In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, a Van Gogh was swiped from a Dutch museum

The stolen work, “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884,” is an oil painting Van Gogh created when he was 30 years old, only six years before his death in 1890.

An American stranded in Europe by the COVID-19 pandemic: a personal story

On March 17, six days from my expected return to New York, I was alerted that my flight with Norwegian Airlines was cancelled.

Don’t throw away your shot – ‘Hamilton’ is coming!

WASHINGTON – “Hamilton,” the top-grossing musical on Broadway, is coming to Washington. The “room where it happens” is the Opera House at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. People may not have to “throw away their shot”…

Arts advocates pin budget hopes – again – on Congress

As they have every year of the Trump presidency, supporters of federal funding for the arts are looking to Congress to reject the administration’s latest proposal to reduce or eliminate spending for a host of high-profile organizations.

In wake of his Senate acquittal, Trump angrily lashes out at Democrats and other critics

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump triumphantly and angrily declared victory and slammed political rivals, critics, current and former FBI officials and others in an acquittal victory lap Thursday. At the National Prayer Breakfast and later in the East Room of…

Senate acquits Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will remain in office after Wednesday’s final vote in his Senate impeachment trial resulted in acquittals on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, bringing the four-month impeachment process to a close.  A…

Senators wrap up impeachment trial questioning ahead of key vote on witnesses

(UPDATED FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2020) WASHINGTON — Wrapping up two days of impeachment trial questions Thursday, senators revisited key assertions made by Trump’s lawyers: presidents’ actions that aid re-election are not impeachable if they’re in the nation’s best interest, and…