| Dec 1, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — Tea time at Sardi's, and in rushed Bette Midler too busy to give her caricature on the far wall an admiring glance.
She had just finished taping an appearance on Katie Couric's talk show and, like me, had plans to see Mike Nichols'...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:19 AM
The saga of 1,500 art works recovered in Munich, with an estimated value of more than $1 billion and possibly stolen by Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s, made big headlines over the weekend.
The German publication Focus reported that the 2011 discovey...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Artist John Baldessari has had a long association with the California Institute of the Arts, where he was a professor of art for nearly two decades. On Friday, the school announced that it is naming a new art studio building on campus in honor of the 82-...
| Nov 28, 2013
The outrage sparked by the clumsy handling of a Nazi-looted art trove in Munich, which was revealed this month, shows the urgent need for transparency in the art world, from museums to auction houses to private collections.
For years this rarefied world...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:25 PM
"Aftermath" is a bombshell disguised as a thriller. Its devastating story involves Jews and the Holocaust, yet not a single Jewish character appears on-screen. Instead there are only Poles, grappling to different degrees with a history that is as...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. One of the strongest storms ever recorded battered the central Philippines, ripping off rooftops, knocking out power and communications and forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News be gins in Asia, where the strongest typhoon this year slammed into the Philippines, setting off landslides, knocking out power in several provinces and cutting communications in the country's central region of island...
| Nov 10, 2013
Samuel Goetz was 14 when the Nazis rounded up Jews in his hometown of Tarnow, Poland, and killed thousands of them — his parents included — in the gas chambers at Belzec in southeast Poland.
A few months later, he too was forced out of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:30 PM
"Breakfast with Lucian," Geordie Greig's juicy, eye-popping book about Lucian Freud, the notoriously priapic painter best known for raw portraits that stripped his sitters bare in every sense, doesn't pretend to be objective or comprehensive. Greig offers...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In April, when DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg rebutted accusations of political motivations behind the company's decision to co-produce with the China Film Group an animated feature, "Tibet Code," he was telling the truth. But...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:04 AM
Big things really do come in small packages -- 140-character packages, to be exact. Making its debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Twitter's stock rocketed above its initial public offering price in a frenzied day of trading that...