Literary & Visual Arts


Tom Hanks Tears Up Following Broadway Debut

April 4, 2013, 2:20 pm

Tom Hanks tears: Following his Broadway debut earlier this week, Tom Hanks, who is starring in the late Nora Ephron’s play, “Lucky Guy,” teared up.

Oscar Winning Screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Dies at 85

April 4, 2013, 8:28 am

Oscar winner dies: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s 85 years of life were spread across three continents. Known for her screenplay adaptions of great literary works (she won Academy [...]

The Antidote: A Reading of ‘A Farm-Picture’ by Walt Whitman

April 4, 2013, 3:29 am

In Whitman’s poem we stare out of an ordinary barnyard door and the view is breathtaking and sublime.

War and its Impact on the Lives of 11 Women

April 3, 2013, 9:41 pm

OTTAWA—Photojournalist Nick Danziger’s documentary exhibition “Eleven Women Facing War” at the Canadian War Museum is intimate and intense.

Encountering the Exotic and Mysterious Orient

April 2, 2013, 10:28 am

At the crossroads between realism and fantasy, fanciful decoration and meaningful symbolism, and admiration and condescension lies Orientalism.

In Hard Times – ‘Don McCullin: A Retrospective’ at the National Gallery

March 28, 2013, 2:44 pm

Don McCullin knows the people he photographs. His subjects are not the “unfortunate.” They are not anonymous “collateral damage,” nor the scattered debris of [...]

Asia Week 2013 Concludes With Notable Sales

March 26, 2013, 4:17 pm

Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams, and Doyle all ran successful auctions between March 18 and 22, doing particularly well with dynastic Chinese objects. All sale prices [...]

Book Review: A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger by Lucy Robinson

March 26, 2013, 12:49 am

This novel is warm, amusing and fast-paced. The cast of characters is eclectic . The quips are witty, and importantly, believable.

Maps and the Chinese Imperial World View

March 25, 2013, 2:59 pm

As part of Asia Week 2013, Dr. Richard Pegg lectured on Qing Dynasty maps’ role in creating empire.

Collecting Art: A Deeply Personal Human Need

March 22, 2013, 8:13 pm

A recent lecture at Bonhams auction house exploring why people collect art has got collectors sharing their own stories.

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