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The Hartford CourantEmployees of the city of Manchester, N.H., can receive up to $150 if they choose low-cost medical providers for colonoscopies, CT scans and other procedures. It's a pilot program offered by one of WellPoint's Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans for the...
Arts and Crafts, or Mission, furniture is described in most catalogs and books as functional and simple, with straight legs and arms. Pieces have little decoration, just visible mortise-and-tenon joints. Light or dark oak was preferred. It was a short-...
Tribune NewspapersUsed book-selling website AbeBooks' biggest sale in 2011 was of Karl Marx's "Das Kapital," the three-volume first edition published by Otto Meissner in 1867. Ironically, someone paid $51,739 for the seminal critique of capitalism. The second-highest sale...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelThis is “out-there” casting, and how. Oscar winner Emma Thompson has scripted and taken a big supporting role in “Effie,” a bio-drama about an infamous unconsummated love affair of Victorian England — influential art...
Los Angeles TimesThe works of man are many and wondrous, but if I had to pick one that most completely embodies the concept of the sublime, it probably would be the autumnal view from the terrace of Venice's Gritti Palace, across the Grand Canal, to the great church of...
Jacket CopyLooking for just the right gifts for the book lovers in your life? Today, in two auctions, Christie's is auctioning some rare and stunning literary artifacts. Cormac McCarthy's typewriter is only the beginning; there are first editions and letters and.......
Jacket CopyCormac McCarthy's typewriter sold at auction today for 254,500 bones, more than 12 times the estimated cost of $15,000-$20,000. And the thing barely works! Functionality isn't the point, of course: Provenance is. It's notable that McCarthy has written all...
Jackson Lears is a formidable, compellingly original cultural and intellectual historian. In "No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920," Lears skillfully delineated the role of aesthetic radicals -- notably...
IF you want to see a car designed for designers, you need only turn your oversized Philip Johnson-style spectacles toward the Audi TT. From the moment the first concept car appeared at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1995, it was clear the TT meant to...
Times Art CriticA dozen gouaches and a matched pair of installation sculptures by Dike Blair continue the New York artist's eccentric dialogue between perception and objects. His second show at Mary Goldman Gallery nicely elaborates long-standing concerns rather than...
Times Staff WriterEven played against the twilight drama of the Pacific Ocean rushing and roaring as if aimed directly at the glass wall of this redwood living room in Malibu, the small, solitary chair has a commanding presence, serene and reassuring as the rosy horizon...
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