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The Hartford CourantAs much as I love shopping, the holiday mall crawl can get old quick, even for me. Luckily, there's an alternative to big-box stores, crowded parking lots and long lines. It's called "culture commerce" — retail lingo for shopping stores in...
The holidays are here before you know it and often gone before you've had a chance to sample any of the wonderful seasonal offerings. Taking a day trip to any of these destinations will provide a quick cup of cheer. New Market Shadrack's Christmas Light...
The Cyrus Cylinder -- the famous ancient Babylonian artifact that is one of the British Museum's most prized possessions -- will come to the Getty Villa in 2013 as part of a U.S. tour to five museums. The object is expected to go on display at the Getty...
Tags: Arts, Iran, The Getty, Getty Villa, Arts and Culture
A 2,500-year-old solid gold brooch -- now on its way to a new national museum in Turkey -- has a back story so rich with mystery and intrigue it makes Indiana Jones’ adventures seem bland. As recounted by the Guardian, the winged seahorse was...
Wendell D. Garrett, a historian and authority on American decorative arts who was widely known for his appearances as an appraiser on the long-running PBS series "Antiques Roadshow," has died. He was 83. Garrett died Nov. 14 of natural causes at a...
Artist Trevor Paglen has quite literally launched an exhibition of global – and intergalactic -- scope. He sent an archival disc of photographs -- called “The Last Pictures” -- into outer space Tuesday, meant to orbit Earth for billions...
Tags: Artists, Arts, Kazakhstan, Fine Artists, Science and Technology
Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region to close their doors and cancel performances. In New York, Broadway shows that perform on Mondays have canceled their scheduled evening performances. That includes "Annie,"...
Bernard T. Ferrari's diverse career took another turn in July when he became the second dean in the history of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Ferrari started out as a surgeon before a switch to management, which included a five-year stint as...
The Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series will start offering discounted student tickets at select movie theaters starting this season. The first broadcast of the 2012-13 season is Saturday, with a live transmission of Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love,"...
The Washington PostArt hardly ever comes up as a campaign issue in presidential elections. But once voters decide, the artistic tastes of the first family become well known from the pieces they choose to adorn the White House. Barack Obama has long taken pride in his...
Decades before the devil wore Prada, Diana Vreeland sketched the job description. During 35 years as fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar, then editor in chief at Vogue, Vreeland discovered Lauren Bacall, launched Twiggy, championed the bikini, blue jeans...
Tags: Prada, Cancer, Arts and Culture, Twiggy, Lauren Hutton
'The Eye Has to Travel': Fashion icon/editor Diana Vreeland remembered fondly for her self-made life ★★★For an improbable number of years across the 20th Century, Harper's Bazaar fashion editor and Vogue editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland turned every bauble, bangle and bright shiny bead she personally approved on her publishers' expense accounts into something...
Tags: Entertainment, Travel, Movies, Twiggy, Music
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