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Just Me and Mona -- Alone with Great Art

Rick Steves | Posted 12.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

In Italy, I've been all alone in a room full of Botticelli paintings, with Bernini's "Apollo Chasing Daphne", with Leonardo's "Last Supper", and with two masterful Davids: Donatello's and Michelangelo's. Each experience was a kind of artistic climax, leaving me craving a cigarette.

How A Child Of Pop Culture Brings Mashups To Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.15.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It takes a true intuitive sense and careful execution to produce a mashup or remix, and rarely does an artist create a classic in the process. But Owen Dippie may have done it twice this month in Brooklyn.

The 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Trailer Is Here!

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.27.2014 | Entertainment

Paramount and Nickelodeon have released the first official teaser trailer for the 2014 remake of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The clip is packe...

George Clooney's Monuments Men Touches Chicago Legal Community

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.17.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

One of the rare films I have seen to occasion applause at the end. I saw it at a theater 125 miles north of Cincinnati. Don't want to be a spoiler, so I will only say this. George's dad, Nick Clooney, has the last word in this one, and frankly, steals the show.

Live from Berlin, The Monuments Men: In Defense of Art

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

In this city, so close to the story of George Clooney's new movie, The Monuments Men, the audience has come out in droves. The world premiere opened to a packed, tripled-tiered Palast Theater at the Berlinale film festival- not an empty seat in the house.

PHOTOS: Giant, Golden Naked Man Tours New York

Posted 03.07.2012 | New York

Well this is something you don't see everyday. New Yorkers were treated to a giant, gold naked man on the back of a flatbed truck Tuesday. The repl...

An Appetite for Living

Irene Tanner | Posted 04.05.2012 | Fifty
Irene Tanner

This week I traveled by Second Avenue bus from East 79th St. to 60th St., on my way to Bed Bath and Beyond, a favorite store for variety, value and se...

12 Amazing Painting Tattoos | David Moye | Posted 11.02.2011 | Weird News

Need proof tattoos are art? Look at these inked-up versions of masterpieces. It's a lot more convenient than carrying around a coffee table book....

Michelangelo's David Called Offensive In Britain

Posted 08.28.2011 | Weird News

What passes for art in Italy is too risque for residents of Stamford, England. Neighbors complained that a remake of Michaelangelo's "David" was in...

WATCH: Rare Masterpieces By Picasso, Michelangelo Displayed In London

Posted 08.14.2011 | Arts

For three days, Christie's London will display rarely seen masterpieces by artists such as Michelangelo and Picasso before they go to auction. The ...

Religious Art: Fig Leaf Or Full Frontal?

Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion

By Peggy Fletcher Stack c. 2011 Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The Rev. France Davis doesn't want any nude Adam-and-Eve figures at his Cal...

Florence: Art On and Off the Beaten Path

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.22.2011 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In a city overflowing with art and history, there are always under-appreciated works to be seen and enjoyed. Having visited this Mecca for art-lovers several times in the past, I returned for another look.

Essential Tourist Traps, Part Seven: The Vatican

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eric Lurio

The Vatican's a must. It's an official country. And at 0.2 square miles, much of which is dedicated to one of the best museums in the world, it's doable -- now more than ever thanks to the internet.

The Diminishing Role of Museums in Today's Art World

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

In the past, museums did honor to collectors by presenting their art, but now, with museums often priced out of major acquisitions, they are actively soliciting private collectors to exhibit their trophies.

Overcome Doubt: Celebrate What Is Right With You

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Do you ever doubt yourself? Insidious thing doubt. Doubt has its value. I have two sayings around doubt that I find useful. If in doubt, don't do. Hold, don't act. When in doubt, check it out. Get more information.

Baby Boomers: 1969 - Europe on 5 Dollars a Day; 2009 - Europe on 500 Dollars a Day

Brent Green | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brent Green

Arthur Frommer's best-selling book published in 1957, Europe on 5 Dollars a Day, is quaintly incongruous 52 years later.

Don't Bogart That Script, My Friend

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

There is a proud history of extremely funny stoner movies in these United States. Ambling, discordant, self indulgent, silly, and freaking funny.