| 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...
| Jul 26, 2009
The Show That Smells
Akashic Books: 120 pp., $15.95 paper
Even by the standards of the paranormal romances that occupy the top slots of bestseller lists, Derek McCormack's new novel of cursed crooners, murderous fashion...
| Apr 20, 2008
FOR much of the 19th century, scores of French painters, laden with knapsacks and portable easels, trekked through the Forest of Fontainebleau to capture the shifting wonders of nature with their brushes right on the spot. Some came for weekends; some...
| Jul 11, 2008
Wynton Marsalis describes the big jazz band as "the American orchestra." It's an intriguing and, in many ways, definitive identification of the instrumental collective that has been a foundation ensemble of American jazz and popular music for more than 80...
| Jan 13, 2009
Claude Berri, the French filmmaker who was a fixture in his country's film industry for more than 50 years and is perhaps best known for directing "Jean de Florette," which earned him international acclaim, died Monday. He was 74.
Berri, whose short film...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2010
Juan Antonio Samaranch, former president of the International Olympic Committee who took the organization from financial instability and turmoil and steered it to global influence and prosperity, only to see his legacy tarnished by the specter of doping...
| Dec 10, 2006
Paris -- WHEN Julia Child first came to France in 1948, she couldn't cook an omelet. She was a tall, gawky Pasadena girl married to a cultural liaison officer posted at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. She had heard the French were touchy. She couldn't speak...
| Jan 4, 2009
Find the right color palette for you and stick to it.
In a time of reduced resources, we all need a strategy for looking great. Don't go into the mall or your closet blind; find out if the blue for you is teal, sky, sapphire or ice using style...
| Jun 8, 2008
ANYONE familiar with the films of Federico Fellini knows that he gave importance to dreams. But the extent of that devotion has become fully evident only now, with the publication of "Il Libro dei Sogni" -- "The Book of Dreams." These sketches, mostly...
| May 25, 2008
In 1975, long before he became a household name, Jeff Koons spent a year in Chicago as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a studio assistant to Ed Paschke.
"I believe it's really important that you're able, in art, to...