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'Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry' Review: Conversing via Canvas

Washington I’ve remembered, for more than two decades, debates I overheard at the National Gallery of Art’s great Johannes Vermeer retrospective about what had provoked the pictures. Was the robust girl pouring milk from a jug a servant in the artist’s household? Was the woman with the balance his wife? Probably because the space of these...

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Artist Angel Otero's New Show is All About Memory

Instead of canvas, artist Angel Otero paints on plexiglass. He builds his vivid compositions using oil paints, allowing one layer to dry before painting over it. Some of his paintings have three or four of these layers; others contain upwards of twelve or fifteen. When Otero, 36, is done with one, he peels “the skin” from the plexiglass. Usually, the [...]

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The FBI Agent Behind a Foiled al-Qaeda Plot

An alleged terrorist plotting to kill a train full of people is unknowingly driving with an undercover FBI agent. Suddenly, two disembodied voices can be heard near the dashboard. Agents in a nearby surveillance car who are supposed to be listening in on the suspect are instead unwittingly broadcasting their conversation to him. It’s the kind of technical glitch that [...]

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Maybe Jim Harbaugh Isn't Infallible

On Saturday, Michigan will host Rutgers and, in all likelihood, mercilessly pulverize a weaker team. To put it another way, it won’t be too different from what Penn State did to the Wolverines this past weekend. Two and a half years into Jim Harbaugh’s tenure, this is the state of Michigan football: The Wolverines are decent. And that’s better than [...]

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Seven Ways to Reduce Stress in Anxious Times

Wine. Chocolate. Binge-watching “The Crown.” How are your coping strategies working for you these days? Therapists have, for months, been reporting a significant increase in clients who are stressed and saddened by current events—hurricanes, fires, the threat of nuclear war. In some cases, they say, these large-scale worries are undermining...

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Christmas Trees Get the Halloween Spirit

It’s ugly and spooky, and that’s the point. The Halloween tree is a fake orange Christmas tree, and retailers hope we’ll buy it, and then also candy corn lights, black and orange ornaments, oversize spiders and miniature pumpkins. Candy makers like the idea because we’ll need garlands of skull chocolates and gummies, too. Target Corp. for...

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