Give Me a Child until He Is Seven

…and I will give you the man. This is the premise of the British documentary series known as the “Up Series.” In 1964, an English television director chose fourteen 7-year-olds from different socioeconomic groups and different geographical areas of England and filmed them, intending to introduce people to the future laborers and executives of the […]

Steve Martin, Museum Curator

He’s a comedian, actor, producer, and musician. And now he can add museum curator to the list. Steve Martin was in town last month to talk about the exhibit he helped curate at the Museum of Fine Arts. Martin is also an avid art collector, and he enjoys the work of Canadian painter Lawren Harris. […]

Two Different Worlds

I discovered English author Evelyn Waugh in graduate school. I don’t think I’ve read any of his books since then…even though I own a few! So I was delighted to find that a few of his books are on the Modern Library’s top 100 novels list. I recently read A Handful of Dust. What I […]