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Studs, Pigs and Dogs: Renaissance Portraits at the Met

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

2012-05-15-201205091.jpgAll commissioned portraits testify to the wealth of their subjects. But Niccolò's portrait speaks more clearly than most. Straining my ear, I thought I heard him whispering across the centuries.

Poems By History's Most Powerful

John Lundberg | Posted 05.18.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

In his youth, Stalin was an avid reader of Goethe, Shakespeare and even Walt Whitman -- he fancied himself something of a poet.