| Nov 10, 2011
| 3:21 PM
The multimedia exhibit "Homeless in Paradise" opened Nov. 5 at BC Space Gallery in Laguna Beach.
The show was created by Laguna artists Faye Chapman and Tim Carmody, and Los Angeles Times photographer Genaro Molina in recognition of National Hunger and...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 2:44 PM
By Rebecca Massie Lane
Special to The Herald-Mail
When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' that is all ...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:27 PM
On the fifth floor of the Chicago Tribune Tower is a square windowless room accessed by a single door.
This room is called, with a regrettable lack of imagination, the Book Room.
It will not surprise you to learn that it is filled with books. Day...
| Sep 29, 2011
Patti Smith: Camera Solo
October 21 – February 19
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, (860) 278-2670, thewadsworth.org.
Rock-and-roll-band-fronting poet Patti Smith, who turns 65 at the end of the year, has been...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 2:49 PM
If beauty is indeed truth, as John Keats claimed, then this story ought to be true: the logo on the back of your iPhone or Mac is a tribute to Alan Turing, the man who laid the foundations for the modern-day computer, pioneered research into artificial...
| Nov 24, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Many of our Thanksgiving traditions are slightly twisted versions of what really happened. There wasn't any turkey served; the first one was probably in Texas, not Massachusetts; Pilgrims didn't dress in black or wear tall hats. But if our myths......
| Oct 6, 2009
| 4:32 PM
All Oscarologists know how much academy voters love ing??nues, especially when they portray lovers. In "Bright Star," Abbie Cornish embodies one of the immortals: Fanny Brawne, the woman adored by the world's greatest romantic poet, John Keats, who died...
| Oct 12, 2009
| 4:32 PM
"Bright Star" just opened with luminous reviews, scoring 81 at Metacritic. The L.A. Times calls this dramatization of poet John Keats' (Ben Whishaw) tragic love affair with the girl next door (Abbie Cornish) "one of the most moving, most transporting love...
| Mar 26, 2008
In her Op-Ed article, "Put teachers to the test," Camille Esch writes that "the old evaluation system that ignores student achievement and finds virtually all teachers 'satisfactory' simply sets the bar too low." Although I agree with her, and with all...
| May 18, 2009
Jane Campion has been many things, including the only woman to win the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or and an inspiration, she only recently found out, to Quentin Tarantino, who confided that her success with "The Piano" emboldened him to feel "you...
| May 24, 2009
Spring is impossibly verdant in Raleigh, so lush it's steamy. The path to the door of Reynolds Price's house in the woods is scattered with beechnuts. Tree frogs babble, the screen door slams, somewhere in the pond outside the kitchen an old snapping...
| May 10, 2008
In debt up to his chin, with a case of writer's block worsening by the minute, Sean Wyman, 33, is an exile from his own life. Recently divorced, he has pulled up stakes in Oxford and moved into his new girlfriend Abigail's house in London, where the study...