August 14, 2013 |
Auction house appraisers have been summoned to Detroit, which is seeking bankruptcy protection, for the gruesome purpose of assessing the market value of the sprawling city-owned art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The museum could sell paintings and sculptures to help pay civic debts. Although emergency manager Kevyn Orr has said no such plan has been decided yet, a Detroit metropolitan county on Tuesday threatened to stop distributing property tax revenue to the museum if any of the collection is sold.
October 16, 2013 |
This post has been correced. Please see note at bottom for details. Humans of New York, a Tumblr blog featuring portraits of New Yorkers from all walks of life, is now a book. The HONY Tumblr blog is followed by more than a million users. Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the project, has been taking photos of New Yorkers since the summer of 2010. The book "Humans of New York ," featuring more than 400 color photographs and original interviews with strangers on the street about their lives, is just one of 10 books based on Tumblr blogs being released this fall.
July 17, 2012 |
Looks as if Joseph Gordon-Levitt has some cover-boy problems. The "Dark Knight Rises" actor was selected for the August cover of men's magazine GQ, and a part of the subsequent profile written about the star has made him uncomfortable -- specifically, a mention of his late brother, Dan. Dan Gordon-Levitt died in October 2010, found unresponsive at his Hollywood home. The Amy Wallace-penned cover story on Joe mentions the loss, saying : "The elder Gordon-Levitt died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010.
October 9, 2006 |
IN the beginning, there was the word, then there was the newspaper, then television, then e-mail and today, lo, the blog. When I first heard the term, I thought it defined a loathsome place of brackish water and quicksand where little children and lost drunks were swallowed up in the gooey mess, never to be heard of again. One suspected that trolls could be seen around blogs, sneaking in and out of the surrounding underbrush, delighting in the agony they were witnessing.
March 21, 2006 |
After her flap with George Clooney over comments of his that she posted on her website as a blog, commentator Arianna Huffington has apologized and established a new policy for dealing with such material. The Oscar-winning actor had objected last week when Huffington's site, the Huffington Post, put up what it suggested was an original blog from Clooney but in fact was a compilation of remarks he'd made in newspaper and TV interviews.
October 30, 2008 |
After dozens of bestselling novels, Danielle Steel still has words to spare: She's starting a blog. "It's like a letter to a friend, and fun to be able share something and say, 'Gee, I did this,' " says Steel, 61, whose run of hits includes three this year alone: "Honor Thyself," "Rogue" and "A Good Woman." "I've remained very remote and very private, partly because of all my kids [nine]. They're bigger now and I would like to communicate with my readers in a more informal way, not just through the list of my accomplishments on my publisher's Website."