The Arts

The 10 best things to do this week: Grace Jones, back on the big screen

The iconoclastic singer gets her own sublime documentary. Plus, Oscar-tipped gay drama Call Me By Your Name<p><b>Film</b><p><b>Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami</b><p>This Sophie Fiennes-directed documentary offers a fascinating insight into the life of one of music’s most enduring icons. Built around a specially …

Culture

The Woman Who Created #MeToo Long Before Hashtags

In 1997, Tarana Burke sat across from a 13-year-old girl who had been sexually abused. The young girl was explaining her experience, and it left Ms. Burke speechless. That moment is where the Me Too campaign was born.<p>“I didn’t have a response or a way to help her in that moment, and I couldn’t even …

News (U.S.)

Jane Goodall’s Unparalleled Life, in Never-Before-Seen Footage

If you ever meet Jane Goodall and well up with overwhelmed joy, you won’t be alone. “I make everybody cry,” said Dr. Goodall, the primatologist and conservationist. “The Jane effect.”<p>Tears have indeed been shed at “Jane,” a new documentary about her early life and accomplishments. It’s based on …

Jane Goodall

What do war machines, woodpecker tongues, 'The Last Supper' and genius have in common? Leonardo da Vinci — and Walter Isaacson

When Leonardo da Vinci needed a job, he wrote to the ruler of Milan, laying out his talents and experience. He explained he was an expert engineer, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Pissarro in Norwood, Monet at the Savoy: what the exiled impressionists saw in London

Many great artists found refuge in London after fleeing tumult in France. Their sensational landscapes – beautifully capturing its streets, waters and winter snows – are the highlight of a major new exhibition at Tate Britain<p>Commemorative plaques on buildings frequently take us by surprise, …

London

The Fever-Dream Urgency of Zanele Muholi’s Self-Portraits in “Somnyama Ngonyama”

Looking at the astonishing pictures in Zanele Muholi’s recent series, “Somnyama Ngonyama” (which means “Hail the Dark Lioness” in Zulu), it’s tempting to start mentally sketching an art-family tree. One branch might include other women who’ve excelled at photographic self-portraiture, from the …

Art

Nana Oforiatta Ayim’s Open-Source Encyclopedia of African History Starts With Ghana

It is a rare kind of woman who enjoys a project so vast that it’s practically unfinishable, but Nana Oforiatta Ayim, a Ghanaian gallerist, writer, and historian, never quits what she has started. She’s discussing her work on the "Cultural Encyclopaedia", an attempt to “facilitate the re/ordering of …

Culture

Another Set of Hands | NEA

Most of the patients at Matheny Medical and Educational Center will never have the physical ability to leap across a stage or even grasp a …

The Christmas countdown is on: Advent calendars hold a monthful of beauty surprises

December is starting to look good to us.<p>We're not trying to rush through fall, promise. It's just that if you want to get in on holiday advent beauty …

Beauty

Examining the plumbing of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain, 1917

Initially dismissed as ‘immoral’, the artist’s bold work challenged notions of what art could be, shifting it from new physical creations to moulding ideas<p><b>Water works</b><p>In 1917, Duchamp performed a remarkable trick, imbuing an everyday object with the shock of the new. Bought from a plumbing …

Art

Martha Memories: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

<i>Our critics and reporters offer a glimpse of what’s moved and delighted them on YouTube. Read the rest of our classical music coverage</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>______<p>AT 6 MINUTES 47 SECONDS<p><b>Turbulent, Together</b><p>This week we asked eight young pianists, including Daniil Trifonov, Khatia Buniatishvili and Benjamin Grosvenor, …

The amazing photos of London’s apocalyptic sky

It looked more like a cinematic special effect than an actual atmospheric phenomenon: Saharan dust, swept up by Hurricane Ophelia as the storm barrelled up the Atlantic, choked the southern English sky earlier this week in a saffron scarf of mist and suspended desert minerals. Silhouetted against a …

Culture

‘Loving Vincent’ Breaks Out in Italy

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s “Loving Vincent,” a Vincent van Gogh biopic using the painter’s hallmark impasto style, has broken out in Italy to …

Art History

Bigg Boss 11: Salman Khan brings a twist to Diwali celebrations, introduces wildcards Dhinchak Pooja and Priyank Sharma

Bigg Boss 11 has swept the nation by storm with its eclectic mix of gharwale and padosis. While commoners have grabbed everyone’s attention, the …

Bigg Boss

Albion play at the Almeida review: The best night of theatre I've seen this year

Hot on the heels of Saint George and the Dragon, the National Theatre’s rather cack-handed allegory about modern Britain, comes an altogether more …

The Theatre

Relief panel | Assyrian | Neo-Assyrian | The Met

This panel from the Northwest Palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) depicts a winged supernatural figure. Such figures appear throughout the palace, …

Ancient History

City Museum celebrates 20 years of 'organized crazy'

Happy birthday, City Museum. This week, you turn 20.<p>No reason for a big celebration. You’re still underage.<p>“If we do concrete that day, maybe I’ll …

St. Louis

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty Evergreen managing broker named arts center’s 2017 Person of the Year

An organization dedicated to actively supporting the communities it services and beyond, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that …

Sotheby's International Realty

Defining our values: What Catholics can take from Bush's speech

New York City, N.Y., Oct 20, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- In a rare political speech on Thursday, former president George W. Bush had blunt words for …

George W. Bush

Many American flags atop government buildings are made by prisoners

Earlier this month, California Senator Kamala Harris dropped a tantalizing truth bomb during a speech: many official flags in use in California were …

Surrealism

Review: ‘The Dana Carvey Show’ Was Doomed. ‘Too Funny to Fail’ Explains Why

Some shows are just too odd to be appreciated in their time. That’s a good chunk of the case the loving documentary “Too Funny to Fail,” about the 1996 sketch series “The Dana Carvey Show,” lays out, through interviews and impressively amassed archival footage. For a show in which a faux Bill …

TV

Arts in Dark Halloween parade to march down Columbus Drive

LUMA8, in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Park District, is pleased to announce Arts in the …

So Long Mona! Joseline Hernandez Says #LHHATL Will Flop Without Her

David Livingston/Getty ImagesShe canuhh, she cannuh!Joseline Hernandez Shades #LHHATLJoseline Hernandez is adamant that the next season of “Love & …

BWW's Richard Ridge to Chat with Chita Rivera at CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Gala Screening

On Sunday, November 19th, the United Palace of Cultural Arts will host their annual fundraising movie gala, celebrating the theater's abundant …

Turn It On: We the Workers

• Home<br>• Turn It On: We the Workers<p>Friday, November 3, 2017 | 6:30 pm EDT – 10:00 pm EDT<p><b>Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum</b><b>1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY …

Intimate Pablo Picasso Show Captivates the FIAC Crowd

The latest exhibition by Diana Widmaier Picasso presents her grandfather Pablo Picasso in father mode, with a series of intimate works based on his …

Art

Selling the Porsche to Promote Iranian Art

TEHRAN — The old brewery was a cockroach-infested ruin, a makeshift shelter for drug addicts in Tehran’s bustling downtown. Most people walked straight past it, a festering eyesore in a city dominated by high rises and building cranes.<p>But when Hamidreza Pejman, a sweatpants-wearing art lover with a …

World News

Ballet hoping to help heal Charleston's wounds

In 2015, Charleston was rocked by the racially-motivated murder of nine black churchgoers.<p>A ballet company in South Carolina believes art can heal divided communities, and has created a production addressing the tragedy.<p><i>Video by Olivia Lace-Evans</i>

Ballet

Douglas Booth Spills The Secrets Of Working On The World's First Fully Painted Film

'Loving Vincent' was released in UK cinemas last week.<p>Douglas Booth has made cinema history by starring in the world’s first fully painted feature …

Film (UK)

This surreal 20-metre panorama is so Hull it's hard to take it all in

It seems everyone is going to Hull to see the UK City of Culture judging by a colossal digital painting unveiled at Beverley Art Gallery.<p>William and …

Surrealism