| Jul 15, 2010
Sometimes the first adjective spoken in a movie speaks volumes. The first one you hear in the new thriller "Inception" is "delirious," describing the psychological state of a man, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who has washed up (or awakened) on a beach and...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 12:03 PM
For inquiring minds that want a window into how the Postcards from Florida column comes together, here's the reason your traveling correspondent selected this week's photo:
It looks warm.
Thinking about warm places was top of mind this week, with...
| Jan 8, 2011
When the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opened its doors in January 1936, there wasn't much for people to see.
Much of its fledging collection reflected the taste and generosity of Virginia Judge John Barton Payne, whose seminal gift of 50 artworks in 1919...
| Aug 21, 2010
The words "art restorer" provoke visions of dormer-windowed studios, of flaking oil paintings in Rococo frames, of landscapes emerging from beneath layers of ancient grime. It's startling, then, to enter Gustavo Perez's workshops — a cluster of...
| 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.
| Aug 17, 2011
| 6:14 AM
| 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...
| Sep 2, 2011
Unconventional, imaginative, nothing if not audacious, "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life" is a portrait of creativity from the inside, a serious yet playful attempt to find an artistic way to tell an emotional truth.
"Heroic" may seem like an odd word to attach...
| Nov 22, 2011
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...
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 2:18 PM
SOUTH BEND - Picking a first-half MVP makes complete sense if this were a team with no future, which unranked Notre Dame most decidedly is not six games into the 2011 football season.
It’s not about becoming bowl-eligible in the season’s...
| May 14, 2011
Some of the best attractions in Florida — the beaches, sunsets and environmental gems — remain blissfully unchanged over time. Yet there are always new diversions, from museums and attractions to quirky stops that shout "only in Florida."...