PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school's graduating class has been suspended without pay for five days.
Today in History
Today in History
Today is Saturday, May 25, the 145th day of 2019. There are 220 days left in the year.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston is opening 17 days of operas, plays, chamber music and jazz Friday as the world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA returns.
Referees become a major a talking point in Super Rugby
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Irish playwright Oscar Wilde famously asserted that the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. Referees in Super Rugby likely would...
Game of Thrones: Like many CEOs, Dany sees confidence slip
WASHINGTON (AP) — Faith is waning in Daenerys Targaryen's ability to conquer and then justly rule Westeros.
The Mother of Dragons is down to only one firedrake, after a barrage of oversized...
Bring on the camp: Met Gala exhibit explores camp in fashion
NEW YORK (AP) — Louis XIV and Oscar Wilde, meet Bjork and Lady Gaga.
What quality do they share, across the centuries? An innate sense of camp — the aesthetic that's being celebrated in the...
Central Minnesotans’ tattoo art to be collected at museum
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Grace Duxbury keeps an art collection on her at all times.
It's a series of tattoos that chronicle her interests, including a portrait of her favorite poet Oscar Wilde and a historic stamp of St. George slaying a dragon.
Today in History
Today in History
Today is Friday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2018. There are 31 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 30, 1874, British statesman Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace.
On this date:
In 1782, the United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris for ending the Revolutionary War; the Treaty of Paris was signed in Sept. 1783.
In 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens — better known as Mark Twain — was born in Florida, Missouri.
Featured jewelry artists show off Bayou City Art Festival-appropriate accessories
Oscar Wilde suggested that "life imitates art far more than art imitates life" in his 1889 essay "The Decay of Lying." At this weekend's Bayou City Art Festival, the real question will be: Does art accessorize life?
If you ask jewelry artists Terry Fromm or Adriane Wiltse, the answer is "yes."
Take Fromm, who describes her craft as "fluid form metal art" because her medium - most often silver or gold - is manipulated in such a way that it resembles softer, ribbonlike materials.
Greetings from L.A.: Sprawling show takes over Walker Art Center
Allen Ruppersbergs retrospective at Walker Art Center is called Intellectual Property 1968-2018, but it wont be as dry as it sounds. Unless you factor in the dryness of Los Angeles, the city in a desert where Ruppersberg came of age as an artist.
Opening with a party Friday night, this hearty exhibition is a journey through not only the artists vast body of work, but his mind as well.
Rupert Everett is ‘drawn to the fall of Oscar Wilde’
Rupert Everett has always been drawn to "the fall of Oscar Wilde".
The 58-year-old actor stars as the iconic Irish author in the new movie 'The Happy Prince', which details the fall of the 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' author, and he's admitted to being more interested in that aspect of Wilde's life rather than his "glorious side".
Theater Spotlight: Get inside the mind of the great Oscar Wilde
‘In the Company of Oscar Wilde'
Pict Classic Theatre will examine the life and work of noted 19th century playwright Oscar Wilde with "Wilde at the Frick" — three different shows being staged at the Frick Art Museum in Point Breeze.
"In the Company of Oscar Wilde" is a U.S. premiere composed from the words and writings of Wilde himself; it will perform Dec. 6-10. Tickets are $39, $36 for seniors, $20 for students, $13 for 18 and under.
West Side Theatre Co. brings Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ to West Utah County
Written in 1894 and first performed in 1895, Oscar Wilde’s satirical comedy of manners, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” is coming to the stage locally this weekend, courtesy of the West Side Theatre Co. in Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs.
Bridgeland’s inaugural SAC camp a key opportunity to build culture
"You never get a second chance to make a first impression."
That quote, most often wrongly attributed to Oscar Wilde (the first verifiable use of the expression was the copy from a 1966 ad promoting Botany men's suits) sums up how Bridgeland Campus Athletic Coordinator David Raffield and his Bears coaching staff are approaching the offseason strength and conditioning program.
‘Sgt. Pepper’ sketch to be auctioned May 20 in New York
NEW YORK (AP) — An old sketch up for auction May 20 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manhattan is a crude, ink-on-paper drawing of the iconic "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" album cover. The artist is almost surely John Lennon. The significance is another story.
LONDON (AP) — A portrait of Oscar Wilde that once hung above the writer's fireplace has gone on display at London's Tate Britain gallery along with the door to Wilde's prison cell.
The full-length painting of a dapper Wilde by Robert Goodloe Harper Pennington was sold to pay debts as Wilde awaited trial for gross indecency. In 1895, Wilde was sentenced to two years in prison, a period that inspired his poem "The Ballad of Reading Gaol."
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2017. There are 312 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History
On Feb. 22, 1732, the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony.
On this date
1862— Jefferson Davis, already the provisional president of the Confederacy, was inaugurated for a six-year term following his election in Nov. 1861.
South Aiken High Drama Club to present comedy classic
This weekend, the South Aiken High Drama Club will present Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest."
Performances will start at 7:30 Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium.
Admission is $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults.
The play will be the Drama Club’s seventh full-length production.
South Aiken High is at 232 East Pine Log Road.
Review: Dude, Shaw Lands in Santa Cruz in Uneven ‘You Never Can Tell’
George Bernard Shaw hits the beach in a bouncy but inconsistent production of "You Never Can Tell," set amid the splash of the Santa Cruz boardwalk.
Little-known Belgian writer Rodenbach provided artistic inspiration
Probably not many people have heard of Georges Rodenbach. Although he published eight volumes of poetry, four novels, several essays and short stories, he’s not a widely studied writer in school. However, he influenced other writers and artists who succeeded him, and he has a stunning gravesite in one of the most famous cemeteries in the world: the Père Lachaise in Paris, where he lies in respite with Jim Morison, Oscar Wilde, Marcel Marceau, Edith Piaf, and Maria Calas, among...