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  • Getty Museum reopens sculpture and decorative arts galleries

     
    Starting this week, visitors to the Getty Center in Brentwood will have access to works recently acquired by the museum, including Pietro Cipriani’s "Medici Venus and Dancing Faun" and a 9-foot bronze vase by the French sculptor Jean-Désiré Ringel dâ€...
  • Monster Mash: Eli Broad offers $7.7 million for museum site; da Vinci painting reveals secret

     
    -- Paying up: Eli Broad offers $7.7 million for a site lease for his art museum in downtown L.A., winning over a skeptical county supervisor in the process. (Los Angeles Times) -- Hidden history: A project to restore Leonardo da......
  • Monster Mash: U.S. returns art looted during World War II; 'Mona Lisa' reveals more secrets

     
    -- Making amends: The U.S. is returning to Germany 11 oil paintings that were taken by American soldiers at the end of World War II. (Agence France-Presse) -- Enigmatic: Researchers using X-ray technology say that Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"......
  • Thursday's TV Highlights

     
    SERIES Naked Science: Airing in conjunction with Earth Day, the new episode "Earth From Above" provides fresh insights into the effect of human actions on some of nature's most precious and fragile ecosystems (6 and 9 p.m. National Geographic). Modern.......
  • Monster Mash: Green Day's surprise ending; new song by Stephen Sondheim; Chris Noth to Broadway

     
    --Bonus tracks: After "American Idiot's" last curtain call Thursday, the punk band Green Day -- whose 2004 album inspired the new Broadway show -- took the stage and treated the audience to a few songs. (New York) --Special delivery: Broadway's......
  • Discoveries: 'Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries' by Helen Vendler

    Discoveries: 'Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries' by Helen Vendler
    Dickinson Selected Poems and Commentaries Helen Vendler 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,...
  • Fast facts about travels in Europe in 2011

    *If you want to fly on a big new Airbus A380, check out Air France, which operates the aircraft on most transatlantic flights and has just launched Premium Voyageur class with roomy seats and prices between business and economy. *Airports in Munich,...
  • Quirky and unusual

    Quirky and unusual
    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...
  • The Siren's Call: The past is never past

    The Siren's Call: The past is never past
    "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...
  • Underrated destinations recommended by Times readers

    Nature in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Art in a deep Polish salt mine. A friendly Wisconsin town. A hike with views of the Tasmanian coast. Readers have spanned the globe and discovered adventure, history and in many places, peace. Here are some of their...
  • Carleen Hutchins dies at 98; master violin maker

    Carleen Hutchins dies at 98; master violin maker
    Carleen Hutchins, a violin maker who crafted some of the finest instruments of her time, invented new ones and, through science, came as close as anyone ever has to reproducing the venerated sound of the Stradivarius, died Aug. 7 at her home in Wolfeboro,...