Archive for 'Visual Arts'
How did a landscape by turn-of-the-century French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir end up sold for $7 at a West Virginia flea market? An alleged museum heist decades ago, for starters. The piece, a colorful depiction of a [...]
Spoiler alert: The plot of “Medea” will be revealed here. For those without knowledge of Greek mythology, you may want to stop reading. Others — whose memories of Jason and Medea may be a tad rusty [...]
What’s the difference between poker and politics? Some would argue nothing — they’re both games, contests of will and skill that crown a winner and bury a loser. Some would argue everything in life is deducible [...]
Alexandria artist Suzanne Vigil thinks cockroaches are pretty. “When you get up very, very close to one, you see that a cockroach is absolutely beautiful. It’s got jeweled tones to it,” Vigil says. “When I show [...]
In the 1920s the Virginia Public Service Co., an electrical utility company, had five geographical division offices to serve customers throughout the state. In 1929, VPS announced plans to build a new Northern Virginia office at [...]
Creator of Fox in Sox, The Cat in the Hat and a goo-chewing Goo-goose, you might think you know the great Dr. Seuss. But you don’t. There’s another side to Theodor Seuss Geisel — several sides [...]