Robert Wittman (right), receiving his official FBI credentials in 1988. Throughout his twenty-year career, he helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars in stolen art and historical documents.

To grasp the scope of Robert Wittman’s career, you first have to visualize an empty room. Now begin filling it with history’s most valuable cultural objects: the world’s second largest crystal ball once belonging to the Chinese Dowager Empress Cixi; an ancient Peruvian king’s golden body armor; Civil War Gen.

Hand holding a hearing aid

Over 37 million American adults suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Not surprisingly, the older you are, the more likely you are to have trouble hearing. Twenty-five percent of adults 60–69 years of age, half of those 70–79 years, and almost 80% of those older than 80 have difficulty hearing. 

As an artist, Pierre Matisse developed a style based on a blend of influences, including his grandfather’s work and his experiences during World War II.

To say that he’s related to someone famous is an understatement; and the second you learn his name, you know why. 

In 1955, 60-year-old Jack LaLanne swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf for the second time, handcuffed, shackled, and towing a 1,000-pound boat.

At the age of 41, Jack LaLanne swam through the frigid shark-infested water from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf...while handcuffed.

Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball celebrate at the Brown Derby in 1952.

A drive around Los Angeles will almost surely take you past any number of iconic locations. The Hollywood sign, Paramount Pictures, Mann’s Chinese Theater. All of those landmarks are easy to spot.

This 1930s table phone is made of Bakelite plastic.

Many of us take it for granted today. We normally don’t give it a second thought, but you can find it in nearly all aspects of daily life.

Unfired ammunition from the USS Arizona.

The USS Arizona is more than a sunken wreck. It is a time capsule and a grave, left as she was when she went to the bottom of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, along with the bodies of some 1,000 sailors and marines. 

Movie posters for Psycho and Citizen Kane.

You may not know his name, and you probably haven’t seen his face. But if you’ve ever watched a movie or television show, or listened to an early radio program, you’ve almost certainly heard his music.

(L-R) Mary Matalin, who worked for both Bush presidents; James Carville, lead strategist for Bill Clinton’s campaigns; and Alex Castellanos, once a prominent Republican strategist.

On November 8, the nation will release a collective sigh of relief. Regardless of who wins or who loses, the long, ruthless slog of the 2016 campaign will be over. The robocalls, the daily emails, the postcards and the constant bickering on TV will suddenly stop.