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The Arts Seen in Philly (Tim & Julia’s Excellent Wedding Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to Philadelphia this past weekend for the wedding of our nephew Tim and, say, it was swellegant. On the endless drive down there (hey, Friday . . . summer . . . 95 … Continue reading

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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: What the-!

Well the Missus and I watched the doggies at the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Show the past two nights and say, it was swell. But we never expected it to be. For starters, we couldn’t stand half of the seven finalists. … Continue reading

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The Art Seen In New York (Magritte/Balthus Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to The Big Town last weekend and say, it was swell. (After, that is, we crawled our way through the Mother-in-Law of All Traffic Jams: From the New York City line to the … Continue reading

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Why The New York Times Is A Great Newspaper (Nazi Art Plundering Edition)

In their prime (which is to say the 1940s), the Nazis seized roughly 100,000 works of art – worth maybe $10 billion – from German families who happened to be Jewish. This is the story of 400 of those artworks … Continue reading

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Cezanne’s Card Players

Hidden gem alert: The Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House in London. On view now is the exhibit “Cezzane’s Card Players,” which assembles all but two of Paul Cezanne’s studies and finished works of what many think is his greatest painting. … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen In New York

Well, the Missus and I went down to The Big Town for a few days, and here’s some of what we saw (not counting Eliot Spitzer on the Upper East Side after a run in Central Park – his, not … Continue reading

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