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Baltimore Museum of Art appoints Christopher Bedford as next director

The Baltimore Museum of Art has chosen as its next director Christopher Bedford, who at age 39 already has achieved art world coups. After a 10-month international search that attracted about 270 candidates, the museum's board of trustees voted Monday to appoint Bedford to succeed Doreen Bolger,...

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  • 'The Apache Wars' gives history of forgotten conflict

    'The Apache Wars' gives history of forgotten conflict

    Paul Andrew Hutton's "The Apache Wars" is a major work of history on a much-neglected subject. Ask most any American to name our longest war, and they're bound to reply Iraq or Afghanistan. Not even close — not yet, anyway. Beginning in 1861 and lasting for the better part of three decades, Americans,...

  • A.J. Liebling's classic 'Chicago: The Second City' put Chicago in its place

    A.J. Liebling's classic 'Chicago: The Second City' put Chicago in its place

    A.J. Liebling, that caustic, sarcastic, witty New Yorker magazine writer, was no fan of Chicago as he made clear in his 1952 book, "Chicago: The Second City." Consider his sardonic description of the cityscape: Seen from the taxi, on the long ride in from the airport, the place looked slower, shabbier,...

  • 'Paul McCartney: The Life' offers thorough account of ex-Beatle

    'Paul McCartney: The Life' offers thorough account of ex-Beatle

    Behind the double thumbs-up, impish smile and round, half-moon eyes lies a Paul McCartney more complex than public perception lends itself to. As biographer Philip Norman writes in "Paul McCartney: The Life," McCartney is more than just the "cute Beatle" thumping away on a left-handed violin-shaped...

  • Me, My Shelf and I: James T. Green and C'ne Rohlsen

    Me, My Shelf and I: James T. Green and C'ne Rohlsen

    James T. Green and C'ne Rohlsen met in the stacks. "It was our first day of class our freshman year at University of St. Francis in Joliet, and we were learning about library resources," says Rohlsen, a collage artist, designer and curator. "We had to look stuff up together." For her and partner Green...

  • Buying a way past death: 'Zero K' by Don DeLillo

    Buying a way past death: 'Zero K' by Don DeLillo

    There is this weird fact that we are not nature. Aren't the skyscrapers we build as natural, strictly speaking, as a rabbit's scrapes or a bee's hive? But no — they're not. Poet A.R. Ammons wrote a passage about the human state that has stayed in my head for years. "How strange / we are here,"...

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