This week, thieves stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of paintings by Picasso, Monet and Matisse from a museum in Rotterdam. Weekend Edition host Scott Simon talks about the changing economic interests of major art theft with Robert Wittman, the former senior investigator and founder of the FBI's National Art Crime Team.
Dan Brown, author of the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, is back with his first novel in four years. Inferno follows academic hero Robert Langdon on a chase through Italy as he attempts to avert a biological catastrophe.
Designer Katie Shelly's upcoming cookbook offers 50 illustrated recipe "blueprints" for basic meals — from simple snacks to more hefty dishes like eggplant Parmesan. She hopes they'll inspire any level of cook to improvise in the kitchen.
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