2 Stolen Van Goghs Recovered By Anti-Mafia Police In Italy

Anti-mafia police in Naples, Italy, have recovered two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen from a museum in Amsterdam more than a decade ago.The Van Gogh Museum announced Friday that a curator inspected the two works, at the request of Italian authorities, and "drew a firm conclusion: 'They are the real paintings!' "The two canvases, a seascape and a painting of a church, were stolen from the museum in 2002 in a widely publicized heist. They've been missing ever since.The director...
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Brooks Museum of Art

It's one of the Brooks Museum's most popular paintings: "At the Foot of the Cliff," by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. As curator Stanton Thomas points out in this week's Culture Desk, the artist's dreamy and creamy brush strokes have beguiled art lovers for more than a century. But his contemporaries -- particularly the Impressionists -- weren't entirely uncritical of Bouguereau's smooth moves.

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Change is inevitable and if you are a female and are fortunate enough, you will eventually experience the change also known as menopause.


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Brooks Museum of Art

The Brooks Museum of Art turned 100 this year, and some of its earliest art works on display were those donated by its founders and supporters. That's true of this painting by the American artist Cecelia Beaux. The subject of the portrait is Mrs. Samuel Hamilton Brooks (nee Bessie Vance), whose financial gift to the museum included the family name. Museum director Emily Ballew Neff tells more.

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There’s a new bakery in town whipping up scrumptious organic treats … all for your favorite pet!

Brooks Museum of Art

William Edmondson came to sculpting later in life. With no prior training, he picked up a hammer, a railroad spike and some discarded limestone and got to work making what God told him to make: a tombstone. Fortunately, it wasn't his own. On this week's Culture Desk, curator Marina Pacini talks about why this Tennessee artist's work has a special place in the Brooks Museum's permanent collection

Courting Lady, ca. 1940s

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If you find yourself spending additional hours in the grocery store, you are probably one of those "label readers."

Memphis has a new restaurant in town that’s not only serving up good eats … but is also making a difference in our hometown.

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Host Jonathan Judaken talks with artist Dread Scott about #BlackLivesMatter, the continuing history and struggle for racial equality in America, the connections between race and money, racial profiling, the lingering memories of lynching, and how art can affect social justice. 


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Hear the radio version of this story.A GOP legislator who skipped the vote to expel Franklin Republican Jeremy Durham says he's "no fan" of the disgraced lawmaker, but he's also putting in some choice words for House Speaker Beth Harwell.State Rep. Billy Spivey, R-Lewisburg, is also defending going on a fishing trip to the Alabama coast put together by an advocate for school vouchers. The trip included Durham and three other lawmakers.The controversy is the latest example of GOP infighting following Durham's ouster.
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Listen to the story here. University of Arkansas Medical Sciences sonography student Debra Howell is a nontraditional 35-year-old whose father came from Belize. She has one more year to finish her bachelor’s degree. In addition to a 40-hour a week residency, Howell must find time to study — and care for her kids. She works 12-hour shifts on Saturdays and Sundays as an X-ray technician.
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