On occasion of the Holy Shroud Exposition, in the Senate

What we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci’s passion for both art and science

For biographer Walter Isaacson, Leonardo’s breadth of interests would have led him embrace the Internet age

Melee in Milan: The fight to keep museums alive in art-rich Italy

A Canadian is part of a huge fight to save the art world’s most important museums from themselves
The inner sanctum

Touring the Vatican’s inner sanctum, the Sistine Chapel

Where 115 cardinals considered their choice for pope—and perhaps a lot more
St. Peter’s Square #1

Five curious ways popes have left their mark on Rome

Papal fingerprints are everywhere, if you know where to look
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Arnold Schwarzenegger has advice for Russia, Naomi Campbell’s unwitting good deed, and Kim Jong Il’s other son
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Raphael crushes Michelangelo

In a show about 100 years in the artistic life of Rome, one master prevails over all others