Thomas Mallon on how the correspondence between Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick gave rise to a scandal about the ethics of turning life into art.
Its hard for poet Daniel Morales Leon, 38, who works as a cook at a coffee shop in the Arts District, to think of himself as an artist with a capital A.
As Britain braces itself for the Brexit endgame, leading poets from Carol Ann Duffy to Andrew McMillan take the pulse of our fragmenting world
The Caiplie Caves by Karen Solie; The Mother House, by Eilan N Chuilleanin; A Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson; and Still Life by Ciaran Carson
NONFICTION: America's foremost essayist/undertaker reflects on faith, creativity and, yes, death.
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Karen Fullett-Christensen is the first poet laureate in Auroras history.
As an 18-year-old, Portia White had to take a job teaching in a segregated school in the Black community of Africville to pay for singing lessons. But the Second World War brought Dr. Ernesto Vinci, a Jewish-Italian fleeing fascism, to Halifax. A trained operatic baritone, he taught White at the Conservatory, where the Halifax Ladies Musical Club paid her tuition.
This collection, edited by Saskia Hamilton, collects correspondence from the writers Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell and their friends after Lowell had suddenly left Hardwick and the couples teenage daughter.
'The Opposites Game' directors Lisa LaBracio & Anna Samo spoke with Deadline about their awards-contending animated short.
As funny public intellectuals who were also well-known faces on British television, they represent a lost era, says John Mullan, professor of English at University College London
Program of dissonant music at the National Gallery of Art at times required infinite patience.
The In Series presents a modernized parable that resonates strongest when at its simplest.
S.F. Symphony, Oakland Symphony and Academy of Ancient Music present compelling concerts this weekend -- and there's a new opera, too.
Howard Reich reviews Marcus Roberts playing the Chicago premiere of his jazz version of Gershwin's Concerto in F with the Chicago Philharmonic at the Harris Theater on Sunday.
Synchronizing his work to traffic and footsteps, the musician and composer translated the clamor of street life into song, Amanda Petrusich writes.
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Classical music performances in L.A. for Dec. 8-15 include several presentations of Handel's Messiah plus the return of Pacific Opera Project's update of Puccinis "La Boheme"
Soprano Forsythe and mezzo-soprano McMahon Quintero came bearing gifts of gold on Friday evening at Jordan Hall.
A 200th birthday concert, organized by pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, celebrates the music of a beloved German composer.
For nearly 200 years, Beethoven's epic Ninth Symphony, with its powerful "Ode to Joy," has inspired millions. Now conductor Marin Alsop takes it on a world tour.
Opera Norths concert performance gets right to the heart of Bartks opera. Elsewhere, Hungarian fireworks of a different kind
The New York Timess chief classical music critic and a loyal reader (and listener) wrestle with the boundaries of programming.
When Maurizio Cattelan taped a banana to a wall and priced it at $120,000, he sparked an age-old debate about what constitutes art.
The Resnicks have donated additional funds to help upgrade UCLA's photo lab.
Is art still art if someone’s eaten it? A banana duct taped to a wall at the Art Basel fair in Miami sold for a whopping $120,000. And then someone ate it. The …
The banana duct-taped to a wall, which sold for $120,000 at Miami Art Basel, is no longer on display, thanks to several uncontrollable crowd movements.
The gallery installed a new banana on the wall, noting that the brazen act didn't damage the piece.
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Art's rate of return and lack of correlation with other asset classes is making it an increasingly popular investment, a new report from Citi said.
Three exhibitionsone recent, two currenthave foregrounded art that addresses perhaps the most pressing moral concern of our times: migration. A risk of pointedly political art is a lack of complexity, and this is an underlying issue with the ICA exhibition. Visitors will ultimately find themselves upliftedor consoled, depending on your perspective. The scale and rhythm of these two exhibitions are decidedly different: the ICAs is larger, more doggedly accessible, more pyrotechnic and emotionally
MOCA Union staffers will not have to go through an election with the National Labor Relations Board and the museum will not mount an anti-union campaign.
The feeling of being an outsider, excluded because you dont have access to certain signifiers, is a powerful one, says one of our advice columnists.
How much would you pay for a banana duct-taped to a wall?
After employees announced their intention to unionize, prompting a brief closure, the Marciano Art Foundation is shutting its doors for good.
In a world where we talk about keyboard shortcuts, we are shortcutting the English language. Verbs like are have become r, the dignified pronoun you has become u, and messaging has replaced writing.
English has a massive variety of wordsbut here are some we think rise above the crowd and deserve the designation "beautiful."
Dictionaries everywhere: I have a 2020 "word of the year" suggestion.
Turns out Rick Sanchez has a lot to teach us about communicating.
Ben Holber and Ryan Hambley grew up together. Hambley, the son of a dermatologist, always had clear skin. But Holber struggled with acne from the time he was a teenager. The two saw first-hand the difference it makes to have a dermatologist on demand. Apostrophe was born. Apostrophe, a new startup that makes it easier […]
One word was used to epitomize the entire 20th century. Was it progress, to mark the march of civilization from buggies to astronauts and the iPhone? Maybe upheaval, to delineate...
'Greengrocer's' may be in mourning, but the rest of us can sigh with relief.
The survival of the apostrophe is vital to the comprehensibility of our language. If those who have protected it are hanging up their red pens, it's time we all do our bit.
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Why are some speech sounds more difficult to produce and perceive than others? This question was originally answered on Quora by Katharine Brown Nielson.
Former copy editor laments "ignorance and laziness have won."
/PRNewswire/ -- When the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) opens its doors to the public in the summer of 2020, the first-of-its-kind...
Honolulus Home of the Brave Museum needs help or Saturdays Pearl Harbor anniversary
The pottery, by New Mexicos Tewa people, is part of the National Museum of the American Indian. Now, its being brought back to the region for the first time. <meta property=
The event dating back to Christmas Eve 1923, kicks off the holiday season in the nations capital.
Adam Peiperl, creator of kinetic light sculptures, dies at 84
Saying protests have nothing to do with it, Smithsonian debuts a new brand that makes the Sackler name less prominent.
Like the second wave feminists who popularized the expression, we believe the personal is political, writes the historian behind a new book from the Smithsonian. <meta property=
/PRNewswire/ -- The National Museum of American History has received a $488,000 grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) through the...
Up to 90% of Sub-Saharan Africas material cultural legacy is outside of the continent.