Alfred Hitchcock has gone down in movie history as a chatty fellow, the roguish filmmaker and droll TV host gleefully impersonated by Anthony Hopkins in last fall’s “Hitchcock.” But the British-born master of suspense began his career in the era when movies were mute, save for intertitles and musical accompaniment, and was one of the most accomplished directors of that era.
The sudden loss of loved ones and the consequences of such events are recurring themes in a just-published collection of short stories by Hamilton writer Elizabeth Cunnane. Titled After, the book will be launched tonight at Aesthete Gallery in Hamilton
Auckland’s Maritime Museum, Voyager, has appointed a new director to oversee a proposed $25 million redevelopment of the facility. Linda Wigley, who has just resigned as head of Toitu Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin, has been given the Auckland role
No longer do you have to travel to the other side of the globe to see paintings by Monet and Renoir.
A UK art gallery owner says he will continue to sell Rolf Harris’ paintings despite a vandal’s attempt to cover them up with black paint. UK police are investigating an incident in which paint was smeared across the windows of a Torquay art gallery, apparently to obscure the 83-year-old’s paintings
First it was China. Then India
Sometimes a little space is all that’s needed to make things grow. That’s the principle behind New Delhi’s aptly named Greenhouse gallery.
Sevket Sahintas works the night shift driving his taxi around Istanbul Turkey from midnight until dawn. His route takes him past symbols of wealth old and new: the ornate carved stone gates of a 19th-century Ottoman sultan’s palace, the gleaming high rises in the city’s rapidly growing financial district
On the last episode of reality … Jon left Kate and his eight children and took up with the party girl Hailey.
Seventy days after his sudden death, Michael Jackson will be interred in what may or may not be his final resting place Thursday evening. Only his family and closest friends will attend the private burial starting at 7 p.m