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  • Naps can refresh brain power

    Naps can refresh brain power
    Leonardo da Vinci took them, as did Napoleon Bonaparte, Johannes Brahms and Winston Churchill. You could probably use one right now. Midday naps have long been touted as a good thing, lowering blood pressure and driving down the risk of heart attack. And...
  • Leonardo da Vinci drawings coming to L.A., accompanied by Bill Viola

    Leonardo da Vinci drawings coming to L.A., accompanied by Bill Viola
  • Monster Mash: Tom Hanks in Ohio; Da Vinci mystery painting; Denver Art Museum's new leader

     
    -- Cause celebre: Tom Hanks lends a fundraising hand to Ohio's Great Lakes Theater Festival, where he got his start as an actor. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) -- Lost masterpiece?: Fingerprints suggest that a portrait cataloged as a 19th century......
  • The genius of wine

     
    Sometimes events pass me by.I just heard about the Science Uncorked: The Genius of Wine series at the Maryland Science Center -- but it seems to be the second installment. This one is tied to the Science Center’s latest touring......
  • Wal-Mart wants to bury funeral homes

     
    No, this is not some kind of zany Halloween marketing hoax (at least that we know of): Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer is now selling... discount coffins. Not content to put the mom and pop stores out of business, the Bentonville, AR behemoth now...
  • Critic's Notebook: Ingres' 'Comtesse d'Haussonville' @ Norton Simon Museum

     
    Louise d'Haussonville arrived in Pasadena the other day, and it's always good to see her. Always strange too. One of the greatest portraits by one of the greatest portrait painters — French genius Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), who didn't......
  • Milan's big showing of a Da Vinci notebook recalls L.A.'s Leonardo that got away

     
    In light of recent controversies, most folks who care about art know that it's a really big deal for a museum to even think of unloading a masterpiece. (Consider Brandeis University's attempt to sell off the collection of its Rose......
  • Best book title of the year?

     
    Author Judy Wearing deserves kudos for the title of her popular science book, "Edison's Concrete Piano: Flying Tanks, Six-Nippled Sheep, Walk-on-Water Shoes and 12 Other Flops from Great Inventors." It immediately conjures questions: Could a concrete...
  • Mona Lisa had eyebrows, art expert says

     
    Someone alert Dan Brown. The novelist's best-selling "The Da Vinci Code" contained many conjectures about the history and provenance of the "Mona Lisa" -- many of which have been dismissed as pure nonsense by scholars and religious figures. Now comes........
  • Leonardo arrives at Italian Cultural Institute

     
    The mystique of Leonardo da Vinci has arrived at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles in the form of a tiny exhibition. The long-planned project of the institute’s director, Francesca Valente, will open Thursday with two drawings by the......
  • Monster Mash: Frank Gehry headed Down Under; Smithsonian settles asbestos suit; James Franco gets chatty

     
    -- Starchitect's new job: Frank Gehry is set to work on a project in Australia, where he will transform a building for the University of Technology, Sydney. (Sydney Morning Herald) -- Moving on: The Smithsonian Institution has settled an asbestos-related....