Watches and Wonders 2015: What the world's one percent wear on their wrists
There's a bust of its founder protruding from the wall, a chunk of the Berlin Wall itself, and an enlarged timeline celebrating its watch evolution. "People are curious to see how a German brand, not a Swiss brand, is working," says Mack. "It's a very ...
October 2, 2015
Meryl Davis, Charlie White wait for right feeling for possible return
Their stance about the future has not changed. Davis and White are open to returning, if the feeling is right. “We're just not on that clock right now, and it's really nice,” Davis said. “I think we'll just wait for it to just pop up one day. We'll ...
October 14, 2015
It's the perfect time to explore the pope's home in Rome
And with his recent announcement of a surprise Jubilee Holy Year beginning this December (it wasn't expected to happen until 2025), during which forgiveness can be found by crossing through the holy doors of four basilicas in Rome, there may be no ...
September 22, 2015
Prehistoric cave, art meticulously re-created
Working by torchlight, he extended his hand and blew red dust on the limestone wall, preserving its outline. “It might have been a way to connect with the spirits behind the wall. We'll never know.” Exhibits include dinosaur skeletons and ...
October 24, 2015
Are officials redefining the Paralympian?
The first Paralympic Games were held in Rome in 1960 and were open to 400 wheelchair athletes from 23 countries. More than 4,000 athletes are expected to compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games, and NBC and NBCSN plan to show 66 hours of coverage, ...
July 15, 2015
Corazon Watkins finds her inspiration
In “Man,” Leonardo da Vinci's “Vitruvian Man” reaches with double arms and legs, wearing a dunce cap, inside a castle or clock-like wall frame. A small wooden figure with divided joints, also wearing a pointed dunce cap, reaches a block hand toward a ...
October 25, 2015
Fiction: Scenes From a Marriage
After its artist had stormed out, flinging the canvas against the wall and breaking the stretcher, the gallery owner told her to toss it in the dumpster. Instead, Mathilde took the . Behind the goblin came Miss Piggy, a skeleton, a ghost. Albert ...
August 10, 2015
Pegasus — plus 4 legendary horses from history
And his favourite horse of all was Bucephalus, a hulking black horse with a large white star and a wall eye. As a young boy ... We like that version best. Caligula, Roman emperor from 37-41AD, admired Alexander the Great enormously, and wished to emulate ...
December 5, 2015
Thomas Edison death mask visits FSW
“We’ve spent the last two weeks working around the clock spraying and troweling and all of that.” To see the new exhibit, visitors walk past Edison’s white, ghostly face and through the gallery doorway — now transformed into a hole in the wall of ...
December 3, 2015
Vasarely signed artist proof litho, James M. Flagg WWI Army poster, much more at Fontaine's Dec. 12 auction
Fontaine's Auction Gallery will break the mold on its customary sales featuring antique clocks, rare vintage lamps and fine estate ... and a rare and fancy skeleton magnetic hand-crank machine with a dolphin on the handle should make $1,200-$1,500.
December 2, 2015
Howell: Real sherry is just right as holiday sipper
The winery (bodegas) is Dios Baco, and is named for that famous Roman god of wine, Bacchus ... which basically looks like a wall of barrels, one on top of the other. Each year the fresh wine goes into the top of the solera, and each following year ...
December 2, 2015
10 Things You Must Do in Tel Aviv
The tales of Jaffa are presented in a multimedia way at the Old Jaffa Visitors’ Center built on the ruins of a Roman-era Jewish house in Kedumim ... starting at the iconic Jaffa Clock Tower built in 1901, at the intersection of Marzuk and Azar streets.
December 1, 2015
Treasure trove county: Top 10 archaeological dig sites in Lincolnshire
Also in October 2015, the discovery of a Roman grave in Lincoln seemed to suggest the landscape of the ancient city may have stretched further than had previously been believed. Archaeologists found the skeleton ... bottom of a stone wall in two shallow ...
November 30, 2015
The Battle for America’s World War One Memorial
The National Conservation Corps used the memorial’s skeleton as a lumber yard during the Great Depression ... Another example is the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The polished gabbro wall is unlike most other memorials in that it invites visitors to reach ...
November 27, 2015