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Louvre Museum

Da Vinci Decoded?

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joan Z. Shore

The Mona Lisa, a murky portrait hanging behind protective glass at the Louvre, draws thousands of visitors a day. But do we care at all about this dreary portrait?

French Delights Overshadow Economic Slump, Uncertainty

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

France may be in a slump, with a hyper-kinetic president intent on structural reforms to counter mounting deficits, but it remains the number one international destination for visitors offering more delights than can be fathomed on a 20-day visit.