Basya Schechter, lead singer of Pharaoh's Daughter, draws on her ultra-Orthodox childhood to craft songs for the band.
After two years of 'mommy and me' classes with a reluctant toddler, a mother abandons the over-scheduled approach.
Christo taught her how to appreciate the enduring qualities of the ephemeral.
A Monitor photographer finds himself the one being watched on a visit to a maximum-security prison.
'Mi Alma Mexicana' CD celebrates Mexico, Architectural Digest steps into the exotic in its August issue, Paola Mendoza's film 'Entre Nos' comes out on DVD, and more top picks.
'I Write Like,' a hot new website, purports to tell visitors which bestselling authors' work their prose most resembles.
In 'The Extra Man,' Kevin Kline is terrifically entertaining without being altogether believable.
'The Duel,' based on a Chekhov novella about an aristocrat who brings his married mistress to a Black Sea resort, plays out in a zone where comedy and tragedy are indistinguishable.
Lucy Walker's documentary, 'Countdown to Zero,' takes a chilling look at various nuclear war scenarios.
'Dinner for Schmucks': Paul Rudd and Steve Carell star in a remake of the French farce 'The Dinner Game.'
'Winnebago Man' tells the tale of Jack Rebney, an RV salesman whose expletive-laden sales pitch goes viral, and the man who tracks him down 20 years later.
In 'Get Low,' a poignant, superbly acted gem, Robert Duvall plays a recluse who throws a party during the Depression.
A sequel of sorts to Todd Solondz’s controversial 1998 film ‘Happiness,’ ‘Life During Wartime’ returns to the characters’ lives a decade later, but with a whole new cast.
In a new exhibition, Ansel Adams's iconic nature images are contrasted with Edward Burtynsky's industrial scapes of rock quarries, coal heaps, and rusty ships.
American author Gay Talese advises budding writers to pursue ideas that don't seem obvious.
As the swollen river receded, the little minnows were trapped in ever-shrinking puddles, so she scooped them up into her bucket.
The sudden demise of a neighbor's shed seem to leave her furry neighbors without shelter.
Highlights of Crossroads Guitar Festival in local movie theaters, a marvelously inventive Belgian animated film on DVD, AMC's new espionage series, and more top picks.