Can An Obscure Database Help ID Nazi-Looted Art?

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“Questions about the origins of the Gurlitt trove, which includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Renoir, have riveted the world. While German authorities have yet to divulge the identity of all the works, they have said they believe that less than half of them were stolen from Jewish owners.”

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When ‘The Nutcracker’ Goes Wrong

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“One time, the Bunny from the battle scene, danced by a school child, wet herself onstage, and we had to navigate around the yellow snow. The dressers were furious afterward because one of the dancers had to kneel in the puddle.”

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Ned Vizzini, 32, Writer Of Young Adult Novels

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“Mr. Vizzini wrote openly about his struggles with depression and spoke about it with student groups. One of his most celebrated novels, ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story,’ published in 2006, is based on the five days he spent in the psychiatric ward of a Brooklyn hospital in 2004.”

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