passport includes one-time free parking in the...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Always In Trouble
An Oral History of ESP-Disk', The Most Outrageous Record Label in America by Jason Weiss, Wesleyan Univ. Press, 292 pages, $24.95 (paper), $11.99 eBook
While the music scene over the past half-century has been dominated by major...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 3:33 PM
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A French chef selling crepes from a food cart on an Arkansas city street may seem out of place, but business is very good for Crepes Paulette. It's about to get a lot better.
The wagon is parked at the head of a scenic path...