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Susan Stamberg

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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