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Honore De Balzac

Rediscovering the Power of Story: One Actor, Making Magic

Monica Bauer | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Monica Bauer

There's a time and a place to see The Lion King, and a time and a place to sit in a small theater, inches away from a great actor, who brings you face to face with nature, red in tooth and claw.

Food for (Literary) Thought on Julia Child's Birthday

Dave Astor | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

With Aug. 15 being the 100th anniversary of Julia Child's birth, I figured a post about food in novels might be appropriate.

Everybody Takes Tea Where? In London, England, The Promenade in The Dorchester Hotel

Mara Gibbs | Posted 10.11.2011 | Travel
Mara Gibbs

Teatime is still a tradition that the Brits fight to keep safe and sound. This little tradition has its merits, especially when the tea is as delicate and interesting as the teas I tasted in my mini tea tasting at the Dorchester.

The Best Two Half-Decades in Literary History

Dave Astor | Posted 10.08.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

They were unplanned "Five-Year Plans" for the ages: the amazing proliferation of classic novels published from 1846 to 1851 and from 1922 to 1927. And, believe it or not, one author had a book in both those periods!

Rodin Sculpture Stolen From Israel Museum

AP | By ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

JERUSALEM -- A statue by French sculptor Auguste Rodin was stolen from the Israel Museum during the facility's recently completed renovation, the muse...

Blast From the Past: Honoré de Balzac's New English Release, Treatise on Elegant Living

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Caroline Hagood

If Mark Twain thought clothes made the man, Honoré de Balzac seemed to believe they made the creative demigod.