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John Cage was a leading avant-garde composer for 40 years, but he also made spare watercolors, drawings and prints, plus the occasional painting, especially in the final decades of his life. Infused with the same spirit that characterizes his work as a...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Ingrid Bergman, Music, John Cage, Arts
For a handful of people, Clarice Lispector's "A Breath of Life" being published in English for the first time is very good news. Sadly, that handful is fairly small. Lispector, an extraordinarily gifted writer who revolutionized Brazilian letters, was...
So you're an admirer of James Joyce's "Ulysses"? Well, thank Trieste for that book. Why? Gordon Bowker's "James Joyce: A New Biography" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 608 pp., $35) shows readers how living in that seaport city in northeastern Italy helped...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Authors, Anatole France, Italy
-------------------- Where the Heart Beats John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists Kay Larson Penguin: 477 pp., $29.95 -------------------- In the late 1940s and early 1950s, composer John Cage underwent related crises in his...
Tags: Japan, Culture, Arts and Culture, Music, Book
Jacket CopyA former Walmart in McAllen, Texas that was converted to its public library has won a design competition -- not to mention fans....
Lest you think the bullying and foot-stomping of Congress most resemble a tantrum-prone bunch of second-graders, think again. Data compiled by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan group focused on greater transparency in Washington, has shown that...
Jacket CopyLouisiana cuts state funding for libraries: While some Louisiana parishes may be able to manage the loss of state library funding, others will be adversely affected....
Jacket CopyJames Joyce's "Ulysses" may be one of the most difficult books of the 20th century, but that hasn't stopped it from becoming the center of public celebrations worldwide....
Jacket CopyThe Pomona Public Library may be closed due to a budget shortfall; the city council is expected to vote on the closure Monday....
Jacket CopyThe Pomona Public Library will not, as feared, close in August -- but its future is still unclear....
Los Angeles TimesA movie doesn't have to be jampacked with cinema style to have a memorable fashion moment or two, and in the course of screening the slate of holiday-season films, we found all kinds of clothes, accessories, hairstyles and makeup worth a mention. "Hugo"...
Berlin: Put Berlin next to Paris and you have both sides of the coin: romance, which occasionally appeals, and eros, which never fails. "Berlin is sexy," said the German capital's openly gay Mayor Klaus Wowereit, and it's been that way since the...
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