| May 25, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
Oh, the glorious bistros and baguettes and architecture of Paris! Hollywood screenwriter-turned-novelist Gil (Owen Wilson) could just live there. His increasingly snippy fiancé, Inez (Rachel McAdams), not so much. Luckily every night at...
| May 27, 2011
| 10:10 AM
In the annals of movies that had the misfortune to fall outside the dominant narrative of film history, Margot Benacerraf's Araya, which shared the International Critics Prize at Cannes with Alain Renais' Hiroshima Mon Amour in 1959, may be one of the...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Where's the only place in the city you can eat, sleep and have your own private showing of museum-quality art?
For $3,000 a night you can rent out the Conrad’s new Gallery Suite. The space features ebony wood floors, chrome light fixtures, a...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 11:16 AM
"I tattoo everyone from high-school principals to the other end of the freaking spectrum," says Mike Dunn, a tattoo artist at Visual Expressions in East Hartford.
A music teacher recently came in to get a music staff that morphs into a DNA strand...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:07 AM
When now-retired postal inspector John “Jack” Ellis destroyed nearly 100,000 pieces of fake artwork, he hoped it was the end of the fake-art ring he’d helped bust in the 1990s, but he had a feeling that wasn’t the case.
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:04 PM
Everything was going just fine. Work is going well, both for me and the wife. The kids are as happy and healthy as two twitchy, frustrating mutant life forms can be — able to bathe and entertain themselves with some semblance of independence.
| Nov 23, 2011
| 7:35 PM
For people who believe that "mall" is a four-letter word, it's a coup to get all of your Christmas shopping done without leaving Laguna Beach.
To that end, I thought it might be useful to give you my Top 10 list of suggested unique gifts found only in...
| Dec 17, 2009
Roy Edward Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose commitment to his uncle's creative spirit prompted him to mount revolts that led to the unseating of two of the company's chief executives and a revival of the studio's legendary animation unit, died...
| Mar 6, 2009
| 2:10 PM
From 1965 to 1967, British artist Alan Aldridge was the art director of Penguin UK, bringing an edgy, growingly psychedelic design sensibility to its always culture-clashing paperbacks. Eventually, Aldridge and the publisher parted ways, and he spent time...
| Jun 30, 2010
| 6:34 PM
Amidst the busts and icons in the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, there is a Norman Rockwell print of a hunky Lincoln holding an ax in one hand and a book in the other. This romanticized Bunyanesque version of Illinois' iconic politician is a fitting image...
| May 11, 2010
| 9:18 AM
Explore the homes of iconic inventors (Fort Myers): The Edison and Ford Winter Estates are major tourist attractions in this Gulf Coast town and for good reason. A tour of the homes also includes a spin through a terrific 15,000-square-foot...
| Feb 10, 2010
| 12:08 PM
TAMPA -- The $32.8 million Tampa Museum of Art, which opened to the public Feb. 6, rises on the historic banks of the Hillsborough River across from a Moorish, late-19th century, minaret-topped University of Tampa building that once served as headquarters...