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Trash Talking: Director John Waters
Art Theft: 'The Scream' Stolen, Again
Taking 'The Scream' Personally
Special Effects Artist Ray Harryhausen
Capturing the Official Story of the Olympics
Munch's 'The Scream' is Stolen in Norway
Rebuilding the Buddhas of Bamiyan
'Boondocks' Cartoonist Looks Forward
The Art of Photographer Cartier-Bresson
Remembering Henri Cartier-Bresson
His colorful, chaotic, bold, vibrant and often comic paintings of New York City feature the spectrum of life from prostitutes, thieves and gamblers to tourists, shoppers and moms and dads. When he was 20, nearly 50 years ago, Grooms moved to New York City from Nashville, and his visceral reaction to the city has informed his paintings since. There's a new book of his work (the first major book on Grooms in 20 years), Red Grooms.
Views of New York: Painter Red Grooms
'The Manchurian Candidate' Returns
'Boondocks' Creator vs. Bill Cosby
Rock 'n' Roll Photographer Mick Rock