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Florence Wants 'Mona Lisa' To Return

AP | Posted 08.24.2011 | Arts

FLORENCE, Italy -- Florence officials are launching a campaign to bring the "Mona Lisa" back for a visit. Leonardo da Vinci brought the painting of a...

Q&A With Jack Osbourne for God Bless Ozzy Osbourne

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.26.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

It was Jack Osbourne's idea to make a movie about his rock-legend father's life and career, but it was his father, Ozzy Osbourne who said, "You can't be nice."

cientists Hope to Reconstruct Mona Lisa's Face

History.com/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.17.2011 | Arts

History.com - Archaeologists in Florence, Italy, are digging for the bones of the woman who may have sat for Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic and enigmati...

Researchers To Dig Up Remains Of Mona Lisa

The Huffington Post/AP | By ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 06.06.2011 | Arts

ROME -- Italian researchers said Tuesday they will dig up bones in a Florence convent to try to identify the remains of a Renaissance woman long belie...

Mona Lisa Model Was Male, According To Italian Researchers

Eleanor Ide (AFP) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

ROME -- Italian researchers who specialise in resolving art mysteries said Wednesday they have discovered the disputed identity of the model for Leona...

Highlights This Week: Codes, Censorship, Compilations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Controversy continued for another week on HuffPost Arts: James Elkins' questions if artists are bored, Santa got tortured, a ballerina fights against ...

ART DISCOVERY: Art Historians Discover Numbers, Letters In Mona Lisa's Eyes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous work of art, the Mona Lisa, has been pored over by everyone from tourists to art historians, from amateurs to experts,...

Let Fat People Be Fat People

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Obesity is getting a bad rap. One propaganda source commonly cited by the "Fatzis" is a CDC study that concludes that being fat is worse for you tha...

Highlights This Week: From Great Heights To The Streets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

On Arts this week we found Mona Lisa's renewed sense of self on the streets of Barcelona, we had Matisyahu detail 8 things we (probably, maybe) didn't...

STREET ART: The Mona Lisa Takes To Barcelona's Streets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

If you've ever thought that museum admissions were too expensive, you might be interested in the street art collective Sidi Medici. They've taken mat...

BLOG WATCH> Portraits Of Forgers In "Copy Artist" On Booooooom

BOOOOOOOM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"Copy Artist", brilliant photos by Michael Wolf. Knock-off artists in China pose next to their paintings. I'll take the Francis Bacon!...

ART OF THE STEAL: Best Art Heists In History Plus The Hunt For A Van Gogh

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Egypt has added to their to-do list to fix 'faulty alarms.' This weekend, a Van Gogh painting, entitled "Poppy Flowers" was s...

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?

Faith's Favorites: July Juniors

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Whether it's Christmas in July, a vacation, or even early back-to-school, this month is a great time to shop for the youngsters in your life at New York's boutiques.

French Scientists Crack Secrets Of Mona Lisa

AP | ANGELA DOLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — The enigmatic smile remains a mystery, but French scientists say they have cracked a few secrets of the "Mona Lisa." French researchers ...

Movie Review: Ondine

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A witty, fanciful and touching film, Ondine is part myth, part fairy tale, part wistful romance. It's quietly surprising in its own lovely way.

Is the "United States" About to Get Scrapped?

Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Abigail Pesta

I'm referring, of course, to the "S.S. United States" -- the fastest oceanliner ever built. Last week, news broke that the foreign owner of the histor...

Mona Lisa A Self-Portrait? Da Vinci's Remains To Be Exhumed To Solve Mystery

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Italy's National Committee for Cultural Heritage, an association of art historians and scientists, is seeking permission to dig up the remains of Leon...

French Delights Overshadow Economic Slump, Uncertainty

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

Nude Mona Lisa-Like Painting Found

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Could Leonardo have painted a version of the iconic Mona Lisa in the nude? As comical as that might sound, a painting that recently surfaced and is on...