CNN lost a much loved and respected colleague Monday with the sudden passing of photojournalist Sarmad Qaseera. A longtime member of CNN's Baghdad bureau, Sarmad had to flee his country in 2006 after death threats, eventually settling in the United States and continuing his work for CNN based out of Atlanta. He was 42.
The first significant new museum of American art in nearly half a century debuted in 2011. But to view Crystal Bridges' collectionâ€”from a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington to Jackson Pollock canvasesâ€”you don't travel to New York, Los Angeles or Chicago. You head down a forested ravine in a town in northwestern Arkansas.