| Apr 21, 2013
In last week's Fashion Diary column, I wrote about the wardrobe choices of Gwyneth Paltrow during her recent publicity tour through L.A., when she appeared at events promoting her new cookbook and personal trainer Tracy Anderson's new fitness studio....
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Kent Nagano's tenure at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra appears uncertain following reports that the American conductor will depart the orchestra when his current contract as music director expires in 2016. But the orchestra's management has vigorously...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The genius of Ellsworth Kelly on display in Los Angeles not once but twice...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 9:23 AM
From Paris to Hollywood, free-speech advocates reacted with outrage Friday at the two-year prison sentences handed down by a Russian court against the feminist punk-rock trio Pussy Riot for a protest stunt in a Moscow cathedral against President...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
In an interview with Der Spiegel, the German baritone Thomas Quasthoff discusses his retirement and whether there was a 'bonus' to being disabled....
| May 14, 2012
As chief of photo operations for the Associated Press in Saigon for a decade beginning in 1962, Horst Faas didn't just cover the fighting — he also recruited and trained new talent from among foreign and Vietnamese freelancers.
The result was...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Conducting titles at the world's top orchestras are often convoluted and mystifying. In the case of Sweden's Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, a newly announced leadership change is baffling even by classical standards.
For five years, Gustavo Dudamel has...
| Jun 12, 2012
Cuban boxer Teofilo Stevenson, the three-time Olympic heavyweight champion with a devastating right hand and a gentlemanly demeanor, died Monday. He was 60.
"The Cuban sporting family was moved today by the passing of one of the greatest of all time,"...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 5:05 AM
The Summer Olympic Games in London kick off today with the opening ceremony extravaganza, march of athletes, lighting of the flame and security and surveillance so pervasive it would make Britain’s great prophet of dystopia, George Orwell, cringe in...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 4:35 PM
We are beyond smitten with Patch, a miniature horse foal who, at the tender age of two weeks, already has soccer skills that giant pandas can only dream of. Patch's toy of choice is an inflatable exercise ball, which only......
| Jan 29, 2011
| 4:34 PM
No one ever gave me books. It used to bother me. But I also understood. Who would give a critic a book, entirely for pleasure? This has changed. There is now a young man who gives me books. Not just......