Category: Art


‘The Blackthorn Key’ and ‘The Doldrums’

When Christopher Rowe, the central character of Kevin Sands’s “The Blackthorn Key,” is taken from a miserable life at an orphanage and apprenticed to the gentle, absent-minded apothecary Master Benedict Blackthorn, he displays both...


ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Putin’s Reign

By John Williams November 6, 2015 6:13 pmNovember 6, 2015 6:13 pm Photo Credit In The New York Times Book Review, Gal Beckerman reviews Steven Lee Myers’s “The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign...


Brangelina to rekindle their love By the Sea

The much-anticipated movie, which had its official opening at the American Film Institute festival late Thursday, is an intimate drama about a married couple in the 1970s whose relationship is verging on collapse. This...