April 28, 2013
Re "What we should learn from the 1-800-GET-THIN saga," Column, April 21 Readers should not be left with the impression that patients who underwent weight-loss surgery after seeing an advertisement on a billboard were unaware of the risks. Those billboard advertisements stated that they accepted most PPO insurance. All PPOs have criteria for approving weight loss. At a minimum, they include: - A body mass index greater than 40, or a BMI of 35 in conjunction with severe co-morbidities.
April 9, 2013 |
Season three of "Shameless" may have come to an end Sunday, but fans won't miss star Emmy Rossum for long -- not even by a little. She can be seen next in the film "You're Not You" opposite Hilary Swank, and she can be heard on her newly released album "Sentimental Journey. " Rossum is an actress, singer and retro-glam fashionista. She's consistently chic, isn't afraid to mix her prints and acts as her own stylist. She tends to choose silhouettes that bring to mind the golden screen queens of the 1920s and 1950s.
April 5, 2013 |
Here's the latest about British artist Graham Ovenden, who was convicted earlier this week for multiple child sex offenses: the Tate in London has removed more than 30 of his prints from its online collection. The Tate also won't be showing any of his works by appointment, or at its Tate Modern and Tate Britain galleries, until it has more information and a full review is completed, it said in a statement on Thursday. Ovenden, 70, was accused of abusing children who had modeled in the nude for him. He has denied the charges.
March 31, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - It is rare for a museum to lend the heart of its most prized collection to another museum, but the Albertina in Vienna has done just that by shipping almost a hundred watercolors and drawings by Albrecht Dürer to the National Gallery of Art here for an exhibition. Dürer, a German born in Nuremberg in 1471, is the great master of the Northern European Renaissance, akin to Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo of the Italian Renaissance. Dürer's greatness, according to Andrew Robison of the National Gallery, curator of the show, is based on his watercolors, drawings and prints, just as Da Vinci and Raphael are identified with painting and Michelangelo with sculpture.
March 16, 2013 |
Passionate and prolific, Garry Winogrand always had an eye out for the next picture, the next glimpse of life in the streets of his native New York and venues as varied as a Texas rodeo and Venice Beach. His subjects included protesters, partygoers and passersby. His seemingly haphazard images intrigued - and annoyed. He came to be seen as a singular observer of postwar America's hopes and anxieties, one the influential curator John Szarkowski called "the central photographer of his generation.
March 10, 2013 |
Despite the chicken-in-every-pot hype over consumer-level 3-D printers, the technology still has a long way to go to be usable, or useful, for the average Joe. Designing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional computer screen is no simple task, especially for those unskilled in computer-assisted design or software. And for most people, there's no compelling reason to make a unique object from scratch when mass-produced equivalents are cheaper and simpler. But for some artists, 3-D printing has been a revelation.