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"Cloud Nine:" A Mental Challenge for the Theatergoer

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

As you approach the Linda Gross Theater, you're struck by the imposing quiet of it. Sealed doors keep out the faint of heart; the Church-like building sleeps, bathed in the light of an October moon. Could this be your destination, or have you made a mistake?

Art in the Blood - A Rousing Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Paola K Amaras | Posted 10.01.2015 | Books
Paola K Amaras

Bonnie MacBird 'found' Art in the Blood - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, as a manuscript hidden in a forgotten tome of Victorian medical lore, and has brought us another adventure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, as narrated by his companion, Dr. John Watson.

What Does it Take to Make a Movie? Wisdom from Effie Gray Producer Donald Rosenfeld

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Since the the 1980s, Rosenfeld has been producing great movies like Howards End, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, Remains of the Day, Surviving Picasso, Tree of Life and Jodorowsky's Dune. And just last month, he debuted the film Effie Gray starring a stellar cast of actors.

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'Penny Dreadful' Is Back And Still Highly Addictive | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment

Before I get to the reasons you should watch the second season of Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," a recommendation: Watch the show's bracing first season...

"Finding Neverland": It's Time to Play

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

As one of Broadway's most anticipated musicals of the 2014-2015 season, Finding Neverland doesn't disappoint.

'Sherlock' Is About To Be Very Different | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment

When Benedict Cumberbatch was photographed dressed up as original-recipe Sherlock for "Sherlock's" upcoming special episode, we wondered: Was it time ...

Movie Review: Mr. Turner -- Go Toward the Light

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.16.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Had he been born in a different time and place, painter J.M.W. Turner might have been a member of the Hudson River School, a group of artists who worked in the second half of the 19th century, after Turner's 1851 death.

Where the Road Ends, the Music Begins

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

Cape May, New Jersey with its historic Victorian architecture may appear to share little with New Orleans, but when the end of the road meets the wate...

How to Host a Fetus

Erin Gibson | Posted 04.28.2014 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

In response to Virginia Senator Steve Martin's remarks about reproductive rights, I dove into my collection of Victorian etiquette books to find more information on the proper way to host a fetus.

Can Guys Write Romance Novels?

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
John Blumenthal

Hoping to cash in on the insanely lucrative market for romance novels, I decided to write one with my friend, Barry Golson. Granted, the genre is dominated by women, but so what? How hard could it be?

The Painting That Got Away

Brandon Kralik | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

For Andrew Lloyd Webber, this was the painting that got away. It is now in the Ponce Museum of Art in Puerto Rico and is not for sale even though Webber has offered £6 million for it. He has one of the most important collections of Pre Rafaelite work but he does not have flaming June.

Devilishly Dark Days: A Review of Alex Grecian's The Black Country

Brandy L. Schillace | Posted 09.17.2013 | Books
Brandy L. Schillace

I had the distinct privilege of reading an advanced copy of Alex Grecian's The Black Country. In this grisly sequel to The Yard, we follow Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith to the British Midlands.

Mumbai: Jenn Goes Jain

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 04.10.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

As a person of East Indian descent, but an American through and through by birth and upbringing, I have always wanted to journey to the motherland to explore my Jain heritage.

PHOTOS: Funky 1890's Victorian In Denver Listed For $667K

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A classic Victorian-era home in southeast Denver is on the market for $667K. Built in 1891, the house features enameled wooden arches, a typical Vi...

PHOTOS: Victorian Mansion For Sale In Brooklyn

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rarely do you hear about a large freestanding home in New York City that is available for less than $2 million dollars. True, it's in Brooklyn (Ditma...

Weekly eBay Roundup of Vintage Clothing Finds

Mary Kincaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mary Kincaid


Designer Download: Betsey Johnson

Meredith Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Barnett

From her early silver space age dresses to her playful prairie collection for fall 2010, she has a knack for making clothes with youthful exuberance that can still be credibly worn by adults.