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Smithsonian Names Director For Hirshhorn Museum

The Smithsonian has named Melissa Chiu, a museum leader for the Asia Society in New York City, as the next director of the Hirshhorn Museum for modern and contemporary art in Washington.

06/06/2014

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Anne Tyler, Still Making It Up

In the living room of Anne Tyler, you could shelve virtually all the books under a single heading: fiction. Eudora Welty. John Updike. Vladimir Nabokov. Reynolds Price. A rare brush with fact is “More Matter,” a collection of Updike’s essays and criticism. Otherwise, don’t expect any works of history or politics. Biographies? What’s the point? She knows how the story will end.

04/03/2012

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