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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...
  • 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...
  • Ravens practice, 'Jersey Shore' and more Baltimore faves in 10Spot

    Ravens practice, 'Jersey Shore' and more Baltimore faves in 10Spot
    1. Open Ravens Practice So that 18-day summer training camp that was to be open to the public? Yeah, the Ravens want to make it up to you. They’re hosting an open practice Saturday, with gates open at 9 a.m. followed by practice at 10 (early-ish...
  • What's perplexing about Bubank

    As many of you know, Burbank is celebrating 100 years of its incorporation as a city. There are many things to admire about Burbank, my hometown and the place I’ve lived in nearly all of my life. However, a few things perplex me. For example,...
  • Thomas Kinkade dies at 54; 'Painter of Light' worked to project 'serene simplicity'

    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...
  • Quirky and unusual

    Quirky and unusual
    Awkward Family Pet Photos Mike Bender and Doug Chernack Three Rivers Press, $15, paper The guys who brought us "Awkward Family Photos" are back with an edition devoted to cruel and unusual punishment to animals. Sort of. It's not that we don't love our...
  • 10 things you might not know about salt

    10 things you might not know about salt
    Every winter, widespread chemical dumping leaves Chicago streets covered in sodium chloride. Here are 10 facts you don't have to take with a grain of salt: 1. Salt has seasoned English in many ways. Because Romans put salt or brine on their vegetables,...
  • Commentary: Obama wages war against Catholic Church

    Having fought to free ourselves from the tyranny of King George, we Americans find ourselves with the boot of yet another monarch planted firmly on our throat. Mark Steyn compared President Obama to Henry VIII, the absolutist monarch who fought the...