Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Arts Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Arts | The Secrets of a Sacred Underground Advertisement Supported by A ByHelene Stapinski April 18, 2019 On a warm spring day, nine people were gathered inside a cold crypt beneath the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Overhead were polished Guastavino tiles, original Edison light fixtures and space for eight more bodies, marble lids propped up and ready. “It’s sort of like a hostel situation,” Mr. Duncan said, glancing up at the empty bunks. The general, Thomas Eckert, left varying degrees of inheritance to his children, who wound up bickering and perhaps decided not to spend eternity together, Mr. Duncan explained. Eckert’s vault doesn’t get family visitors anymore, but provides the grand finale of a 90-minute candlelight catacombs tour, opening up one of New … [Read more...] about The Secrets of a Sacred Underground
The secret of success
PUBLISHED: 10:20 15 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:20 15 April 2019 Aylsham named in top 10 in East for places to live. Jason Gibbons, left, and Johnny Payne, in fromt of their picture, at Coxford's butchers. Pictures: David Bale Archant It’s famed for its relaxed atmosphere and welcoming people, and now a national newspaper has discovered the many charms of Aylsham in north Norfolk. Reporter DAVID BALE spoke to community leaders and shopkeepers to find out why it’s such a great place to live and work in. Aylsham has been named one of the best places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times. Photo: Antony KellyAylsham is one of three locations in Norfolk to make a list of the best places to live in the east of England.The market town features on The Sunday Times Best Places to Live list for 2019.Community and business leaders in the town have named various reasons for its success, but they all agree on one attribute the town possess in abundance, and this is community spirit.Sue … [Read more...] about What’s the secret of Aylsham’s success?
James Hawkins The Detroit News Published 7:02 PM EST Feb 17, 2019 Ann Arbor — Isn’t it fun to run? It’s a question mic’d up Michigan coach John Beilein asked redshirt junior wing Charles Matthews as he headed to the bench midway through the first half on Saturday. The beaming smile on Matthews’ face said it all. The “heck yeah” response merely drove it home. But there hasn’t been a ton of fast-break fun for the No. 6 Wolverines in recent weeks. They hadn’t been getting out in transition and running the break like Beilein has wanted to, an area that was a “major emphasis” in practice and film heading into the weekend. “Those film (sessions) are deadly, but you learn so much from it, especially when you go that day and we run through situations,” sophomore forward Isaiah Livers said. “Like we can't have three on one side in transition and leave X (Zavier Simpson) by himself. Someone has … [Read more...] about The secret of Michigan Wolverines success: Keep on running
opinion Brian Dickerson Detroit Free Press Published 8:00 AM EST Feb 8, 2019 Journalists that like to imagine we know the politicians we cover. But that is usually a delusional conceit, and in the case of John Dingell, it was clearly preposterous. By the time he retired from the House of Representatives in 2015, he had served in Congress longer than most of the reporters who covered him had been alive. His power at the zenith of his more than 59-year tenure was immense, its sources and tributaries too numerous to map. Who can divine the secrets of a career so durable and complex? Who could say with authority what made John Dingell tick? My own vantage point was a particularly modest one, deep in the bleacher seats of Dingell's twilight years. He had been a fixture in Washington for nearly four decades when I moved to Detroit in 1988. I spoke to him perhaps a couple dozen times in the ensuing years, rarely … [Read more...] about Savvy John Dingell made the most of his ‘luck’ in life, love
Anyone with an interest in international art will have heard of Lionel Smit. At the very least, you’ll recognise his work, which memorably graced the cover of the National Art Gallery’s prestigious BP Portrait Awards in 2013 and won him the ‘Viewer’s Choice’ honour. Having grown up in Pretoria with his renowned sculptor father Anton Smit, he’s now based outside Cape Town in the beachy suburb of Somerset West, where he’s just opened a new studio and gallery space. As a barometre of his success, his paintings and sculptures also appear in some of South Africa’s best boutique hotels, which celebrate his art alongside other homegrown talents. Following a recent trip to the country, we sat down with the artist to get his insider tips on seeing South Africa in style… Leading South African artist Lionel Smit Describe the Pretoria of your childhood? How did your father influence you? His hometown of Pretoria, known for its purple jacaranda … [Read more...] about South Africa through the eyes of Lionel Smit