Susan Stamberg Nationally renowned broadcast journalist Susan Stamberg is a special correspondent for NPR.

Curator Timothy Verdon says "Mary is unexpectedly fashionable" in Fra Filippo Lippi's Madonna and Child, painted in the 1460s. Provincia di Firenze, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence/National Museum of Women in the Arts hide caption

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Mother, Empress, Virgin, Faith: 'Picturing Mary' And Her Many Meanings

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Turner Was A Brute, But He Painted With Romantic Radiance

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Richard Estes, Jone's Diner, 1979, oil on canvas. (Private collection.) Click here for a closer look. Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It's Hard To Tell

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Mae West is said to have worn these super platform shoes both on screen and off. Brian Sanderson/Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston hide caption

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Gold-Plated Gowns And 8-inch Pumps: The Stuff That Made Starlets Shimmer

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A tub of Susan Stamberg's mother-in-law's famous cranberry relish made by Beth Hansen of Easton, Md. Jackie Judd/NPR hide caption

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Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Put To The Test At Amish Market

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Tom Magliozzi co-hosted the longtime public radio show Car Talk. He died Monday. Courtesy of Richard Howard hide caption

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Tom Magliozzi: As Warm In Real Life As He Was On The Radio

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The Colorful, Blossoming D.C. Arts Scene In The 1950s, '60s

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Edgar Degas' Little Dancer Aged Fourteen is on display at the National Gallery of Art until Jan. 11. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon/ Courtesy of the National Gallery hide caption

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'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

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These pastel boxes originally owned by Mary Cassatt were acquired recently by the National Gallery of Art. Click here for a closer look. National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Now That's An Artifact: See Mary Cassatt's Pastels At The National Gallery

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Minor White, Who Lived A Life In Photographs, Saw Images As Mirrors

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Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President

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For Would-Be Screenwriter, Enough False Starts To Fill A Book

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The Wilshire Boulevard Temple (pictured above circa 1939) was dedicated 85 years ago in 1929. Rabbi Steve Leder says, "This was the Los Angeles Jewish community's statement to itself — and to the majoritarian culture that surrounded it — that 'We are here, and we are prepared to be a great cultural and religious and civic force in our community.' " Courtesy Los Angeles Public Library hide caption

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Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

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Albert Paley's iron and steel gates, archways and free-standing sculptures are eye-catching landmarks. His 2010 steel work Evanesce stands in Monterrey, Mexico. "American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley" is on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art until September. Agencia para la Planeacióndel Desarrollo Urbano de Nuevo León/Courtesy Paley Studios hide caption

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With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

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Apples and Cakes (Pommes et gateaux) by Paul Cezanne, 1873-1877. Christie's Images Limited/Courtesy of the Barnes Foundation hide caption

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For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away

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