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Umberto Eco: I Was Always Narrating

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.29.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Interview with the late Italian novelist Umberto Eco, author behind the bestselling novel 'The Name of the Rose'. With great warmth and humour Eco sha...

Umberto Eco: Advice to the Young

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.23.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Best-selling Italian novelist Umberto Eco here advises aspiring writers not to take themselves too seriously, but to go step by step and remember that: "You're 10 per cent inspiration and 90 per cent perspiration."

Where Doubt Is Faith and the Sign Is Spirit. Sarah Charlesworth's Art of Personal Religion

G. Roger Denson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

New York has long been overdo for a Sarah Charlesworth retrospective. Throughout the summer of 2015, the New Museum filled the void with Doubleword a partial-survey of Charlesworth's work curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Margot Norton, a most welcome arrival.

Todd Haynes at Cannes: New Film 'Carol' Stuns With Elegance

Karin Badt | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Carol, the story of a love affair between a young pretty shop clerk (Rooney Mara) and a wealthy unhappy housewife (Cate Blanchett), set in 1950s New York City, stuns with its sensuousness, reminding one of the Hollywood cinema of old, where the camera takes time with lingering shots on characters, turning them into stars.

You Go, Gurl!: How LGBTQ Literacies Create Social Justice in the Classrooms and Beyond

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Carosone

I do not believe in keeping information within the confines of academia. (What is the purpose of knowledge if it only remains within the ivory tower and tiny bubble that is the university?)

What's the Stink About Pink?

Jenny Darroch | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Jenny Darroch

When marketers use pink to signal their products are "female friendly" they fall squarely into the trap of stereotyping women as being feminine, kind and nice.

These Store Signs Will Make You Smile

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 11.23.2013 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

When you traffic in a beach city, the pablum on store signs usually isn't something you notice, but the writing on some of the commercial signage in Hawaii is undeniably memorable.

Jeffery Eugenides On Love And Books

Madeleine Crum | Posted 02.16.2012 | Books

If you walk through Times Square in New York right now, you'll be met with a rare site: a book-themed billboard. A stern-faced Jeffery Eugenides strid...

Anonymous Donor Shocks American Sign Museum

cincinnati.com | Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts

Cincinnatian Tod Swormstedt's plans to expand his American Sign Museum got a jolt of electricity recently in the form of a $900,000 check from an out-...

Misreading the Signs: How the Visual Illiteracy of Sarah Palin and The Smithsonian Re-ignite the Culture Wars

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-01-19-gkjf.jpgIt's arguable that all conflicts begin with miscommunication.