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Naples has a history problem: there’s just too much of it.

By at March 21, 2017 | 10:44 pm | 0 Comment

Naples has a history problem: there’s just too much of it.

Greek cemeteries, Roman ruins, medieval castles, Renaissance churches… it’s more than one city can maintain, and some sites will inevitably crumble – unless passionate locals take matters into their own hands. I met one of these restoration vigilantes on the metro. By day, Maria Corbi, an expert in art history, manages the art installations found in 11 subway more...

Art/Entertainment

‘Beauty and the Beast’: Inside Disney’s $300 Million Gamble

By at March 8, 2017 | 10:51 pm | 0 Comment

‘Beauty and the Beast’: Inside Disney’s $300 Million Gamble

BURBANK, Calif. — The mood at Walt Disney Studios here last spring was euphoric: A risky live-action remake of one of Disney’s most beloved animated films, “Beauty and the Beast,” was coming off without a hitch. Disney had assembled an all-star cast led by Emma Watson as Belle. A bet on untested technology to create a brutish yet empathetic Beast had paid off. A more...

Art/Entertainment

The river was not high, so there was not more

By at February 5, 2017 | 1:18 pm | 0 Comment

The river was not high, so there was not more than a two or three mile current. Hardly a word was said during the next three-quarters of an hour. Now the raft was passing before the distant town. Two or three glimmering lights showed where it lay, peacefully sleeping, beyond the vague vast sweep of star-gemmed water, unconscious of the tremendous event that was more...

International

New Video Shows Haiti Earthquake

By at February 5, 2017 | 1:18 pm | 0 Comment

The river was not high, so there was not more than a two or three mile current. Hardly a word was said during the next three-quarters of an hour. Now the raft was passing before the distant town. Two or three glimmering lights showed where it lay, peacefully sleeping, beyond the vague vast sweep of star-gemmed water, unconscious of the tremendous event that was more...

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