Left to right: Helen Mirren, Felcity Jones and Djimon Hounsou in Julie Taymor's "The Tempest"
Directed by Julie TaymorScreenplay by William Shakespeare and Julie TaymorRun Time: 110 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PG13
If there's an actor ...
Ahead of Time
Documentary directed by Bob RichmanRun Time: 73 minutesMPAA Rating: Not RatedIn English and Hebrew, subtitled
Ruth Gruber was a journalist and photo-journalist before that was a "proper" career for a woman. She was the ...
Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
Directed by Michèle Hozer and Peter RaymontRun Time: 109 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated
Artists are among the most difficult subjects for filmmakers, whether in documentary or fiction films. Who ...
Frank Lloyd Wright, 20th-century America’s most famous and probably greatest architect, was a busy man: in addition to about 200 private houses, he designed churches, schools, colleges, and office buildings; a tennis club and an amusement park; banks, hotels, shops, ...
Whistler, Before the Olympics
In case you’ve been doing a Rip van Winkle for the past several years, here’s breaking news: Whistler, British Columbia, will be one of the sites (with Vancouver) of the 2010 Winter Olympics. For summer ...
Art & Architecture
Vienna, Minus 100
Detail from an Olbrich structure.
During the last half of the 19th century, Vienna's massive fortifications, which encircled the old medieval city, were torn down and replaced by the Ringstrasse, a grand boulevard embellished ...
The California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco http://www.calacademy.org/
The newly remodeled California Academy of Sciences, located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park across from the almost-new (2006) de Young Museum, is not your grandmother’s natural history ...
What’s north of San Francisco?
Ask many out-of-state visitors, and the only answer you’ll hear is “Napa Valley.” Yes, Napa is gorgeous, studded with wineries and laced with roads winding through the oak-covered hillsides. But Northern California is home ...
A look at a New York state map shows a large, almost bare area in the state’s northern triangle. Compared with the rest of New York, there’s hardly a major road. Instead, there are lakes, rivers, mountains, small towns; and, ...
For years, I’ve lulled myself to sleep imagining I was riding in an old-fashioned Pullman car, rocking along the tracks, flying by tiny towns where only a few houses still had lights burning.
Last May, I was able to ...