| Oct 13, 2013
When J. Carter Brown joined the National Gallery of Art in 1961, he was six years older than the museum itself. Just eight years later, at age 34, he would be appointed its director. His accession may strike readers as meteoric, but after reading Neil...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:49 PM
In the paintings of German artist Thomas Hartmann, columns of tiny people walk on massive landscapes like marching arts.
Curating director Daniella Sforza, of the Rosenbaum Contemporary gallery, compares them to "Where's Waldo?" illustrations.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Sea level rise is the subject explored in "Shored Up," a film to be screened 7 tonight at Christopher Newport University's Ferguson Center for the Arts. The movie spotlights issues facing coastal communities like those in Hampton Roads.
| Aug 23, 2013
Within 3 1/2 minutes, performance artist Jillian Mayer goes from weird to mystifying with her short film "MakeUp Tutorial: How To Hide From Cameras."
Speaking cheerfully, Mayer, of Plantation, presents a parody of illegal surveillance in the age of...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:40 PM
The classic summer road trip is an annual American tradition. In fact, a recent study commissioned by Expedia.com found half of Americans plan to take a road trip this summer of 200 miles or more. They can be a great way for the entire family to spend...
| Jul 18, 2013
Five most interesting teams
1. Pirates: They haven't had a winning season since 1992 but might be the best team in the majors right now. They have pitching, defense and enough hitting with Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte. Manager Clint...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Even as a little girl, I was captivated by the homes I saw on TV.
I remember puzzling over what was behind the fireplace wall in the Ricardos' apartment on "I Love Lucy." I thought the Stephenses' house on "Bewitched" was the epitome of '60s suburban...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:11 PM
John Lautner believed that "architecture should be really odd." To this end the midcentury American architect dotted Southern California with a concrete, glass and copper volcano for Bob Hope's second home, a dwelling that looks like a UFO perched on a...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:56 PM
While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Last spring, during Easter dinner, my aunt leaned across the table and asked: "Chris, have you read this 'Fifty Shades of Grey?'" I said I had not but I had heard about it and, changing the subject, had she read —
"What's 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?"...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
At the opening of the 20th century, an archaeologist unearthed a Bronze Age palace larger than Buckingham on the island of Crete in the ancient city of Knossos. In that collapsed edifice, which extended some six acres, he found hundreds of clay tablets...