Joe Lieberman thinks Jewishly; note his lovely comment to Jason Horowitz re his support for Israel as an underlying issue in the Dem. primary—
Mr. Lieberman paused, stepped toward the blue sedan that would speed him to a meeting outside of Hartford and said, “That’s too big a question to answer on one foot. Read More
Jason Horowitz did what I asked someone to do, stuck Israel right into the Connecticut Senate race:
Asked specifically if he felt that the wave of opposition to his candidacy had anything to do with his religion or his support for Israel, Mr. Lieberman paused, stepped toward the blue sedan that would speed Read More
Tom Topousis examines the awkwardness of Gretchen Dykstra’s national non-fundraising tour for the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. In Hartford, Ron Nobli, a labor union official, tells him, “We would have dug into our own pockets right now” — except Dykstra wasn’t asking.
The No. 1 saying in philanthropic circles is that Read More
It has taken an awfully long time for our art institutions to grant full recognition to the achievements of the American painter Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), but it’s beginning to look as if that day might finally be dawning. The retrospective Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser has organized at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Conn., Read More
Magician of the Modern: Chick Austin and the Transformation of the Arts in America , by Eugene R. Gaddis. Alfred A. Knopf, 472 pages, $35.
“Do you think it wise to have the ge- neral public rampaging through our museum?” a wary trustee of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Conn., asked its director, Arthur Everett Read More
How good was Georgia O’Keeffe? As a painter, I mean.
As a personality O’Keeffe was, by all accounts, extraordinary. She certainly had little trouble captivating the attention of Alfred Stieglitz, who was not an easy mark-though he did, to be sure, have a thing about women much younger than himself. But as an artist? How Read More
In life, as in death, it was the fate of the 17th-century Dutch painter Pieter de Hooch (pronounced “de Hoke”) to be luckless in everything but the quality of his finest pictures. In his lifetime, this master painter of solidly built Dutch houses and scenes of domestic felicity seems never to have owned a home Read More
Took some time off and went out to do my bit for the welfare of these United States. Understand that by “welfare” I do not mean the horrific system by which the national treasury is depleted through the handing out of money to poor families. This practice, as is well known, is a bad thing, Read More
Owing to both the circumstances in which it was conceived and the uncommon appeal of the exhibition itself, the show called Caravaggio and His Italian Followers at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford has understandably been causing a stir, and when you go to see it you can easily see why. The best paintings in the Read More