Things To Do
9 through Jan. 18, 2016. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays; Thursdays till 8 p.m. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way. . Benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health Center. Half Moon Bay . Through April 5. Original new ...
April 1, 2015
Rising Franc Upends Daily Life in Swiss Borderlands
About 300,000 workers commute each day from France, Germany and Italy to work in Switzerland, up a third in five years. In turn, Swiss shoppers have crossed into the eurozone looking for bargains. The result is a booming borderland worth up to 300 ...
February 22, 2015
Dream Space: Clockmaker Marks Time at Home
All he'd have to do is walk down the hall into his clock workshop—a 170-square-foot studio he built onto the side of his house in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.. “I can't begin to tell you An old cuckoo clock that Mr. Ulfers is working on sits on the desk in ...
February 3, 2015
Cuckoo Journalism for a Tweetable Time
Desperate times call forth desperate journalism. Suddenly, what we used to think of as the big-time press is being convulsed by a spasm of amateurism. Rolling Stone, since the 1960s a paragon of hip investigative journalism and gonzo reportage, finds ...
December 10, 2014
The perfect staycation in Buffalo
Two new exhibitions will be gracing the halls of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Overtime: The Art of Work and Eye to Eye: Looking Beyond Likeness, opening on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. The openings are free to the public but you can take a day out of ...
March 3, 2015
UK surveillance laws need total overhaul, says landmark report
But in a controversial move, the committee redacts the percentage of items that transit the internet in one day that are ever selected to be read by a GCHQ analysts, emphasising: “They will have gone through several stages of targeting filtering and ...
March 12, 2015
10 reasons we've fallen for Germany
Diesel's original engine and the Z3, the first programme-controlled computer, are here – and so too is the first Fischer wall plug, which changed DIY forever. Tip: Movable, re-usable letters: that was the Eureka idea of The cuckoo clock.” Orson ...
March 13, 2015
At least I've taken the first and most important step: committing to it. On 3 July 2015, I will ride to the other side of the UK and board a night ferry to the Netherlands. Then, I'll spend the next few days making my way south to the Tuscany region of Italy. The Google machine insists I should get to the continent via ferries or trains that run from Dover, England, to Calais, France. But what Google doesn't take into account is the fact that taking the ferry to the Netherlands costs less, all things considered. I'll be taking an overnight ferry and have booked a cabin for the journey. Far more so than just staying in a hotel in Calais, which was my original idea. On the second day of the trip I should be on the road and riding to Germany by 8 a. m. A nifty side-effect of this new route is that it means I'll be spending the bulk of my time in German-speaking countries (Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland),... Just about everyone I've spoken to and everything I've read ( thank you, Gary France , for your very useful European touring guide ) has insisted I need not worry about learning the local lingo.
THE THIRD MAN (1949/1950) and THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1947/48)- Fri Jan 23 at 8:25 (Man) and 10:30 (Lady)- Film Forum- A double feature from the Forum's Orson Welles retrospective. Plays for two days and nights, but I'm only posting the night screenings for Friday, January 23rd. If the Saturday day/night screenings on Saturday, January 24th, are the only ones you can do, go for it. Note that Lady From Shanghai is a restored... Seriously, it's seems to me to be among the least seen of all the post silent flim era flicks I would label classic, at least stateside. As the older audience dies out, younger ones may not know it. But once they see it, boom, it's got them, and they'll probably see it everytime it comes on TCM as well. Film students must also have to see this at least once I would imagine. And yet things, as usual in these kind of film noirs, are not what they appear to be. Thus, what I said about the story being simple, eeeeehhhhh, not so much. The film seems to exist entirely in states of gray, with camera angles that seem to have made it the Blair Witch Project of its day. Standing out in the colorful supporting cast are Trevor Howard with what appears to be a permanent British stiff upper lip, and Alida Valli, who can keep many men's interest, but keeps pining for the one who treats her like shit.
Berlin: Street Art Despite relentless hypergentrification, Berlin remains a bastion of street art. But how can the visiting aficionado take street art home. The number of galleries selling urban art k eeps growing: Neurotitan, a sprawling space in a scruffy complex in the central district of Berlin-Mitte, has shown urban art since 1996. newer on the scene is Urban Spree, a high-energy gallery in a... So does Open Walls Gallery in Stattbad Wedding, a defunct swimming pool repurposed as a nightclub and cultural center in the blue-collar district of Wedding. "I wanted to do something that fits the city's cultures and subcultures," said the Paris native Guillaume Trotin, who founded Open Walls with Elodie Bellanger, in 2012, after running pop-up art projects in Miami, Paris and other cities. Trotin now exhibits urban artists like Alias and Vermibus in a sleek indoor space. Jim Avignon's panels on the Berlin Wall's East Side Gallery are legendary, but he also paints eye-popping graphic works in his Kreuzberg studio, sometimes selling them in person or on his website, jimavignon. com (an exuberant solo show is on view at Neurotitan until Oct. Packed with cartoonish characters and clever visual commentaries on Berlin's gentrification, his acrylic-on-paper panels are affordable (starting at about 100 euros).
Shooter caught 8 hours after incident
CHAMPAIGN -- Eight hours after someone ... and now he faces a charge of first degree murder. Arsenio Carter was shot to death yesterday evening on Beardsley and Fourth street. Champaign Police worked round the clock to solve this case.
April 11, 2015
Two crews advance to semifinals on day one of Knecht Cup
... Women's Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Eight rounded out Lehigh's day of racing. "For us, how this regatta falls in our academic calendar is really tough. This past week, we just finished up 4 o'clock exams. Our Dad Vail Regatta is during finals ...
April 11, 2015
Coachella 2015 Day One: Steely Dan’s 13-Piece Band, Tame Impala’s Fuzz Bombs, and More
Day One begins… 1:54 p.m. “Nigga we made it!” These are the first musical words that greet me as I step ... so while Mark Gardener coos about stopped clocks and states of mind, I work on dreaming up the perfect Instagram caption for Thong Man ...
April 11, 2015
No. 8 Gators Roll to Win Over Villanova on Senior Day
The No. 8 Gators honored three seniors on Senior Day and continued their dominance over Big East ... scoring going when she scored an unassisted goal at the 28:39 mark in the first half. After Villanova scored its only goal of the half at the 22:54 mark ...
April 11, 2015
Fan Mock Draft: Titans On The Clock
With the first overall selection in our Fan Mock Draft ... "If we pick him at No. 2, you definitely think he can be the Day 1 starter," Whisenhunt said. So if Tennessee prefers to move forward with Zach Mettenberger, last year's sixth-round pick, who ...
April 9, 2015
Lauder: The day a president died
It had become my custom at 4 o'clock, when the city desk secretary left for the day, to move over to her spot to help answer ... "Truman will be 61 on May 8." Lewin ripped the book out of the typewriter roller. I left him the bottom page for reference ...
April 11, 2015
Nevada lawmakers rush to pass bills on deadline day
7-Eleven is having a ‘bring your own cup’ day and if your ... Salt Lake remained in first place in the SWAC at 22-4. The 2015 Carson City BMX racing season has arrived. CCBMX will have an Open House, Saturday, April 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. CCBMX, with ...
April 10, 2015