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Another Hero Departed: Monuments Man Bernard Taper

Robert M. Edsel | Posted 12.12.2016 | Arts
Robert M. Edsel

On October 17, Bernard Taper, one of my heroes, died. He was 98 years of age. Bernie spent his life as a journalist and educator. He also authored sev...

Art With a Past: Remembering the Holocaust in Centuries-Old Tapestries

Penny Schwartz | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Penny Schwartz

The grand Koch Gallery at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts boasts 16th century and 17th century European artists like Titian. It's an unexpected place t...

The Islamic State's Murder of a Modern Day Monuments Man

Robert M. Edsel | Posted 08.21.2016 | Arts
Robert M. Edsel

Khaled al-Asaad, 83-year-old retired Syrian archaeologist known admiringly as "Mr. Palmyra" for his extraordinary knowledge of that revered 2,000 year-old Roman era city, has been killed.

The Year in Film, 2014: 22 Easy Pieces

Jon Eig | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Say whatever else you want to about 2014, here's one thing I know for sure. It had 365 days. And since new movies opened on screens across the USA on a great many of those days, I feel compelled to consider the year in films.

Congressional Monuments Men? The Role of Congress in Fighting Terrorist Financing, While Preserving Our Cultural Heritage

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 02.05.2015 | Home
Mark V. Vlasic

On the eve of Thanksgiving, the Congressional Anti-Terrorism and Proliferation Financing Task Force conducted a briefing on Islamic State in Iraq and ...

Archaeologists Train 'Monuments Men' to Save Syria's Past | Posted 09.04.2014 | Arts

The ancient city of Dura-Europos sits on a bluff above the Tigris River a few miles from Syria's border with Iraq, its mud-brick walls facing a bleak ...

The Unsung But Revolutionary Art Institutions of Massachusetts

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Massachusetts is home to some lesser known -- or even unknown -- but significant centers of culture where you can observe great art, and create some of your own.

Jewish Heir Searching for Lost Family Art

Elizabeth Rynecki | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Rynecki

My great grandfather saw his role as documenting the world around him; I see mine as uncovering and sharing a world that was lost.

At Risk: Egypt's Heritage -- and Our Own

Deborah Lehr | Posted 05.26.2014 | Home
Deborah Lehr

There is a crisis unfolding in Egypt: some of the world's most precious archaeological sites and artifacts are being senselessly looted.

The Man Behind 'The Monuments Men': David Finley and the Roberts Commission

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Katherine Flynn In 1956, Finley brought his case for saving the historic Patent Office Building in downtown D.C. before President Eisenho...

The Long Shadows of War

Sabine Reichel | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
Sabine Reichel

It was a surprise to discover eventually that nothing has shaped me more than the war I didn't have to live through. I still feel the impact and the traces my parents' generation left in us, the often rebellious offspring of the late '60s.

Modern-day Monuments Men: The State Department's Cultural Heritage Center

Evan Ryan | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Evan Ryan

Events similar to those recounted in the movie are unfolding every day around the world. It's a little less dramatic, but the work by the State Department to preserve, protect, and recover works of art is as vital today as it was in World War II.

(R)evolution at the 64th Berlinale: Clooneymania to Nymphomania Climaxing in a Double Decker Zeitgeist

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Along with a full circle (r)evolution beyond the Uncertainty Principle, the underlying signature of this Berlinale is that European specialty: no holds barred sex exploding mainstream.

On the Future of Wagnerism: Do New Revelations About Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

What's to be done about someone whose art is or seems to be so great, but whose prejudices were unquestionably contributory to great evil? How do you continue to appreciate art once aware of the enormity it was accessory to?

Beyond The Monuments Men

Christopher Holshek | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

The challenge is not the wars we must fight as much as the peace that we have to build in order not to fight them anymore or in the first place.

George Clooney's Monuments Men Touches Chicago Legal Community

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.17.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

One of the rare films I have seen to occasion applause at the end. I saw it at a theater 125 miles north of Cincinnati. Don't want to be a spoiler, so I will only say this. George's dad, Nick Clooney, has the last word in this one, and frankly, steals the show.

George Clooney and Other Monuments Men Attend NYC Premiere

Tom Murro | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

At the party, George is just like you think he is -- charming, incredibly gracious, and completely accessible (especially if you're a leggy blonde under 40).

Christopher Rosen

What It's Really Like To Make A Movie With George Clooney | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment

"The Monuments Men" gave co-writer, director and star George Clooney his best debut yet as a director. The Sony release earned $22 million over its th...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Remembering RoboCop!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

This week's MovieFilm adventure kicks off with us talking up our latest entertainment exploits, including The Lego Movie, The Monuments Men, Philomena...

'Monuments Men' Cast Mocks Matt Damon | Posted 02.07.2014 | Celebrity

he cast of "The Monuments Men" visited Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday (Feb. 6). It was very entertaining from the start — but things really got going o...

Zaki's Review: The Monuments Men

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

With The Monuments Men, director/star George Clooney switches gears slightly from the high-minded political meditations of previous efforts such as 20...

George Clooney Celebrates Monuments Men at the Metropolitan Club

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On Tuesday night with an ice storm looming, George Clooney worked the room, a very big room. The elegant Metropolitan Club featured its signature ice ...

Jimmy Kimmel's Enemy Is Out For Blood

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.06.2014 | Comedy

Matt Damon has been called a lot of things: A humanitarian, a "garbage person" (thanks, Amy Poehler), a handicapped slurring of his own name in "Team ...

George Clooney And His Cast Took Major Pay Cuts To Make 'The Monuments Men'

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 02.06.2014 | Celebrity

George Clooney is more than just an actor. As a director, philanthropist and activist, he has shined light on global issues and injustices, making him...

George Clooney Comments On Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment

Before the Tuesday night world premiere of "The Monuments Men," George Clooney, the film's director and star, took a moment to remember Philip Seymour...