AL FRANKEN BECOMES FIRST FORMER U.S. SENATOR TO HOST ‘JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE'

“But tonight is not about politics, it's about comedy and having fun,” he said. “So, who's here from out of state to get an abortion?”

WOLFGANG PETERSEN, DIRECTOR OF ‘DAS BOOT,' IS DEAD AT 81

He made it big in Hollywood with box-office hits, but he's best remembered for a harrowing, Oscar-nominated German film set inside...

 
 
 

‘LE TEMPS PERDU' REVIEW: PROUST CLUB

This cozy documentary sits in with a group of older readers in Buenos Aires who gather at a cafe to savor Proust's “In Search of Lost...

‘BETTER CALL SAUL': JONATHAN BANKS SAYS GOODBYE TO MIKE

Killed off in “Breaking Bad,” Mike Ehrmantraut had a long second act in “Better Call Saul.” Banks said playing Mike made him “a little...

 
 
 

‘AS IT TURNS OUT,' A SISTER'S REMEMBRANCE OF EDIE SEDGWICK AND ANDY WARHOL

In her memoir, Alice Sedgwick Wohl describes growing up in a large genteel family, and refines the popular impression of her famous...

WHY ‘BETTER CALL SAUL' WAS MORE THAN ‘BREAKING BAD 2'

A potent finale showed why “Better Call Saul” was more than “Breaking Bad 2.”

 
 
 

AN OSCARS APOLOGY FOR SACHEEN LITTLEFEATHER, 50 YEARS AFTER BRANDO PROTEST

The Apache activist and actress was booed onstage in 1973 after she refused the best actor award on Marlon Brando's behalf and criticized...

‘BEN IS BACK,' ‘CENSOR' AND MORE

Insightful dramas and unsettling horror make up this month's collection of off-the-radar streaming gems.

 
 
 

JOHN BOYEGA WON'T LET GO OF ‘STAR WARS' OR ‘COMING TO AMERICA'

The star of “Breaking” talks about Fela Kuti, Hans Zimmer, Cha Cha Chicken and other sources of inspiration.

KAITLYN DEVER ON BECOMING A FACE OF ADDICTION IN ‘DOPESICK'

“Because Betsy represents so many people who were affected by the crisis, I felt an intense responsibility,” the actress said of her...

 
 
 

SEARCHING FOR LEONARDO DA VINCI IN ‘LEONARDO'

Our critic finds that a new biopic series on the CW prefers contemporary clichés to exploring what actually made the artist fascinating.

REVIEW: ‘ALL THE LIVING AND THE DEAD,' BY HAYLEY CAMPBELL

In her new book, “All the Living and the Dead,” Hayley Campbell explores the invisible labor that powers the death industry.

 
 
 

BOOK REVIEW: “ALL OF THIS” BY REBECCA WOOLF AND “THIS STORY WILL CHANGE” BY ELIZABETH CRANE

Two new memoirs excavate the denouements of two different relationships in which former wives have one thing in common: relief.

REVIEW: ‘CALLING FOR A BLANKET DANCE,' BY OSCAR HOKEAH; ‘STORIES FROM THE TENANTS DOWNSTAIRS,' BY SIDIK FOFANA; AND ‘SIRENS & MUSES,' BY ANTONIA ANGRESS

Three new books - “Calling for a Blanket Dance,” “Stories From the Tenants Downstairs” and “Sirens & Muses” - explore intimate worlds...

 
 
 

GUEST HOST DESUS NICE BREAKS DOWN TRUMP'S EXCUSES ON ‘JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE'

“He says the F.B.I. planted fake evidence to frame him, and now he wants them to return the fake evidence,” Nice said. “Even O.J. is...

 
 
 

‘BETTER CALL SAUL' SEASON 6, EPISODE 13 RECAP: LIFE

In the series finale, Jimmy and Saul go to war. Kim flies across the country, twice.

FREDERICK BUECHNER, NOVELIST WITH A RELIGIOUS SLANT, DIES AT 96

He drew on his theological credentials in essays and memoirs, and his fiction, full of colorful characters, was admired for its elegance,...

 
 
 

NICHOLAS EVANS, AUTHOR OF ‘THE HORSE WHISPERER,' DIES AT 72

He was a first-time novelist whose tale of a manly vocation and family trauma broke publishing and then movie rights records when Robert...

THE STABBING OF SALMAN RUSHDIE RENEWS FREE SPEECH DEBATES

After the attack, writers and world leaders hailed Rushdie as a symbol of free expression. But the battle lines around his novel “The...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

11 of 21-in-31 "Baldy Mini"

11 of 21-in-31 "Baldy Mini"

11 of 21-in-31: "Baldy Mini" bid or buy I thought I'd mark my half-way point with a half-faced cow! This was one of the 4 little paintings I pasteled at my Virtual Open Studio... Read more ...

Mark Webster - The Bronze Age Abstract Oil Painting Series 2

Mark Webster - The Bronze Age Abstract Oil Painting Series 2

Mark Webster - The Bronze Age Abstract Oil Painting Series 2. 10x8" Oil on Canvas. Read more ...

Mokulito Printmaking

Mokulito Printmaking

This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco . Mokulito Printmaking Printmaking mash-ups appeal to my experiment-loving, nerd-artist's heart. In a... Read more ...

Trevor Noah on Liz Cheney's ‘Bigly' Loss

Noah said her defeat in a primary was “the chance for Wyoming Republicans to declare whether they stood with Liz Cheney or with Donald Trump, and they answered bigly.” Read more ...

Francesco Albani. Italian Baroque Painter

Francesco Albani. Italian Baroque Painter

August 17, 1578. Francesco Albani or Albano (17 March or 17 August 1578 - 4 October 1660) was an Italian Baroque painter. Albani never acquired the monumentality or tenebrism... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “NATURE'S BOUNTY” by...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “NATURE'S BOUNTY” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

FRESH OFF THE EASEL 10"x8"x.75" Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper Adhered to Panel-Available Read more ...

Lost horizon, Sherie Scheer

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Fantastical Hybrid Characters by Toco-Oco Imagine the Mysteries of Human Nature

Fantastical Hybrid Characters by Toco-Oco Imagine the Mysteries of Human Nature

All images © Toco-Oco Playfully curious, a troupe of hybrid characters dreamed up by the Brazil-based Toco-Oco has an inclination for the mythical. Figures sporting feathered... Read more ...

Devoid of Surroundings, Grainy Colored Pencil Portraits by Uli Knörzer...

Devoid of Surroundings, Grainy Colored Pencil Portraits by Uli Knörzer Emphasize a Subject's Distinct Demeanor

All images © Uli Knörzer, shared with permission Berlin-based artist Uli Knörzer highlights the signature grainy texture of colored pencils in his faithful portraiture... Read more ...

The Joys of Doing Art Shows with Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

The Joys of Doing Art Shows with Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

Perhaps I Should've Listened to My Parents about Becoming an Artist... It's interesting in talking people to find out that most of you guys have no idea what goes into... Read more ...