| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Valery Gergiev is the major conductor today for whom the most superlatives apply.
He is commonly hailed as Russia's greatest living conductor. As the general and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg — which includes Russia'...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Responding to international pressure, officials in Germany have released a preliminary list of the more than 1,400 works of art discovered in a Munich apartment that are believed to have been improperly acquired by the Nazis.
On Tuesday, authorities...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Officials in Germany have released an additional 54 images of artworks that were recovered from the Munich apartment where an art dealer was recently revealed to be hiding a stash of more than 1,400 pieces.
The newly publicized works include some...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Authorities in Germany have seized more art that is possibly connected to the unprecedented discovery of more than 1,400 works revealed last week.
The German newspaper Bild reported over the weekend that 22 pieces of art were recovered from an apartment...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:18 PM
A trove of artwork that some believe was looted by Nazi forces has been found in an apartment in Munich. The German magazine Focus has reported that the stash of art contains pieces by Matisse and Picasso and could be the largest collection of Nazi-looted...
| 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 7, 2013
| 10:41 AM
The recently revealed discovery of more than 1,400 works of art stashed away in an apartment in Munich, Germany, could pose a number of legal challenges for individuals looking to make a claim, an art expert said in an interview.
Officials in Germany...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Little did the Greeks know what they were getting us into back in 1896. And how could they?
Certainly, their vision of the Olympics probably went no further than to celebrate which of them ran the best marathon in a loincloth.
Now, we are three...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Austrian-born actor and director Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in "Judgment at Nuremberg," ha died. He was 83.
Schell's agent, Patricia Baumbauer,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:02 PM
John Kerry is quite obviously a friend of Israel. He was a friend in the Senate, and he is one as secretary of state. His work on behalf of a two-state solution seems motivated by a deep love for Israel and a fear that Israel will cease to be a democratic...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:21 AM
LONDON — Dozens more masterpieces by artists such as Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet have been discovered in a second home belonging to the elderly German recluse whose Munich apartment yielded an astonishing trove of more than 1,400 artworks,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:22 AM
An additional 60 works of art have recently been recovered from the Salzburg, Austria, residence of Cornelius Gurlitt, the art dealer whose Munich apartment was found to hold a trove of artwork believed to have been seized or improperly acquired by the...