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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.
  • Allure of Amboise snared even da Vinci

    Allure of Amboise snared even da Vinci
    The Loire River glides gently east to west, officially separating northern from southern France, and has come to define one of France's most popular tourist regions. The region is home to more than 1,000 castles and palaces in all shapes and sizes....

    Go ahead, judge them by their covers

    Go ahead, judge them by their covers
    When architect and design firm owner Steve Kadlec was asked recently whether bookshelves were becoming obsolete in the iPad age, he wisecracked: "Who reads books? We buy them for pretty!" He was only half-joking. With digital competition, hardcover books...

    Where medical masterpieces are made

    Where medical masterpieces are made
    As an oil painter in college, Elizabeth Cook expected to pursue the life of the typical aspiring American artist: get an advanced degree, move to a big city, embark on a future of creative struggle. Then she attended an exclusive arts workshop in New...

    Op-Ed: Gay history is everyone's history

    I was quite surprised to read not one but two columnists attack a new law, the FAIR Education Act, just signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. I usually find both columnists quite interesting and agree with most of their viewpoints, especially Dan Kimber's...