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Monday, December 22, 2014
Calligraphers cry foul as Vatican closes scrollmakers
Rino Pensa and son have been making papal parchments for decades, crafting hand-painted blessing scrolls in Italy that are purchased by the faithful around the world to celebrate marriages, baptisms and anniversaries.
2014/12/22
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Miyamoto on 'amiibo,' 'Zelda' and 'Mario' movie
Shigeru Miyamoto seems giddy — and with good reason.
2014/12/20
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
'Annie' is a gritty, hard knock, no fun adaptation
It's impossible to talk about “Annie” without admitting up front when you first experienced John Huston's 1982 film.
2014/12/17
The loss of individuality in small-town America takes a beating in “Pocatello,” a new play by Samuel D. Hunter, whose dark comedy “The Whale” was well-received off-Broadway in 2012. The death of local culture and small family businesses by relentlessly advancing big-box franchises is the villain in Hunter's quirky, sometimes bleak new work.
2014/12/17
Monday, December 15, 2014
Female art focus in mafia heartland
In the unlikely setting of one of Italy's mafia heartlands, a major exhibition of modern artworks by and about women has opened with organizers billing it as the biggest ever of its kind.
2014/12/15
An avant-garde painting lost for nine decades until a Hungarian researcher spotted it being used as a prop in the Hollywood film “Stuart Little” was sold for over 200,000 euros Saturday at an auction in Budapest.
2014/12/15
The United States is calling for a French auctioneer to halt a sale of artifacts made by Native American tribes set for Monday and instead help items be returned.
2014/12/15
Sunday, December 14, 2014
More than 200 queries received from possible heirs regarding Nazi-era art hoard: task force
A task force investigating the provenance of priceless paintings found in a Nazi-era art hoard said Friday it had received more than 200 queries about specific works by possible heirs.
2014/12/14
New Ailey dance production pays tribute to civil rights icon
It would seem the timing could hardly be more apt for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's new civil rights-themed piece, “Odetta,” a tribute to the late folk singer often referred to as the voice of the civil rights movement.
2014/12/14
Saturday, December 13, 2014
The new 1 World Trade Center opened to great fanfare last month as the first tenants moved into the 1,776-foot tower through a vast lobby dominated by a monumental abstract mural. The color-splashed, 90-by-15-foot painting is among more than a dozen works selected or commissioned for the historic skyscraper.
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