STUDY OF TV DIRECTORS FINDS RECORD LEVEL OF DIVERSITY

According to a Directors Guild of America report, 50 percent of episodes were directed by women or people of color, a huge increase...

ROMAN POLANSKI'S FRENCH FILM INDUSTRY SUPPORT MAY BE WANING

The director's latest movie is topping the French box office, but a trade association is looking to suspend his membership.

 
 
 

THE BEST OF PHILIP GLASS'S OPERAS AFTER ‘AKHNATEN'

He has written around 30, depending how you count. Listen to some highlights.

A LAST DANCE FOR LEONARD COHEN

The musician and poet released “You Want It Darker” 19 days before his death in 2016. His son, Adam, finished more songs from those...

 
 
 

MY ‘FACE IS MY VOICE': A DEAF DANCER LANDS HER DREAM ROLE

Alexandria Wailes deftly weaves choreography and American Sign Language in Ntozake Shange's “For Colored Girls.”

THE NEW ‘CATS' TRAILER IS HERE, NOW WITH MORE IDRIS ELBA

With longer longs at co-stars and a bigger emphasis on plot, the clip leaves out mention of behind-the-scenes personnel like Andrew...

 
 
 

REVIEW: IN ‘LOVE IN HATE NATION,' THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE SCRUTINIZED

Joe Iconis's new musical celebrates women's prison flicks and girl group harmonies. But his teen rebels could use a cause.

INSTEAD OF A NEW ALBUM, RIHANNA DROPS A BOOK

A large-scale memoir-in-images, simply titled “Rihanna,” is the latest in the musician-turned-mogul's luxury offerings.

 
 
 

HOW DO I FILL THE ‘SUCCESSION'-SIZE HOLE IN MY SUNDAY?

A TV critic offers a suggestion, as well as answers to other questions from readers.

DESIGN THAT'S GOT USERS IN MIND

In “User Friendly,” Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant recount America's long history of making products that take people's needs into...

 
 
 

THE OTHER CHARLES MANSON MOVIE HAS A LOT TO SAY

One of the best movies of 2019, Mary Harron's “Charlie Says,” evokes counterculture of the late '60s with relevance for today.

THE KIDS WHO LOVE ‘FROZEN' AND THE PARENTS WHO LOVE THEM

We asked families about life with “Let It Go.” Whether playing it 91 times or blocking their ears, they all agree it has taken over...

 
 
 

BAD BISHOPS, BLOODLETTING AND A PLAGUE OF CATERPILLARS

“The Corner That Held Them,” by Sylvia Townsend Warner, and “Medieval Bodies,” by Jack Hartnell, consider the pleasures and perils...

WHY BEN AFFLECK AND GAL GADOT ARE TWEETING RELEASETHESNYDERCUT

Their superhero film “Justice League” was a critical flop, but the stars want the original director's vision restored.

 
 
 

MEET THE LEVY FAMILY. THEIR HISTORY IS OUR HISTORY

A writer tells the story of a region through the lens of one well-documented clan.

IT'S 1468. WHY DOES THE VILLAGE PRIEST HAVE AN IPHONE?

At first glance, Robert Harris's new novel, “The Second Sleep,” appears to be set in 15th-century Britain. Then things get tricky.

 
 
 

‘BROKE' CHRONICLES A CITY OUT OF CASH AND AWASH IN DESPERATION

The new book by Jodie Adams Kirshner follows seven residents of bankrupt Detroit, exposing the effects of decades of disinvestment...

BIRTHING BUNNIES: AN 18TH-CENTURY WOMAN'S BIZARRE MEDICAL HOAX

Dexter Palmer's novel “Mary Toft; Or, The Rabbit Queen” spins an actual case of scientific fraud into a cracking tale about the nature...

 
 
 

6 CLASSIC TV SERIES LEFT OUT OF THE STREAMING BOOM

Some of best shows in history, like “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Thirtysomething,” can't be streamed.

ENDANGERED CRAFTS AND THE DESTINATIONS KEEPING THEM ALIVE

Many indigenous crafts worldwide are in danger of becoming extinct, but in some places, efforts to rescue them are underway.

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Textured Art, Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting, Expressionism, “Finding...

Textured Art, Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting, Expressionism, “Finding the Right Note” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

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Mark Webster - Tuscan Villa in Siena Oil Painting

Mark Webster - Tuscan Villa in Siena Oil Painting

Mark Webster - Tuscan Villa in Siena Oil Painting. 14x11" Oil on Canvas. Read more ...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Summer Melody” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Resilient trees find a way to survive in the shallow channels of these undulating hills. They seek out and preserve the sparse moisture that gravitates toward lower ground... Read more ...

Terry O'Neill, RiP

Terry O'Neill, RiP

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Stonehenges, Hong Kong

Stonehenges, Hong Kong

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Mountain Church Painting, Small Oil Painting, Church Landscape Art...

Mountain Church Painting, Small Oil Painting, Church Landscape Art, Farmhouse Wall Decor, Daily Painting

This is one of the many, small, white, churches, found in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They all have their own charm, and I love driving around in search of them. Read more ...

Aspen Tree Painting, Aspen Trunks, Abstract Landscape "Aspen Trunks on a...

Aspen Tree Painting, Aspen Trunks, Abstract Landscape "Aspen Trunks on a Winter's Day" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

From the Winter Aspens 2019 Series Beautiful unique texture and details, as this painting was carved wet in wet. 48"x36"x1.5"Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas. This painting is... Read more ...

Expressionism, Contemporary Painting, Mixed Media Art, “Patience” by Texas...

Expressionism, Contemporary Painting, Mixed Media Art, “Patience” by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand

It sometimes takes patience to create abstract paintings, hence the name of this one! 12"x12"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Roller Derby

Roller Derby

Since I was sketching a double header, I decided to do a second sketch during the roller derby. Game 2 at Orange County Barnett Park (4801 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, Florida... Read more ...

Contemporary Painting, Skyscape, Clouds “Sunday Afternoon” by Arizona...

Contemporary Painting, Skyscape, Clouds “Sunday Afternoon” by Arizona Abstract Artist Cynthia A. Berg

There is nothing like watching the shapes and colors in the clouds as they move across the sky on a lazy day.. Moving slowly, or quickly, willowy and light or dark, dense and... Read more ...