worth hearing • from NPR – Thomas McShane, a former FBI art-theft expert, talks about who steals famous works of art and why.

worth reading • The Library Thing article from the New York Times reprinted @ CNET news, no login required.

oops • Stolen Rockwell Painting Found in Steven Spielberg’s Collection: The painting, Rockwell’s “Russian Schoolroom,” was snatched during a late-night burglary at a gallery in Clayton, Mo., on June 25, 1973. Spielberg purchased the painting in 1989 from a legitimate dealer and didn’t know it was stolen until last week. I guess it could happen to anyone.

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