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Wonder, whimsy, delight, and fantasy — The National Ballet of Canada’s annual production of 'The Nutcracker' is sheer delight. The production retains its splendor and beauty close to two decades years after making its debut.

'The Many Faces' Art Exhibition Opens in New York Gallery Sensei Special

"The Many Faces," a new art exhibition exploring consumerism, sex, and American culture, opened in New York on December 12, 2014. The following photos are from the opening reception at Gallery Sensei, attended by the artists, curator, and art enthusiasts.

Op-Ed: World record photo sold for US $6.5 million, critics upset

Australian photographer Peter Lik has sold the most expensive photo of all time, at a hefty $6.5 million for a black and white painting called The Phantom. Critics and some former associates are howling.

MSV in Winchester presents 'Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art' Special

Northern Virginia is full of things to see and do and Winchester is no exception. A great museum to check out is the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Lots of art and history to see here.

Op-Ed: New novel is compared to Laura Ingalls Wilder's books Special

To the delight of novelist, Martha Conway, her latest work, "Thieving Forest" was well-recieved at its launch book-signing and reading event at Booksmith bookshop in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury District this past Nov. 11.

Canada's opera stars of tomorrow shine at 'Centre Stage' Special

Young opera talent was celebrated recently in Toronto at the Canadian Opera Company's annual vocal competition. Hometown favorites made up two of the three final winners, but the evening, overall, was a great showcase for Canada's impressive opera talent.

Review: 'Nijinsky' is a powerful piece of dance-theater Special

The dance work 'Nijinsky' reflects its titular subject: it is brilliant, overwhelming, troubled, dazzling, profound. The National Ballet of Canada's production is a showcase for both incredible dancing and profound, heart-rending drama.

Review: Author of family memoir deeply moved by show of support Special

Local author and longtime Sonoma Valley Broker/Realtor, Catherine Sevenau, was deeply moved by the friends and family that showed up at her book reading and signing event on Nov. 13 at Readers' Books in Sonoma.

Tackling a giant of the dance world Special

Embodying one of the most famous dancers in history is scary — but American-born, Toronto-based dancer Skylar Campbell doesn’t let the fear get to him: "I'm letting the experience kind of take me over."

Review: Opening night for Cult Classics Group show at Hashtag Gallery Special

Opening Night for Cult Classics art show at Hashtag Gallery was Thurs Nov 6th 2014. This event will long be remembered as one of the most successful art exhibitions ever hosted at the venue — perhaps because it was both a group display, and a competitio

Shakespeare's Globe launches on-demand video service

If you've ever had a hankering for some high Shakespearean drama but don't want to leave your home, Shakespeare's Globe has a solution — a new on-demand video service.

Art of Gothic book launch in London Special

The Art of Gothic is a new book by author and broadcaster Natasha Scharf. The book was launched on Halloween at a special event at the British Library in London. Digital Journal was in attendance.

Op-Ed: Meet 2014's best new pulp author, Ralph L. Angelo, Jr. Special

The road from childhood passion to accomplished writer is often fraught with potholes and learning curves, yet with perseverance and dedication it may just lead to the stars. Or beyond.

Review: E-book explores the Occupation through literary words and worlds Special

The e-book Song of the Caged Bird by Marcello Di Cintio is an exploration of the Palestinian Occupation through the words of literature.

Op-Ed: Surrealist artist favors Day of The Dead over Halloween as sacred Special

While dozens of parties are being planned and the usual traversing of 'trick-or-treaters' are gearing up, there is one group in San Francisco that likes to honor the autumn festivity's original purpose, "a day to honor the dead."

'Lost' Malcolm Lowry novel published

A recently discovered "Lost" novel by British author Malcolm Lowry has been published. The manuscript was written over seventy years ago.

William Morris inspires video game

The work of the Victorian artist William Morris, nowadays more commonly associated with expensive wallpaper, has become the theme of a new computer game in produced association with London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Inside the production and direction of 'Flak House: The Musical' Special

The lives of World War II continue to inspire books, films, and theatre. “Flak House” is a new musical, now playing in New York, which portrays the live of young men fighting the war against the Nazis in the ‘40s.

Review: New Book about the Crusades & Queen Melisende will amaze & dismay Special

Obscure figures like Hatshepsut come to this reporter's mind when hearing about the forgotten Queen Melisende who ruled over Jerusalem from 1131 to 1153. Little known and often purposely ignored by some of the chroniclers of the time,

Review: 'Concord Floral' an eerie, powerful look at suburban T.O. teens Special

It's hard to write good dialogue and monologue for teen characters. Adult playwrights and screenwriters often suffer from a lack of familiarity with the new lingo, yo, or resort to contrived, artificial “Buffy”-style irony and pop culture.