The outsider’s view seems to suggest that Wall Street, like the middle-schooler who’s already bigger than everyone in his class, wouldn’t be complaining about being sent to the principal’s office so much if he wasn’t constantly trying to pull stuff on the little kids.
This week’s deaths included the hall of fame coach who led the Portland Trail Blazers to their only NBA title; the former Mad magazine editor who established its unique brand of satire; and a British actor who mixed charm and menace in a wide range of roles. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.
They discovered another Mona Lisa at the Prado in Madrid, just hanging about in the stock room. “What do you think that is?” asked some Spanish curator. “Let’s clean it and see. Caramba. It’s another Mona Lisa,” painted contemporaneously by Leonardo da Vinci’s favored pupil, perhaps his significant other.
Google Inc. has expanded its virtual tours to more than 150 of the world’s major museums, featuring high-resolution close-ups of masterworks by Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Botticelli -- but not the Mona Lisa.