Art & Books Articles
Last month, I stumbled upon Julia Pierpont’s outstanding debut novel Among the Ten Thousand Things (Random House, 2015). The book is centered around the Shanleys and what happens when their children, eleven-year-old Kay and...
Here's my book review of The Art Thief by Noah Charney
Written by Julia Verdin and Matt Dean, "Success in Films" is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to know how to take control of their own destiny in the world of film by making their own movies.
Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with local author Rebecca Makkai regarding her wonderful new short story collection, Music for Wartime (Viking, 2015), Read on to see what she had to say about how the collection of short stories...
Douglas Ewart Clarinet Choir joins with other performers to create a multi-level tribute to an early AACM founder
"The Freedom Principle" exhibit at the MCA salutes the Chicago-born avant grade jazz scene born a half century ago, also showcasing its confluence with Black power-informed visual arts
Here's my book review of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley
The Montana Avenue Art Walk and Music Festival will take place Thursday, July 16th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Art will be featured as well as live music by local bands and singers/guitarists performing throughout the night.
Here's my book review of Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
Don’t miss two exceptional NY artists in “CALIFORNIA Dreaming” this Saturday, July 11th. The artist reception will be held from 6-11pm at Essentia Showroom in Santa Monica.
Enjoy an opening reception for "Cinema of Time" featuring Gregg Chadwick on Sunday, July 12th, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Upper West located at 3321 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica.
Here's my book review of Ballad of the Black and Blue Mind by Anne Roiphe
Field Museum unveils a new permanent exhibit, "Cyrus Tang Hall of China"
Peabody and Emmy Award Winning Director Laurie Kahn presents inside look at the surprising Romance writing industry
Dissertation writing is one of the essential parts in a student’s life This writing task will help in shifting to the next level or grade
Here's my book review of I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies by Jeanine Basinger
It may be that because I remember the time described in Gerald Everett Jones’s novel Mr. Ballpoint when ballpoint pens were a status symbol, that I found the story charming and fun, if wacky
Here's my book review of Adultery by Paulo Coelho
Form and Emptiness, a two-person show at the Electric Lodge in Venice, presents the bright artistic vision of two women from two different cultures that bridge and meet in the play of color on canvas
A recent screening at The Music Box Theatre of "The Set-Up", a film-noir classic first released in 1949, starring Robert Ryan, a Chicago native, was followed by a discussion with author J. R. Jones