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Biographer Meryle Secrest tackles the messy, "cursed" life of Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani.
An underground railway project in Rome could bring Michelangelo's iconic David tumbling down because of weak marble around its ankles.
Mardi Gras 2011 wouldn't be complete without enjoying warm beignets.
The protesters who toppled Tunisia's dictator weren't advocating sharia or Islamic law. They were calling for freedom, democracy, and multiparty elections. Across the Arab Middle East, the generation that is leading the protest against dictatorship does not have an Islamist character.
Leaning Tower of Pisa was the target of student protests Thursday in Rome. Earlier this week, students in London clashed with police in demonstrations over fee increases.
Her son and friend look for treasure at the bottom of the garden, and she discovers her own.
Not every country has been so accommodating, but Italy seems happy to allow Google to digitize rare books.
Quirky, comical essays explore the relationship between Russian literature and life.