Bloghopping & webrowsing Italy

A new television series on an innovator and legend -- no, not Steve Jobs, though that's not a bad idea -- Leonardo da Vinci, the Huffington Post reports.

Flash mob! Italian style. Why do I never get called?

If you're in the San Francisco area and love Renaissance and Baroque painters, you might want to see Masters of Venice, on exhibit through February. Why did they have to put the De Young so far away? Or fail to rebuild that freeway? I lament, as an East Bay denizen, how long it takes to get to any of the museums. Ah, well. A day well spent.