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"Satan descends to earth," illustration #12, Paradise Lost. Artist: Gustav Doré. The exhibit "Gustave Doré: Master of Imagination" is on display at the National Gallery in Ottawa through September 14
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Aug 23, 2014 — The Fox animated show Bob's Burgers, which won the Emmy last weekend for Outstanding Animated Program, brings nuance and style to its female characters - particularly young Tina, who almost never was.
Aug 23, 2014 — The younger Scarry, also an illustrator, found a draft of Best Lowly Worm Book Ever! in his dad's Swiss chalet. He says all that was missing was the final art, "so that's what I did."
Aug 22, 2014 — The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
Aug 22, 2014 — Katy Simpson Smith's novel, set during the American Revolution, was inspired by her research on mothers in the South. "Death was sort of the specter that haunted every aspect of life," she says.
Aug 22, 2014 — The 71-year-old German filmmaker made daring movies in the 1970s that pushed viewers into unsettling mental spaces. The tremendous boxed set Herzog: The Collection highlights his authentic style.

Theatre Review: Last Romantics at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

The World Premiere of Last Romantics opened Tuesday in the Studio at the National Arts Centre and runs through April 12. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended the opening and has this review.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: Jane Hamilton

The guest for our call-in on contemporary literature is Jane Hamilton. A leading fiction voice of the past decade, her work includes The Book of Ruth, A Map of the World, and more recently, Disobedience: A Novel. Sharing the hosting job with Ellen Rocco is St. Lawrence University teacher and author Natalia Singer.  Go to full article

Book: The Pearl of Kuwait

With another war between the U.S. and Iraq, Vermont writer Tom Paine's The Pearl of Kuwait is especially relevant. It's a surreal, comic look at star-crossed lovers during the Persian Gulf War. Paine got a taste of life in the military during Officer Candidate School while attending college. Todd Moe talks with author Tom Paine, who says his first novel is strangely timely.  Go to full article
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Theatre Review: O'Carolan's Farewell to Music at FlynnSpace in Burlington

O'Carolan's Farewell to Music opened March 19 at Burlington's Vermont Stage and runs through March 30 in FlynnSpace. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the...  Go to full article

Preview: Pianist Christopher Dellen Performs Saturday Night in Malone

The Foothills Art Society presents a concert by pianist Christopher Dellen Saturday night at 6:30 at First Congregational Church of Malone. Todd Moe talks with Dellen about...  Go to full article

Youth Orchestra Member Plays Bach at Budget Hearing in Albany

Fifteen-year-old Michael O'Donnell picked up his violin and launched into Bach at yesterday's state budget hearing on arts funding. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Preview: Pointercounts Acapella Jam Saturday Night in Potsdam

It's music featuring the Potsdam Pointercounts! The men's vocal ensemble hosts its 10th annual Acapella Jam Saturday night at SUNY-Potsdam. The concert will include...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Crucible at Syracuse Stage

A non-traditional production of The Crucible runs at Syracuse Stage through March 22. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this...  Go to full article

From the Page to the Stage: Literacy and Theatre

A group of high school and college students in the North Country has turned to live theater and their own life stories as a way to better appreciate reading, writing and...  Go to full article

Preview: Spencer Bohren in Lowville

After a couple of weeks of playing for the bourbon street crowd at Mardi Gras, blues musician Spencer Bohren pays a visit to the North Country with a stop in Lowville...  Go to full article

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