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Bolshoi Director Undergoes Surgery After Acid Attack

AP | LYNN BERRY and NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 03.21.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — An acid attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet has shone the spotlight on the fierce "Black Swan" -like competition for ...

Week In #instagigs: The Littlest David Byrne Fan

Posted 01.18.2013 | Arts

We imagine that David Byrne's fan base consists mostly of Talking Heads followers and new wave devotees. But somewhere in the sea of the songwriter's ...

The Week In Arts & Culture

Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts

This week at HuffPost Arts & Culture we learned a heavy metal Japanese superstar was behind the Golden Globes theme song, learned a whole new barrage ...

Cocteau d'Azur: Year 2: Subconscious Nazi & Marriage Hall Boys

Frank Browning | Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

Cocteau idolaters praise him as a courageous avatar who maneuvered his way through both the excitement and glitter of les années folles, never hid his homosexuality, and challenged conventional surface realities. All of which is, to a degree, true.

Haiku Reviews: From Greek Gods To The Wizard Of Oz

Posted 01.02.2013 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a monthly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditi...

The Week In Arts & Culture

Posted 12.29.2012 | Arts

We hope you had a great holiday week! Here we were reviewing the best and worst from 2012 and looking forward for the art-filled year to come. Intrigu...

A Conversation with Painter Kendall Shaw

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.22.2013 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

n a four-story brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn--a block from Prospect Park--I was able to sit down and speak with painter Kendall Shaw. At 88 years old, he may have slowed down, but he remains an artistic and intellectual force to be reckoned with. He is also an engaging raconteur.

A Tenuous Ovation, or The Death Of Arts TV?

Howard Sherman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

There's an uproar in certain quarters over Time Warner Cable's plan to drop Ovation TV from its line-up at year-end. With Ovation currently in some 55...

Haiti Gets A Big Boost From The Arts

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts

-- MAKING IT IN HAITI: Three years after a devastating earthquake, there's still not much economic traction in this impoverished Caribbean country, b...

The Year In Headlines, From Dubstep To Dickens

Posted 02.15.2013 | Arts


The Week In Arts & Culture

Posted 12.15.2012 | Arts

As we begin to look back on the beautiful beast that was 2012, we compiled some of our favorite photographs, music videos and theater moments from the...

Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature Speaks the Language of Girls

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Not every playwright wants their work to start a movement. That's where Eve Ensler differs. Therefore, it is not surprising that Ensler's new theatrical endeavor, Emotional Creature, would take on issues faced by girls across the world.

The Louvre Moves North on the Slag Heap of Art

Frank Browning | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

Unlike the dwarfing monumentalism of the Louvre Palace, where the caramel weight of a faded empire bears down on every square centimeter, this new Louvre-on-a-coal mine is as light and airy as a Nordic cloud.

The Week In Arts & Culture

Posted 12.08.2012 | Arts

This was a wild week in the art world between Art Basel, Psy's controversial lyrics and the passing of a jazz legend. Jazz composer and pianist...

The Week In Arts & Culture

Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts

Hey there readers. This week on Huffington Post Arts & Culture we ogled a rainbow made of lasers, LOLed at Judd Apatow art and wished Gordon Parks a h...

The Week In Arts & Culture

Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are shaking yourself out of that food coma for the week to come. But before you get out of bed, check out...

15 Weirdest Hand Turkeys

Posted 11.21.2012 | Arts

Last week, we asked our readers to partake in one of our favorite holiday pastimes: the humble hand turkey drawing. We received a lot of great respons...

Goodwill Employee Finds Artwork Worth $21K

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts

A Salvador Dali etching recently discovered at a Tacoma Goodwill last week sold for $21,005 on the organization's online auction site Monday night. Th...

Concerns With Contemporary Music

Jura Margulis | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Jura Margulis

I personally have absolutely no problem with entertainment; I enjoy it immensely. What could compete with Avatar in 3D, Guns N' Roses, PSWii or Vegas? But let's not get confused.

Skyfall in Perspective

William Bradley | Posted 11.15.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Skyfall is a smash hit, well on its way to being the biggest Bond film of the modern era. But what does it mean and where does it fit in the Bond canon and the current scene?

10 Most Scandalous Affairs In Art History

Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts

Like the rest of the world, we were more than mildly stunned by former CIA Director David Petraeus' recent revelation concerning his biographer-mistre...

The Most Amazing Pumpkin Carving Ever

Posted 10.31.2012 | Arts

When triangle eyes and gaping mouths just don't cut it: We bow down to whomever replicated the genius of Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night" us...

Happy Birthday, Bob Ross!

Posted 10.29.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of quite possibly the world's happiest painter, Bob Ross. The artist, known for his decade-long PBS show "The Joy of Painting" a...

Happy Birthday, Hillary Clinton!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Secretary of State extraordinaire and all around political superstar, Hillary Rodham Clinton. On this joyous occasion, we wer...

Bond at 50: Skyfall's Notable Premiere Harkens Back to Bond's Late Imperial Beginnings

William Bradley | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The Bond film franchise returns to celebrate its 50th anniversary with Skyfall. Daniel Craig is the best actor to play Bond. He is highly credible in the action sequences, while bringing depth, darkness, decency and a dry humor to the role.