Americans rightly take great pride in the freedoms afforded to us by the First Amendment. Which is what makes the ongoing self-censorship among a group of highly regarded art scholars, who work at some of our most prestigious and respected museums and universities, so deeply and profoundly disturbing.
A Dallas pension fund’s glass-skinned apartment tower may need costly changes after the Nasher Sculpture Center, home to works by Degas, Picasso and Rodin, complained of damaging light and heat reflected by the building.
On a glass coffee table in his Hong Kong high-rise apartment, Peter V. Kwok eagerly unrolls an aerial photograph of the wine estate he bought in November. His Chateau Tour Saint-Christophe grows merlot and cabernet franc grapes in the St.-Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. With his finger, he traces the outline of its 17 hectares of old vines -- and then points out a dark-green slope.