Most people know it as the “painting on the fridge magnets,” but few know the long, tormented history of Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” painted by the Austrian master in 1907. The work passed to model Bloch-Bauer’s Viennese descendents, from whom the Nazis stole it, along with thousands of other priceless works owned by the Austrian capital’s Jews.
The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations - and now to make matters worse, the body of a condemned cult-leader known as Jesus has disappeared from the tomb, apparently following some ancient prophecy.
Top picks from recent Blu-ray releases include Interstellar, Gravity: Diamond Luxe Edition, Veep: The Complete Third Season and Into the Woods.
Actor Kevin Spacey popular political Netflix show “House of Cards” has received a seal of authenticity from former President Clinton.
Local restaurants are celebrating the 103rd anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, through April 12, by featuring cherry-inspired dishes and drinks.
A 22-year-old Italian woman has accused Hollywood film producer and Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting her Friday night in New York City, police sources told the New York Daily News.
Those attending New Salem Baptist Church in north Minneapolis were surprised by a famous visitor during Sunday’s service.
Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless says the recent hiring of Trevor Noah as the new “Daily Show” host had nothing to do with his race — after some pointed out that the network now has two black late-night hosts.
A new TV show is set to focus on the grandchildren of a couple who lost six kids in a 1994 van crash that was linked to the investigation and conviction of former Illinois Gov. George Ryan.
You would think Grammy Award-winning folk musician Cathy Fink would coast on the kudos she is collecting as executive producer of “On Redemption Road,” the just-released album by folk hero Tom Paxton. But Ms. Fink and her musical collaborator and spouse, Marcy Marxer, are also touring behind their just-released 44th album, “Dancin’ in the Kitchen,” spreading the word about the joy of all family configurations.