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It’s not necessarily a pretty sight, but that mascara-running-down-your-face, snot-bubbling-up, tears-turning-to-cackling-laughter fit of hysterics... More»


  Sam Shepard was mythic. Through his mind-bending and heartbreaking plays and prose, he bared his soul and swagger while... More»


Green Day’s massive tour stop at the Oakland Coliseum Saturday night wasn’t a reunion or a bucket-list-check-off deal, like... More»


  The Odyssey is literature’s ultimate homecoming story. For Marcus Gardley, it’s providing a literal homecoming.... More»


  It’s 2017 and you haven’t seen Hamilton yet. You got locked out of scoring reasonably priced tickets online when... More»


Is it art if it has not been Instagrammed? That is the philosophical question of the day, as museums, both blue-chip and otherwise, are designing... More»


On one side, there’s Auguste Rodin’s classically inspired life-size nude The Age of Bronze (ca. 1875–77), the figure’s... More»


  You wouldn’t go to the Louvre and not see the Mona Lisa. You wouldn’t go to the Sistine Chapel and not look up at the ceiling.... More»


You love The Scream. You’ve had it on a beach towel, or a dorm-room poster, or maybe a really awful necktie (you were high... More»


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  There’s a famous scene in the 1953 Oscar-winning film Roman Holiday, in which Gregory Peck, playing an... More»