Children’s Books: For Shakespeare’s Birthday, a Bard for All Ages

To be or not to be a purveyor of straight Shakespeare, it is a serious question: whether ’tis nobler to introduce children to the Bard by way of his own words in all their archaic beauty and risk making a chore of the business; or to take recourse in simplified retellings in the hope of … Read more

‘Dilettante’ Review: In the Golden Age of Magazines, All Was Vanity

Dana Brown, a 21-year-old college dropout, was stocking bottles behind the bar in a Midtown New York restaurant when he met Graydon Carter. This chance encounter in 1994 with the powerful editor of Vanity Fair changed the course of his life. One day, on a whim, Mr. Carter hired him as his assistant. Now, 28 … Read more

British book dealer is selling $650k collection of James Bond rarities.

When dealers and collectors gather this weekend for the 62nd annual New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, they are expected to buy and sell all sorts of one-of-a-kind items. Among the offerings: a first-edition copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” a rare book of poetry by E.E. Cummings and a document signed by the Indian … Read more

Deal of the Day: Amazon is offering these 10 Kindle books for free

The books represent 10 different countries and have been translated into English where necessary. Getty Images Friday, April 23 is World Book Day! If you’re looking for your next great read, Amazon has a deal for you — I’m not even sure if this one qualifies as a deal per se, seeing as all of … Read more

Twitter Is The S&P 500’s Top Performer In April. Nvidia Is the Worst.

Text size Target store shopping carts in Miami. Joe Raedle / Getty Images It’s been a volatile month for stocks as investors have navigated a complex macroeconomic minefield – from rising interest rates to ongoing geopolitical conflict in Ukraine. The S&P 500 (ticker: SPX) has fallen 7.8% this year, and has declined more than 3% … Read more

In Los Angeles, an Architectural Home in the Hollywood Hills Lists for First Time for Nearly $ 2.3 Million

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom Hollywood Hills home is set to hit the market Thursday for the first time for nearly $ 2.3 million. CHRISTOPHER AMITRANO / DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REALTY Text size About 30 years ago, architects Sarah Graham and Marc Angelil looked at a steep hill in Los Angeles — considered unbuildable — and decided to … Read more

Big Investor Sold AMC and Apple Stock. It Bought PayPal and Pfizer.

Text size An AMC theater Dreamstime A large European asset manager slashed its investment in the volatile shares of a movie-theater chain, and made other changes in its US-traded stock portfolio. DNB Asset Management more than halved its position in AMC Entertainment Holding (ticker: AMC), trimmed a stake in iPhone maker Apple (AAPL), and materially … Read more

US Bank Tower showcases LA artists on its 72nd floor

LOS ANGELES – Seventy-two stories above the streets of downtown Los Angeles, 15 LA artists have created original works in what might be the highest art installation in California. Paloma Arciniega is one artist chosen out of around 60 applicants to create a mural inside the office space on the theme, “What does LA mean … Read more

US Bank Tower showcases LA artists on its 72nd floor

LOS ANGELES – Seventy-two stories above the streets of downtown Los Angeles, 15 LA artists have created original works in what might be the highest art installation in California. Paloma Arciniega is one artist chosen out of around 60 applicants to create a mural inside the office space on the theme, “What does LA mean … Read more

Stage performances we expect to appear on Broadway the UK

This past weekend marked London Theater’s biggest night. On Sunday, April 10, the annual Olivier Awards (think the Tony’s but for the UK) took center stage at the historic Royal Albert Hall. For the fourth year, I served as one of the hosts for the red carpet show. This year the carpet was green and … Read more

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