The explorations of Emperor Rudolf II

Art Jan 23, 2018

The explorations of Emperor Rudolf II

by Jeff Michael Hammond

The strides in Western culture that took place around the 16th century are all too often associated with the Italian Renaissance, but other centers of learning in Europe deserve equal attention. Of note is Prague, where Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor from the ...

A Leiter shade of New York

Art May 30, 2017

A Leiter shade of New York

by John L. Tran

Mix up Miles Davis, some French post-impressionism, Max Ernst, haiku by Matsuo Basho, experimental scores of Morton Feldman, Cubism, Utamaro shunga (erotic art) and Hokusai ukiyo-e, plus some Norman Rockwell, Mark Rothko and Franz Kline. Steep for 60-odd years. Saul Leiter's work is all ...

'Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jun 7, 2016

'Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France'

by Megan Green

June 14-July 31 The French term "toile de jouy" translates as the "cloth from Jouy-en-Josas," a chintz-producing town in the south-west suburbs of Paris, and it refers to a specific style of textile that was used for both clothing and furnishings. These monochromatic printed textiles ...

Commentary / World Aug 24, 2011

1991 USSR coup attempt's steep cost

by Satoshi Fukudome, Yuki Sakurai, kbdi6, shenoy_vikas, Takanobu Hashiramoto,, Courtney Asato, Cody, Jun and Mikhail Gorbachev

Twenty years ago this weekend, a group of Communist Party Politburo members and Soviet government officials attempted a coup d'état. They created an unconstitutional "committee on the state of emergency," isolated the Soviet president and removed him from power. The events of that August were ...