Susan Stamberg

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Get Pumped: 100+ Fabulous Pairs Of Shoes Are On View In New York

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Walk This Way exhibition features centuries of notable footwear from the personal collection of Stuart Weitzman — suffragists' boots, a lawyer's loafers, Cinderella's sandals and more.


Giacometti's Sculptures Bare The Scars Of Our Daily Struggles

Friday, June 08, 2018

Alberto Giacometti worked obsessively on super-slim sculptures that stride and slink like shadows. A Guggenheim exhibition and a new film explore the life of this talented, tormented artist.


Rest In Peace, Philip Roth, And Thank You

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

NPR's Susan Stamberg shares her favorite conversation with the writer, and what she did after she heard the news of his death.


Filmmaker Jean Renoir Inherited An Artist's Eye For Images

Monday, May 14, 2018

A new exhibition at the Barnes Foundation examines the relationship and the artistic link between 19th-century Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his 20th-century filmmaker son.


Session Drummer Dave Tull On 'Texting And Driving'

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Session drummer Dave Tull has played with the likes of Chuck Mangione, Maynard Ferguson and Barbra Streisand, but he breaks out on his own with a new album, Texting and Driving.


Mel Brooks Says It's His Job To 'Make Terrible Things Entertaining'

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Brooks, 91, has made a career of poking fun at topics that normally wouldn't make you laugh. "The comedy writer is like the conscience of the king," Brooks says. "He's got to tell him the truth."


What's It Like To Pose For David Hockney? We Asked The People In His Portraits

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

"There is nothing except the canvas, the artist, his gaze, and you," says Stephanie Barron, a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "That's it. The rest of the world just fades away."


Spring 1968: Returning Home To A Smoke-Filled City And Nation In Crisis

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

NPR's Susan Stamberg remembers flying back from India in 1968 to a city and country that was in the middle of a nervous breakdown.


3 Photographers Who Captured The Undersides Of Life

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is currently exhibiting the work of Brassaï, Diane Arbus and Nan Goldin, who all documented people far from the mainstream with profound intimacy.


The Flag Still Flies For Jasper Johns

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

As a major retrospective in Los Angeles shows, the modern American artist got us to take a second look at even common objects like numerals, archery targets and, yes, flags.


How Movie Darling Mary Pickford Became The Most Powerful Woman In Hollywood

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The producer, studio head and Oscar-winning actress would have been the envy of today's industry women. How did she get all that power a century ago? It started with her popularity as a star.


'He's Not A Leading Man': A Casting Director On Rembrandt's Self-Portraits

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Dutch artist painted scores of self-portraits, but they weren't exactly flattering. Casting director Margery Simkin thinks he could have played the manager of a baseball team.


From Sandwich Shops To Cotton Mills, Art That Honors The American Worker

Thursday, February 01, 2018

A Subway employee, a cleaning woman and a 1908 child laborer are all part of a National Portrait Gallery exhibition called "The Sweat Of Their Face."


This New York Gallery Has An Unusual Age Limit: No Artists Younger Than 60

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Galleries and museums often cool to artists as they get older. Those artists keep working, but they aren't shown or bought. The Carter Burden Gallery aims to change that.


No Kitten Around: Museum Exhibit Celebrates 'Divine Felines'

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ever feel fearful? Or brave? Protective? Aggressive? The ancient Egyptians had a cat for that! Ancient Egypt was full of animal deities, but cats reigned supreme, celebrated in sculptures and stories.


Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Takes Heat From One Of The Family's Own

Friday, November 17, 2017

It's the Friday before Thanksgiving. That means it's time for NPR's Susan Stamberg's traditional recipe that "sounds terrible but tastes terrific" — though her granddaughter begs to differ.


Dutch Artists Painted Their Patriotism With Pearls And ... Parrots?

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

In the 1600s, after decades of war, the Netherlands was thriving. Artists like Johannes Vermeer celebrated the nation's wealth with images of fine clothing, glimmering pearls and imported parrots.


'Hank And Jim' Highlights The Long Friendship Of 2 Hollywood Legends

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A new biography documents the lives and friendship of actors Henry Fonda and James Stewart.


Guess Who Renoir Was In Love With In 'Luncheon Of The Boating Party'

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Aline Charigot hadn't known Renoir long when she posed for his masterpiece, but he'd already fallen for her. Curator Eliza Rathbone says, "That's why she has the role that she does in the painting."


We Are What We Wear: Exhibition Examines Clothing That Changed The World

Thursday, October 05, 2017

A new exhibition at New York's MoMA explores the social history of clothing items like flip-flops ("a humble masterpiece," according to one curator) and the white T-shirt.