Susan Stamberg

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With Sunny, Modern Homes, Joseph Eichler Built The Suburbs In Style

Monday, March 16, 2015

The developer was known for well-crafted tract homes that dotted California suburbs after World War II. "The architecture really does inform the way you live," says Eichler homeowner Adriene Biondo.


Meet Joseph Duveen, The Savvy Art Dealer Who Sold European Masterpieces

Monday, March 09, 2015

Duveen once observed: "Europe has a great deal of art, and America has a great deal of money." A new exhibit explores the relationship between Duveen and American mega-millionaire Norton Simon.


Impressionist Hero Edouard Manet Gets The Star Treatment In Los Angeles

Friday, February 27, 2015

Manet was not himself an impressionist, but he mightily influenced the movement. Two of his paintings are now in LA. The Railway is making its West Coast debut, and Spring just sold for $65 million.


As 'Hollywood Jobs' Turns 10, We Follow Up With The Folks In The Credits

Friday, February 20, 2015

NPR's Susan Stamberg has talked to everyone from focus pullers to foley artists. She finds that in the last 10 years, technology and out-of-state tax incentives have been Hollywood game-changers.


Never Seen And Sometimes Barely Heard, Loopers Fill In Hollywood's Soundtrack

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In movies, crowd noise, hospital waiting room chatter and barroom brawl sounds are created by voice actors called loopers. "If it's done right, you shouldn't even notice it," one sound mixer says.


Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can't Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It, Too

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Melissa McSorley's job is to make food look good — and last — on camera. Sometimes that means cooking 800 Cubano sandwiches, other times it means scooping butter instead of ice cream.


Beautiful Bird Exhibit Spotted At Smithsonian

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., has gathered the work of artists who paint, photograph and sculpt winged creatures — underscoring their endangered existence and exquisite beauty.


Mother, Empress, Virgin, Faith: 'Picturing Mary' And Her Many Meanings

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

This Christmas, images of Mary created over five centuries glow on the walls of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Curator Kathryn Wat says that, to her, Mary represents bravery and strength.


Turner Was A Brute, But He Painted With Romantic Radiance

Saturday, December 20, 2014

One of Britain's best-loved artists, J.M.W. Turner, has been brought to life on the big screen. A new film paints him as an occasionally boorish man who turns out incandescent work.


Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It's Hard To Tell

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The American artist starts by taking dozens of photos of the same thing. Then he paints it, staying as faithful to photos as he can. The Smithsonian American Art Museum has an exhibition of his work.


Gold-Plated Gowns And 8-inch Pumps: The Stuff That Made Starlets Shimmer

Friday, November 28, 2014

Actress Mae West was petite, but on screen — thanks to a pair of platform shoes — she looked larger than life. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood's golden age.


AFL-CIO Supports Black Friday Strikes Against Walmart

Friday, November 28, 2014

Since 2012, Our Walmart, an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving. The group wants workers to get more full-time jobs and make a living wage of $15 an hour.


Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Put To The Test At Amish Market

Friday, November 21, 2014

A woman on the Eastern Shore of Maryland said she'd love to make and sell Susan Stamberg's mother-in-law's famous cranberry relish. Naturally, Stamberg had to inspect the operation and try it out.


Tom Magliozzi: As Warm In Real Life As He Was On The Radio

Monday, November 03, 2014

NPR's Susan Stamberg shares the blame for putting the Car Talk host on the air. She looks back on good times spent with the Magliozzi family and Tom, who died on Monday.

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The Colorful, Blossoming D.C. Arts Scene In The 1950s, '60s

Friday, October 31, 2014

In 1965 the work of six local painters went on exhibit at the now-defunct Washington Gallery of Modern Art. The show launched a movement, and the painters' work now hangs in major museums. One of those artists, now 97, lives in Arlington, Va.


'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. But history lost track of her after she left the Paris Opera.


Now That's An Artifact: See Mary Cassatt's Pastels At The National Gallery

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cassatt gave the three well-loved, wooden boxes of pastels to a friend's 10-year-old granddaughter, who later recalled: "I wasted lots of them on playing and swapping them with my friends."


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.