Cornelius Gurlitt, whose secret hoard of 1,406 artworks was seized in Munich by German authorities, says he doesn’t want to relinquish any of the art and is demanding its return, Spiegel magazine reported.
In L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” as well as the subsequent cartoon, stage musical and silent movies, Dorothy’s slippers are silver.
Richard Kurin talks with Lewis Lapham about his book, "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects." (Source: Bloomberg)
Our weekend picks are:
A Lucian Freud portrait, a prizewinning lesbian film, a Mexican restaurant and an army of jazz stars are our choices for London this weekend.
After three years, the war with China was taking a toll -- by 1940 the Japanese people were suffering.
Eri Hotta talks with Lewis Lapham about her book, "Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy." (Source: Bloomberg)
Ed Harris is brilliant as Bill Perch, an ether-gulping, downer-popping dentist in Beth Henley’s southern gothic drama “The Jacksonian.”
George Clooney’s film “The Monuments Men,” about the Western allies’ efforts to protect art treasures at risk in World War II, will premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, the festival announced today.
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