The Clark Art Institute’s summer 2018 exhibition, “Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900,” celebrates an international group of artists who overcame gender-based restrictions to make extraordinary creative strides, taking important steps in the fight for a more egalitarian art world. It is on view in Williamstown through September 3.

In addition to “Women Artists in Paris,” The Clark is the exclusive venue for the exhibition “The Art of Iron: Objects from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy.” The exhibition presents thirty-six historic objects in an installation celebrating the craft and beauty of wrought iron. That exhibition is on view through September 16th.

(Left) Grille, Italian, 18th century. Wrought iron, polychromed, 33 7/8 x 25 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. Réunion des Musées Métropolitains, Rouen, Normandy, LS.4513 (Right) Circular Grille, French (Amiens), c. 1700. Wrought iron and rolled iron, cut and embossed, 39 3/8 diameter x 2 3/4 in. Réunion des Musées Métropolitains, Rouen, Normandy, LS.4231 Edit | Remove

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Considered one of the most acclaimed mystery writers at work today, Steve Hamilton has penned multiple New York Times bestsellers, and is one of only three authors to win an Edgar Award for both Best First Novel and Best Novel.

When "A Cold Day in Paradise" was published in 1998, introducing readers to Hamilton’s sharp prose and his beloved Alex McKnight, the novel was awarded both the Edgar and Shamus Awards for Best First Novel, propelling Hamilton to a place among the greats of contemporary crime fiction.

Now, after five years away, Hamilton returns to the series that put him on the map with "Dead Man Running," the eleventh entry in his Alex McKnight series, featuring the former Detroit cop, occasional PI, and general problem-solver in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Steve Hamilton will be discussing and signing his new novel at the Barnes & Noble in Kingston, New York next Thursday, August 30th at 7 p.m.

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Iowa law enforcement officers have charged a man believed to be in the country illegally with first-degree murder in the case of Mollie Tibbetts, who had been missing for more than a month.

On Tuesday morning, 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera of rural Poweshiek County led investigators to a body covered in cornstalks in a field southeast of Brooklyn, Iowa. The city of 1,400 is Tibbetts' hometown and the last place where she was seen while jogging on the evening of July 18.

The U.S is on pace to record close to 40,000 roadway and highway deaths for the third consecutive year, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday by the National Safety Council. The silver lining in those dark numbers is that the number of people dying each year in traffic collisions nationwide appears to be leveling off after two years of sharp increases.

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A 75-year-old New York woman who was convicted of killing her baby daughter in 1985 and suspected of killing seven of her eight other children has been freed from prison.

Australia's Liberal Party was in flux Wednesday as opponents of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pushed for new party leadership.

Turnbull remained in his job after Liberal Party members in Parliament backed him in a 48 to 35 vote Tuesday, though he could soon face a fresh challenge.

"The iron laws of arithmetic confirmed my leadership," Turnbull told reporters Wednesday. However, the numbers were an "unconvincing victory," as Reuters described it, leaving Turnbull "vulnerable to another challenge."

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