| Nov 18, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Here's Janell on last night's Top Model:Previously, on America’s Next Top Model Who Doesn’t Require Excessive Personality: bubbly, spunky Chris was sent home. Also, the Tourism Bureau of Milan would like you to come and visit, although they...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:04 PM
As an oil painter in college, Elizabeth Cook expected to pursue the life of the typical aspiring American artist: get an advanced degree, move to a big city, embark on a future of creative struggle.
Then she attended an exclusive arts workshop in New...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Rome wasn't built in a day, so Washington has given Italy five months. La Dolce D.C. is a celebration of all things Italian with arts, architecture, culture and food, running March through July. Honoring the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy,...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:18 AM
1. Open Ravens Practice
So that 18-day summer training camp that was to be open to the public? Yeah, the Ravens want to make it up to you. They’re hosting an open practice Saturday, with gates open at 9 a.m. followed by practice at 10 (early-ish...
| Oct 14, 2009
| 4:22 AM
Sometimes events pass me by.I just heard about the Science Uncorked: The Genius of Wine series at the Maryland Science Center -- but it seems to be the second installment. This one is tied to the Science Center’s latest touring......
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
For many travelers, a visit to one of the great treasure-chest museums -- Paris' Louvre, London's British Museum, Rome's Vatican -- is the highlight of a European trip. But sometimes a march through endless galleries dense with other tourists can be a...
| Dec 4, 2011
Awkward Family Pet Photos
Mike Bender and Doug Chernack
Three Rivers Press, $15, paper
The guys who brought us "Awkward Family Photos" are back with an edition devoted to cruel and unusual punishment to animals. Sort of. It's not that we don't love our...
| Mar 4, 2012
"The past is never dead," Faulkner famously wrote in "Requiem for a Nun." "It's not even past" — and nothing demonstrates that maxim better than the discovery of a "new" painting by a revered, long-dead artist.
Suddenly, it is as if that person...
| Sep 12, 2010
Selected Poems and Commentaries
Harvard University Press: 530 pp., $35
I'm just a regular reader, you say. I read for pleasure. Why should I read the commentaries of critic Helen Vendler on the "epigrammatic, terse, abrupt,...
| Apr 8, 2012
Thomas Kinkade, the self-styled "Painter of Light" who died Friday at 54, once said he worked to "create images that project a serene simplicity." But despite his astonishing commercial success with luminous seascapes and paintings of cottages and...
| Oct 21, 2010
What do coastlines, clouds, cauliflower and the stock market have in common?
Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot may not have conceived the question, but he provided an answer — one that was compelling in its originality and startling in its usefulness...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 3:55 PM
(KTLA) -- There's a new debate brewing about Leonardo da Vinci's famous muse. Was the Mona Lisa really a man?
Researcher Silvano Vicenti, the head of Italy's National Historic Commission, says he thinks so!
It's long been thought the Mona Lisa was a...