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Nearly forty years after the show’s debut, it’s unlikely we’ll ever get a third series of “Fawlty Towers”. But if you’re desperate for a substitute, along with a meal, you could do worse than “Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience”.

Stolen 1911 Picasso seized in NY by Homeland Security

Stolen some 10 years ago, Picasso's $2.5M century-old cubist painting, "La Coiffeuse," has been seized by the U.S. Homeland Security. It was found in a New York mail room wearing a $37 Fed Ex shipping label.

Maya Angelou honored with forever stamp by U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service announced on Monday that beloved poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou will be honored with a Forever Stamp. The details of the design and release date will be given out at a later date, according to the USPS.

Exhibit on Buddhist art from Myanmar opens in Asia Society

The Asia Society will be displaying a series of sacred art pieces from Myanmar, for the first time ever on American soil. The exhibit titled "Buddhist Art of Myanmar" began on February 10 and will end on May 10.

Review: Toronto production of ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ is great silly fun Special

When “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker made a three-minute joke trailer for “Alferd Packer: The Musical” for film school in 1992, he probably didn’t imagine that it would evolve into a sellout stage show in another country two decades later.

Andy Warhol exhibit 'A Different Idea of Love' to visit Vancouver

Eighty works by avant-garde artist Andy Warhol are coming to Vancouver in March, to be exhibited all month long in a Yaletown warehouse. It's the first Warhol collection to come to the city since 2004 and the largest to come to Canada ever.

MALBA exhibition of Latin American art, Buenos Aires, Argentina Special

The city’s Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) is a place showing two parallel exhibitions of art: temporary - Antonio Berni’s “Juanito and Ramona” (until February 21) and permanent – “Latin American art of 20th century”.

Poppy artist reveals he received death threats over charities

Ceramics artist Paul Cummins, who created the field of red poppies at the Tower of London, revealed to the Sunday Times he received death threats after it was announced that some of the money from the sale of the poppies would go to military charities.

Toronto's Artist Project celebrates its 8th year with a new show

One of the largest art fairs in Toronto is the annual Artist Project, which kicks off with its annual Opening Night Party on February 19th. This is an unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from over 250 emerging and mid-career artists.

Review: O'Keefe's 'One Day In August' explains Dieppe Raid Special

On August 19, 1942 the shores of Dieppe, France saw 6,086 men from Canada, the UK and the United States storm the beach in a raid on the German occupied port. Within hours, 4,164 of those men lost their lives, were wounded or were captured.

Rhubarb returns to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

The annual Rhubarb Festival kicked off this week for its 36th season. The event brings one of the most eclectic delivery of presentations to Toronto, featuring theatre, dance, and other forms of artistic expressions.

'Yoga: The Art of Transformation' closes at Sackler Gallery

"Yoga: The Art of Transformation", a year-long exhibition featuring yogic artworks came to an end on February 12. The exhibition was organized by the Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

Cezanne exhibition to open at The Vancouver Art Gallery

More than 50 works from the great Impressionist masters will be put on display by the prestigious Perlman collection, this February 14th at the Vancouver Art Gallery — something which has not happened in more than 50 years.

Review: 'The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times' Special

As the stigma of mental health is being lifted, books like 'The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times' by Barbara Taylor are important to understand how the fairly recent past treatment of the mentally ill has shaped our thinking.

Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

After being expelled from the University of Tehran for refusing to wear the veil, Professor Azar Nafisi invites seven female students to her home every week to discuss books that have been banned by the Iranian regime.

Review: 'They Left Us Everything' on RBC Taylor Prize shortlist Special

Every once in a while when you finish the last word of a book you know that the story within the pages have made a lasting mark on your soul, Plum Johnson's "They Left Us Everything", published by Penguin Canada, is one of those treasures.

Harper Lee to publish new novel, 'Go Set a Watchman'

More than half a century after publishing her first and only novel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee's publisher has announced plans to release a long-lost sequel, which was actually written first.

An artsy solution provides disabled artists employment Special

One of the biggest ongoing advocacy efforts by anyone in the disability community is employment awareness. Activists promote the message that disabled people are just as competent, sometimes better, workers than their non disabled colleagues

Interview: Jacqueline Davies talks 'The Boy Who Drew Birds' book Special

Acclaimed author Jacqueline Davies took some time to chat about her book "The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon."

Wagner legend is brought to life by a fast-rising star Special

New Jersey native Christine Goerke may be making her role debut as a legendary Wagner heroine soon, but she's still a tweeting, Skyping wife and mom who thinks size has nothing to do with sex appeal.

Op-Ed: Mills College Library is pleased to be in spotlight at book fair Special

Having the annual California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Oakland for the very first time is something that the staff at Mills College is extremely honored and excited about.

California Antiquarian Book Fair is among the largest of its kind Special

For rare book collectors, print is not dead. In fact, it is growing as this year's California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held at Oakland Marriott City Center from February 6 to 8. Coordinators like Michael Hackenberg are thrilled.

Review: Drama brings demetia to another place in new Toronto production Special

“When I add up the balance sheet of my life,” says Juliana (Tamsin Kelsey), a seemingly confident neurologist, in “The Other Place”, “the numbers say I'm happy.” But things are never as they look in this fresh depiction of mental illness.

New hi-tech piano demonstrated in Hungary

A new so-called “Wonder Piano” has been unveiled by its inventor in Budapest, Hungary and is claimed to be the next step in piano design, using carbon composite technology instead of wood for its soundboard.

Review: BOOM delivers riveting 4-D theatre experience Special

With 26 songs, 100 voices in 100 minutes and spanning a 25-year time period from 1945 to 1969, it is easy to see why this show is called “BOOM.”

The Canadian Opera Company balances old and new Special

The Canadian Opera Company moves into daring territory with its 2015-2016 season, announced this past week. A mix of old favorites and new works dominates a season characterized by bold new choices and old favorites.

RBC Taylor Prize announces short list Special

In light of recent events in Paris the importance of non-fiction writing has never been more important. Writers who bring truth to the global scope at times risk their very lives in order for voices to be heard.

Author of 'Milk & Honey' speaks at official book launch Special

A year ago, Rupi Kaur never thought her words and drawings would be turned into a book of prose, she told an audience who came to see her at the official launch of 'Milk and Honey: A Journey of Healing Through Poetry,' in Brampton.

Interview: Kerry O’Brien — Leading Australian journalist Special

Kerry O’Brien has worked in the field of journalism for nearly 50 years, and has interviewed Barak Obama, Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Australian screen legend Rod Taylor passes away in LA home

Legendary Australian actor Rod Taylor has died in the early hours of the morning in Los Angeles following a heart attack.

Inspirational artwork in tribute to Paris victims not by Banksy

Social media accounts linked to the enigmatic street artist Banksy posted a touching tribute to the 12 people killed by Islamist terrorists in Paris on Wednesday.