| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The first Hatchet Job of the Year Award is designed to celebrate the year's most elegantly cutting book review....
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Christopher Knight reviews Damien Hirst's spot-paintings at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 3:11 PM
1. Lincoln-Way East 14-0
Griffins capture Class 8A championship in double-overtime thriller.
2. Morris 14-0
All-Stater John Dergo leads Redskins to 6A title--their first since 1984.
3. Prospect 13-1
Turn skeptics into believers after upset of Mt....
| Apr 7, 2011
| 2:31 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Scads of NFL scouts and coaches and team executives watched every twist and turn Kyle Rudolph made Thursday. Then they took him aside and poked and prodded him like a show dog.
This is what happens when you are six months removed...
| Nov 30, 2011
The Age of Movies
The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Edited by Sanford Schwartz
Library of America, $40
Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best.
| Jul 26, 2011
| 12:55 PM
Former teammates scattered far and wide following the end to the NFL lockout. Robert Hughes, meanwhile? It's possible he signed a contract without signing a change of address form.
The former Hubbard and Notre Dame running back starts his professional...
| Sep 23, 2007
More than a quarter century ago, the critic Robert Hughes called the public's response to Modern art "the shock of the new." The role of art was to stimulate ideas, provoke thought, challenge ways of seeing. Today, we are experiencing a different,...
| Mar 1, 2009
Were I to throw my hat in the ring as culture czar/NEA head, I would start with the following:
I would attempt to pass legislation on a special tax dedicated to the NEA for all artists who make over half a million dollars a year from their work.
| May 14, 2008
Robert Rauschenberg, the protean artist from small-town Texas whose imaginative commitment to hybrid forms of painting and sculpture changed the course of American and European art between 1950 and the early 1970s, died Monday night, according to New...
| Jul 20, 2008
About two years ago, when rats came down from a lowquat tree and began scratching around and scuttling around in the crawl space beneath our Venice home, I made my wife laugh (and wince) by reading to her from Joseph Mitchell's classic 1944 New Yorker...
| Oct 6, 2009
| 3:46 PM
A fascinating conversation with legendary art critic and social commentator Robert Hughes, who opines about the state of art criticism, modern art, and popular culture. Hughes' latest book is Things I Didn't Know: A Memoir. (10/31/06)
Robert Hughes (81:...
| May 10, 2009
The Art Institute of Chicago is opening its Modern Wing to showcase the visual splendors of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Without getting into a debate about when "modern art" began or ended, let's wing it with these 10 facts about art since 1900: