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  • Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond

    Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond
    The scene shows a fair woman with red curls being abducted on a chariot by a determined, bearded figure. It's not a movie or TV show but an ancient mosaic that tells the story of the Greek goddess Persephone, kidnapped by Pluto and dragged against her will to the underworld. Uncovered this month in Amphipolis, Greece, this exquisite work of art resides in a tomb that dates back to the 4th century BC -- a tomb that may contain the remains of an important figure connected to none other than Alexander the Great. 
  • Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'

    Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'
    A new book on the history of German food arrived in my mailbox the other day. Not exactly the stuff of summer daydreams. Nevertheless, I picked it up, poured a glass of Riesling and started leafing through it. Before long, I was hooked. For example,...

    The vineyard landscape of Piedmont is now a World Heritage Site

    The vineyard landscape of Piedmont is now a World Heritage Site
    If you ever needed and excuse to open that precious bottle of Barbaresco or Barolo you’ve been keeping for a special moment, this is it: The vineyard landscape of Piedmont in northern Italy has just been officially added to the list of UNESCO...

    Barolo lovers, this tasting is for you: Luca Currado of Vietti at Wine House

    Barolo lovers, this tasting is for you: Luca Currado of Vietti at Wine House
    When learning about wine and especially about an unfamiliar or even a beloved region, a winemaker can give much-needed perspective. This Friday at 8:15 p.m., lovers of Nebbiolo and Piedmontese wines from northern Italy will get to hear what Barolo...

    Heavenly emissaries Royal Ballet of Cambodia descend on Long Beach

     Heavenly emissaries Royal Ballet of Cambodia descend on Long Beach
    Twenty-four years ago, the Classical Dance Company of Cambodia astounded audiences at the Los Angeles Festival with its ritual dances and stories of fantastical demons and mythical goddesses. The female dancers appeared to float, thanks to their mastery...