Washington I’ve remembered, for more than two decades, debates I overheard at the National Gallery of Art’s great Johannes Vermeer retrospective about what had provoked the pictures. Was the robust girl pouring milk from a jug a servant in the artist’s household? Was the woman with the balance his wife? Probably because the space of these...
Instead of canvas, artist Angel Otero paints on plexiglass. He builds his vivid compositions using oil paints, allowing one layer to dry before painting over it. Some of his paintings have three or four of these layers; others contain upwards of twelve or fifteen. When Otero, 36, is done with one, he peels “the skin” from [...]
An alleged terrorist plotting to kill a train full of people is unknowingly driving with an undercover FBI agent. Suddenly, two disembodied voices can be heard near the dashboard. Agents in a nearby surveillance car who are supposed to be listening in on the suspect are instead unwittingly broadcasting their conversation to him. It’s the kind [...]
On Saturday, Michigan will host Rutgers and, in all likelihood, mercilessly pulverize a weaker team. To put it another way, it won’t be too different from what Penn State did to the Wolverines this past weekend. Two and a half years into Jim Harbaugh’s tenure, this is the state of Michigan football: The Wolverines are decent. [...]
Wine. Chocolate. Binge-watching “The Crown.” How are your coping strategies working for you these days? Therapists have, for months, been reporting a significant increase in clients who are stressed and saddened by current events—hurricanes, fires, the threat of nuclear war. In some cases, they say, these large-scale worries are undermining...
It’s ugly and spooky, and that’s the point. The Halloween tree is a fake orange Christmas tree, and retailers hope we’ll buy it, and then also candy corn lights, black and orange ornaments, oversize spiders and miniature pumpkins. Candy makers like the idea because we’ll need garlands of skull chocolates and gummies, too. Target Corp. for...
The first oral treatment for women with the common condition of uterine fibroids could be available as soon as summer 2018, with two other medications in the pipeline. The drugs, experts say, would provide a new treatment option for a condition most commonly treated with a hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus. “For the longest time [...]
People overestimate the distraction posed by unfinished work, says Ed O’Brien of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Illustration: Luc Melanson for The Wall Street Journal By Demetria Gallegos Demetria Gallegos The Wall Street Journal Biography @demetria_g demetriagallegos Demetria.Gallegos@wsj.com Oct. 22, 2017 10:09 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Work first, play later. That’s the conventional [...]
Indiana University sends students a letter every spring with information about their loans, including how much they should expect to pay monthly after graduation. Photo: James Brosher, Indiana University Communications By Jillian Berman Oct. 22, 2017 10:08 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS As concerns grow about rising student debt, more schools are stepping in by trying to [...]
Los Angeles artist Lindsey Nobel has traded as many as 75 of her abstract paintings for various services and discounts. Photo: Lindsey Nobel By Daniel Grant Oct. 22, 2017 10:04 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS It’s famously hard for artists to pay the bills with income from their work. But some have found a way to do [...]