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  • Romanian poet, dissident Nina Cassian dies

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died in New York City. She was 89. Her husband, Maurice Edwards, told The...

  • Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez health very fragile

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The family of says Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez says his health is "very fragile" a week after leaving a Mexico City hospital. Garcia Marquez is at his home in Mexico City after eight days in the hospital last week for treatment of pneumonia and related problems....

  • 2014 Pulitzer winners in journalism and arts

    The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges' comments: ___ JOURNALISM — Public Service: The Guardian US and The Washington Post for the revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency. The committee cited the Post for authoritative and...

  • Fans think Banksy behind artwork mocking UK spies

    LONDON (AP) — Street artist Banksy may have struck again, leaving an espionage-themed graffiti artwork in the hometown of Britain's electronic spy agency. A stenciled artwork has appeared on a wall in the western England city of Cheltenham, depicting three figures in trench coats and trilbys...

  • Artist Ai Wei Wei Confronts the 'Evidence'

    A new exhibition by Chinese conceptual artist Ai Wei Wei focuses on his political activism and confrontations with authorities. Once again the Chinese government refuses to give the artist a passport to allow him to attend the show in Berlin. (April 3) SHOTLIST: AP Television - Clients Only...

  • German collector to return 1st looted artwork

    BERLIN (AP) — A recluse who hoarded a priceless art collection at his homes in Germany and Austria — including works possibly looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis — has for the first time agreed to hand back a piece of art, his representatives said Wednesday. The unidentified artwork...

  • Report: Art treasures in Gurlitt's Austrian house

    VIENNA (AP) — Austrian state television says experts have found 180 artworks — including a long-lost painting by Claude Monet — in the Salzburg house of the German art collector who hoarded art in his Munich apartment for decades. ORF says the works were discovered last month among the...

  • Avignon's far-right candidate backs arts festival

    PARIS (AP) — The far-right candidate for mayor of Avignon has criticized the director of the French city's famed theater festival but promised he would not interfere with its programming. Festival director Olivier Py had threatened to relocate the summer event if the anti-immigration National...

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama praises art backdrop

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Forget about the White House East Room. President Barack Obama says a famous Dutch art work provided one of the best settings ever for one of his statements to the media. Towering behind him as he spoke at the Rijksmuseum, the recently renovated Dutch national art house, was...

  • Norwegian museum agrees to return looted Matisse

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Norwegian museum says it has agreed to return a Matisse once looted by Hermann Goering to the family of Jewish art dealer Paul Rosenberg. The 1937 painting, "Woman in Blue in Front of a Fireplace," has been the centerpiece of the Henie Onstad Art Center near Oslo since the...



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