Susan Stamberg

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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.


Keen Eyes, Uncanny Instincts Keep Films In Sharp Focus

Friday, February 28, 2014

Believe it or not, the person responsible for keeping each and every shot of a movie in focus never looks through a camera lens. NPR's Susan Stamberg explains the role of the focus puller.


'Clap!' On Set, The Signature Sound Of The Slate

Thursday, February 27, 2014

On a movie set, every scene and every take gets "slated" during filming, and there's that distinctive clap sound we all know. But what's it for? The job of the clapper, revealed.


Thanksgivukkah: A Mash Of Two Holidays That's Easy To Relish

Friday, November 22, 2013

This year, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day. NPR's Susan Stamberg explores how to combine the best dishes for the double holiday, which won't happen again for another 70,000 or so years. And of course, she shares the recipe for her famous Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish.


In 1913, A New York Armory Filled With Art Stunned The Nation

Monday, November 11, 2013

The 1,400-work exhibition gave many Americans their first look at what avant-garde artists in Europe were up to. It was the biggest art show New York had ever seen and challenged ideas about artistic "progress."


Pen Pal Of Young 'Jerry' Salinger May Have Been First To Meet Holden

Thursday, October 24, 2013

From 1941 to 1943, J.D. Salinger exchanged letters with a young, aspiring writer in Toronto named Marjorie Sheard. The letters predate Catcher in the Rye, but Sheard may have been one of the first people to learn about its eventual protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Sheard's letters from Salinger are on display at the Morgan Library in New York.