Painting a New Picture

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

After 15 days of debate in congress, we take the current pulse of healthcare reform with Harper’s Magazine senior editor Luke Mitchell. Then, Peter Paul Rubens wasn't just one of the greatest artists of seventeenth-century Europe…we'll learn about how he moonlighted as a secret diplomat. Plus, curator Barbara Haskell on the Whitney Museum's exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe’s abstract paintings. And, word maven Patricia T. O’Conner fields your calls about our confounding English language.

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Healthcare Reform Update

Luke Mitchell, senior editor for Harper's Magazine, gives us an update on healthcare reform. His recent articles "Understanding Obamacare," and "Sick in the Head: Why America Won't Get the Health-Care System It Needs," look at why the United States has arguably the worst healthcare system in ...

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Master of Shadows

Mark Lamster tells the true story of how the famous European painter Peter Paul Rubens doubled as a secret agent and negotiated a peace between superpowers in the 17th century. In Master of Shadows: The Secret Diplomatic Career of the Painter Peter Paul Rubens, he explains how Rubens’s reputation ...


Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction

Curator Barbara Haskell discusses the exhibition "Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction," on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art through January 17. The show includes more than 125 paintings, drawings, watercolors, and sculptures as well as selections from Alfred Stieglitz’s photographic portrait series of O’Keeffe.

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Word Maven Patricia T. O'Conner

Our word maven, Patricia T. O’Conner, answers questions about the English language and grammar. An updated and expanded third edition of her book Woe is I has recently been published. Call us at 212-433-9692 or leave a question below.

Visit Patricia T. O'Conner's Website.

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