The Guggenheim Museum in New York and Fallingwater in Pennsylvania now belong to a list that includes Machu Picchu and the pyramids of Egypt. Continue Reading UNESCO Adds 8 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings To Its List Of World Heritage Sites
The school is fictional but the anxiety is real — the plot bears striking resemblance to actual college admissions scandals. “There’s a sense that parents will stop at nothing,” says Bruce Holsinger. Continue Reading New Novel Asks: What Would You Do To Get Your Kid Into ‘The Gifted School’?
The haiku that listeners sent us about summer evoked all kinds of memories. Some said the season reminds them of ice cream or trips to the beach. Others shared precious memories of young love. Continue Reading Beach Adventures And Falling In Love: Summer In A Haiku
Caite Dolan-Leach’s new novel follows a young woman who gets kicked off a reality TV show and ends up on a 1960s-style commune, where utopian ideals soon fall prey to some very human foibles. Continue Reading BOOK REVIEW: ‘We Went To The Woods’ Warns: You Can Know History And Still Repeat It
The Australian comedian publicly called it quits in her breakout special, Nanette, last year. That only got more people to pay attention. She now returns with a new tour, Douglas. Continue Reading Hannah Gadsby: If Political Correctness Can Kill Comedy, It’s Already Dead
Journalists David Wolman and Julian Smith chronicle the history of Hawaii’s cattle trade and profile a number of “paniolos” — every bit as tenacious and resourceful as their mainland cohorts. Continue Reading BOOK REVIEW: ‘Aloha Rodeo’ Offers Alternative To The Cowboy Cliché
The breezy rom-com is set in a world where only one man remembers the fab four. The film so takes our affection for The Beatles for granted that it never bothers to give the music a proper showcase. Continue Reading FILM REVIEW: Imagine There’s No Beatles: ‘Yesterday’ Proves Too Clumsy For Its Clever Conceit
“I really want people to know: You don’t have to be Latin in order to enjoy the show,” says Castro. His sketch comedy series on Comedy Central pokes fun at supposedly woke white people. Continue Reading ‘Alternatino’ Star Arturo Castro Wants You To Know You’re ‘Invited To The Party’
This Saturday, artist Doug Hyde will finish installing the latest bronze statue on Main Street in the Eastern Oregon city of Joseph. The road has become a showcase for the bronze foundries dotting Wallowa County. But while many of those statues feature Native American subjects, Hyde is the first Native artist to contribute. Continue Reading In Eastern Oregon, Joseph Gets New Statue From Artist Drawing On Several Tribal Traditions
Daniel Brook has written a book that goes a long way toward injecting thoughtfulness into popular notions of the history of race and racism in America but doesn’t delve far enough into class conflict. Continue Reading ‘The Accident Of Color’ Looks At The Failure Of Reconstruction
Poet, writer and musician Joy Harjo — a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation — often draws on Native American stories, languages and myths. But she says that she’s not self-consciously trying to bring that material into her work. If anything, it’s the other way around. Continue Reading Joy Harjo Becomes The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate
Though it’s as dazzling as you’d expect from a Pixar animation, Toy Story 4 is also more ungainly than its predecessors, with coarser humor and audacious plot leaps that don’t always pay off. Continue Reading FILM REVIEW: To Infinity And … Be Done. After 4 Films, Have We Finally Outgrown ‘Toy Story’?