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  • Review: 'Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered' by Dianne Hales

    Review: 'Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered' by Dianne Hales
    If you visit the Louvre Museum in Paris, you'll likely see a mob of tourists congregating around a single enigmatic portrait by Leonardo da Vinci while ignoring all the masterpieces nearby. With eyes that seem to follow you around the gallery, and lips curled mysteriously in the faintest of smiles, the "Mona Lisa" is not just a seductive painting; it is famous for being famous.
  • Escape Plan: La Dolce DC

    Escape Plan: La Dolce DC
    Rome wasn't built in a day, so Washington has given Italy five months. La Dolce D.C. is a celebration of all things Italian with arts, architecture, culture and food, running March through July. Honoring the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy,...

    Fast facts about travels in Europe in 2011

    *If you want to fly on a big new Airbus A380, check out Air France, which operates the aircraft on most transatlantic flights and has just launched Premium Voyageur class with roomy seats and prices between business and economy. *Airports in Munich,...

    Creating a wax museum

    NEWPORT BEACH — Rows of third-grade students dressed in costumes stood statue-like, holding out their clenched right fists. As parents walked up and down the rows and pressed a red "button" on the students' fists, 8-year-old versions of Leonardo...

    Thomas Kinkade dies at 54; 'Painter of Light' worked to project 'serene simplicity'

    Thomas Kinkade, the self-styled "Painter of Light" who died Friday at 54, once said he worked to "create images that project a serene simplicity." But despite his astonishing commercial success with luminous seascapes and paintings of cottages and...