August 9, 2012 |
An airport in Edinburgh, Scotland, has reversed its decision to cover up portions of an art poster that depicts Pablo Picasso's painting "Nude Woman in a Red Armchair. " The poster appeared at the airport as part of an advertisement for the show "Picasso and Modern British Art," which is running at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Following a handful of complaints from travelers, the airport decided to cover up the image with a white sheet, according to a report in the Edinburgh Evening News.
August 7, 2012 |
Katniss Everdeen gets her golden mockingjay pin as a gift in “The Hunger Games,” but fans will have to shell out $999 to score a replica of the token on Target's website. The retailer, in a partnership with the Lionsgate studio, is making 100 of the 14-carat pins that it is selling in conjunction with the DVD and Blu-ray release of the “Hunger Games” film. Seems like an expensive way to commemorate a hardscrabble character from an impoverished district? Target is also offering 100 leather “Katniss” hunting jackets for $349 each.
August 6, 2012 |
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. --Colette Well into the third week of the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally , I arrived in the eastern Kazakhstani town of Balkesh. The sun was no more. Steve and I had driven about 12 hours and were looking forward to relaxing before we headed off toward Russia in the morning. We bumped into a few other ralliers who were getting ready to camp for the night. They invited us along but we decided to go to the local hotel instead.¿ That was a bad mistake.
July 20, 2012 |
May the gavel be with you. Heritage Auctions-Beverly Hills' latest vintage movie posters auction has a few goodies for “Star Wars” fans. Among the treasures from a galaxy of offerings is a 1978 poster for a concert by composer John Williams. It's autographed by writer-director George Lucas, art directed by Suzy Rice and illustrated by John Alvin, who depicts C-3PO and R2-D2 holding orchestra instruments. The poster is valued from $5,000-$8,000 because it was never used in promotions or released publicly -- and of course, there's that famous signature.
June 11, 2012 |
They don't make movies like they used to in the golden age of Hollywood, and they certainly don't design film posters with the same invention and artistic flair. These days, most movie posters feature some sort of image from the movie with type. But between the 1930s and 1950s, movie posters were true works of art that are treasured by collectors today. Such acclaimed artists as Al Hirschfeld and Norman Rockwell created indelible images that often were at least as entertaining - and sometimes more - than the films themselves.
HOME & GARDEN
June 9, 2012
Less than 2% of lost cats and less than 20% of lost dogs are returned to their owners, according to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, a nonprofit organization whose members include the Humane Society of the United States, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the American Veterinary Medical Assn. Microchips are crucial, but an old-fashioned lost-pet poster can be important too. Making an effective flier is an art unto itself. Six common mistakes to avoid: Photo selection: If your missing pet has distinctive markings or a memorable shape, a full-body photo is wise.
May 25, 2012 |
Before the era of the 24-hour news cycle and weekly televised debates, the predominant and most creative outlet for presidential candidates to communicate their vision was the campaign poster. With "Presidential Campaign Posters" (Quirk Books), the Library of Congress takes a look back at two centuries of memorable election art. The book begins with the 1828 Andrew Jackson / John Quincy Adams race, spanning through 2008's Barack Obama / John McCain battle - including Shepard Fairey's memorable Obama "Hope" poster - and covering every campaign in between.
May 11, 2012 |
Finally, Timofey Mozgov will no longer remain solely synonymous with Clippers forward Blake Griffin posterizing him. The Nuggets center unleashed the same furry, directed at Lakers forward Devin Ebanks. The first-half sequence epitomized how the Lakers remained fundamentally flawed on transition defense in their 113-96 Game 6 loss Thursday to the Denver Nuggets. Perhaps mindful that the Nuggets were just inbounding the ball and not running the break, nearly all the Lakers trudged back on defense.
April 28, 2012 |
A man who was once a poster child for missing children has been sentenced to 25 years to life prison for raping a 10-year-old girl he was baby-sitting in upstate New York. Adam Croote, 23, was sentenced Friday in Albany, N.Y., after pleading guilty in March to a felony charge of predatory sexual assault against a child. Authorities said Croote raped the girl in June 2011, then -- when she screamed -- tried to strangle her to make her quiet. He then fled. Croote later surrendered to police, telling them: "I think a hurt a little girl," according to an account in the Times Union.
April 5, 2012 |
One leap, one forearm shove and one powerful dunk Blake Griffin threw down quickly sent Pau Gasol to the floor. Before he had even time to process becoming the latest victim on Griffin's dunk posters, Gasol's first instinct involved arguing with you-know-who. "I was on my [butt], I woke up, I stood up and told the referee I had a ... forearm on my face, on my throat," Gasol said after the Lakers' 113-108 victory Wednesday over the Clippers. "That's something that needs to be looked at. " The officials hardly listened.