Lost in stacks at the public library
And like the dim-wit kid in Saroyan's "The Human Comedy," I'd stand frozen in those musty, gloomy aisles, and fervently vow that one day I'd read every single book in the library. Dream on, bub. Other than the rotunda, which housed the check-out ...
April 6, 2015
Auction Watch: For-sale items span the globe in terms of topics, origin
The first of a proposed series of five sales from the Kalinowski collection — with additions from Fox Chapel and Sewickley homes — the April 4 auction features more than 100 lots of W. Britain metal soldiers, reinforced by a toy fleet of Hubley ...
March 22, 2015
A Day In The Life Of The Most Reckless Ballplayer In History
"I want to win this one. Who can I use? Anybody here who can hit?" Pete walked up to the bat rack. He pulled out his stick. "You got yourself a hitter," he said to Leo. He walked up there and hit a line drive over the second baseman's head that was ...
March 13, 2015
The 2015 Winter Antiques Show
No one liked it. It was supposed to signal that there was modern design at the show as well as traditional antiques. There was, but modern design was not a big draw. It did not get much advance publicity; all the publicity was late, dealers complained ...
March 13, 2015
Hercules EscapesAnd Italys Closing In On More Looters
Italy has a special unit of its heritage police who scour auction billboards around the world for potentially stolen goods. When the Hercules statuette showed up, they knew right away it was the one that had been stolen from Pesaro more than 50 years ago....
February 28, 2015
The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War
By the off-kilter logic of Saigon and Washington, unleashing enough technology and firepower to produce a ten-to-one kill ratio was a metric of success, but the televised carnage of 1968, in which 16,592 Americans died, was too much for audiences back ...
February 26, 2015
Post-its from Georges
The cartoonist Georges Wolinski was one of 12 victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January. His wife of 45 There was an attack at Charlie Hebdo this morning and the whole of the 11th arrondissement is on lock-down." A post-it note from Georges ...
March 8, 2015
I remember getting up from my table and heading back for the last-half of the day. I remember doing more paperwork and looking over a project that needed to be looked over. I remember looking at the clock ... The cool metal door handle struck my hand ...
April 12, 2015
Best Apple Watch charger stands: Best iWatch chargers and docking stations
Here we've rounded up five of best charging stands and docking stations for the iWatch. Read: How to choose your Apple Watch - The complete buying guide. Whether you want one for your bedside table, desk or somewhere ... later. If metal isn't your thing ...
April 10, 2015
5 Warrenton homes open for Historic Garden Week
Single homes, $15. Advance tickets at Carter and Spence ... Marshfield, Elway Hall, The Oaks, Springlea and Leeton Forest stand west of town, through the historic Springs Valley. (Descriptions of homes at bottom of story.) Conservation and preservation ...
April 6, 2015
How-To: Choose the best stand or desktop mount for Apple’s iPads and Macs
The passive MacBook stand options continue with Rain Design’s mTower ($50), a futuristic cradle that manages to riff on Apple’s design themes without looking derivative. Made from a single ... inches off a table. It’s made from steel with rubber ...
April 5, 2015
Office space hard to find for startups
Comfortable space After making about $22,000 in improvements — including adding a kitchen and a shower, installing a wooden phone booth, hanging buoys on the wall and setting up a pingpong table ... long tables, stand-up desks, doors laid on sawhorses ...
April 3, 2015
The First Lady of the Black Press
“What I try to get people to understand is imagine what it'd be like to stand in the back ... As the seven o’clock hour neared on the evening of July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson took a seat before a table at one end of the East Room ...
March 30, 2015