An art review from the series Masterpiece in the April 28-29 edition of The Wall Street Journal by E.A. Carmean, Jr.: "Denying Death" The masterpiece is "Vanitas I" (1938) by Georges Braque. (See attached picture).
In the April 29 issue of The Washington Post, a book review by John Pomfret: "A Chinese uprising that rattled the world"The book is: "Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War" by Stephen R. Platt, Knopf, $30, 470 pages
In the April 27 edition of The Washington Post, an obituary by Adam Bernstein: "Joe Muranyi, 84, Clarinetist accompanied Louis Armstrong"