Life & Times

Marion True in Newburyport, Mass., where she grew up and her mother still lives. The former curator of antiquities for the J. Paul Getty Museum was indicted in 2005 by an Italian court for being part of a stolen-art ring. All charges were eventually dismissed, but her career was ruined. (Washington Post - Michele McDonald)

Curator Who Vanished Now Wants to Tell Her Story

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The reporters staked her out. The investigators said she conspired with crooked dealers. And her museum colleagues seemed content to watch her disappear, as if …

Canaletto’s Venice

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Adolph Weil, Jr., w ho graduated from Dartmouth in 1935, became over the course of his life an avid and astute collector of prints by …

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Meal and A Webcam Conjure Fame In S. Korea

Friday, August 21, 2015

Seoul, South Korea — Every evening, 14-year-old Kim Sung-jin orders fried chicken, delivery pizza or Chinese food to eat in a small room in his family’s home south of Seoul. He gorges on food as he chats before …

Hopes Fading to Restore Historic Birthplace of Gospel Music

Friday, August 21, 2015

Chicago — When a fire in 2006 nearly demolished Pilgrim Baptist Church, an architectural treasure by Louis Sullivan that is known as the birthplace of modern gospel music, many Chicagoans insisted that the building had to be restored. …

Reality Star Acknowledges Infidelity

Friday, August 21, 2015

Calling himself “the biggest hypocrite ever,” ex-reality star Josh Duggar has apologized for a “secret addiction” to pornography and for cheating on his wife. “While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a …

Overflowing With Excitement

Friday, August 21, 2015

From left, Jeff Balch, Alan Giard and Perley Rich readjust straps before lifting the granite bowl of a new public fountain on the Lebanon Mall on Thursday. Patricia Gosselin, chairwoman of the Lebanon Fountain Working Group, said fountains …

Art Notes: Hartland Artist Voyages Into the Third Dimension

Thursday, August 20, 2015

In her new work, Rachel Gross takes the two-dimensional surface of the print and gives it the appearance of three-dimensionality. Another way of putting it is that she is using one of the oldest devices in the artist’s …

Entertainment Highlights: Bow Thayer Returns a Favor to a Concert Venue

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Call this weekend’s inaugural Valley Jam Vermont in Stockbridge a homecoming for Bow Thayer, minus the complications and distractions. “I’m looking forward to it,” the Americana and blues veteran said this week in a telephone conversation from his …

Raise Your Glass: Spanish White Has Layers Of Flavor

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Martin Codax Rias Baixas, Spain Albarino, 2013, $11-$16 I think it’s safe to say that many wine drinkers tend to seek out comfort zones — wine brands, varietals, regions — that they return to time and time again. …

FBI Hunts Stolen Wyeths

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Boston — The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for help in finding two N.C. Wyeth paintings stolen from a home in Portland, Maine. A total of six Wyeth paintings were stolen from the home …

Disney Fulfills Its Grand Plans for Star Wars

Thursday, August 20, 2015

From park to cineplex, Star Wars has new plans for taking the world by Stormtrooper. As spotlighted this weekend at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, everything about Star Wars industries is on track for getting even bigger. Where …

Creator Says There Are Still Plenty of Stories to Tell in ‘Heroes’

Thursday, August 20, 2015

There are logical reasons for CBS to introduce a Supergirl show this fall (comic book movies are all the rage) and the nostalgic appeal of The Muppets on ABC is clear. But even in the current rehash, reboot and regurgitate TV culture, NBC’s reliance on Heroes Reborn (8-10 …