Culture and Arts
Rose Madeline Mula writes: To go with that one-piece bathing suit was the inevitable cap — that scalp-hugging, hideous, rubber helmet worn today only by competitive swimmers to reduce drag and increase speed. Back in the day we girls all wore them, even if we just waded in the surf (which was my speed) to keep our hair dry. It wasn't pretty. The caps made us look like bald old men. Furthermore, they didn't really keep our hair dry. more »
The Escape Artist: Characters in Horsehair Wigs and Intimations of Houdini in a New Masterpiece Mystery!
David Tennant stars as a defense lawyer with a perfect record of courtroom wins and a perfect family to go with it — until things go horribly wrong. Written by thriller master David Wolstencroft, The Escape Artist airs in two ... should we say ... nail-biting episodes. more »
"Careful cleaning and removal of several layers of aged and yellowed varnish which had been added to the painting much later ... What was revealed was a true depth of colour, much more detail and a three-dimensional appearance to the fabric in Rembrandt’s cloak which had previously been obscured and detracted from the quality of the work in the eyes of the Rembrandt Research Project." more »
This first fashion exhibition at Boston's Gardner Museum explores the development of a new language in visual design that Fernández has built over two decades. She uses a method called "the Square Root" based on the Mexican tradition of making clothing from squares and rectangles. more »