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  • 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...
  • The Siren's Call: The past is never past

    The Siren's Call: The past is never past
    "The past is never dead," Faulkner famously wrote in "Requiem for a Nun." "It's not even past" — and nothing demonstrates that maxim better than the discovery of a "new" painting by a revered, long-dead artist. Suddenly, it is as if that person...
  • Making the best of a train stop

    Making the best of a train stop
    "America's Great Railroad Stations" Despite the best efforts of numerous government officials and agencies, American train travel is not what it used to be. That's the bad news. The good news is that there still are many people out there who...
  • Norfolk Botanical Garden: Moses Ezekiel statues receive People's Choice Award from Virginia Association of Museums

    Norfolk Botanical Garden: Moses Ezekiel statues receive People's Choice Award from Virginia Association of Museums
    Norfolk Botanical Garden is pleased to announced their nomination to the 2011 Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program, a collection of 11 Moses Ezekiel statues, received the “People’s Choice Award” and given an honorable...
  • Pageant of the Masters gives first look at 'The Genius'

    Pageant of the Masters gives first look at 'The Genius'
    The Festival of the Arts gave a sneak peek Monday of the 2012 Pageant of the Masters, "The Genius." Media gathered around an empty chess set as soldiers marched in the scene for "Waterloo Chess Set," which depicts the epic battle between Emperor Napoleon...
  • Gran Fondo Giro D'Italia rides into Pasadena

    PASADENA — With due deference to Ferraris, cappuccinos and pizza, the city of Pasadena embraced one of Italy’s most famous exports Tuesday morning at city hall. Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and fellow city dignitaries joined Italian Consul...
  • "Divine Rivalry" To Open In San Diego -- With a Co-Author, New Cast

    “Divine Rivalry,” which had its world premiere at Hartford Stage two years ago, is having a future life, now co-written by Michael Kramer and D.S. Moynihan. (Kramer, a noted journalist, was the solo author when the play was produced in...
  • The Valley Line: Beautiful music will fill the gardens

    The Valley Line: Beautiful music will fill the gardens
    Here are some more summer music notes for you to consider. Descanso Gardens is presenting its summer music series on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. called “Music on the Main.” The series features some of the Southland's best jazz artists. The...
  • Monster Mash: Paris art theft twist; artist to give birth in gallery

     
    A man suspected of hiding artwork stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art last year claims that he threw the paintings into the garbage. A Brooklyn performance artist is planning to give birth in an art gallery....
  • Did Leonardo da Vinci draw portrait that sold for just $21,000?

     
    A portrait that sold for just $21,000 may be a lost artwork by Leonardo Da Vinci, ripped from the pages of a 500 year old book....