| Jan 27, 2013
| 3:21 PM
VALENCIA, Spain — I first tasted paella in an impromptu campground in northern Spain. The evening fog, like a friend with a surprise party up its sleeve, followed my camper down a narrow mountain road, preventing escape. The fog also had brought the...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The ethics for adding ancient works to American art museum collections became substantially more stringent five years ago when the Assn. of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) decided to set the bar higher -- prompted by complaints from Italy, Greece and other...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:44 AM
TADOUSSAC, Quebec - "Dancez avec moi?" inquires a jolly gentlemen as I step off the gangplank in Tadoussac, a little bit of a port at the confluence of the St. Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay Fjord in Quebec province. Grizzled with grey at the edges and...
| Feb 10, 2013
There's nothing lovelier than getting into a bath and staying there as long as you like. And when that tub has a soul-soaring view, well, heaven. Here are some of the world's finest tubs with a tableau worthy of an amorous splurge.
Post Ranch Inn, Big...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Orlando Ballet was the only American organization to bring home two medals from the annual Youth America Grand Prix competition, which took place in New York earlier this month.
Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest student ballet scholarship...
| May 3, 2013
| 2:27 AM
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Royal celebrations in the Netherlands this week put the country and the capital Amsterdam on front pages and television screens around the world with an orange splash.
There's plenty to see and do in this compact city where...
| May 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return two ancient statues to Cambodia after receiving convincing evidence they had been looted and smuggled out of the country illegally.
The 10th century Khmer statues, known as the Kneeling Attendants,...
| Nov 18, 2012
TRINIDAD, Cuba — The taxi from Cienfuegos to Trinidad takes a little more than an hour. It's a breakneck ride on a beautiful road, with densely forested hills rising above cultivated fields. Ambling horse carts veer to the side of the nearly empty...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:32 PM
MEXICO CITY -- U.S. officials Thursday returned more than 4,000 pieces of stolen and looted pre-Columbian art and artifacts to the Mexican government, the result of 11 investigations. The recovery of the items, which include statues, hatchets and pottery,...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:03 AM
Global Focus: Fracking Australia -- Lock the Gate appears to be a fitting name for Australia’s protest movement against hydraulic fracturing. It took activists years to identify threats to public health from "fracking," a classic case of getting...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:03 AM
“reFramed” is a feature showcasing fine art photography and vision-forward photojournalism. It is curated by Los Angeles Times staff photographer Barbara Davidson. twitter@photospice Alessio Romanzi was born in Colle Sant'Angelo, a small...