Kathleen Henderson’s drawings are as searing and tough as ever

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Treacherous life, irrepressible life. Absurd, confounding life. The drawings of Kathleen Henderson take on nothing less. She chronicles banal, everyday debacles on up to shameful cultural crimes. Her recent work, at Rosamund Felsen, is tough as ever, searing and satirical, propelled by a…

Datebook: Emigres in Hollywood, trippy video, post-tsunami architecture

Norton Simon’s trove, films from the emigres who settled Hollywood and the hallucinatory videos of Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin. Plus: post-Fukushima architecture and the photographs of Alejandro Cartagena. It’s all happening now in El Lay:

‘Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs’ at MoMA follows artist’s paper trail

When Henri Matisse (1869-1954) finished his breakthrough painting “The Joy of Life,” he was 36. A new century was just getting underway, and he flung open a door to an artistic adventure that would occupy him for almost 50 years. The escapade took a leading role in revolutionizing art.

The stagings of ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ since its 1991 premiere

The 23-year journey of “The Death of Klinghoffer” to the Metropolitan Opera:

‘Death of Klinghoffer’: Protests in New York, but not in other places

The Metropolitan Opera’s opening of “The Death of Klinghoffer” on Monday in New York has resurrected the long-running controversy surrounding the 1991 John Adams opera. With its depiction of the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists and the execution of…

Klinghoffer daughters’ protest letter to appear in opera playbill

Just one day before the Metropolitan Opera is set to open the controversial “The Death of Klinghoffer” in New York, the daughters of Leon Klinghoffer have released a letter expressing their opposition.

Boston Terrier Christmas Postage Stamps on Pinterest

Super cute assortment of really unique and adorable Boston Terrier postage stamps for your Christmas cards!

Actor Alexander Sharp’s curious beginning to a promising career

Five years ago, while painting a house in Connecticut, Alexander Sharp decided he’d like to attend the Juilliard School.

The power of understatement in Claire Keith paintings

Understatement doesn’t make headlines. Nor does it play a prominent role in the way we communicate today, which seems to be driven by the desire to get the last word in before anyone else has a chance to.

Revised Eisenhower Memorial design gets preliminary approval

After years of setbacks and criticism, architect Frank Gehry has received some good news about the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington.