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  • Good news and bad news for the Boston Public Library

    The Boston Public Library gained an unusually high profile when it filed a police report in late April: Two artworks worth more than $600,000 had been stolen. The artworks -- a valuable engraving by Albrecht Durer and an etching by Rembrandt -- could be viewed by patrons by appointment in a rare books room and had been stored in a locked room. They had gone missing weeks before the police were notified.
  • Pope Francis is an urban critic

     Pope Francis is an urban critic
    Who knew? Pope Francis is an urban critic — a tad earnest, perhaps, but as lucid and biting as they come. One of the most intriguing aspects of the pope's new encyclical on climate change is its commentary on the rapid growth of cities in the...

    Robert Schuller: A patron of modernist architecture

    Robert Schuller: A patron of modernist architecture
    He began with a drive-in church designed by Richard Neutra located just three miles from Disneyland. Over time he added a telegenic cathedral by Philip Johnson and a shimmering, cylindrical "hospitality center," with an auditorium and cafe, by Richard...

    German architect Frei Otto wins 2015 Pritzker Prize a day after his death

     German architect Frei Otto wins 2015 Pritzker Prize a day after his death
    A day after his death, German architect Frei Otto, best known for the tentlike structures of the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich, on Tuesday was named the 2015 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's highest honor. Sponsored by Chicago's...

    Sendak Museum, Archive Planned In Ridgefield

    Sendak Museum, Archive Planned In Ridgefield
    Well-loved children's author Maurice Sendak lives on through his books and soon his life and work could be acknowledged in the town where he lived for 40 years. Ridgefield's governing board recently voted unanimously to allow the town to work with the...