Even allowing for the myth of the painting, the “aura” of its celebrity and the tourist’s natural desire for a memorable experience, Leonardo Da Vinci’s greatest work is magical to an art critic seeing it in person for the first time.
Catherine E. Pugh, a Democrat, reportedly was paid nearly $800,000 by entities connected to the city and state government for her self-published “Healthy Holly” book series. She is Baltimore’s second mayor to quit in a decade.
Drew Harwell on the implications of using facial-recognition software in police work. Amie Ferris-Rotman on Afghanistan’s first lady speaking out for women’s rights. Plus, Deanna Paul on Holocaust Remembrance Day.