Susan Stamberg

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Minor White, Who Lived A Life In Photographs, Saw Images As Mirrors

Thursday, September 11, 2014

White was an outsider with a quirky sense of humor who used photography to look inward. He died in 1976, and now an exhibit at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles celebrates his work.


Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President

Monday, September 01, 2014

On Monday, Deborah Rutter begins her job as president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She says it never occurred to her that she would be the first woman in the job.


For Would-Be Screenwriter, Enough False Starts To Fill A Book

Thursday, August 14, 2014

There's a joke in LA that everyone — from your dog walker to your dry cleaner — is writing a screenplay. C.W. Neill pokes fun at that romantic Hollywood craft in This Movie Will Require Dinosaurs.


Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Built in the late 1920s by movie moguls, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Los Angeles landmark — and also a statement the LA Jewish community made to itself, and to the city.


Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of July

Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's the end of the month, which means it's time for the best of the month, including new music from Kyle Hall, Tessela, Cassy and more.


With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Albert Paley's eye-catching gates, archways and sculptures frame transitions and elevate otherwise routine paths. An exhibit in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the work of the American metalsmith.


For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.


The Turbulent Love Story Behind Yves Saint Laurent's Revolutionary Rise

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The designer and his lover, Pierre Berge, had deliberately defined roles — Saint Laurent was the fragile artist and Berge was the ultimate manager. A new film tells their story.


Think Before You Clap: You Could Be Beat Deaf

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Some people just can't keep a beat. A Montreal neuroscientist describes the problem as a "musical brain disorder" rather than a mere problem of coordination.


Meet The Models: Exhibit Explores The People Behind The Paintings

Thursday, June 12, 2014

An exhibit at Smithsonian's Archives of American Art investigates the relationship between artists and their models. The stern woman in Grant Wood's American Gothic? That was actually his sister, Nan.


As Portraits Became Passé, These Artists Redefined 'Face Value'

Thursday, May 29, 2014

After World War II, portraiture fell out of fashion. But an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery celebrates some rebel artists who found new, clever and funny ways to portray the human figure.


Impressionists With Benefits? The Painting Partnership Of Degas And Cassatt

Friday, May 23, 2014

A new exhibit explores the intense relationship between French painter Edgar Degas and American painter Mary Cassatt. No one knows whether it was romantic, but there was certainly no lack of passion.


One Collector's Plan To Save Realistic Art Was Anything But Abstract

Monday, May 12, 2014

In the 1950s Abstract Expressionism was wow-ing the art world and elbowing Realism out of galleries. Art lover Sara Roby set out to change that, and a new exhibit celebrates the impact she had.

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The Public School Where The Duke Lives On

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nowhere is the legacy of Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington — among the greatest composer/bandleaders in history — more profound than at the Washington, D.C., arts high school that bears his name.


Another Round Of Tornadoes Rakes Through The South

Monday, April 28, 2014

Severe damage was reported in Tupelo, Miss., where the mayor said homes and business were destroyed. The severe weather is expected to continue through the night.


Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Seventy-five years ago, Marian Anderson made history when she sang to crowd of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial. The Daughters of the American Revolution had denied her the use of Constitution Hall.


Soprano Alyson Cambridge Among Those Honoring Marian Anderson

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A special concert this weekend will commemorate Marian Anderson's historic performance on Easter Sunday 1939 at the Lincoln Memorial. Soprano Alyson Cambridge will be among those performing.


Girls Are Taught To 'Think Pink,' But That Wasn't Always So

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

After World War II ended, Rosie the Riveter traded in her factory blues for June Cleaver's pink apron. A new exhibit traces pink back to the beginning — when plenty of boys wore it, too.


Japanese Tea Ritual Turned 15th Century 'Tupperware' Into Art

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Eight hundred years ago, tea traveled to Japan from China in simple, ceramic storage jars. These ancient jugs, now on display in Washington, D.C., helped launch Japan's tea culture.


Re-Released Recordings Reveal Literary Titans In Their Youth

Thursday, March 06, 2014

In the early 1960s, a young couple in Boston set out to make audio recordings of relatively young, up-and-coming writers — like James Baldwin, Philip Roth and John Updike — reading their own works.