Remains of the Day: Stolen Art; Michi on Sacks; Rowling's Latest

Former Getty Museum antiquities curator Marion True went on trial in Athens yesterday on charges she conspired over a decade ago to acquire for the museum an ancient gold funerary wreath.

After the Battle of Brooklyn: East River Incognita II “further examines [artist Duke Riley’s] fascination with and exploration of maritime history and events around the waterways of New York City.

Michiko Kakutani on Oliver Sacks’ latest: “Could have benefited from some heavy-duty editing.” But still: a “powerful and compassionate” account!

Portfolio magazine’s December issue looks at stolen art. View a slideshow! Vermeer, Van Gogh, Lucian Freud …

Sotheby’s has released an early look at J.K. Rowling’s latest book, which will be auctioned for charity on Dec. 13.